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Episode 186: Rob’s Turtle Traders Reality Show Contest

Here is another interesting episode of The Traders Podcast — once again — thanks to our listeners… Your host Rob Booker and the producer Jason Pyles begin the show by addressing a Spanish listener’s concerns that we did not show the proper love and respect for Spain in Episode 185. So, Rob expresses his feelings about Spain, and for the first time in Traders Podcast history, Jason has his wife, Natalie Pyles, say a few words. Next we got an e-mail from Steve, who’s asking for some clarification about when the London market opens, exactly… To get some additional insight on this question, Rob calls his friend Boris Schlossberg’s personal cell phone (while on the air) to get the answer.

We also received an e-mail from Bill, who wrote in with some results from his “Coin Toss EA.” And next we get a suggestion from Pablo, who asks if Rob would devise “The Turtle Trader Experiment” by assembling a team of turtle traders to be trained by Rob’s expert trader friends and then watch the students trade for a living with their own money. (You already know what Rob’s answer will be…) And finally, Dave writes in to the show to ask Rob to explain ETFs. Dave also asks whether Jennifer ever finished automating her trading system. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 96: Election Day 2012, Trading the Problem Not the Solution, and Who to Follow on Twitter

Episode 96 was recorded on the morning of U.S. Election Day 2012, so your host Rob Booker begins by offering a few thoughts on this particular race between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. More specifically, Rob asserts that the Markets follow the problems of the day and not necessarily the leader who’s elected afterward.

In short, as traders, we don’t really look for the next election; instead, we’re looking for the next problem. The opportunities in trading occur when the problem happens. Rob discusses what it means when you cast your vote for a particular individual. And in this episode, Rob also talks about the words “hope” and “change” and how hope isn’t a trading strategy.

In this show Rob also makes some endorsements of his own by listing off the names and Twitter handles of people and organizations that he trusts and follows which analyze the markets or bring you pertinent news. Rob looks at where we get our information, where we get our facts, and where do we get some interpretation of those facts in order to get a better understanding of what’s actually happening. Check out Rob’s list of recommendations below, and be sure you don’t miss this episode!

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For fundamental analysis after an event occurs:
Ashraf Laidi of City Index = @alaidi
Kathy Lien at BK Asset Management = @KathyLienFX
Boris Schlossberg at BK Forex = @FXflow

For real-time news information in short bursts:
Reuters Insider = @ReutersInsider
Reuters Top News = @Reuters
Bloomberg Now = @BloombergNow
RT = @RT_com
Fox Business = @FoxBusiness
Breaking News = @BreakingNews

Jason’s Mostly Movie-Related Twitter Recommendations:
Rob Booker = @RobBooker
The Traders Podcast = @TradersPodcast
Instant Netflix = @Instant_Netflix
Dave Becker’s DVD Infatuation = @DVDinfatuation
Film critic Eric D. Snider = @EricDSnider
Jason = @MovieCastWeekly