Careers in the Futures Industry: Futures Discovery EP 4

In episode 4 of Futures Discovery, we’re diving into the diverse world of careers within the futures industry. From the fast-paced world of trading to the analytical realms of risk management and technology, there’s a multitude of career paths in this dynamic field.

Today we’re delighted to have Dan Pires on the show. Dan is currently serving as the Head of Trading Options at Akuna Capital, bringing over a decade of experience in the financial industry, particularly in the dynamic realm of trading. Today’s focus revolves around various career paths within the futures industry, a subject Dan is well-equipped to explore given his extensive background as a Senior Trader at Akuna Capital and notable roles throughout the industry.

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Corties Draper

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Full Episodes

Algorithmic Adventures: Futures Discovery EP 11

Algorithmic Adventures: Futures Discovery EP 11

In episode 11 of Futures Discovery, we’re immersing ourselves in a pivotal episode focused on Algorithmic Adventures: Navigating the World of Order Book Strategies in Futures Trading. It’s not merely about numbers and charts; it’s about deciphering the dynamic landscape of financial trading. Join us as we delve into the intricacies of reading your statement as a professional in the futures market and unravel the secrets behind successful algorithmic strategies.

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Algorithmic Adventures: Futures Discovery EP 11

Algorithmic Adventures: Futures Discovery EP 11

In episode 11 of Futures Discovery, we’re immersing ourselves in a pivotal episode focused on Algorithmic Adventures: Navigating the World of Order Book Strategies in Futures Trading. It’s not merely about numbers and charts; it’s about deciphering the dynamic landscape of financial trading. Join us as we delve into the intricacies of reading your statement as a professional in the futures market and unravel the secrets behind successful algorithmic strategies.

The role of the FCM: Futures Discovery EP 10

The role of the FCM: Futures Discovery EP 10

In episode 10 of Futures Discovery, we’re immersing ourselves in a detailed exploration of the pivotal role of Futures Commission Merchants, commonly known as FCMs. These financial intermediaries play a crucial role in facilitating futures and options trading, serving as a linchpin in the complex web of derivative markets. Understanding the intricate responsibilities and functions of FCMs is essential for navigating the dynamic landscape of modern financial systems.

Contango: Futures Discovery EP 9

Contango: Futures Discovery EP 9

In episode9 of Futures Discovery, we explore the fascinating world of futures trading, focusing on a concept called contango. In this episode, Cortez explains why futures prices for commodities, like oil, can be higher in the distant future compared to the near future. We’ll look into the costs of holding physical assets, like storage and insurance, and how these costs affect futures prices. Whether you’re an experienced investor or new to the futures market, this episode offers valuable insights.

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