MrTopStep’s resident bond expert Jack Broz (email him) was profiled in this month’s Futures magazine (by our new contributor Dan Collins, no less). Jack is known in the IM-Pro chat room and on the CME floor as being one of the hardest working and nicest traders and educators in the business. His “Broz on Bonds” columns are among our most popular
A trader by profession, he provides coaching to a small group of traders as almost a labor of love. And the feeling is mutual; we notice and seek out the people whose students are loyal to them. The article describes his evolution from a young trainer working in a California health club to professional trader and sought-after expert.
[quote]“We would do 10-lots if we had an edge. I [was] on the top step now next to brokers,” Broz says. “It is different up there. Guys will look at you. They start taking you out, they start helping you with stuff.”
What it did for Broz was give him the confidence to compete with the big traders who used to intimidate him. “It gave me the confidence that these guys weren’t all geniuses, which is what I [had] thought,” Broz says. “I thought I was overmatched, these guys are smarter than me, they know more than me, they have more money than me. Once I got to the top step, I realized that none of that was true, they just [had] the guts to trade. That confidence is what helped me the most.”[/quote]