What Will It Take to Win the Trading Cup Grand Final – Interview with David Koch

Are you curious what it will take to win the Trading Cup grand final?

In this interview, David Koch, Co-Founder of AusbizTV & iconic Australian TV presenter of Sunrise interviews Ashley Jessen, Chief Operating Officer at ACY Securities, on what it takes to win the Trading Cup Grand Final.

Click play on the video below to listen to the entertaining chat.

During this interview, we discussed:

00:20 – Tell us about the Trading Cup and how it works

00:40 – How the prize money is split up and who can enter

01:20 – What the winner will receive in prize money?

01:30 – What results did the previous monthly champions achieve?

01:50 – How the record return of 3,400% achieved his returns

02:30 – What do you think it will take to win the Grand Final?

02:50 – Why the Grand Final is traded over the Non-farm payroll release

03:30 – Why a news trader may have an edge over others

04:30 – What are the types of characters who have previously won the Grand Final?

04:40 – Could algorithmic trading be the best strategy?

06:05 – What are the common backgrounds of the best traders?

07:05 - Can you tell us about the history of the Trading Cup?

07:25 – The vision for the Trading Cup going forward

07:55 – Who is behind the Trading Cup trading contest?

08:50 – Why is ACY Securities referred to as half Wall St and half Silicon Valley?

09:20 – What is the FinTech tool called Finlogix?

When will the Trading Cup Grand final be held?

Date: Friday 5th February 2021

Time: Starts at 8:00pm Sydney time and finishes at 1am on the 6th of February

Venue: Contestants will be joining via Skype connect, with local Australian-based traders joining us in our offices at ACY Tower, 799 Pacific Highway, Chatswood, Sydney.

Schedule of events.


We look forward to bringing you the most exciting grand final we’ve ever hosted.

See you on Friday at 8pm Sydney time.

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Ashley Jessen // Author of CFDs Made Simple, Chief Operating Officer at ACY Securities

Ashley Jessen is the author of CFDs Made Simple and Chief Operating Officer at ACY Securities. He has been in the financial services industry since the year 2000 and worked for some of the leading companies in the CFD, Forex and Online Trading space.