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Pros and Cons of Social Network Trading
Episode 17211th March 2021 • Limit Up! Podcast • Topstep
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The GameStop drama in January and February has given a lot of attention to social sites like the WallStreetBets Reddit page. But what are the pros and cons to making trades based off of information gleaned from social media?

This week on Limit Up! Podcast, Jack and Dan talk about how WallStreetBets and Discord have changed the game. They offer advice on what to look out for and what to stay away from when making social trades. Listen for their advice.

  • (02:04) - Social trading
  • (03:32) - Market Mania
  • (06:37) - r/WallStreetBets
  • (12:13) - Impulse protection
  • (18:41) - YouTube trading rooms
  • (21:33) - Questionable micro influencers
  • (25:13) - Stocktwits
  • (28:29) - Jawboning
  • (30:01) - Topstep on Discord

Limit Up! is a podcast brought to you by Topstep about trading, trading psychology, trading life, and pretty much whatever else the wonderful world of markets has to offer. It’s hosted by two former professional traders, Jack and Dan, who still dabble in futures, forex, options, political betting—they basically love to follow the action. They’ll teach you how to trade, but more importantly, how to develop the habits that make traders good. Risk Disclosure: https://www.topstep.com/risk-disclosure/

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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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