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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep August 6, 2020

Balancing Trading and Motherhood with Jane Gallina

Episode Summary:

Getting laid off is a time for soul searching and following your passions. After a layoff while she was pregnant, Jane Gallina went all in on day trading. She joins us this week on Limit Up! to discuss her road to trading, how to break up with a bad trade, and what it’s like trading while being a mom. Listen for her insights.

Full Show Notes:

Jane Gallina was laid off when she was pregnant with her first child. Instead of letting the layoff get her down, she immersed herself in day trading and was able to create a career for herself on her terms.

Now Jane runs the popular day trading site, See Jane Trade. She stopped by the Limit Up! Podcast to talk about what she’s learned from bouncing around careers, how to break up with a bad trade, and how to balance the demands of trading with the demands of motherhood.

  • (02:59) – Interview with Jane Gallina
  • (04:08) – Returning to the trading world
  • (10:00) – Learning the process
  • (12:41) – Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
  • (13:45) – Pit Bull
  • (14:47) – Evolving as a trader
  • (23:00) – Motherhood and trading
  • (25:47) – Getting used to live money
  • (29:03) – See Jane Trade

Jane Gallina, aka “Airplane Jane,” started her career in February 2015 and has taken the day trading community by storm. As a loving wife and mother of two, Jane was seeking control of her financial future while remaining present for her young daughters. As a day trader, Jane has been able to accomplish that dream; quickly becoming one of the most successful female day traders under mentor Timothy Sykes. Through her blog, YouTube videos, and seminars Jane hopes to inspire and empower more individuals to break out of their comfort zone and try day trading.


What is Limit Up?

Limit Up! is a podcast for traders of all levels brought to you by Topstep. Whether you’re considering a career in trading and don’t know where to start, or you’re a seasoned veteran looking for advice from big names in the financial industry, Limit Up! is your guide. Join us weekly as we discuss the market in all of its volatile glory. Risk Disclosure:

Jack Pelzer is a co-host of Limit Up! He traded as part of a U.S. Treasury group for 7 years at Chopper Trading and DRW. After leaving the industry, he became a Writing Fellow and Senior Contributing Writer for The Onion. He is now the Head of Content at Topstep.

Dan Hodgman is a co-host of Limit Up! Prior to coming to Topstep Dan traded 30 Yr Treasury Options and Yield Spreads. Before that, he served in the United States Marine Corps where he simultaneously managed his own Futures Account applying the skills he grew up learning from clerking on the trading floor. Now Dan works with the Traders here at Topstep as a Performance Coach as well as being a regular on the Daily Market Recap.

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Podcast episode production by Dante32.