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294: Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley on Flying in Top Gun, Trading Options & Taking Psychedelics

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294: Matthew 'Whiz' Buckley on Flying in Top Gun, Trading Options & Taking Psychedelics

Video by Invest Like a Boss Podcast via YouTube

Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley of Top Gun Options & No Fallen Heroes Foundation speaks with Sam about his many interesting lives! Buckley served in the U.S. Navy’s elite "Top Gun" flight program (including on 9/11), then left the military to work in the financial markets. He really found his niche in options and made enough in the 2020 downturn to be independently wealthy. Around the same time as finding financial success, Matthew also discovered the healing power of psychedelics and their potential to help struggling first responders – this gave way to his No Fallen Heroes Foundation. Enjoy this interesting conversation on flying, drugs and trading options! Afterwards, Sam & Derek opine on why they haven’t dug into options trading until just now thanks to a nudge from Buckley.

About Matthew ‘Whiz’ Buckley:
Decorated F/A-18 Hornet fighter pilot, TOPGUN Graduate, and Wall Street CEO. He’s taking his experience going supersonic and applying it to Options Trading.

Wall Street CEO
Served as the Managing Director of Strategy for a multi billion dollar volatility arbitrage firm and later became the CEO of a financial media company that rivaled CNBC

Decorated F/A-18 Hornet fighter pilot,
Graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN).

Served during Operations Southern Watch, Noble Eagle, and Enduring Freedom, flying combat sorties over Iraq from USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Kitty Hawk.

Founder of the No Fallen Heroes Foundation
Whiz works with Veterans and First Responders to help them find healing with Psychedelic and entheogenic medicine.


• Psychedelic Stocks mentioned: MindMed $MNMD, Cybin $CYBN, Atai Life Sciences $ATAI, Compass Pathways $CMPS, Advisorshares Pyschedelics ETF $PSIL

• Top Gun Options Starter Course (

• No Fallen Heroes Foundation (

• ILAB 64: Trading Options Full-Time with Kirk Du Plessis (

Where we are:

• Johnny FD – Bangkok, Thailand / IG @johnnyfdj (

• Sam Marks – Bangkok, Thailand / IG @sammarks12 (

• Derek – Los Angeles, US / IG @DerekRadio (


• ILAB Patreon (
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Time Stamp:

• 00:20 – Sam/Derek Intro

• 04:47 – Interview with Buckley Begins

• 16:00 – Why Trade Options?

• 31:04 – The Impact of Psychedelics

• 52:00 – Companies to Trade in Psychedelics

• 58:25 – Sam/Derek Recap & Talk Getting into Options

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