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Raman Gill August 4th, 2016

Episode 34- Interview With Darren Chu

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Darren Chu, CFA, founder of Tradable Patterns  (, is a registered CTA (Commodity Trading Advisor) and IB (Introducing Broker) with...

Episode 34- Interview With Darren Chu


Darren ChuDarren Chu, CFA, founder of Tradable Patterns  (, is a registered CTA (Commodity Trading Advisor) and IB (Introducing Broker) with the NFA (National Futures Association), representing in Asia, Chicago-based Vankar Trading, Global Access Partners and a spot FX liquidity provider.  Through Tradable Patterns which Darren founded 2 years ago, he publishes a daily newsletter with 3 trading ideas. His content is consistently the most viewed amongst 3rd party content published on Traders Insight.

Previously, Darren served as IntercontinentalExchange | NYSE Liffe’s country manager for Australia, India, and the UAE, expanding his role to look after Liffe business development in APAC ex-Japan/Korea until his departure mid April 2014.  Prior to Liffe, Darren marketed Canadian futures and options for TMX Group | Montreal Exchange for 4 years, across North America, London, Singapore and Hong Kong.  He also authored content for 3 derivatives courses offered by Canadian Securities Institute, courses which Canadian financial industry professionals must take in order to be licensed to handle derivatives trades, and has contributed articles for Active Trader magazine.  Lastly, Darren developed and presented CMC Markets Canada’s educational offering, and led its Chinese Canadian marketing and sales team.

02:10 About Darren

03:10 Singapore

04:36 Darren’s start in trading

07:05 Failure

08:33 Overtrading and quitting

13:07 How to make the switch to full-time trader

15:41 Isolation

17:23 Becoming consistently profitable & stop-losses

21:15 Aha moments & diversified revenue

23:10 The power of friends & accountability

26:00 Good habits & taking a break

27:17 Forex Factory, Market Watch, Stock Charts 

28:36 Size Appropriately

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