Episode 200: We Still Haven’t Found What We’re Looking For

For Episode 200 of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker joins his trusty producer, Jason Pyles — in person in Salt Lake City — at the home of special guest Jared Johnson, the CEO, founder and president of Day Traders FX.com. To celebrate this monumental show, Rob and Jason spend some time reflecting over 200 episodes. And Rob talks about how in podcasting and trading, you just can be on your game every time…

Jared talks about how awful August 2013 was for his trading. And Rob talks about being his own worst enemy (particularly in trading) and watching himself do damage to himself. This leads to a discussion about the necessity to slog through the bad periods to get back to good again.

Rob mentions that he recently revisited Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” album, which made him think about the kind of walls we build around ourselves. Rob also talks about how we have visions of a spectacular future, and we make plans surrounding future success, but oftentimes, we end up merely having sufficient success, but that’s still remarkable. And Rob asks Jason and Jared if they consider themselves to be successful and comments on whether he considers himself successful.

And finally, Rob and Jason speculate about the future of The Traders Podcast. Thank you for listening to 200 episodes. It has been our honor and pleasure to bring them to traders around the world.

Links for this episode:

Jared’s Web site: Day Traders FX.com

Jared on Twitter: @DayTradersFX


Rob on Twitter: @RobBooker

The Traders Podcast on Twitter: @TradersPodcast

E-mail us! Producer@TradersPodcast.com

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8 comments on Episode 200: We Still Haven’t Found What We’re Looking For

  1. Hey Guys

    Congrats on 200 episodes! It was a privilege to be a guest!

    The three of you touched a lot a great points in this episode, trading can be brutal, even after trading for all these year…. your right!!! Sometimes, a bad day can still feel like the world has ended…and its even worse when you could see the train wreak coming at half speed.

    As traders we are way too hard on our-self’s a lot of the time when we should probably be cutting yourself some slack instead.

    Cheers Scott

  2. Nate says:

    Guys, thanks for being awesome! The Trader’s Podcast is just about the best part of my Mondays/Wednesdays. Loved this episode! Please push out another 200 episodes!

    I’m going to second Scott’s comment. Trading is all about feeling ridiculous. It’s hard not to beat up on oneself. I’ve never gone longer than a few weeks without breaking one of my “set in stone” rules.

  3. Dom bumper says:

    Only 22 mins long been looking forward to this , such a great pod cast surely an hour I’m sorry call this 199.5 and do a longer 200
    Great podcast thow

  4. oskar says:

    Congrats on this milestone and thank you! Please keep it going!

    I enjoy listening to you guys while running.

  5. Pablo says:

    Congratulations!!!! Keep up with this amazing podcast, it’s like energy for the soul of a trader!!!


  6. Lucero del Alba says:

    Hey guys, kudos for the milestone in the podcast, keep up the good work and all the best!

  7. Brian F. says:


    “For me, being a non-trader, I still learn things from these guys because so much of trading is applicable to life, which is, shocked me…I never expected that.”

    Yes, and the real interesting theme of the cast is the process works in the reverse, so much of life is applicable to trading. Unfortunately, people want to listen to some bloviating hedge fund manager who couldn’t electronic trade his own small account to save his life, instead of someone like Rob who has actually traded a small account and interviewed people with the exact skill your listeners want to learn. Rob makes these analogies all the time, “trading is like: (insert observation here). My personal favorite is: Trading is like diarrhea, before you know there’s any danger…it’s too late!

    Because of the company you keep, you know a lot more about trading than you give yourself credit. You hang around traders who actually trade and know sh!t from shinola, (Que video clip from The Jerk here). Everybody else loves to immerse themselves in the details of what doesn’t work because it supports their view of reality, but doesn’t make them one thin dime.

  8. Luis says:


    I’ve been hearing all the episodes since the 1st one and I’ve learn a lot in this time (downloading and hearing the podcast everyday). So far I realized that trading is more like a marathon than a 100 mt career. Thanks Roob and Jason for creating this podcast and sharing so many resources and feedback, which are really useful for anyone who is serious about trading.
    I was thinking about live trading right away to get “a lot of money”, but after these 200 episodes I realized that I have to master 1 system, test it and from there start trading with real money. The Trading Tour was pretty funny, specially hearing Rob about to colapse….
    See you in the episode 300!
    Luis Enrique

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