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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep April 23, 2020

Trading Small and Taking Profits with Aaron Gose

Episode Summary:

With the trading environment changing by the minute, now is the time to think macro but trade micro. The smaller trades will get you bigger returns. This is the advice of our guest today, Aaron Gose, Co-Founder and COO at Wingtrades. Aaron joins us to talk about his non-traditional path to trading and how quarantine is shaping the landscape right now.

Full Show Notes:

No one ever thought it was possible for oil to go negative…but here we are. This week we’re talking about the craziness of what’s happening to oil before moving to an interview with Aaron Gose of Wingtrades.

Aaron has a really interesting background. He was in the Navy and he studied engineering. He’s a perfect example of how traders can come from any background – finance and economics aren’t the only options.

Aaron, Jack, and Dan discuss how quarantine has affected trading and the importance of thinking macro, but trading micro.

  • [00:15] – This week: Aaron Gose
  • [00:29] – Market Reaction
  • [10:35] – Interview with Aaron Gose
  • [12:17] – How Aaron got started with trading
  • [19:23] – Seeing the big picture with the eye of an engineer
  • [22:39] – Navy discipline
  • [27:58] – Adjusting to isolation
  • [31:17] – Founding WingTrades
  • [36:30] – See profit, take profit
  • [42:36] – Ignoring the news
  • [45:33] – Truck full of precious metals
  • [47:35] – Best safe haven

Aaron Gose is Co-Founder and COO at He has 7+ years of experience trading futures, options, physical commodities, and cryptocurrency. Aaron helps the Wingtrades community develop options and crypto trading strategies as well as much of the behind the scenes work to ensure that everything is running smoothly for staff and members alike.


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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