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38 minutes | 7 days ago
Ep 199: Stephen Johnson Dishes ALL About His Journey to Full-Time Trader
Every trader dreams of making it to full-time trader status. Each one has different ideas about what they’d do with the money. But most want the freedom and flexibility of trading for a living.Is it within any trader’s reach? Do traders who get to this milestone have special superpowers? Or is there a proven set of repeatable strategies they dedicate themselves to?In this week’s SteadyTrade podcast, hosts Kim Ann Curtin and Stephen Johnson take an in-depth look at Stephen’s journey to becoming a full-time trader. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t easy. And there were many roadblocks along the way. A lot of them came from Stephen himself. And nobody knows them better than Kim. She’s coached him through many ups and downs and offered him new encouraging perspectives along the way. This week’s episode peels back the curtain on Stephen’s biggest struggles and standout successes. Check it out and maybe you’ll learn a thing or two.
58 minutes | 14 days ago
Ep 198: Level Up Your Trading Game With These 5 Key Lessons
What’s the best way to build your trading game? Everyone wants a strong bull market to last forever. Dollars dropping from the sky is a nice feeling ... But none of that translates into trading longevity.In this week’s SteadyTrade episode, hosts Kim Ann Curtin, Stephen Johnson, and Tim Bohen talk about the bad habits we can pick up when winning is easy.Every trader knows the feeling of being a newbie. When starting out, everyone makes mistakes. And if the mistakes are big, you remember them for a long time. It’s a good thing, actually. Bohen thinks you should make mistakes you can’t forget. Think about it ... If you forget the pain of a big loss, you’ll keep taking big risks. And there’s nothing inherently wrong with risk. It’s something every trader has to manage. The key is learning how much you can handle so you don’t get ahead of yourself. This week’s episode covers all the ins and outs of improving your trading game.
47 minutes | 21 days ago
Ep 197: From 2020 Bull to 2021 Lull: When's the Next Market Boom?
Can the stock market boom out of this recent lull? 2020 had us glued to our screens! But it seems the year-long frenzy is already a has-been...In this week’s episode, hosts Kim Ann Curtin, Stephen Johnson, and Tim Bohen talk about the shift in the market. January 2021 still had us going. Stocks were riding high. Many traders thought the market boom would last forever. Then the choppiness set in. All of a sudden, gains weren’t a sure thing. But is the market just taking a spring break? Or is the sideways action a new trend of its own?What’s an idle trader to do after a year of intense dedication? Well, for one you can prepare now for the inevitable comeback...Remember, markets move in cycles. Eventually, the busy days will return. This week, the team shares the best ways to spend your time while the market mania takes a hiatus.
33 minutes | a month ago
Ep 196: NFT Stock Mania: Can the Sector Break Out to New Highs?
Can fear of missing out (FOMO) take NFT stocks back to new highs? In this week’s episode, hosts Kim Ann Curtin, Stephen Johnson, and Tim Bohen talk about hot sector manias. The NFT stock craze takes center stage.Tim’s been around a long time. He’s seen this kind of thing play out again and again. But what makes each craze different from the next one? Is it possible to predict when they’ll start and end? NFTs (non-fungible tokens, if you didn’t already know) hit a fever pitch recently. And stocks issuing press releases related to NFTs took off. But will an NFT stock have what it takes to run again? Check out what Kim, Stephen, and Tim had to say about the latest craze in this week’s episode of the SteadyTrade podcast!
54 minutes | a month ago
Ep 195: How Jack Kellogg Built His Foundation For Breakout Success
It’s never easy to start from scratch. It takes a lot of hard work and support from the right people to reach breakout success. Jack Kellogg built a solid foundation that allowed him to do exactly that.*In this week’s episode, hosts Kim Ann Curtin, Stephen Johnson, and Tim Bohen welcome Jack back to the podcast. Today, they get the lowdown on what it took for this incredible trader to get ahead at a young age.Tim loves Jack’s ability to hustle. He applies focus and determination to everything he does. Even when he started out as a valet building up funds for his trading account!Jack credits his tolerance for stress and the foundation of support he built. He breaks down how both helped him level up his trades and his life.Listen in to find out how he designed his roadmap for success on this week’s SteadyTrade podcast!
48 minutes | a month ago
Ep 194: Jaw-Dropping Trading Ambition With Millionaire Trader Mariana
Trader Mariana knows trading ambition. She is, after all, the first female millionaire in Tim Sykes’ Trading Challenge.*And you can get a sneak peek of Mariana’s dedication ... Hosts Kim Ann Curtin and Stephen Johnson welcome her as today’s guest!Mariana joined Tim Sykes’ Trading Challenge shortly after high school and hit the ground running. She’s also a longtime listener of the SteadyTrade podcast.Ambitious from the get-go, she was eager to make her mark. Once she committed to trading as a profession, she locked in. But steady ambition doesn’t make trading any easier — especially without many female trader role models.Mariana adapted. She made a friend and found herself inspired by the trading ambition of her peers.Get a taste of her unstoppable force in this week’s SteadyTrade podcast!(*Please note that these kinds of trading results are not typical. Most traders lose money. It takes years of dedication, hard work, and discipline to learn how to trade, and individual results will vary. Trading is inherently risky. Before making any trades, remember to do your due diligence and never risk more than you can afford to lose.)
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 193: SteadyTrade Team Trader Will Beebe Shares His Go-To Chart Patterns + More
How do you find the right chart patterns — and use them for consistent profits?The SteadyTrade Team shares their best wisdom on this week’s episode. Hosts Kim Ann Curtin, Stephen Johnson, and Tim Bohen welcome Trader Will Beebe. He’s an active participant in the SteadyTrade Team chat room.He spent three and a half years honing his trading skills on his own. With a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Accounting, he thought he’d have a leg up on other traders. But trading is a whole different beast! That’s why he pursued a trading education with the SteadyTrade Team. He knew it was the right path to take him to the next level. He’s now a consistently profitable full-time trader. And a contributor to the SteadyTrade Team. He loves the process of learning and sharing his best tips with others.Check out the SteadyTrade podcast to learn from the best!
54 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 192: How to Build Trading Discipline and Keep It — With Trader Victoria
How do traders find trading discipline — and then hang onto it?Today hosts Kim Ann Curtin, Stephen Johnson, and Tim Bohen interview Victoria, aka “Crown” in the SteadyTrade Team chat room.This up-and-coming trader in the SteadyTrade Team community is no stranger to discipline. She played professional volleyball before taking a job at Fox Sports. Then while on a vacation, she met a day trader while playing blackjack — and her life plans changed for good. After tracking high percent gainers on her own, she got into Tim Sykes’ Pennystocking Silver and then decided to join the SteadyTrade Team.Victoria’s quite the go-getter. So what kept her hooked on the risky journey of trading? And how does she maintain discipline in a chaotic market? Tune in to this week’s SteadyTrade podcast to find out!
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 191: Kim Coaches Stephen Again: The Psychology of Losing Trades
Today host Kim Ann Curtin takes another look at the motivations behind Stephen Johnson’s losing trades. After a big winning streak, another side of him took over.Everyone places losing trades at some point. It’s an inevitable part of the game. But is there something in us that seeks to make them worse? Today’s episode takes a deeper look at the psychology behind losing trades. Why do we get in our own way when things are going well? Find out on this week’s SteadyTrade podcast.
58 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 190: Kim Ann Curtin Makes Her First Trade + Lessons for Newbie Traders
Today hosts Tim Bohen and Stephen Johnson celebrate Kim Ann Curtin’s first trade! Newbie traders rejoice, you have one more on the team! And her first time was one for the books. Everyone’s chasing after tendies these days … but are there enough to go around?There’s never been a better time to get started in the markets. But how can newbie traders find an edge before wrecking their accounts? Find out what it takes on this week’s SteadyTrade podcast.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 189: “The Buy Side” With Turney Duff: Whose Money Is Really Smarter?
Today hosts Kim Ann Curtin and Stephen Johnson interview Turney Duff, author of “The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tale of Spectacular Excess.” Kim found the book so riveting she read it in two sittings!Turney Duff’s Wall Street career spanned 15 years during an exciting time. After accomplishing many goals, he set his sights on making it to the buy-side. And make it he did. But don’t worry, he loves to root for the little guy. In this SteadyTrade episode, he shares plenty of hard-won wisdom.
77 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 188: Can Retail Traders Really Beat Wall Street at Its Own Game?
The $GME debacle between retail traders and hedge funds has poised Wall Street for a power shift.Today our hosts Tim Bohen, Kim Ann Curtin, and Stephen Johnson are breaking down what could be the craziest day in market history.Tim says since the first episode with former market maker J.J, it seems like the ‘matrix’ has blown wide open. People are seeing the corruption in the markets and there’s a distinct shift of power taking place…
83 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 187: The Former Market Maker Is Back — and Weighs in on the $GME Debacle
Former market maker J.J.’s back to share insight on the GameStop Corp. (NASDAQ: $GME) debacle and more!Tim Bohen’s away living out a long-time dream. So today, hosts Kim Ann Curtin and Stephen Johnson grill J.J. with listeners’ questions...But first, they’re picking this former market maker’s brain about the insane action we saw in the $GME debacle. Remember that epic short squeeze and the broker trading restrictions that followed?You definitely don’t want to miss what he thinks is really going on...And if you missed J.J’s first appearance as a guest, go back and listen to episode 179 to hear him share secrets of market manipulation that blew our hosts’ minds. It’s one of our most-viewed episodes of all time.
51 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 186: Stephen Johnson & Kim Ann Curtin Put Tim Bohen in the Hot Seat
Today’s an extra special day here on the SteadyTrade podcast — our very own Tim Bohen is celebrating his birthday! And co-hosts, Kim Ann Curtin and Stephen Johnson are putting him in the hot seat.If there’s anything you wanted to know about Tim, chances are you’ll learn it in this episode. No stone is left unturned — professionally and personally.Tune in to hear how Tim Bohen got started in the markets, found penny stocks, and eventually became the mentor we all know and love.You’ll laugh ... You’ll cry ... And you’ll hear words of wisdom and advice from one of our favorite hosts, Tim Bohen!
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 185: Bad Trading Habits to Ditch in 2021
The 2020 market was one for the record books, and the madness is continuing in 2021. But this insane market has taught a lot of traders some bad trading habits.In the past year, we’ve seen new all-time highs in the major indices, hot IPOs, hot sectors, and huge volume. It seems like you could close your eyes, point to a chart, and pick a winning stock…And that’s giving new traders the wrong ideas about how the market works.Tune in to find out what bad trading habits our hosts, Kim Ann Curtin, Tim Bohen, and Stephen Johnson think you need to ditch in 2021. And stay tuned until the end to hear the lessons they think you need to learn to be prepared to trade in any market.
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 184: Lessons From $ZOM: How Celebs, Social Media, & Newbies Can Move Stocks
On today’s episode of SteadyTrade, our hosts, Tim Bohen, Stephen Johnson, and Kim Ann Curtin are discussing how celebs, social media, and new traders can move stocks ... And what it means for the rest of us...Could the lines of stock pumps and promotions be blurring forever? It seems like anything can move stocks in this market — Tweets, Reddit, TikToks, Discord chats — it’s a whole new world and a whole new market. And with new apps popping up almost every day, who knows what the next social media trend will be…Listen in to hear what our hosts think about this ever-changing world of social media and what it could mean for traders now, and in the future...
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 183: Brokers, Borrows, and Short Selling: Interview With TradeZero Co-Founder, Dan Pipitone
Today on SteadyTrade we have a very special guest. If short selling is part of your trading strategy, you won’t want to miss this one...Our hosts Tim Bohen, Kim Ann Curtin, and Stephen Johnson, are talking about brokers, borrows, and short selling with TradeZero co-founder Dan Pipitone...Or as Stephen calls him, “the man who made hard to borrow stocks easy to short, for those with small accounts.”And Stephen’s eager to see how Tim — a die-hard long trader — and Dan get along.
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 182: Trading Preparation and Study Tips With New Trader Bram
As a new trader, you hear it over and over … Trading preparation is crucial. Study, study, study!But what exactly should you study? And how do you study effectively?That’s what today’s episode is all about as our hosts Stephen Johnson, Kim Ann Curtin, and Tim Bohen sit down with new trader Bram...He has awesome insight into what studying, tracking data, and the right mindset actually looks like for a new trader.Bram has been a friend of Stephen’s for about a year now. So of course you can expect some shenanigans and friendly banter … Along with a ton of useful trading information.
72 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 181: 2020 Recap and 2021 Market Predictions
It’s that time of year again ... The start of a new year is a perfect opportunity to review 2020’s craziness and make some 2021 market predictions. Well, some educated guesses, anyway.After 2020, it seems like anything is possible in the markets...Join our hosts Tim Bohen, Kim Ann Curtin, and Stephen Johnson as they recap the hot sectors that drove the outrageous 2020 market and share personal goals for 2021. Plus, they’ll dig into what they think the market will look like in 2021.Make sure to check out last year's episode. Hear how Tim and Stephen nailed some of their 2020 market predictions — despite a global pandemic nobody could’ve anticipated...
52 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 180: Minds Blown! The SteadyTrade Crew Reacts to Market Manipulation Revelations
Spoiler alert! Last week, a former market maker spilled dirty deets on market manipulation...So if you haven’t listened to episode 179, go back and listen to it now!This week is a follow-up to the last episode where former market maker J.J. dropped some serious bombs about market manipulation...Now our hosts are ready to digest what they just heard. Find out what shocked them the most from that episode and why it felt like the cops would bust through the doors at any moment.
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