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One Good Take

Nicholas Penrake

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Show host Nicholas Penrake talks to a gamut of filmmakers, from those just breaking through to those breaking higher, in a bid to learn more about the elusive magic that gets a film or video project off the ground, gets it looking and sounding great.
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A TRADER'S LIFE

Nicholas Penrake

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How do traders do it, overcoming setbacks, managing their risk and reining in their emotions to take chunks of money out of the markets? Showhost Nicholas Penrake chats with traders from all kinds of backgrounds, inviting them to share with us their highs and lows on their way to achieving consistent results. Trading is a tough game – they say only around 5 per cent of those who try actually make a profit. Listen to A Trader’s Life to glean some valuable insights from the market wizards Nic ...
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A lot has been said about mindset when it comes to trading. Which rather suggests it’s easier said than done. We all know revenge trading is bad, patience is good. Panic is bad, composure is good. And so on. But how do we achieve and maintain a calm state of mind, so we trade at our best? On this episode I talk to a former trader, who for the last …
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A lot has been said about mindset when it comes to trading. Which rather suggests it’s easier said than done. We all know revenge trading is bad, patience is good. Panic is bad, composure is good. And so on. But how do we achieve and maintain a calm state of mind, so we trade at our best? On this episode I talk to a former trader, who for the last …
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If you’re doing anything in film right now, over the past year or so, you’ve probably come across a plethora of posts and threads written by filmmakers bemoaning the broken model of independent filmmaking today. If you can even raise a budget to make a film, how do you even break even once you’ve completed it? Unless you’re friends with an A lister…
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If you’re doing anything in film right now, over the past year or so, you’ve probably come across a plethora of posts and threads written by filmmakers bemoaning the broken model of independent filmmaking today. If you can even raise a budget to make a film, how do you even break even once you’ve completed it? Unless you’re friends with an A lister…
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I think most of us who have been trading even a year can agree that managing risk is more than half the battle when it comes to making consistent returns in the markets. That was va clip from my conversation with veteran trader Ian Coleman. Ian mostly trades forex, occasionally the indices. In this episode we talk about the kinds of patterns and co…
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So we’re all pretty familiar with terms like head and shoulders, double bottom and double top. But are you familiar with these more esoteric patterns like bearish butterfly and tapering wedge? My next guest Ian Coleman lives and breathes this stuff. He often posts his marked up charts on Linkedin and I’ll often sit there studying them as if I were …
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So you know about Ukraine, you know about Gaza, but did you know there’s an even bigger war raging in Africa? At least in terms of death toll. i'm referring to the war in the Congo. Even though millions have died and many thousands are still dying, it’s a conflict that's hardly reported. My guest for this episode is a man who set out to make a film…
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So you know about Ukraine, you know about Gaza, but did you know there’s an even bigger war raging in Africa? At least in terms of death toll. i'm referring to the war in the Congo. Even though millions have died and many thousands are still dying, it’s a conflict that's hardly reported. My guest for this episode is a man who set out to make a film…
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So you know about Ukraine, you know about Gaza, but did you know there’s an even bigger war raging in Africa? At least in terms of death toll. i'm referring to the war in the Congo. Even though millions have died and many thousands are still dying, it’s a conflict that's hardly reported. My guest for this episode is a man who set out to make a film…
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Shoot for the skies as a day trader or bypass leverage altogether and aim for a 10% return investing in stocks? Writer and investor, Will Nutting, prefers the latter. For one thing, it gives him more time to travel around the world exploring investing possibilities of ten overlooked by the mainstream. Will runs a successful fund, also Nuttstuff, a …
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We can probably all agree trading has some bad connotations. Gambling and scam being the two words that readily spring to mind. My next guest is first and foremost an entrepreneur in online education. He’s not in fact a trader. But he passionately hates gambling and wanted to introduce some fresh transparency and genuine education to the trading wo…
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We can probably all agree trading has some bad connotations. Gambling and scam being the two words that readily spring to mind. My next guest is first and foremost an entrepreneur in online education. He’s not in fact a trader. But he passionately hates gambling and wanted to introduce some fresh transparency and genuine education to the trading wo…
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It’s pretty rare I come across women who trade, but when I do, they are very often my most interesting guests. My next guest is no exception. Not only is Alla Peters Plocher an exceptionally gifted trader, but in my view at least, an extraordinary person all round. I could go on, but now you’re here, I really want to get out of the way and let Alla…
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It’s pretty rare I come across women who trade, but when I do, they are very often my most interesting guests. My next guest is no exception. Not only is Alla Peters Plocher an exceptionally gifted trader, but in my view at least, an extraordinary person all round. I could go on, but now you’re here, I really want to get out of the way and let Alla…
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It’s pretty rare I come across women who trade, but when I do, they are very often my most interesting guests. My next guest is no exception. Not only is Alla Peters Plocher an exceptionally gifted trader, but in my view at least, an extraordinary person all round. I could go on, but now you’re here, I really want to get out of the way and let Alla…
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Just as some people are good at long distance and some are more suited to the 100m, some traders prefer scalping, while others prefer the higher time-frames. Alex Spiroglou has decided he fits in the second group. He prefers spending his time studying technicals and likes to take his time before entering and closing a position. Slow and steady wins…
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Just as some people are good at long distance and some are more suited to the 100m, some traders prefer scalping, while others prefer the higher time-frames. Alex Spiroglou has decided he fits in the second group. He prefers spending his time studying technicals and likes to take his time before entering and closing a position. Slow and steady wins…
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Trader Tomasz Nogowski talks to me about how he came to realise he could apply some of the skills he developed as a chef to his trading. Perhaps not surprisingly he’s a scalper. Fast and furious is how he likes it. Listen to the rest of our conversation from the episode alongside this trailer. Support the show Subscribe to A Trader's Life << A Trad…
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A few days before Christmas 2023 I got together with Tomasz Nogowski, a Polish trader who has picked up a Scottish accent after living in Scotland for a number of years. Tomasz is the first trader I’ve had on the show whose first career was spent working long hours in a kitchen as a chef. You might think this is irrelevant background information, b…
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One of the most familiar questions we hear successful traders being asked is, "How did you achieve consistent trading success? " South African tader, Robert, J. van Eyden has written a book aiming to tackle that question in some detail. I got together with Robert at the end of November 2023 to glean some lessons from him that might help traders get…
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One of the most familiar questions we hear successful traders being asked is, "How did you achieve consistent trading success? " South African tader, Robert, J. van Eyden has written a book aiming to tackle that question in some detail. I got together with Robert at the end of November 2023 to glean some lessons from him that might help traders get…
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Female traders are like a rare breed in a jungle full of males. Trader Anne Rossignol describes herself as an adrenaline junkie. She trades almost exclusively crude oil and is brutally honest and humble about her failures and achievements. Explore A Trader's Life on YouTube. Support the show Subscribe to A Trader's Life << A Trader's Life on Twitte…
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Female traders are like a rare breed in a jungle full of males. Trader Anne Rossignol describes herself as an adrenaline junkie. She trades almost exclusively crude oil and is brutally honest and humble about her failures and achievements. Explore A Trader's Life on YouTube. Keep in touch and subscribe. == Looking for a prop firm with less stringen…
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Towards the end of 2023, I got together with actor, writer/director and producer, Titus Paar. He’s the kind of guy who when faced with 100 rejections in a row will simply reach out to friends and family, pitch them his mad cap adventure and go do it anyway. It’s that can-do spirit that’s taken him from shooting on a zero budget to working with Holl…
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Titus Paar made his first feature film at the age of fifteen on a cheap video camera with a bunch of mates. It was crap, he says, but the point is, he managed it. It’s that same can-do spirit that’s taken him from shooting on a zero budget to working with Hollywood stars today. If you're feeling even slightly jaded from banging your head against a …
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Trader Rajan Dhall started out as a personal trainer. As well as helping others exercise their muscles, he exercised his initiative by chatting with traders who worked at JP Morgan in the offices above his gym. Fast forward 14 years and Rajan is not only making consistent profits through trading, he’s also helping others do the same while developin…
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Trader Rajan Dhall started out as a personal trainer. As well as helping others exercise their muscles, he exercised his initiative by chatting with traders who worked at JP Morgan in the offices above his gym. Fast forward 14 years and Rajan is not only making consistent profits through trading, he’s also helping others do the same while developin…
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Writer/director Michael DiBasio Ornelas shot his second feature film in 8 days. Impressive. It was hard, he said, but we didn’t go into overtime. Even more impressive. - Two leads with extensive theatre experience - Five days of paid rehearsals - Lightweight camera on a lightweight gimbal - We hired a great crew, that gelled easily - All locations …
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Writer/Director Michael DiBasio Ornelas talks to me about his second feature film, Sleepless, an engaging, talkie movie about a couple of insomniacs who meet by chance inside a 24/7 store and then get to hang out one sleepless night walking through the streets of New York. As well as an in-depth look at the film, we also look at how he made the fil…
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Lee Whittaker talks to me about his life in movies as actor, stuntman and film director. For a man who has spent so much of his life in the action genre it was a little surprising – if not gratifying – to hear that his next movie is a character piece influenced by stories like Pan’s Labyrinth. To hear the rest of our conversation, listen to episode…
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Actor and stuntman, writer/director and producer, Lee Whittaker. Lee has appeared in dozens of action movies as actor and stuntman – but has a real passion for telling the kinds of stories that seldom interest Hollywood studios. Although he stuck to the action genre for his directorial debut, The Vigilante, out this year on Tubi, his next project, …
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I first came across Sophie Robinson’s work on Netflix. She’s the writer/director of one of 4 films that make up a mini-series called The Surgeon’s Cut. Her film – Living Donor – focuses on the life and career of the hugely talented liver surgeon Nancy Ascher. Each of these four films are, in my view, equally superb. Sophie just happened to be the o…
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If you’re interested in the part volume - in particular, volume spread analsyis - has to play in picking a winning trade, this episode is for you. Trader, mentor, author and CEO of TradeGuider, Gavin Holmes got into trading quite by chance when he met a professional trader while working in events. The two men got talking and Gavin started to gobble…
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If you thought trading was all about support and resistance, it would seem you only have half the picture. Trader and fund manager Gavin Holmes, is big on volume and has made his analsysis of volume a real profit hunter. Once he'd backtested his strategy and was happy with the results, he went on to develop a piece of software that has helped him a…
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One of the biggest trends in trading today is the proliferation and evolution of prop firms. They seem to be popping up everywhere. It's hardly surprising when you realize that more and more people are looking for a side hustle, but don’t have much capital to play with. They take a crack at trading, blow a lot of their savings and decide it might b…
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In Episode 81 I talk with a trader who is of the opposite sex. Wow. What a rare event. And it’s not been for want of trying, I might add. But it’s really quite a job to find women who trade. Trading is still a profession or activity where men vastly outnumber women. Will that change before AI take over? New Yorker Kimberly Sokoloff talks to me abou…
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In Episode 81 I talk with a trader who is of the opposite sex. Wow. What a rare event. And it’s not been for want of trying, I might add. But it’s really quite a job to find women who trade. Trading is still a profession or activity where men vastly outnumber women. Will that change before AI take over? New Yorker Kimberly Sokoloff talks to me abou…
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A few weeks ago I got chatting with Emmanuel Joshua, a Nigerian trader, whom I’d come across on Twitter. Typically he trades in the early hours of the morning before catching a few hours’ sleep, then rushing out to work as a nurse. He trades synthetics, a kind of derivative popular among African traders, using ICT strategies. What stood out to me, …
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A few weeks ago I got chatting with a Nigerian trader whom I’d come across on Twitter. Typically he trades in the early hours of the morning before catching a few hours’ sleep, then rushing out to work as a nurse. He trades synthetics, which are a kind of derivative popular among African traders. What stood out to me, as we talked, was just how pas…
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About a year ago I got to know and like a guy who had been trading for about twenty years. I enjoyed chatting with him about trading. Then one day, he proposed trading a small fund on my behalf. The arrangement would entail his taking a cut of the profits, if any, and while he was trading, he would happily teach me how to read the markets. Sounded …
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My next guest studied science as a graduate. When he walked away from a Phd course that left him uninspired, he wasn’t sure what to do. Whatever it was, it had to present some sort of scientific challenge and an income that would give him plenty of freedom - with hours and locations he was in control of. Today Thiru Nagappan is one of the founding …
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My next guest studied science as a graduate. When he walked away from a Phd course that left him uninspired, he wasn’t sure what to do. Whatever it was, it had to present some sort of scientific challenge and an income that would give him plenty of freedom - with hours and locations he was in control of. Today Thiru Nagappan is one of the founding …
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My next guest is a man who spent 20 years at the top – trading for JP Morgan – retiring in his forties so he could spend more time with his family, more time travelling and generally finding more things to do than stare at a screen all day. He still trades today but more sensible hours. Clive Ponsonby. == Before you leave this page... Use my 10% Di…
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Michael A Gayed is a a Portfolio Manager at Tidal Financial Group. His approach is to focus in on zones/period of volatility to find the best investment opportunities in the markets. For powerful market insights to improve your long-term investment strategy, take a read of his Lead Lag Report. == Before you leave this page... Use my 10% Discount Co…
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With DVDs a thing of the past, and streaming the norm, it seems to me making an independent film that actually makes a profit gets harder and harder. Which does rather pose the question, How in hell’s name do you persuade anyone to invest in such a venture? I thought I’d bring onto the show a filmmaker who might have an answer to that question. Jam…
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With DVDs a thing of the past, and streaming the norm, it seems to me making an independent film that actually makes a profit gets harder and harder. Which does rather pose the question, How in hell’s name do you persuade anyone to invest in such a venture? I thought I’d bring onto the show a filmmaker who might have an answer to that question. Jam…
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In episode 54 I talk with film editor Matteo Bini. Matteo moved to London from Italy in 2011 for the MA in Editing at the prestigious National Film and Television School. He graduated in 2013 with a distinction and received the Christie Award for Most Promising Student. Among Bini's recent works as an editor are Charlotte Regan’s debut feature film…
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In episode 54 I talk with film editor Matteo Bini. Matteo moved to London from Italy in 2011 for the MA in Editing at the prestigious National Film and Television School. He graduated in 2013 with a distinction and received the Christie Award for Most Promising Student. Among Bini's recent works as an editor are Charlotte Regan’s debut feature film…
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