Ep 577: When Rob Closes a Mac, He Opens Windows

by Natalie Pyles on December 7, 2017

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Thanks, in part, to the long-suffering influence of Traders Podcast listener, Talon, your host Rob Booker recently moved from the Mac platform back to Windows for trading. In Episode 577, Rob and the producer Jason Pyles talk about Rob’s readjustment as he gets used to Windows once again.

This unusual episode features “Dark Rob” talking about a light topic. You hear about surprising developments such as Rob giving up his iPhone X and starting to read the Bible again. Rob doesn’t preach any scripture, but he talks about the clarity he has gained from spending less time on his phone. [click to continue…]

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In Episode 576 of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker talks to the producer Jason Pyles about a text he received from Paul, who works a full-time career as a pilot. Because Paul travels on long-haul flights, it proves to be difficult for him to monitor his trades.

Many currency traders complain that they can’t trade as their full-time job because they already have to work a non-trading-related full-time job and can’t be distracted by devoting their time and attention toward the markets. But that’s where automated trading can be helpful. In Episode 576, Rob talks about some of the finer points of robot trading.

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Ep 575: Are North Korean Hackers Targeting Bitcoin?

by Natalie Pyles on November 28, 2017

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We’re not really known for being conspiracy theorists, but in Episode 575 of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker and the producer Jason Pyles discuss the continued meteoric rise of bitcoin and whether it is the target of North Korean hackers. 

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Ep 574: Put Down That iPhone X, and Back Away Slowly

by Natalie Pyles on November 23, 2017

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Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at The Traders Podcast! In Episode 574, your host Rob Booker talks to the producer Jason Pyles about his disappointment with the iPhone X and smartphone culture in general. Listen as Rob considers taking a hiatus from smartphones for a while.

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Ep 573: Is the Tax Plan Going to Be a Reality?

by Natalie Pyles on November 16, 2017

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Good morning traders! Welcome to The Traders Podcast with your hosts Rob Booker and the producer Jason Pyles. Today we are bringing you episode 573. Listen in as we talk about the tax cuts we have been hearing about in the news, surely you’ve been hearing about them, too. Is this new tax plan really going to be a reality? And if so, what would the repercussions be?

Throughout the show we land on the idea that it is OK to be wrong. Rob recommends checking out the book Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Thanks for joining us!

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Welcome! In Episode 571 of The Traders Podcast, your hosts Rob Booker and the producer Jason Pyles talk about the benefits that come from experience.

Have you ever noticed how you can tell in the first few minutes if a movie will be good or bad? You just know! You’ve probably had a lot of experience with movies and you know what to look for to identify a good movie. Applying the same concept to trading, let’s talk about intuition.

How can you tell in just a few minutes if a trade is going to be good or bad?

There are 3 phases that every trader goes through. First, the trader is excited about all of their trades. Second, the trader experiences boredom. And third, the trader starts to break out of the box. But here’s the key: in order to break out of the box a trader must have the experience under their belt to help them have that all-important intuition.

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Ep 570: Anticipation Is More Powerful Than Reality

by Natalie Pyles on November 2, 2017

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Welcome! In Episode 570 of The Traders Podcast, your hosts Rob Booker and the producer Jason Pyles talk about an important lesson: the recurring cycle in the markets which teaches us that anticipation is more powerful than reality. Rob talks about this principle in relation to the stock market’s reaction to the expectation of tax cuts.

We also talk about the problem with deciding how we think things should be rather than recognizing the way things actually are. Rob also tells us about an in-flight discussion he had with an oil trader. Thanks for listening to The Traders Podcast. We release new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday. Subscribe free in iTunes and join us!

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Happy Halloween! Welcome to The Traders Podcast with your hosts Rob Booker and the producer Jason Pyles. Want to talk about something really scary? Episode 569 is a listener feedback “mailbag” episode whose questions coincidentally pertain to discipline in trading. We talk about how getting what you want requires making tough decisions to do things that are difficult. During the course of this show, we field questions from Steve, Tyler and a person we call “Grateful.” Join us!

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Ep 568: Are You a Professional Victim of Currency Trading?

by Natalie Pyles on October 26, 2017

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In Episode 568 of The Traders Podcast, your hosts Rob Booker and the producer Jason Pyles talk about fear and how bad experiences with trading can haunt you and tend to affect your perception of yourself and your ability to trade successfully.

Jason cites singer-songwriter Glen Phillips who sings about this victim-mentality rut in his song, “Professional Victim.” Technically, the possibility of success always exists, so it’s never completely impossible to make money. Unfortunately, sometimes we convince ourselves of the defeatist C-3PO perspective that “we seem to be made to suffer” and that being an unprofitable trader is just “our lot in life.”

Join us for Episode 568, so Rob can explain how to break out of the victim cycle of abuse from the currency markets. Thanks for listening to The Traders Podcast. We release new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday. Subscribe free in iTunes and leave us a review!

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