Mentoring the Next Market Wizards

Featuring Peter Borish

Peter Borish can lay claim to predicting the 1987 stock market crash as a strategist at legendary hedge fund firm Tudor Investments. Now, as the chief strategist and trading coach at hedge fund incubator firm Quad Group, Peter has leaned on his vast experience of successes and failures to mentor a new generation of traders. Tommy Thornton teases out of him the current challenges that traders face, from the rise of technology and systematic strategies, to the rejection of the once-revered 2-and-20 hedge fund model. Markets may be changing, but trader psychology is still the beating heart that has kept Peter fascinated and engaged for decades. Filmed January 26th, 2018 in New York.

Published on
9 February, 2018
Monetary policy, Trading, Risk Management
46 minutes
Asset class
Bonds/Rates/Credit, Equities


  • GR

    George R.

    13 11 2018 13:28

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    This video is truly excellent.

  • HH

    Hans H.

    7 8 2018 23:11

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    What is really sad is that Peter Borish ended up leading some day trader shop at the end of his career. Go look up Glassdoor reviews on quad group. . Everyone on the street knows. It’s not a hedge fund or anything. So sad.

  • GM

    Gavin M.

    21 3 2018 18:38

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    Absolutely phenomenal interview.

  • MM

    Michael M.

    10 3 2018 20:27

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    one of the best interviews I've seen for a real discretionary trader that's been through market hell.

  • MK

    Michael K.

    9 3 2018 20:20

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    Are these guys the full quid???

  • MA

    M A.

    22 2 2018 21:24

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    First was a treat to seeing Peter Borish and realising he was the economist with Paul T. in that infamous video and his sense of wittiness is what I expect from a full time trader like him. Thoroughly enjoyed his behaviour. This interview also came at the right time for me personally, as i've recently quit my job as a risk manager to give launching my hedge fund a shot (mostly managing my own money). Would be ecstatic to possibly work with Peter as a mentor.

  • jd

    john d.

    19 2 2018 06:46

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    Thanks Tommy and Peter. Great discussion and I got a lot from it. Cheers John.

  • gg

    gurdeep g.

    13 2 2018 09:54

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    this is what I want more of please RV fantastic

  • TS

    Tyler S.

    12 2 2018 20:24

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    horrible edit. cut the music

  • DM

    David M.

    12 2 2018 08:04

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    awesome interview

  • RL

    Rui L.

    11 2 2018 23:37

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    Tried to filter me some bullets... just sharing. Tks Peter, tks Tommy, tks RV.

    - If I'm not trading on my terms, don't trade. When things come together and when the pattern's there, that's when you can take the shot.

    - So again, you learn in school, the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward. Trading turns out upside down. If today's the high, and I can risk a little, then I can put a big position on as long as I have that discipline to get out.

    - More money is better than less. And you do that through a rigorous discipline process, not by pretending you're smarter than everybody else. Because you're definitely not.

    - Never minimize the pain when looking backwards from a positive outcome.

    - Young guys have all the moves, but old guys win championships.

    - The funny thing is that really good people in this business, they work so hard because they don't want to work. That's the irony.

    - Trading and success is about eliminating the distractions and the gossiping, and focusing on the discipline and the decision making. And that means risk management, and really realizing when you're wrong.

    - Every superstar in every one of their sports makes it look easy. You look at it on television, and you go, oh, it's so graceful. It's so easy. It seems like a lot of fun. It's not. It's a tremendous amount of work, what goes into the background there.

    - There's only one place to look, and that's in the mirror.

  • LK

    Lisa K.

    11 2 2018 22:29

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    Trader video is back!

    Quality is poor but remember this is 1987.

  • NH

    Neil H.

    11 2 2018 21:10

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    Really enjoyed the interview. Always wondered why I checked the futures at night and in the morning. Thought it was just me.

  • MB

    Matthias B.

    11 2 2018 17:39

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    not the key criteria for me. so overall I walked away with differ ent perspectives

  • MB

    Matthias B.

    11 2 2018 17:37

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    I admit, reading the comments made me hesitant to watch it. But I am glad I did, the content surprised me vely. so value was added. audio and interview style can be worked on, but that is not the key

  • NS

    Nico S.

    11 2 2018 11:57

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    Although he looked like he rolled out if bed after a bender the night before, overall, a decent interview. Nice to see what the ‘lucky’ guys who worked with the legends have on their minds.

  • SZ

    SALEH Z.

    11 2 2018 06:04

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    An hour of RV is still better than 10hrs of CNBC- thats what we pay for

  • SZ

    SALEH Z.

    11 2 2018 05:58

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    Yea the last 10 min were pretty weird but I think it’s Borishs attempt at humour and TT getting more fidgety than usual - neither’s winning the gold medal at Just for Laughs festival. Good insights from Borish but a lot was just stuff we have heard before from other famous traders- frankly it shows consistency in what it takes to be a survivor in this business. TT was ok but that’s his style of conversation - I think Raoul and Grant have spoilt us a bit. Everyone’s just trying to get from point A to B like rest of us

  • DS

    David S.

    11 2 2018 04:28

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    For me this is an excellent interview. There is so much here that I watched it twice. [I appreciate that Ph D. (2/10/18) did explain why he did not learn from this interview. I wish more viewers would give context for their thumbs down.] If I were going to be a professional trader, I would appreciate a tough, experienced coach like Mr. Borish. He will make you a professional investment trader if he can, and if he cannot you are probably off knowing it. Investing other people's money is very scary. Even investing my money is scary. After this interview, I will think twice and focus when I am trading. Thanks Mr. Borish. DLS

  • JW

    James W.

    11 2 2018 04:03

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    Peter was on Bloomberg several times this week -

  • JW

    James W.

    11 2 2018 03:31

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    This is a welcome return to a useful and relevant segment, and it's a great interview. However - can you please cool it with the jarring sound effects? It's bad enough to endure it through the introductions, but to continue it into the interviews is inexcusable. It would be sensible to devote more attention to the sound in the interview itself, as Tommy's volume is about half that of Peter's in this interview.

  • DP

    David P.

    11 2 2018 02:10

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    I'm gonna be cheeky here, but fact that this interviews has been SO appreciated by everyone despite Mister Borish suggesting that he believes Obama's policies made more sense than Trump's, on Real Vision, shows the incredible quality of this interview.
    Like Jim Rogers, it is that old school wisdom that never gets old, about hard work and knowing history. Never gets old, so much to take from this interview. Thanks to the both of you.

  • RA

    Robert A.

    11 2 2018 00:54

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    I thought Tom did another excellent job. Handling this guy was a LOT harder than it looked, IMO. Tom got hit with a “full load of ‘facetious’” at one point and although not recognizing it soldiered on! This guy is the real deal and a “lapful” to interview—again, great job Tom and thanks.

  • PB

    Pieter B.

    10 2 2018 19:14

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    @ thomas: please keep it up! You are doing a fantastic job interviewing very interesting people!

  • PB

    Pieter B.

    10 2 2018 18:49

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    Another great interview! Thanks a lot for both your time!

  • CM

    C M.

    10 2 2018 17:33

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    Excellent interview with Borish. I respect Tommy as an investor and follow him on Twitter, but have to agree that his interviewing technique can be strengthened. But overall, good segment.

  • MB

    Michael B.

    10 2 2018 10:23

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    This was amazing, after seeing Trader years ago I wondered what happened to Peter Borish.

  • IC

    Ibrahim C.

    10 2 2018 05:15

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    Really exceptional 👌🏻👏🏻

  • GG

    Glenn G.

    10 2 2018 05:10

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    A very entertaining interview from a variety of angles. "Dad, I'm not buying a 115 call - might buy a 95 / 105 spread - we have to plan for the future"

  • PD

    Ph D.

    10 2 2018 04:34

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    Thank you for the effort, but this is a low-quality interview in my humble opinion...I would rather see one top-notch interview published per month relative to frivolous ones like this one multiple times a week (aka quality over quantity). Top-notch examples published before: David Salem interviewing Joshua Friedman; Michael Green interviewing Ben Melkman, Alex Gurevich and Jeffrey Gundlach (not sure why that Gundlach interview was deleted by the way; only Grant Williams' Gundlach interview is present, which is also an excellent one); James Grant interviewing Jim Chanos...see a pattern? both the interviewer and the interviewee are original thinkers and / or very high-caliber investment professionals which paves the path to the interviewer asking thoughtful questions (because he knows what he is talking about exceptionally well) and the interviewee providing insightful / thoughtful answers (because he has mastered his craft and he is still highly relevant)...I would also add the Todd Edgar interview to the list (no interviewer there)...You may agree or disagree with them, yet the original thought processes are bright as sun...This interview, at best, pales relative to the high-caliber ones I mentioned...RV, please more quality and less quantity...Thank you.

  • MM

    Michael M.

    10 2 2018 03:21

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    The real deal. Excellent. Thanks

  • RZ

    RICK Z.

    10 2 2018 03:06

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    I loved his , kind of qasi crack at the beginning about how Powell is an attorney and not economist. It sounded as if he was trying to say Powel didn’t know what he was doing because he wasn’t economist?? - LOL I can only hope I got this wrong because we all know that the gas bag economists atvyhe Fed and the other central Banksters -put it in this unavoidable Debt death spiral - The Keynesian asset inflation without income. It’s so distorted, I’m not quite sure how this system has survived this long.anyway , But the gentleman sounds like he understands trading, but really when it comes to the macro picture, maybe he should take a backseat

  • KL

    Kathlyn L.

    10 2 2018 02:35

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    Unacceptable audio... Love Peter Borish

  • CG

    Chase G.

    10 2 2018 01:53

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    Awesome conversation between two people I respect. Thanks Tommy, Peter, and RV.

  • SS

    Swagotom S.

    9 2 2018 22:24

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    Tommy Thornton is an excellent listener.

  • MG

    Mohamed G.

    9 2 2018 15:58

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    So much wisdom I’ll have to watch this a second time. RV, anyway we can have a Jim Grant interview with Paul Tudor Jones?

  • DC

    Douglas C.

    9 2 2018 14:58

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    One of my favorite interviews on RealVision. If you're a trader and you've survived, you get it. Thanks

  • AG

    Amir G.

    9 2 2018 13:06

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    Since we pay with this service, we should be entitled to expressing our unbiased opinion. So I’m going to speak frankly on this that Thomas Thornton just doesn’t intrigue me as a very confident interviewer. He’s nervous and it’s hard to follow his comments at times.

  • HA

    Hammad A.

    9 2 2018 11:33

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    How to send resume?

  • PU

    Peter U.

    9 2 2018 10:53

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    Love his bear tie . . . look closely

  • PU

    Peter U.

    9 2 2018 10:31

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