Rank #1: Episode 26: Too Hot for luckbox! Tom Sosnoff unfiltered
In this week's Connect the Dots, Vonetta finally sits down for a one-on-one with tastytrade co-CEO and serial entrepreneur Tom Sosnoff. If you read her illuminating feature profile of Tom in luckbox, you know he's never short on opinions. Tom is a true outlier, visionary and a "rock star of finance." Go inside one of the greatest trading minds of our time. We had over 6 hours of audio recordings that we distilled into this episode. Hear Tom's hot takes on politics, millennials, speculative asset classes, and what it really takes to be an entrepreneur. This is Tom the way you want him, unfiltered, opinionated, and just a little bit hangry. Don't miss this riveting episode of Connect the Dots.
Mar 08 2019
Rank #2: Episode 21: The Quiz Daddy himself
In this week's episode of Connect the Dots, Vonetta sits down with Scott Sheridan the CEO of tastyworks. Hear from the brokerage boss himself about trading on the floor of the CME in the 80s, meeting Tom Sosnoff in Vegas and starting a company with a lot of luck from some Australians. This is not your average trader tale! Scott is a master storyteller and his insights on trading, fatherhood and what the future holds for retail investors should not be missed.
Apr 20 2018
Rank #3: Episode 19: Nothing to Lose
On this week's episode of Connect the Dots, Vonetta sits down with the man, the myth, the legend, the one and only BAT. In this engaging interview you'll learn how a young man from New York decides to become a trader in Chicago and then build a lifelong career out of making markets, and sometimes making trouble. Stripped down, full of coffee and remarkably candid this is one episode you definitely don't want to miss.
Mar 23 2018
Rank #4: Episode 5: I Was Told There Would Be No Math!
In this episode, Vonetta sits down with Tom Preston, the Chief Content Officer of tastytrade. No one loves school more than this dude, and his path from academia to options god is a fascinating one. If you love probabilities (and fish-based soups), this is the episode for you!
Aug 30 2017
Rank #5: Episode 3: A Robust Debate
In this week’s episode, Vonetta scores an interview with Dylan Ratigan of tastytrade’s Assume the Position to talk about his financial evolution from Bloomberg talking head to tastytrade’s head skeptic. Dylan is an iconoclast who has no trouble rattling gilded cages and pointing out the many pitfalls of our current financial and political systems. To find out what it’s really going to take to disrupt the financial and political markets in this current environment you’re gonna have to give this interview a listen!
Aug 18 2017
Rank #6: Episode 16: Back in the Trading Game
On this week's Connect the Dots, Vonetta sits down with her very own super producer Miss Jessica to talk about Jessica's financial journey. Jessica's story about learning to trade, making mistakes, and feeling all the feelings is totally relatable. But it's a new year, and time for a new Jessica. Tune in to see how her new show Back in the Game is going and what her advice is to new traders.
Jan 19 2018
Rank #7: Episode 11: Be Your Own Team
This week on Connect the Dots, Vonetta sits down with Robyn from the tastyworks trade desk. Find out how a lap around the Monopoly board led to a lifelong love of finance. We talk about staying engaged in non-volatile markets, exciting updates for tastyworks and wine, we drink lots of wine.
Oct 20 2017
Rank #8: Episode 12: We Love Interest Rates
On the week's Connect the Dots, the first ever double interview! Dynamic duo Ryan & Beef sit down to chat with Vonetta about how their paths to financial careers took similar turns, how the Ryan & Beef show came to fruition and what's on the trading horizon. You don't want to miss this doubly good episode!
Oct 27 2017
Rank #9: Episode 6, Jump On The Table With Heels On
In this episode, Vonetta interview Fauzia a tastytrade Rising Star and sassy single mom from the Bay Area. Fauzia found trading confidence after watching tastytrade and learning the mechanics. If you think you know the whole story...you have no idea. Find out how supportive parents, a dream to fly the friendly skies, and one very very rowdy business meeting made Fauzia the self directed trader and mentor she is today. Fauzia has a passion for trading that clearly shines through, and she has a toolkit full of helpful ideas and strategies for new and seasoned traders alike. Even I felt invigorated to try my hand at trading after this heartfelt interview. Also, it made me want to watch Coyote Ugly again...but you'll have to listen to find out why!
Sep 08 2017
Rank #10: Episode 23: Celebrations of Learning!
In this week's episode, Vonetta sits down with friend of the show Alex the Kid Trader. The financial wunderkind started trading stocks when he was 9 and options when he was 11. Learn how his trading has changed now that he is 17. Alex breaks down his strategies, how he stays engaged, and how he helps to teach other kids his age. You will be astounded at his intelligence, his drive and his passion for trading. How does a teen balance school and trading? Who cares about AP physics when there's trades to be made! This is definitely one of the most relatable interviews you'll ever hear. Alex might be a financial genius, but he's still gotta apply for college, write essays, and get his driver's license. You don't want to miss this episode.
Aug 03 2018
Rank #11: Episode 4: Welcome to the NFL! No one sucks
In this weeks episode, Vonetta interviews Matthew Cherry former NFL player for the Jaguars and Bengals about what it's really like to be an undrafted free agent, why you always need a plan B, and what happens when you pivot from football pads to video cameras. In the first interview with a non-tastytrade employee, you'll get a behind the scenes peek at life in the NFL and how crowdfunding is truly helping content creators. Enjoy this weeks episode!
Aug 24 2017
Rank #12: Episode 10: Sign on the Dotted Line
This week on Connect the Dots, Vonetta sits down with tastytrade's own Katie McGarrigle. The ladies discuss what it's like going from tastytrade intern to trading futures. Katie is a Chicago native who has experienced the millennial pain of trying to find the right college, the right job, and the right place to live. Her story will resonate with anyone who is trying to figure out if they're making the right life choices. So, sit down, grab a FAFSA form and listen to this week's episode of Connect the Dots.
Oct 12 2017
Rank #13: Episode 13: The Real Talent of tastytrade
In this week's episode, Vonetta sits down with tastytrade's original boss lady - Ms. Kristi Ross. Kristi is gaining much deserved acclaim as an indomitable female force in Chicago's tech sector, but how much do you really know about the woman in charge? From her humble beginnings in WI, to becoming CEO her path to success isn't what you think. If you're in need of an inspiring tale about a remarkable woman, then this week's episode is for you!
Nov 16 2017
Rank #14: Episode 14: Bitcoin Futures
In this week's episode, Vonetta puts Pete Mulmat in the hot seat to talk about his life as a trader and the upcoming launch of bitcoin futures. Pete's a third generation trader who was able to adapt to market changes and has had an interesting career spanning the pits, the CME and now tastytrade. Pete is our futures guru and he breaks down everything you need to know about the launch of bitcoin futures. If you want to know what your bitcoin future holds, this is the episode for you!
Dec 07 2017
Rank #15: Episode 8: Put Purpose Behind Money
In this week's episode, Vonetta interviews Chris Inumerable Chicago's hottest hip-hop producer. At 29, Chris is the owner and founder of Classick studios and has worked with Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, and many more hip-hop luminaries. From walking out of a college class that wasn't engaging him, to making beats in his parent's basement, this inspiring story will have you standing up and cheering! Unless you're driving, don't stand up. Trading and investing is all about being able to handle risk, and Chris has some wonderful wisdom about taking risks and the value of entrepreneurship. So, put on your best track suit and your adidas shell toes and give a listen to this episode of Connect the Dots.
Sep 19 2017