Trader Tech Talk 021: Kathy Lien on Currency Trading and Women in Finance

In episode 21 of the Trader Tech Talk podcast, Kathy Lien is our first guest in the “Women of Finance” series!  Welcome, Kathy! kathydesk

Kathy tells us about her journey in trading, how she got started, and how she was able to get a head start by working at JP Morgan.

In this episode Kathy gives us some excellent advice, especially for women just starting out in trading:

  • How you can become confident in yourself
  • How you can demonstrate your value in a firm
  • Why you should continue to hone your skills
  • Why you should seek out other like-minded women in finance

Kathy also talks about trading fundamentals versus technicals, and how you can use both to improve your trading.

Resources

Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market: Technical and Fundamental Strategies to Profit from Market Moves
The Little Book of Currency Trading: How to Make Big Profits in the World of Forex

Trader Tech Talk 019: Lee Leibfarth’s 4 Metrics For System Evaluation

This week’s podcast is an interview with Lee Leibfarth.  Lee is a programmer, author and educator, and co-owns PowerZone Trading with his business partner Jean Folger.  Lee has created some really amazing tools for traders, and has written many articles for the leading trading magazines, such as Futures Magazine, Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, and Active Trader.Lee Leibfarth

Lee is both a consultant, doing projects for hire, as well as an entrepreneur writing tools and indicators that traders can purchase, so he’s a really good person to get to know.

In this episode, you are going to learn

  • The top 4 metrics you need to pay attention to when you’re evaluating a strategy’s performance
  • How to approach coding a new strategy
  • The 3 steps of testing a strategy
  • How often to re-tune a strategy after it’s been running

Resources for Lee Leibfarth and PowerZone Trading