Maggie Lake gets the brightest minds in finance to open up in a way you don’t hear anywhere else. Each week, guests share insights on the remarkable trades – good and bad – that transformed their careers.
Mar 01 2023 . 66 MIN
The Dumbest or Smartest Man Alive? Mike Green's Been Called Both
Mike Green’s market expertise is forged from crisis. From navigating the bursting of the dot-com bubble to riding the commodity boom and surviving the Great Financial Crisis, he learned that investing requires much more than just understanding balance sheets. In this episode of My Life in 4 Trades, Mike shares the lessons he’s learned on his way to becoming one of the most respected fund managers in the business. Recorded on February 16th, 2023.
Feb 22 2023 . 37 MIN
Mark Ritchie on the Theology Behind His Trading
The legendary investor Mark Ritchie walks us through his life, from his early years growing up in Afghanistan to the Chicago Board of Trade to meeting his future wife, and how it all ties into his trading philosophy. He also shares a famous quote — attributed to Mark Twain — that has greatly influenced his life both on and off the trading floor: What are the two most important days in your life? "The day you are born and the day you find out why." Mark joins Maggie Lake for a deep dive into why this quote inspired him, how he learned about the importance of sizing trades, the right time to cut and run, maintaining patience, and much more from his storied trading career.
Feb 06 2023 . 47 MIN
The Only Thing You Can Control is Profit
One thing you can learn from Harris Kupperman’s story is that you can never control the outside forces that impact a trade. Sometimes there’s geopolitical risk or corruption involved. Sometimes there’s a global pandemic. But where there’s risk, there’s also opportunity. Kupperman, the founder and CIO of Praetorian Capital and the author of the “Adventures in Capitalism” blog, joins Maggie Lake to discuss his approach to event-driven investing — and how he’s managed to minimize risk while maximizing profit over a 20-year career — on this episode of My Life in 4 Trades. Recorded on October 28, 2022.
Jan 09 2023 . 43 MIN
David Rubenstein on Luck, Leadership, and Investing
In the latest episode of My Life in 4 Trades, David Rubenstein, co-founder of one of the world’s largest private equity firms, shares the best and worst trades of his storied career. Plus, he offers key advice for budding entrepreneurs. Recorded on December 8th, 2022.
Jan 05 2023 . 43 MIN
When Elon Musk Says You’re Too Early
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in innovation, incentive competitions, and commercial space. He's also a three-time best-selling author, public speaker, and philanthropist. On this episode of My Life in 4 Trades, Peter joins Maggie Lake to discuss how technology will reshape the next decade, what it was like risking his career to send Stephen Hawking to space, and much more.
Dec 13 2022 . 34 MIN
Raoul Pal: My Life in 4 Trades (Part 2)
In part 2 of this special edition of My Life in 4 Trades, Real Vision co-founder and CEO Raoul Pal opens up about mistakes he’s made trading Bitcoin and the crucial lessons he’s learned from them. He also digs into his all-time favorite trade – a special investment that has nothing to do with finance. If you missed Part 1, you can catch up right here: https://www.realvision.com/podcast/mylifein4trades/page/1
Dec 10 2022 . 41 MIN
Raoul Pal: My Life in 4 Trades (Part 1)
You’ve never gone as deep with Real Vision co-founder and CEO Raoul Pal as you will in this special two-part episode of My Life in 4 Trades. Raoul talks to Maggie Lake about everything from his childhood in the U.K. to his early days in finance – and, of course, the most impressive trades of his career and what he learned from them. Join us next week for part 2.
Nov 30 2022 . 46 MIN
You Can’t Control Events, but You Can Profit From Them
Harris “Kuppy” Kupperman, the founder and chief investment officer of Praetorian Capital and the author of the “Adventures in Capitalism” blog, has been investing for more than two decades. You don’t survive that long in financial markets without accruing some success. Kuppy joins Maggie Lake to discuss his approach to trend-following and event-driven investing, with illustrations from the early days of COVID-19 about minimizing risk and maximizing profit.
Nov 23 2022 . 45 MIN
Hugh Hendry’s Extraordinary Journey
Award-winning hedge fund manager and market commentator, Hugh Hendry, joins Maggie to break down his fascinating career, what he learned from 17th century rice traders, and more. For more on the series, visit My Life in 4 Trades. This episode previously aired on April 13, 2022.
Nov 16 2022 . 47 MIN
Lifelong Learning Is Todd Edgar’s Key to Success
Todd Edgar was once one of Wall Street’s star proprietary traders. Before he started Atreaus Family in 2019, he worked for some of the biggest houses in investment banking. In this episode of My Life In Four Trades, Todd shares the critical lessons he’s learned over nearly three decades in financial markets, explaining to Maggie Lake how “naïve optimism” helped shape his entrepreneurial mindset and why embracing lifelong learning is the key to success.
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