Meet Ilya Spivak

Ilya Spivak, Head Asian-Pacific Strategist at DailyFX  Home/Office location San Francisco Age 38 Years trading 15 How did you start trading? I graduated with dual undergraduate degrees in economics and international relations, wanting to pursue some sort of hands-on macro research or analysis. I was also stubbornly dead set on staying in San Francisco. After … Continued

We won a Maggie Award, again!

Luckbox magazine won a Maggie Award for Best Special Theme / Consumer & Trade for our November 2021 Political Issue at the 69th Annual Maggie Awards, which was hosted virtually  April 23.  The Maggie Awards are the publishing and digital media’s longest reigning awards program in the United States. Dedicated to celebrating excellence, the awards honor … Continued

TikTok Dough

Luckbox sponsors a new tastytrade network segment to teach two young influencers the trade Two Gen Z TikTok influencers are learning the fine art of trading stocks and options from a seasoned pro—and they’re doing it in real time, with real money on a live webcast. The students, Kayla Kilbride and Errol Coleman, are getting … Continued

Meet Michael Nauss

Trader/Consultant, @bonpara Age 35 Office Halifax, Nova Scotia Years trading 15 How did you start trading?  It was a very random occurrence during a job fair at university. A proprietary trading firm was looking for people in finance to scalp at their firm. After the first few days, I was hooked. The ability to solve … Continued

The Luckbox Bookshelf

New and not-so-new books that captured our attention this month Far too often, book reviews drive away readers. But reviews present just one stranger’s view, and taking them to heart leaves great books undiscovered. The Luckbox Bookshelf offers profiles instead of reviews. Don’t look to these pages for opinions. Think of Bookshelf as a place … Continued

Your Green Mattress

Over the course of a lifetime, the average person spends about 26 years (9,490 days) sleeping, not to mention seven years trying to get to sleep. That’s a total of 33 years in bed and a good reason to care about mattresses. Discussions about healthy sleeping habits often center around when and how long people … Continued

Meet John Carter

John Carter, founder, Simpler Trading  Age 51 Office Austin, Texas Years trading  31 How did you  start  trading? I spent my junior year of high school working at a cookie store at the mall making minimum wage. After a while, I saved up $1,000. One night when I got home my dad and his buddies … Continued

Meet Ryan Grace

Ryan Grace, Chief Market Strategist, dough Office Chicago Age 33 Years trading 15 How did you start trading? Since childhood, I was fascinated with the concept of investing and this idea that you could make money by simply picking stocks in the market. As I learned more, I became completely enthralled. I then invested a … Continued

Stocks That Rock

Want to make a living from music? Put down the guitar and start picking music-related equities. As AC/DC said, it’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll. And to measure the top in music, even if it isn’t rock ‘n’ roll, rely on the Billboard Hot 100. The chart, … Continued

Meet Tom Preston

Chief Trading Strategist, tastytrade Office Austin, Texas Age 56 Years trading 27 How did you start trading? Trading was the only business where it didn’t matter where you came from, but how you performed. I grew up watching Lou Ruykeyser’s Wall $treet Week back in the ‘70s with my grandmother in Fitchburg, Mass. Then I … Continued