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Rising Stars

Meet some of tastytrade's biggest fans and coolest success stories. They love Tom, and Tom loves the way they trade. We'll talk to the constellation of tastytrade stars to hear how they've increased their probability of success -- tastytrade-style!

Meet Anup, tastytrade's Newest Rising Star
Sep 8, 2021

Anup, a computer engineer and father, discovered tastytrade in 2018 and has since turned full-time trader. Watch to learn Anup’s favorite strategies, and what ended up being the biggest game changer for his trading.

Rising Stars World Edition 2021
Jan 29, 2021

tastytrade interviews options and futures traders from around the globe. Find out how they learned to trade, how they manage a portfolio, and their favorite trading strategies.

A Night of Rising Stars
Aug 26, 2020
Tom Sosnoff and Tony Battista host this live, remote event! The duo interviews 5 options traders from all around the world!
Meet Harvinder D., tastytrade's Newest Rising Star!
Feb 14, 2020
Find out how Londoner Harvinder manages his trading while balancing a career in finance and get his perspective on risk helping shape his portfolio success.
Blake C., tastytrade's Newest Rising Star!
Jan 10, 2020
Blake is an Account Manager and MBA holder hailing from California who had a 100% return on his 2019 trading year!
Meet David S., tastytrade's Newest Rising Star!
Nov 22, 2019
David is an Electrical Engineer and Virginia native. Tune in as he walks through how he became intrigued by basic tastytrade mechanics, understanding the probabilities and the math, and dealing with market weakness in December 2018.
Fauzia Returns!
Aug 19, 2019
If Fauzia looks familiar, it's because she is! Tune in as she catches us up on what she's been trading and how she's started to incorporate futures.
Catching Up With Michael S!
Jul 12, 2019
Previously featured Rising Star and Follow Trader, Michael S, is back in the studio to catch up! Tune in to find out what he's been trading since we last saw him and get his take on rolling tactics, managing buying power, and market efficiency.
Meet Ramon D., tastytrade's Newest Rising Star!
Jul 12, 2019
Ramon started trading in 2009 and was an early discoverer of tastytrade! He started to pick up the pace with his trading in 2012 and says 2019 has been his best year so far! Find out his go-to trading style!
Meet Jamie R., tastytrade's Newest Rising Star!
Oct 15, 2018
Check out how this 30-something with a real estate business trades on the side to create more income and how he applies market awareness to his business.
Meet Vince R., tastytrade's Newest Rising Star!
Sep 14, 2018
See how Vince took control of his finances and discover how active investing has helped him feel empowered while not being a time-consuming endeavor.
Welcome Back, Steven! Rising Star Update
Aug 2, 2018
Since first visiting tastytrade in 2016, Steven has certainly kept himself busy! Find out how!
Meet Les H., tastytrade's Newest Rising Star!
Jul 30, 2018
This former engineer and lawyer became a full-time trader with a few simple mechanics!
Meet Cynthia, tastytrade's Newest Rising Star!
Jul 9, 2018
Cynthia is an analyst/entrepreneur/mom. And if that isn't enough, she's also an options trader!
Meet RakShak K., tastytrade's Newest Rising Star
Mar 2, 2018
tastytrade interviews a 20-something engineer who also has a passion for trading options!
Meet Shervin S., tastytrade's Newest Rising Star!
Feb 16, 2018
Shervin is a thirty-something engineer living in Chicago who not only works full-time, but trades full time! Plus, he loves Strangles!
Meet Louis C., tastytrade's Newest Rising Star
Dec 15, 2017
Meet Louis, a 30 year old hailing from Pittsburgh who recently began trading full-time! Tune in to hear how he got his start and what his favorite trading strategy is!
Meet Michael S., tastytrade's Newest Rising Star
Jun 30, 2017
Michael always had an interest in finance, he discovered tastytrade in 2015 and quickly began trading full time. Watch his interview to uncover his preferred strategy and why Buying Power Reduction weighs heavily on his trading decisions.
Meet O'Brian W., tastytrade's Newest Rising Star
May 12, 2017
O'Brian told tastytrade he feels as though he was born to trade. And since the mid-90's, he hasn't stopped! Originally taking an interest in stock trading, O'Brian stumbled upon tastytrade's Youtube channel in 2012 and has been a junkie ever since.
Meet Rick B., tastytrade's Newest Rising Star!
Mar 6, 2017
While Rick always had an interest in the markets, he made a few mistakes along the way. In 2014, however, he stumbled upon tastytrade and began to eat up tastytrade's Research; he even backtested our studies to double check the results!
Meet Brian W., tastytrade's Newest Rising Star!
Jan 23, 2017
Learn how one veteran-turned-pilot-turned-trader used options to improve his portfolio and begin trading full-time.
 Meet Dr. Larry S. tastytrade's Newest Rising Star!
Oct 31, 2016
Our newest Rising Star Dr. Larry S. joins Tom and Tony to discuss how he started trading options and how his trading strategy has evolved since.
 Meet Todd, tastytrade's Newest Rising Star!
Oct 3, 2016
Todd T., our newest Rising Star, comes in from Jacksonville, Florida to tell us his story of being a 7-year-overnight success. Tom and Tony sit down with Todd to discuss his tasty trading philosophy!
Meet Skip, tastytrade's Newest Rising Star!
Sep 26, 2016
Meet our newest Rising Star Skip N.! He sits down with Tom and Tony to tell his "incredibly inspirational" trading journey and how tastytrade has helped him along the way.
Meet Rod, tastytrade's Newest Rising Star!
Aug 4, 2016
Our newest Rising Star, Rod T., joins us to talk about his journey as a trader. Rod became a full time trader in 2015 when he discovered tastytrade, but has been trading on and off since 1980.

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