Trading is not just a profession for Gustavo Lobo, it’s a game of strategy, resilience, and self-discovery. Born in Brazil, Gustavo’s journey has taken him across the globe, and he now calls Connecticut home. His introduction to trading came at the young age of 16, when his entrepreneurial older brother introduced him to the concept of capital leverage. The first actual trading system Gustavo was introduced to was the market profile, a concept he discovered in the book ‘Mind Over Markets’. However, the complexity of the book led him to shelve it, only to be revisited five years later with a renewed perspective and understanding. Despite the complexities of the market profile and his young age, Gustavo was instantly drawn to the strategic nature of trading, a connection that echoed his affinity for video games.
Gustavo’s trading methodology is distinctive, focusing on market and volume profiles and forgoing traditional candlestick charts. He specializes in trading future stock indices, oil, and bitcoin futures, with a keen ability to identify rotational days and execute mean reversion anchor trades. He subscribes to a philosophy of simplicity, asserting that trading, like any skill, becomes instinctive when you concentrate on mastering one aspect.
From working for a fund in the heart of downtown Chicago to owning his own hedge fund for three years, Gustavo’s experiences have shaped him into the trader he is today. His most valuable insight has been the importance of self-analysis, understanding his trading identity, and staying true to it. Today he primarily trades his own portfolio alongside some investor capital and prop money,
When he’s not immersed in trading, Gustavo serves as a consultant for blockchain-based projects, plays the guitar, calisthenics, and spends time with his family.