Meet Katie McGarrigle

tastytrade Host & Content Manager Office Chicago Age 30  Years trading 7 How did you start trading? Being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Kidding! I do NOT have a finance background, so this whole thing sort of fell into my lap! I was a new hire on the support team at tastytrade … Continued

Virus-Free Voyaging

While the world locked down, these passengers spent 15 worry-free weeks aboard a luxury cruiseliner Thousands of passengers and crew members have come down with cases of COVID-19 aboard cruise ships, but one 12-deck pleasure vessel not only escaped the infection but even became an accidental safe haven from the worldwide pandemic. To the passengers … Continued

Meet Michael Rechenthin

Head of data science, tastytrade Home Chicago Age 42 Years trading 20+ Office tastytrade, Chicago How did you start trading? I became interested early on, in junior high. My dad was getting an MBA at the time and had a ton of books on finance and trading. I became interested in trading and stocks because … Continued

Drink and Be Happy

Based on the potential benefits of proper hydration, such as reduced bladder cancer risk, how many cups of water should people drink every day? Blue Zones Beverage Rules Drink coffee for breakfast, tea in the afternoon, red wine at 5 p.m. and water all day. Never drink soda, including diet soda. With very few exceptions, … Continued

Meet Draye Densmore

Home  Houston Age 25 Years trading 4 How did you start trading? I’ve always been passionate about the markets and had a strong desire to learn how to trade them. I’ve read many books, watched a ton of tastytrade videos and attended various seminars and conferences to educate myself about the world of finance. Once … Continued

How to Be a Conscious Eater

When it comes to what people should eat, confusion reigns. One day, coffee can cause cancer—the next, it’s the key to a long life. One day, something else will be bad for heart health—and the next it will be the perfect thing to start your day. And this is all without even considering the environmental … Continued

Market Malaise

The markets’ performance during earlier epidemics may indicate investors have little to fear from the coronavirus  Based on the markets’ performance during the onset of other infectious diseases—including SARS, Ebola and avian flu—Wall Street investors may have little to fear from the coronavirus. The pathogen need not sicken a U.S. stock market that finished last … Continued

Meet Harvinder Singh Dhillon

Trader & Entrepreneur Office London Age 28 Years trading 5 How did you start trading? Having a finance background, I always saw trading as the pinnacle. I used to watch movies like Wall Street and get a real buzz from it. So, in the summer of 2014, I decided to get my feet wet and … Continued

Down on the Baijiu

What you should know about the world’s most popular liquor—and what to try Chinese spirits have a clear, colorless appearance and a biting, fragrant aroma. Though they’re typically distilled from sorghum, they can also be made from rice, wheat, corn and all sorts of starchy substances. The average strength of baijiu (pronounced “bye-joe”) is around … Continued

Meet Rob Hoffman

CEO and founder, becomeabettertrader.com Age 49 Years trading 25 Office Lake Geneva, Wisc. What did you start trading? Since childhood I’ve always enjoyed playing chess and thinking several moves ahead. As I grew up, I found that same perspective was a perfect fit for trading. One key aspect of that is identifying statistically significant trends … Continued