Adam Nash: The Podcast Interview - 3 Decades of Successful Trading

The AlphaMind Podcast 

The goal of the AlphaMind Podcast is to help you think, reflect, and better understand the mindsets of those who have achieved success in the field of trading and investment. 

We look at trading through lively discussions with traders, psychologists, analysts, brokers, coaches, mentors and thinkers in the field of human performance. In doing so, we seek to shed light on how people master the mindsets needed to navigate the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous worlds of financial markets. 

Alpha is a term for the excess profits and returns generated for a certain level of risk in financial markets. An Alphamind is an optimal mindset that gives people an edge in the extremely challenging task of generating excess Alpha. By listening to the in-depth and engaging conversations we have with experts and professionals from across the field, you can learn how to start moving towards creating and improving your own Alphamind. 

Episode 8 The Adam Nash Interview.

Over nearly 3 decades in the financial markets, Adam has been there, seen it, done it, taken the punches, dodged the bullets, yet managed to remain humble and strong.

In that time Adam has achieved great success; Initially learning the basics as bank trader, then being mentored by outstanding traders in the futures pits, and finally flourishing as a screen trader when the futures pits closed. At one stage Adam was the 3rd largest trader by volume in the Euribor Futures contracts. 

In this lively interview Adam shares his views on the mental and psychological challenges needed to succeed in trading. He reveals the 3 things he knows now that he wished he had known at the start of his trading career. He discusses the mistakes he sees other traders make, and why so many of them fail to make it from 'boot camp', to 'base camp'. He explains the significance of recognising and understanding the market narrative, and the importance of timing. He explains why it is so vital to keep your ego in-check, and how the market will take you apart if you don't.

Adam has managed to trade through many different and altered market climates, and has faced up to the rise of the trading algoes. To stay at the top of your game for so long and to survive requires a great ability to adapt to changing conditions and new environments. Adam discusses the importance of being adaptable and willing to accept that conditions and markets change, and that you need to change with them to stay on top. 

There is so much richness and depth to this interview. Whether you are a new trader just at the start of your career, or a seasoned trader with a long career behind you, Adam's thoughts and perspectives will provide you with a wealth of insights and wisdom which will enrich you as a person and a trader. 

For me, personally, I have known Adam for over 30 years. We worked together briefly on a trading floor in the 1980s, and since then I have had coaching conversations with him and have coached those who have worked for him. The one thing that has always stood out for me was Adam's humility. He has remained humble and grounded throughout his career. He is the same person now that he was over 30 years ago when he worked in the middle office of a Japanese bank in London. Adam is someone who is 'confident in his own skin' but never arrogant or too sure of himself, a quality which I see in many great traders, and which comes through clearly in this interview. 

To listen to the Adam Nash interview go to:
iTunes link here
Spotify link here
Google link here

Future AlphaMind podcasts. 

Please be sure to subscribe to make sure you do not miss any future episodes. In the coming weeks we have outstanding interviews coming out with:
Garth Friesen: Garth is one of the world’s top Hedge Fund managers. Garth is CEO of III capital, a $6 billion fund based in the US. Garth has documented his journey into trading in his brilliant book 'Bite the Ass off a Bear'. He has also served on the Fed Advisory Committee on Markets with some of the great names of Financial Markets.

Brett Steenbarger: Brett is the world's leading authority on the Psychology of Traders. He is a qualified psychologist, a clinical associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the State University of New York, and has written many great books on the psychology of traders. In a distinguished career, Brett has worked with some of the world's top traders. In this interview he shares his thoughts on what is needed to succeed in trading, discusses some of the spiritual aspects of trading, and reveals a new book he has written which he is publishing free as a resource for traders at all levels.

Clive Lambert: Clive is one of the world's leading and most respected Technical Analysts. Clive has worked with and around traders all his life, starting his career as broker on the London futures markets. Clive brings a different dimension to the podcast, shedding a light on how best to read markets and price action, and sharing his views on what those who are most successfully able to integrate technical analysis into their work, do differently.
Please also check out our previous episodes. In particular I highly recommend a brilliant interview with FX Trader Mark Hutchinson. this contains a depth of richness and wisdom on a par with Adam's great interview. Click here to hear this episode.

To subscribe and access previous episodes, go to iTunes here

About AlphaMind

AlphaMind is a joint venture between Steven Goldstein of AlphaRCubed and Mark Randall of the Mark Randall Consultancy

AlphaRCubed offers Trading & Investing Growth Performance and Development Services for private individuals and businesses involved in trading and investing activities. Underlying their approach is the idea that Traders face a battle with the market & a battle with their self. Their coaching helps traders to win the battle with their self. You can learn more about AlphaRCubed in their electronic brochure here, or via their website

Mark Randall Consultancy offers Mindfulness based trading and coaching to people and businesses involved in Trading & Investing and beyond in the wider corporate space. MRC's unique and powerful outcome driven approach is aligned to the US Special Forces “Ultimate Warrior” Mindfitness training programme and is applied to the corporate workspace.

Subscribe to the upcoming 'AlphaMind' Newsletter at this link.

Join the AlphaMind Linkedin Group.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram