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Episode 296: Automated Trading From the Perspective of a Software Engineer

Welcome to The Traders Podcast. Episode 296 is for those who are interested in automated trading. Your host Rob Booker talks with Ryan, a Traders Podcast listener who works as a software engineer in California. Ryan has been writing his own robots for currency trading, and he has a very refreshing perspective for anyone who wants to start off on the right foot. Ryan talks about the frustrations of back-testing and especially forward-testing. He says he needed to start with the problem, so Ryan and Rob discuss how he went about identifying and understanding said problem. These are just a few topics of the many discussed in Episode 296. We enjoyed having Ryan on the show, and we think you’ll enjoy him, too. Thanks for listening.

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Episode 94: Effects of Hurricane Sandy and Creating and Testing a Trading System

Episode 94 was recorded on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. At the beginning of the show, Rob Booker and Jason Pyles discuss false reports of 3 feet of water on the NYSE floor, and they talk about whether this natural disaster will have any effect on the markets.

Then Rob transitions this episode into a Part 2 to Episode 93, where he started answering our friend Justin’s multi-faceted question about trading systems. During this show, Rob gives a few words of caution against becoming a professional back-tester, and he comments on how one can create a great trading system.

Just a warning … you might be surprised by the counsel you hear in this episode, so don’t miss it!

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