Interview: Linda Bradford Raschke by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
This recognizable name occupies a place in trading history after nearly four decades of trading and sharing her experiences about it. Linda Bradford Ra-schke began her trading career in 1981 on the floor of the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange before moving to the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, then trading from her home and eventually starting several hedge funds. She co-authored Street Smarts: High Probability Trading Strategies For The Futures And Equities Markets with Laurence Connors in 1996 and has recently come out with a new book, Trading Sardines: Lessons In The Markets By A Lifelong Trader. It chronicles her journey from the trading floors to becoming a top-ranked hedge fund manager and recounts memorable anecdotes and all the incredible events that happened along the way.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with Linda Bradford Raschke on February 20, 2019 about some surprising aspects of her book and her career as a full-time trader.
Linda, you really bring out the lifestyle of a trader in your book.
It's almost like a culture, right? That’s what I wanted to share with this book. I’ve met many great people over the years, from the exchange floors to the various profes-sional organizations in this industry such as the MTA [now the CMT Association] and IFTA (International Federation of Technical Analysts) ...