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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep July 2, 2020

Learning to Trade from YouTube with Matt Miller

Episode Summary:

If you thought trading was like being in a pressure cooker, just wait until you hear about trading via livestream. Matt Miller is our guest today on Limit Up! and joined Jack and Dan to discuss how he learned everything he knows about trading from YouTube and other websites. Matt has a popular YouTube channel, Trades by Matt in which he trades live. Listen for his experience with social media trading.

Full Show Notes:

Social media has taken over the globe, it was only a matter of time before it hit the world of trading. Matt Miller began trading penny stocks as a teen. From there, he learned more about trading from YouTube videos and TopstepTrader. These days, Matt is taking things a step further and live streaming his own trades.

Matt joined Jack and Dan to talk about the discipline it takes to trade live as well as the qualities to hone for greater trading longevity. Listen to learn more about how social media is changing the trading game.

  • [01:31] – This week: Matt Miller
  • [03:14] – Interview with Matt Miller
  • [03:51] – How Matt got into trading futures
  • [08:54] – Live streaming trades
  • [15:06] – Delta trading
  • [23:31] – Turning Beginners Into Experts
  • [30:48] – Preserving capital
  • [33:18] – Daily perspective
  • [37:46] – Jack’s conspiracy dungeon

Matt Miller is a streamer and trader focusing on NQ and ES futures. He hosts a free public group chat as well as a free educational and entertainment YouTube channel, Trades by Matt, for all things futures 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.