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Welcome to The Traders Podcast, starring Rob Booker. In Episode 298, Rob starts off by talking about some New York Times headlines, which he quickly transposes into analogous trading metaphors. This leads Rob to talk about the critical importance of establishing a daily routine for your trading procedures. Next Jason plays some business television audio clips, and Rob responds to them — rambunctiously. Rob rants about worldwide fears about dropping oil prices, and we discuss deflation versus disinflation. Please leave us a comment, and let us know about your trading routine. And thanks for listening.

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In Episode 297 of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker interviews Calvin, a listener of the show who is in the midst of his journey to become a full-time trader. So, Rob begins by talking about the beginning of Calvin’s trading career and his motivations for becoming a full-time trader. Calvin and Rob cover a lot of ground in this 43-minute episode, including how to deal with major losses, the psychology of trading, Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule, choosing a specific direction for your life, and much more! If you plan to trade for a living someday, be sure you don’t miss this one! Thanks for listening.

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Welcome to The Traders Podcast. Episode 296 is for those who are interested in automated trading. Your host Rob Booker talks with Ryan, a Traders Podcast listener who works as a software engineer in California. Ryan has been writing his own robots for currency trading, and he has a very refreshing perspective for anyone who wants to start off on the right foot. Ryan talks about the frustrations of back-testing and especially forward-testing. He says he needed to start with the problem, so Ryan and Rob discuss how he went about identifying and understanding said problem. These are just a few topics of the many discussed in Episode 296. We enjoyed having Ryan on the show, and we think you’ll enjoy him, too. Thanks for listening.

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In Episode 295 of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker regales us with an anecdotal tidbit about speed-reading, which is just one step that led him to trade for a living. Next Rob talks about what’s coming up on The Traders Podcast — and he even teases about another podcast! Then Rob moves into a discussion of using deadlines and the trader’s morning routine. Rob asks the listeners to let us know what they do for their trader’s morning routine.

Rob also talks about the concept of getting in to a “ritualistic rhythm” for being ready to trade and be successful. Next Rob gives an update on Dayvid Foo. In short, if you’re a trader, this episode is for you! Thanks for listening.

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Welcome to Episode 294 of The Traders Podcast. Your host Rob Booker begins by discussing four different types of perspectives that a trader can have on the future, as is discussed in Peter Thiel’s book “Zero to One.” Rob talks about the difference between people who are optimists that believe everything will work out somehow, and those who are proactive planners with aggressive goals. Next Rob makes a distinction between making goals versus making promises.

In Episode 294, Rob also looks at the changing future of PayPal to suggest ways to focus on specific aspects of your trading. Then Rob talks about fielding the outside influences of those who try to affect your trading, directly and indirectly. All of this and more awaits you in Episode 294 of The Traders Podcast. Thanks for listening.

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Episode 293: Bank in the Bank, Not in Your Head

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In Episode 293 of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker takes his new EZ Trading Computer (pictured at right) for a spin and gives some feedback about it. Next we listen to a great voicemail we received about trading computers. (You can call and leave us at voicemail at (801) 382-8789. We’d love to hear from you!)

Next Rob highly recommends watching TFL Spotlight Interview with Dayvid Foo from Singapore. Then Rob talks about some books he’s been reading lately. First Rob talks about “The Sedona Method” by Hale Dwoskin, in which he learned about “head-banking.” Rob also read a book called “Zero to One” by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters. All of this and more awaits you in Episode 293 of The Traders Podcast. Thanks for listening.

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TFL Spotlight Interview with Dayvid Foo

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Welcome to The Traders Podcast! This is Episode 292. In this show, your host Rob Booker considers the long-term prospects of an economic recovery around the world. Rob also talks about how meditation can be beneficial to one’s trading. Next Rob briefly discusses how he’s restructuring the content of his e-mail lists. And Rob reports that he bought an EZ Trading Computer from Eddie Z, our guest from Episode 291: Is Your Computer Powerful Enough to Support Your Trading? (Get your free buyer’s guide here.)

Then Rob delves more into talking about the world economy, beginning with a prediction by former U.S. President Bill Clinton (aka “Punxsutawney Bill”). Rob looks at the S&P 500 ETF, and he talks about what we can expect in the markets, as a result of the conflict in Syria. Join us! Thanks for listening.

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Is your computer powerful enough to support your trading? For Episode 291 of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker interviews Eddie of EZ Trading Computers, a knowledgeable guest who specializes in helping traders determine if their computers are powerful enough for trading. So, Rob chats with Eddie about buying a trading computer, how long one should expect one’s trading computer to last, and the ins and outs of trading from a laptop versus a desktop. Eddie enumerates some concerns about trading on 99 percent of the laptops that are available on the market. This is a valuable episode and a must-listen for traders. Thanks for joining us.

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The markets are jittery today, says Rob Booker, the host of The Traders Podcast. In Episode 290, Rob tells us why now is an unprecedented time in economic history. He talks about how Janet Yellen, the new chairman of the Federal Reserve, is leading her first meeting where policy could change. Rob discusses how the stimulus programs from the 2008-09 financial crisis are wrapping up and why that’s significant.

Rob has also heard some rumblings about an impending financial apocalypse, but he says he can’t identify any catalysts for such gloomy events. Can you? Rob sees no signs of cracks in the financial system right now. Comment and leave us your thoughts at the bottom of these show notes for this episode. Thanks for listening.

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In Episode 289 of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker begins with an update on long-term investments by discussing Amazon’s war with the publisher Hachette. Rob talks about the bright future for companies that support the rights of individuals to conduct commerce with the public at large. Next Jason the producer asks a question about hedging (trades, not bushes). Then we move in to some listener feedback comments and questions from Calvin, Jerry, Reggie, Jonathan, Don and Allan. Thanks for listening!

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