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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep September 13, 2019

Expanding Your Mind Beyond Trading with Alan Matthew

We’re taking a break from all the serious talk related to trading and welcoming friend of the show Alan Matthew. Alan is an illustrious trader and CEO of Tribal Ventures by day and an aficionado of everything from photography to the Burning Man festival by night.

Alan talks to Jeff about how he keeps his head together when things get stressful as well as how a fateful trip to the Amazon changed his perspective on life. Sit back for a fun chat between friends. 

  • [00:16] – This week: Alan Matthew, CEO of Tribal Ventures
  • [01:41] – MARKet Reaction with Mark Meadows
  • [03:29] – Jeff Carter’s interview with Alan Matthew
    • [05:05] – How Alan got started on the trading floor
    • [11:40] – Keeping your head together when things are stressful on the floor
    • [16:55] – Alan talks about how he became a Shaman 25 years ago
    • [19:41] – The practices that keep you grounded
    • [22:25] – Getting a photo exhibit at Burning Man
    • [31:47] – Tips for having a good time at Burning Man
    • [39:40] – Top book recommendations

Alan Matthew is an Active Angel Investor, investing in over 24 companies in the past year and a half. He has been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade since 1977 and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs for more than 30 years. As a published photographer in the New York Times, Alan has explored more than 85 countries in his life and has been a Shamanic Healer for more than 17 years. His company, Tribal Ventures, LLC invests in a vast array of companies and their core values lie within investing in the people of the company, not just the idea. This has been proven to be very successful for him and Tribal thus far.

This episode of Limit Up! is hosted by Jeff Carter. Jeff is a general partner at West Loop Ventures. In April of 2007, he co-founded Hyde Park Angels and spearheaded the growth and development of one of the most active angel groups in the United States. He has consulted on the startup of several other angel groups. He is a former independent trader and member of the CME Board of Directors and was part of a small group that transformed CME from an open outcry exchange to the largest electronic exchange in the world. In 1998, CME was worth $182,134,000 in membership enterprise value.  Today it’s worth $55 Billion.

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