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Ryan Moffett

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Artist Ryan Moffett

The Artist's Voice

Show Notes In addition to teaching art in a local high school, Ryan Moffett is also a sculptor and loves getting his hands dirty as he creates minimalist pieces.  He is inspired by life experience and was diagnosed with MS in 2013; however, that does not control his drive as a teacher and an artist.  In this episode, Ryan explains his process and explains his disease as well as the challenges he faces as a teacher during the Covid-19 pandemic.

1hr 4mins

26 Aug 2020

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148: Plugging holes in strategies and portfolios - Ryan Moffett

Better System Trader

In this episode we’re going to be talking about holey strategies and portfolios. Now, when I say "holey" I’m not talking about religion, divine intervention, holy grails or anything like that, although we could probably apply todays topics to those type of strategies that need divine intervention (and who hasn’t had a strategy like that at some point?). No, when I say "holey" I mean something with a hole in it, like a bucket that has a hole in the bottom. When you put water or some other liquid into that bucket, obviously it starts leaking, reducing the performance of that bucket and today we’ll be discussing holes in trading strategies and portfolios that could be reducing trading performance. Joining us as special guest for this episode is Ryan Moffett from Blackpier Capital. Ryan has spent the last 12 years specializing in designing and trading robust strategies, working with and being mentored by traders out of the CBOE as well as hedge fund managers out of New York and California. Some of the things you’ll discover in my chat with Ryan are: Why manual backtesting can be more beneficial than automated testing, How ‘deliberate practise’ can be used in the strategy creation process to get a deep understanding of a strategy, How to find holes in a trading strategy that could punish your trading performance, The hole in people’s portfolios and how allocating a small portion to ‘the 4th asset class’ can be a good hedge for a portfolio when other markets aren’t doing too well, Plus a hole lot more... (see what I did there!)


27 May 2018

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101 – Failure; The Key to Success Interview With Ryan Moffett


101 - Failure; The Key to Success Interview With Ryan Moffett This week on episode 101 of the Two Blokes Trading podcast:We learn that you need to fail to succeed with our guest Ryan Moffett.Tom fails to learn from past mistakes with his 2 day post stag Hangover.And for those of a crypto persuasion we have a Yield Coin update.  Trader Interview with Ryan Moffett:  Ryan is the Lead Investment Manager at Blackpier Capital.  He is the lead manager of the Blackpier Atlas Portfolio of Strategies spending the last 12 years specializing designing and trading robust systems and strategies.   Blackpier Capital is a private proprietary trading firm which also runs a private fund.  This firm is built upon the principles of extreme ownership, personal and professional accountability.   If you would like to learn more about Black Pier Capital, Ryan and the team head over to: http://www.blackpiercapital.com/copy-of-about-us-1 Main Topics Discussed:A journey of 3 key failures that shaped Ryan into the trader he is today.Zero results and a ton of time is the price to pay for exponential progress.Being a trader is a journey of failure!You need to be ready and have experience before you put any risk in the market.Why traders have such high expectations.The things that matter in trading are not the strategies!How training to become a professional baseball player laid the foundation for Ryan’s success.Deliberate practice is how you get great at your craft….Go Google “deliberate practice” now!Creating habits of work make it hard to stop pushing.If you are going to get better at anything, fail more often!Having a plan is not easy but is necessary.  That moment you realize your life is not working…but you have a vacuum hose in your hand….listen to find out the conclusion!Why having a supportive spouse is key to your success.When you know WHY you want to do something, the HOW is not that hard. You need to get into the fox hole with someone you trust.  Judge your results on the process not on the money you make (or Lose).Paul Tudor Jones “You are never hoping, you are always trading”.A successful trading foundation that was built on epic failure.Trading uncorrelated asset classes eliminates 80-90% of your risk and your return goes up.How to define market environments.Generally, strategies make money through volatility or leverage.Having different strategies that do well in different markets is key.Where can you learn more about Ryan Moffett?Web:  http://www.blackpiercapital.com/Blog:  http://www.blackpiercapital.com/blogLinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/blackpier-capital-llc/ Resources mentioned by Ryan Moffett:Check out the book “Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink.Documentary on Paul Tudor Jones called “Trader”.Exclusive TBT opportunity to Buy Yield Coin before its ICO:You can secure this exclusive opportunity through this link: https://twoblokestrading.com/yieldcoin Want to Talk Shop with the Two Blokes Trading Community? Go to www.twoblokestrading.com/discord and you will automatically be taken to our Discord invite page where you can log in or sign up to be directed to our group.  Please keep it classy in a Two Blokes sort of way and feel free to contribute stuff of value.

30 Apr 2018

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101 – Failure; The Key to Success Interview With Ryan Moffett

Two Blokes Trading

101 - Failure; The Key to Success Interview With Ryan Moffett   This week on episode 101 of the Two Blokes Trading podcast: We learn that you need to fail to succeed with our guest Ryan Moffett. Tom fails to learn from past mistakes with his 2 day post stag Hangover. And for those of…

1hr 9mins

30 Apr 2018

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E64: Becoming A High Performance Investor With Ryan Moffett

Breakthrough Success

Ryan Moffett is the lead manager of the Blackpier Atlas Portfolio of Strategies spending the last 12 years specializing designing and trading robust systems and strategies. In those 12 years he has worked with and been mentored by traders out of the CBOE as well alternative hedge fund managers out of New York and California. Prior to managing Blackpier Capital, he worked for Martin & Company, a $2 billion investment firm as well as Gulfstream Capital, an alternative investment advisor with $40 million in assets. Quotes To Remember: “You can have the greatest idea in the world, but if you can’t execute on that idea it ain’t much good.” “In baseball, you can be wrong 7 out of 10 times, you can still be an All star…..trading isn’t that different.” “Failure is constantly happening.” “One of the biggest parts of being a trader is understanding what the other side thinks and how they think.” “If you cover your downside, your upside will take care of itself.” “The market is never wrong.” What You’ll Learn: The pathway to becoming a high performance investment trader Why it’s so important to surround yourself with people doing what you want. How to decide whether an investment is right/good for you. How to plan for bad cycles/periods How to differentiate between “false hype” and good analysis. Key Links From The Show: Black Pier Capital Blog Black Pier Capital Site Black Pier Capital Email Recommended Books: The Original Wizards by Jack D. Schwager Reminiscence of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre How I made $2M on The Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas


3 Jan 2018

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146: Ryan Moffett, Tyler Micalove & Wayne Klump – When Trading Becomes a Team Sport...

Chat With Traders

On this episode, I’m joined by three traders from a data-driven, options trading, performance based fund, Blackpier Capital…Ryan Moffett, the Lead Investment Manager—and a prior guest on Episode 83. Tyler Michalove, who plays a key role in trade execution. And Wayne Klump, who heads up research and strategy development.We discuss mentoring, the benefits of working in a team, the upside to trading options, the unique edges which can be gained from the multiple dimensions inherent to options, an example of how options could potentially improve an existing strategy and plenty more.--Episode sponsored by TradeStation – A trusted online broker geared towards active traders. Discover the benefit’s of trading with TradeStation: tradestation.com/traders Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 25mins

11 Oct 2017

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083: Ryan Moffett – Getting Mentors, Starting a Fund, and Deliberate Practice w/ Blackpier Capital

Chat With Traders

The trader I interviewed for this episode is; Ryan Moffett from Blackpier Capital.Having been involved with markets for about 12 years now, Ryan has experience in trading, strategy design, portfolio construction and even alternative investments—all, while working for several firms (one of which, managed upwards of $2B).More recently though, Ryan’s ventured out to start a fund of his own, where he wears the badge of Lead Investment Manager.Some of the subjects we check off during this episode, include; the snapping point that lead Ryan to pursue trading and cold-call 50 fund managers for guidance. How he was able to form various mentoring relationships, the first steps of starting a fund and the unseen challenges.Plus we discuss options, strategies and research, but the highlight for myself was hearing Ryan’s insight on deliberate practice and mental discomfort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 7mins

28 Jul 2016