Tessa Dao

Producer, Co-Host

I’ve been a long-time listener of Chat With Traders since our former host, Aaron Fifield, founded the podcast in 2015. The wisdom and insights from the guests have been a constant source of inspiration and motivation for me on my own trading journey. Now, I get to be a part of bringing the show to even more traders and people aspiring to become traders, as a producer and co-host, partnering with my talented co-host, Ian Cox. I’m incredibly excited about this new chapter for Chat With Traders and can’t wait to see where we take it next!

Ian Cox


My first market experience was in Commodities in late 1990 as a slick talking, cold calling broker persuaded my ignorant self to bet on oil skyrocketing due to the expected war with Iraq. A seemingly no loose trade turned into disaster as traders quickly sold oil when the war started in 1991.  After my account was wiped out, I spent the next 4 years saving up and studying everything I could on stocks and opened a stock brokerage account in 1995. A raging bull market, followed by the Dot com crash was a riveting educational experience in psychology and the causes of wild fluctuations in financial markets. I have been a full-time trader for 27 years and I’m looking forward to sharing and learning from fellow traders!

If you would like to learn a little more about me, I was interviewed by Tessa on Episode 244.