Linda began her professional trading career in 1981 as a market maker in options. She became a registered Commodity Trading Advisor in 1992. She worked as a principal trader for several funds. In 2002 she started her own hedge fund, which was ranked 17th out of 4500 for best 5-year performance by BarclaysHedge.
Jack Schwager recognised her great talent in his famous Market Wizards series. Since 2015 Linda continues to trade daily for her own account. In the world of professional trading and money management, Linda stands out from the crowd for three factors: performance, longevity and consistency.
Most frequently when talking about trading, we focus on its positive aspects. Linda takes a different perspective in this interview sharing with us market lessons while highlighting the tension between luck, risk, and passion.
To me, it’s an extraordinary interview with an extraordinary person summarising her great book titled “Trading Sardines“. It is indeed a 21st-century version of “Reminiscences of a Stock Operator“! Linda although being so successful as a professional trader, openly admits how repeatedly got her ass kicked by the markets.
It sounds so attractive when we can mention how you feel making one million in one single day. Linda, however, puts an accent on being on the wrong side of outliers so many times that it is well beyond the random. Rare events are happening more often than we think, especially if you are on the markets so long as Linda.