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Episode 85: Common Mistakes That Retail Traders Make

As promised since Episode 81, Rob Booker brings you a second interview with Hedge Fund Girl, a 20-year Wall Street veteran who has rich experience in the industry, from managing money for an institutional fund to working on a prop desk.

In addition to describing more of what it’s like to trade and invest on Wall Street, Hedge Fund Girl returns to The Traders Podcast to talk about Common Mistakes That Retail Traders Make, which spills over into a list of common mistakes that institutional traders make.

Hedge Fund Girl gives some things to consider when looking at hot IPO’s — and a little trick to knowing how to be a harbinger of doom — or a warning voice — ahead of the curve by anticipating what’s doomed to fail before it starts to fall significantly.

Rob asks Hedge Fund Girl just how aggressive, and “dog-eat-dog” the Wall Street environment actually is — and many other interesting questions during this must-listen episode of The Traders Podcast. Join us!

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Episode 81: Insights From a 20-Year Wall Street Veteran

In Episode 81, Rob interviews a hedge-fund trader who is a Wall Street veteran of 20 years. She goes by the moniker “Hedge Fund Girl.” She is a valuable guest, because her perspective is one that most retail traders would never get to hear otherwise.

Rob asks Hedge Fund Girl whether trading is an art or a science. He also asks her if trading ever becomes more intuitive over time, the longer one spends in the business. Rob and Hedge Fund Girl talk about the difference between trading on a prop desk inside a bank versus investing as a manager of a fund at a bank. This leads to a conversation about the inner-workings of a proprietary trading desk on Wall Street.

Rob asks what traders and investors on Wall Street are most afraid of now, and he asks Hedge Fund Girl what she loves most about working on Wall Street. You don’t want to miss this episode, because it is actually Part 1 of 2…

That’s right — we tease a future, follow-up episode where Hedge Fund Girl will enumerate all the “Things That Retail Investors Should and Shouldn’t Do.”

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