Episode 275: Trader Tech Mailbag

by producer on July 28, 2014

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Episode 275 of The Traders Podcast is an epically long geek show for anyone who’s bananas about trading technology. This is a special mailbag episode where we read through the hi-tech setups of a few of our listeners.

Your host Rob Booker and the producer Jason Pyles begin with a short movie moment, where Rob and Jason talk about some of the latest cinematic offerings, such as “Lucy,” “Dom Hemingway” and “Snowpiercer.” Next Rob talks about progression and growth as traders, and how often we should change and adopt new systems in the name of progress.

Then we move on to the Main Event, where we discuss e-mails and comments that describe the technical setup of the following listeners: Dr. Valenzuela; Corporal Forex; Ryan, the Lover of Technology; Dave; Allie; RichardHK; Brian F.; Derek in the UK; and John in “miserable Melbourne.” Oh, and there’s also a little after-show content, where Rob makes fun of Jason’s cell phone. Don’t miss it — we had a great time!

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For Episode 274 of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker and the producer Jason Pyles bring you another mailbag episode, where we delve into the listener feedback. But first Rob talks about the new apps (for iPhone, for Android) that are available for The Traders Podcast.

Next we read e-mails from Jonathan, as well as Ryan, a software engineer in California who’s begun to write his own Expert Advisors (EA’s). Then Jason recommends a unique zombie-type of movie called “Pontypool” (2008). Then we got a request from FX Outlier and Mark regarding guest appearances on The Traders Podcast. Next we read part of an e-mail from Dave. We also got comments from Chris and Glenn, and it’s an overall, rip-roarin’ great time. Join us! Thanks for listening.

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Buckle up! Episode 273 starts off a little wildly and politically charged as your host Rob Booker asks Jason the producer if he would assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1942, if he had the chance. This is a preface for discussing the unrest that’s taking place with the Ukraine and Gaza. And this topic is actually a preface for discussing the world markets and how news can affect (or not affect) trading — and more importantly — how you can make money from the conflicts. Thanks for listening.

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For Episode 272 of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker is broadcasting from the happiest place on Earth: Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Rob begins by listing all the things he did not learn while at Disneyland. Then Rob suggests that you don’t learn much about trading from trading. He discusses the contrast between our lack of perspective while in the midst of a learning experience (such as trading), versus the insights that come after having passed through said experience.

Rob also talks about the benefits of making your decisions in advance, in order to avoid confusion when the pressure is on. Rob wraps up this show with some ideas for improving your trading by explaining what he does to keep himself in line. Be sure to subscribe to The Traders Podcast — free in iTunes — and thanks for listening.

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Episode 271: Technology for Traders

by producer on July 14, 2014

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Episode 271 of The Traders Podcast opens with a brief chat about “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” which is currently playing in theaters. Jason highly recommends it. Then your host Rob Booker and the producer discuss an e-mail from Derek in the UK about the Chromebook. This leads Rob to discuss the various technology presently available for traders. And after spending some time talking about hardware, Rob talks a little about software. If you’re planning to do some computer shopping for your trading office, then this episode is for you.

Rob also reveals an exciting announcement about how we’re moving The Traders Podcast technology forward, so be sure to subscribe free in iTunes.

And remember, let us know in the comments for this episode what technology you’re using for your trading. Thanks for listening.

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Your host Rob Booker calls in to The Traders Podcast from Portland, Oregon. In this show, Rob talks about Jim Simons, a retired hedge fund titan who used mathematical strategies to become a billionaire. And this leads Rob to wonder: Does a trader need to be good at math in order to be successful? Let us know what you think. Thanks for listening.

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In Episode 269 of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker calls in to the show from Cannon Beach, Oregon, which is pictured at right. Rob begins by giving a quick mini review of his Chromebook computer and its performance thus far. Next we read a mailbag question from Erik, who asks if Japanese traders are typically bigger risk-takers or even gamblers. And this leads Rob to talk about the carry trade, for old times’ sake. Next Rob cites a blog post titled A Dozen Things I’ve Learned From Reid Hoffman, and of course, he has trading-related applications for these tidbits. And finally Rob talks about how the innovative trader’s path is most often a solo journey. Join us!

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Welcome to The Traders Podcast, Episode 268. The photo above is your host Rob Booker with Bradley Fried and all their trader friends in Tokyo, Japan. In this episode, Rob talks about a question he recently got from a reader of his blog at Experts.ForexMagnates.com regarding trade size. The question was: What is the ideal trade size for a beginning forex trader? This question leads Rob on a philosophical journey about trade size and expectancy, among other things. Thanks for listening to The Traders Podcast.

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In Episode 267 of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker is in Japan, enjoying his time chatting with Japanese traders. So, for this show, you’ll hear a late-night phone call, where Rob is updating Jason with all the things he’s observed and learned about Eastern traders. Join us and subscribe free in iTunes, if you like what you hear. Thanks for listening.

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Episode 266: Very Superstitious

by producer on June 25, 2014

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For Episode 266, your host Rob Booker talks about the coming of his new Trifecta 3 course (for the short-term charts) and the plan for his 2014 traders’ house retreat that he’s been teasing about for a while now. Next Rob thanks the listeners for all the reviews for The Traders Podcast on iTunes. Next Rob talks about the oddity and power of superstitions. Rob wonders if the listeners feel bound by any superstitions relating to their trading. So, Rob and Jason share some of their superstitious practices, and finally Jason recommends the movie “Blue Ruin” (2014) for anyone looking for a great flick this week. Write to us! Thanks for listening.

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