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Greg Loehr

Greg Loehr has been a professional trader since 1990, having started from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He also holds a law degree from John Marshall School of Law and has written extensively on options strategies for The Ticker Tape®, thinkMoney®, Futures Magazine and others. He’s based in Portsmouth, N.H.


What was the moment you realized the markets were where you wanted to be?
When I saw the CME trading floor through the glass of the visitor’s gallery, it was basically a “fork in the road” moment. I’d either become an attorney wearing a business suit every day, or a pure capitalist wearing a trading jacket. 


What’s the “Golden Rule” you live by? (Could be market-related or anything).
The first words my boss uttered to me when I first set foot on the trading floor: “If you want to be a success in this business, you better learn how to take a loss.”


Who’s your investing or trading idol?
Warren Buffett. Nice guy on CNBC. Ruthless trader behind closed doors


When not working you can find me… 
Spending time with my two daughters, boring them with game theory.


Tell us something the world doesn’t know about you.
I have a small portfolio of Jimmy Buffett songs I can play on guitar.

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