Episode 161: Braving the Rapids, Embarrassment and Rob Booker

In this wild episode of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker talks with Market Strategist Neal Gilbert, who is the author of “Braving the Rapids,” an eBook trading strategy that Rob says is reasonably simple, and yet, still powerful enough to be consistently profitable. Rob asks Neal to discuss certain aspects of his eBook, including the five stages of grief as applied to the markets, where Neal explains how Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance can, unfortunately, apply to traders.

Rob also discusses some e-mail feedback he recently received from someone who was deeply offended by a story told in Episode 158 about something Rob’s previous employees did on a business trip. Rob apologizes and expresses his unconventional belief that people shouldn’t be embarrassed about their behavior. This leads to a discussion about how we are often embarrassed over our mistakes, even if they were the result of an earnest attempt based on good intentions. Rob calls himself “the first mistake-maker,” and he talks about examining what aspect of our lives is holding us back from getting what we really want.

You don’t want to miss this one, especially the off-the-cuff shenanigans that occur after the podcast…

Links for this episode:

Read a sample of Neal Gilbert’s eBook: “Braving the Rapids”

Follow Neal on Twitter: @FXexaminer

Twitter: @RobBooker

The Traders Podcast on Twitter: @TradersPodcast


E-mail us! Producer@TradersPodcast.com

3 comments on Episode 161: Braving the Rapids, Embarrassment and Rob Booker

  1. gary says:

    Hookers. With your money… Very Stimulating….

  2. Serge says:

    Guys I love your podcasrs! I love it how Rob cannot live by the edict “when in hole stop digging”… So he comes up with classic lines like “Stimulated a sector of the economy..” and my favourite when talking about his employee, “he got off lightly…” Had me laughing hysterically!

    Keep up the great work 🙂


  3. Brian says:

    It’s one thing to let down your boss,
    It takes it to another level when you let down your friend.
    It takes it even deeper when you take their money to do so.
    However, it takes it to an intolerable, unacceptable, batshit-crazy level to cop an attitude with someone you claim is still your friend when they discuss, without ever identifying you, how it affected them as a person.

    This person is a sociopath, blaming the victim for the effects their own behavior had on their personal life. “It’s Rob’s fault I didn’t get away with it because he slipped years later when he should have been focusing all these years on my life rather than his own.”

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