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Jon Najarian - The Secret To Trading Options: Why 99% of Traders Get It Wrong


Stocks, Options & Football

Jon Najarian is the former American football player turned professional investor, money manager and media analyst. He has earned a reputation in the industry as an options trading expert and pioneer, developing patented trading algorithms used to identify unusual activity in stock, options, and futures markets.

Jon Najarian spent 25 years on the Chicago Board Options Exchange as a floor trader before selling his firm to Citadel, one of the world’s largest hedge funds. He has been on television for 20 years and currently co-host CNBC’s “Halftime Report” and “Fast Money” with his brother Pete Najarian.


00:00 | Trailer.

02:33 | Brian’s thoughts on the episode.

04:01 | Brian’s introduction.

05:04 | Why Jon loves being in London.

06:36 | Discipline dictates action.

11:34 | Playing football for Chicago Bears and what it taught him about life.

19:21 | What it takes to be a stock trader.

23:08 | Transitioning from football to the trading pits.

26:19 | The Chicago pits

33:25 | Why the liquidity markets no longer exist.

37:02 | Losing money has to feel worse than the joy of winning when you are a trader.

43:44 | What led to his building the algorithms.

47:28 | Explanation of what futures and options are.

57:53 | Training his Mercury Trading traders where emotions and ego are a big problem.

59:52 | Jon reveals what their algorithms showed before 9/11.

1:10:35 | Starting up Option Monster and going into television.

1:15:19 | How to limit your losses and increase your gains.

1:21:09 | The exciting future of trading and options trading.

1:26:39 | Jon’s view of cryptocurrency.

1:29:56 | A typical trading day for Jon.

1:32:09 | Jon loves living in Chicago.

1:35;36 | The story of Jon’s rings and the connection to ALS (or MND).

1:40:46 | Where Jon sees himself in the next ten years.

1:45:56 | Jon’s daily practice.

1:50:31 | Jon’s superpower.

1:51:34 | Best and worst days of his life.

1:56:23 | What scares Jon.

1:58:27 | What we would be surprised to learn about Jon Najarian.

2:01:06 | What keeps him awake at night.

2:04:16 | Success secrets.

2:04:54 | Phone call to the 20 years old Jon.

2:05:50 | Best advice he ever received.

2:07:05 | Advice to the 20 years old watching.

2:09:35 | Brian’s summing up.



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