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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep October 29, 2020

How to Be a Traveling Trader with Etienne Crete

Episode Summary:

If you want to improve as a trader, you need to create habits, routines, and systems to keep your body and mind alert. Etienne Crete is the founder of Desire To Trade and has spent the last few years trading full-time while traveling through Asia. He is our guest this week on Limit Up! and he shares his tips to help you better use algorithms and systems so you can trade on your terms.

Full Show Notes:

Etienne Crete is the founder of Desire To Trade, a trading education website. Before he became a founder and full-time trader, he worked a job he hated and searched for a way to generate income while devoting time to his love of traveling.

His success came about thanks to his adherence to routines and systems designed to help him improve his skills. Etienne is our guest this week on Limit Up! and talks to Jack and Dan about one of his most important tools: old fashioned journaling.

Listen to the episode for Etienne’s story and learn how you can make algorithms and strong routines work for you.

  • (00:49) – Market Reaction
  • (05:59) – Interview with Etienne Crete
  • (07:26) – Forex in uncertain times
  • (08:51) – Traveling & trading
  • (12:46) – Designing algorithms
  • (16:54) – Consistency in habits
  • (19:07) – Desire To Trade Podcast
  • (23:44) – Desire To Trade on YouTube
  • (25:22) – How to get back on track
  • (28:14) – Winning streaks
  • (30:10) – Daily routines
  • (32:46) – Adaptive learning
  • (37:23) – The itch to move
  • (40:07) – Surround yourself

Etienne Crete is a traveling Forex trader and the founder of Desire To Trade. His goal is to help more traders quit their corporate jobs to enjoy more freedom through trading.

He began trading in 2013 at the age of 18 and started surrounding himself with highly successful traders in 2015. This led him to taking the leap to full-time trading in 2017. He has since been trading while traveling and connecting with traders all around the world.


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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