210: Scalp, Scalp, Swing—Maximizing Market Opportunities w/ Ryan Hasson

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Ryan Hasson’s a senior trader at Kershner Trading Group/SMB Capital—having joined the firm’s New York office in 2016, after booking a one-way flight from Cape Town, SA.

Ryan may be best described as an intraday equities trader, however he’ll also put on swing positions when there’s a larger story/catalyst/theme at play. I was keen to learn more about how Ryan works these multi-day trades, so we step through specifics.

Additionally, I ask Ryan about his path to becoming a prop trader, early developments, and to conclude our talk, Ryan shares a few of his daily habits, routines, etc.

Topics & Timestamps:

Please note: Exact times will vary depending on current ads.

  • 01:22 – Investing phase: the days of value investing (and idolizing Buffett!)
  • 08:00 – Experimental phase: becoming a day trader, first strategies, sizing up.
  • 20:15 – Growth phase: leveraging acquired skills into other strategies/markets.
  • 25:30 – Strategy insights: swing trading market themes and stories.
  • 48:40 – Daily habits, routines, trading rules, managing comparison tendencies.

Cumulative PnL: January 2020 – December 2020.

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