Podcast Episodes

Episode 12: Oh My Gosh – You Didn’t Say That

In our 12th episode, we couldn’t resist poking fun at business television and the ways that we get caught up in the words of onscreen personalities, even when they don’t say anything at all! This is one of our favorite episodes, and it’s sure to be one of yours, as well.

Rob even forgets what he’s supposed to say at the beginning of the broadcast. It’s all downhill (or uphill) from there!

Episode 11: Why Is Trading So Damn Hard?

Rob’s guest is Dan Polinsky, a trader from Claremont, California, who deals with the pressures of family, work, and even the laundry, as he trades. Rob asks, “Why is trading so easy?” and Dan laughs a bit — and then you’ll join us for a great discussion on why trading seems so damn hard sometimes, how we can make it easier, and more.

Episode 10: Trading and Roulette

What does trading have in common with one of the most popular games in Las Vegas? Maybe more than some of us would like to admit. Chris Davison claims that he’s most qualified to teach traders how to lose money because, and we quote him, “That’s what I know the most about.” That’s not really true, in our opinion, but he does continue with a list of ways that traders lose money unnecessarily, and how to avoid losing money in these ways. Listen right now to everything he has to say!

Episode 9: 10 Ways to Lose Money Trading

Chris Davison joins Rob with the first five secret tricks that help any trader lose massive amounts of money quickly. Of course no one wants you to lose any money, and that’s the point of the show: to help you avoid the mistakes we’ve made — mistakes that so many people make — when setting out on the road to trading for a living. Here are the first five tricks:

1. Run it on as many pairs as possible, ideally unsupported ones
2. Choose the broker that offers the highest leverage
3. Don’t waste time back-testing or getting to know your EA
4. Small lot sizes are for wimps
5. Choose a scalper with no stop-loss (they only lock in losses)

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Episode 8: A Movie Every Trader Should Watch

Greg Michalowski, veteran markets analyst, continues his brilliant advice for traders with, yes, a movie recommendation. What movie should every trader watch? It’s not “Wall Street,” but rather, the 2011 Brad Pitt baseball story, “Moneyball.” Greg explains why in this fascinating interview. You’ll instantly understand why Greg is one of the most popular currency market-watchers in the world today. Listen right away!

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Episode 7: Leverage Unleashed

Is leverage the enemy of the retail trader? Veteran analyst Greg Michalowski talks shop with Rob about the dangers of retail investing, what traders can do to reduce that danger, and he shares his perspective on where the opportunities are.

Greg wrote a fantastic book on currency trends. You can get it here:

Episode 6: The Trader Mom

Can a full-time mom also be a full-time trader? Rob’s guest in this episode is exactly that. Meng Fong is meeting the demands of the market and her family. What you’ll learn from this trader mom is just what the trading doctor ordered, if you’re trying to balance work and life and family — all together with trading. You can

Episode 5: Obsessed With Trading, Part 2

In part 1 of my interview with Markus Heitkoetter, we explored the reasons that people decide to try to trade for a living. But part 2 is even better, and we’re really into the swing of it all: Why do traders become so obsessed with trading? Why do people look at charts for 13 hours a day? Does lots of screen time improve your trading performance? Those are just some of the things that we cover in part 2. Listen and enjoy. And stay in touch.

Episode 4: Trading for a Living From Home, Part 1

What’s this business with trying to trade for a living from home? Markus Heitkoetter joins Rob Booker for an honest appraisal of the chances the ordinary person has of successfully paying the mortgage from a career in trading. What made the difference for Markus, asks Rob — and Markus responds with characteristic wit and honesty.

Episode 3: Automated Trading, Part 3

Rob Booker and Chris Davison put the cap on the final 2 strategies for success in automated trading, with a rousing conversation about the dangers of trading with a robot (or doing anything else with a robot, for that matter). How can you carefully and wisely select a system that is right for you? How much should an automated trading system cost? The answers to these questions, and more, are answered in this episode.