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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep July 30, 2020

Trading Macro to Micro with Samantha LaDuc

Episode Summary:

Samantha LaDuc has a special saying: macro matters! As a Macro-to-Micro Analyst, Samantha does detailed research into both the long and short game to help clients learn to make the best trades at the right time. She is our guest this week on Limit Up! and shares her trading journey. She also discusses why more women are needed on the trading floor.

Full Show Notes:

Macro-managers look to the big picture when it comes to making trades. While it’s necessary to look at the long game, if you only focus on the macro, you’re missing out on what’s happening in the short term. Our guest this week on Limit Up! is Samantha LaDuc, a Macro-to-Micro Analyst who shares how to keep your eyes on both to make the best trades.

Samantha shared how she got into trading and offers advice for new traders cutting their teeth in our current volatile market. She also discussed her mantra: There’s no meritocracy in finance without the voice of women. Listen for a discussion on why welcoming more women into trading benefits everyone.

  • (02:55) – Market reaction
  • (08:09) – Interview with Samantha LaDuc
  • (08:53) – Personal vol atility
  • (12:54) – Evolving after early success
  • (17:51) – Starting LaDuc Trading
  • (24:16) – Macro-to-Micro analysis
  • (30:26) – Cross-asset correlations and divergences
  • (32:55) – Fishing metaphors
  • (34:21) – Women in finance & trading

Samantha LaDuc is the Founder of and the CIO at LaDuc Capital LLC. As a Macro-to-Micro analyst and professional options trader, Samantha leverages her insights on volatility and money rotation to make her historic market-timing calls.

With a backdrop of Macro, Intermarket, Quant, Fundamental, Sentiment and Technical Analysis, she provides risk-defined option trades for clients. Her focus is dedicated to identifying reversal and continuation patterns across global equities, currencies, commodities, and interest rates.

Retail and Institutional (RIA/HF/PM) clients gain access to her unique perspective and unparalleled transparency. Tactical trades for stocks, options and futures that cover multiple time-frames are deployed directly from her Brokerage-Triggered Trade Alerts with live commentary provided from her Live Trading Room and in-depth analysis delivered in her prescient research. Make sure to follow Samantha on Twitter: More Macro: @SamanthaLaDuc More Micro: @LaDucTrading. Not a member? Start with FreeBait!


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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