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20 Questions: Trader Interview Series

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Here is a vote for Timothy Morge

Just finished reading his "14 Strategies" ebook...

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Timothy Morge has been a professional trader, author, educator and mentor for more than 35 years. Besides trading his own capital, Tim is President of Blackthorne Capital, a private money management firm that works with several of the largest non-U.S. Institutional portfolios. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, he managed and taught other traders for institutions like Commodities Corporation, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. He remains one of the world’s largest currency traders, routinely carrying positions of several billion U.S. Dollars. Tim has taught hundreds of professional floor traders at the CBOT and CME to become successful off-floor electronic traders. He is a regular lecturer at some of the most prestigious Graduate Schools of Business and Finance in the United States, including MIT, Stanford, and The University of Chicago. He currently donates his time teaching basic techinical analysis to 4th and 5th grade accelerated students at 59 elementary schools around the United States [The program is named Crayon Drawing!].


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I've decided that I am going to emphasize the 30 minute time to the interviewee, but that I am not going to flat cut them off at 30 minutes. I would rather an interview run 45 minutes or even 60 minutes and get all 20 questions answered, if that is what it takes.

However, I do believe in trying to deliver compressed succinct information -- so in addition to my emphasis on the 30 minutes, I am going to have a standing offer to donate $100 to the interviewee's charity of choice if the interview is completed in 30 minutes or less.

Just a little fun and excitement

Thoughts on this idea?

Mike

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Confirmed Ernest Chan.

Mike

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I've decided that I am going to emphasize the 30 minute time to the interviewee, but that I am not going to flat cut them off at 30 minutes. I would rather an interview run 45 minutes or even 60 minutes and get all 20 questions answered, if that is what it takes.

However, I do believe in trying to deliver compressed succinct information -- so in addition to my emphasis on the 30 minutes, I am going to have a standing offer to donate $100 to the interviewee's charity of choice if the interview is completed in 30 minutes or less.

Just a little fun and excitement

Thoughts on this idea?

Mike

I'll do the interview 100 times if I can win $100 each time....

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I'll do the interview 100 times if I can win $100 each time....

Lol. I thought of that but I don't think anyone I will be interviewing will attempt to cheat

But I do want them to be focused, do you think it's a good idea?

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Lol. I thought of that but I don't think anyone I will be interviewing will attempt to cheat

But I do want them to be focused, do you think it's a good idea?

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Sure why not....but on the other hand, why not just do the $100 bucks anyway as a small token of appreciation for the interview and let it go 45-60 to get all 20 answered?

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Sure why not....but on the other hand, why not just do the $100 bucks anyway as a small token of appreciation for the interview and let it go 45-60 to get all 20 answered?

I think it is a bit insulting to "pay" $100 for an interview of this type, so I am not excited about doing that. The charity thing was just a way to keep it in peoples mind that "hey, lets move this along at a good pace" and not have 1 question take 10 minutes to answer.

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I think it is a bit insulting to "pay" $100 for an interview of this type, so I am not excited about doing that. The charity thing was just a way to keep it in peoples mind that "hey, lets move this along at a good pace" and not have 1 question take 10 minutes to answer.

Mike

Not a payment...just a token to their charity....just an idea that flew through my head....

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If someone would create a wiki entry for Suri Duddella, I would appreciate it. Similar to the others in the Traders section, and just point to the futures.io (formerly BMT) webinars he's done and his patterns book.

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Hi Mike,

my question to them would be:

- Could you please describe your process and tools that you employ to come up with a new trading system/approach?

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