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Episode 64: PFGBest Peregrine Financial, Russell Wasendorf Sr and Gary Gensler

In this fiery episode of The Traders Podcast, your host, Rob Booker, “solo-casts” about PFGBest’s Peregrine Financial Group Inc. and its founder, Russell Wasendorf Sr., who was found to have absconded with $215 million, over a 20+ period of time, which somehow flew beneath the radar of the National Futures Association (the NFA) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the CFTC).

PRODUCER’S NOTE: The Traders Podcast contacted the National Futures Association for comment, and it has declined to respond altogether.

Rob also describes how an honest person might be tempted to become a dishonest person — and he illustrates this description with an analogy about a baseball player trying to aspire to the big leagues.

Also, Rob publicly calls out Gary Gensler, the CFTC chairman, asks him to step down and suggests that a class action lawsuit brought against him. Tune in to hear why! All of this and more, so buckle up!

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Questions for listeners: Please leave your answers in the comments below.

1. What are your thoughts on the matters discussed during this episode?

2. Can you think of one financial firm executive that you would trust with your wallet?

3. What are you usually doing while listening to The Traders Podcast?

Thanks again for listening.

Episode 60: Bob Diamond and Barclays Libor Scandal

Happy 4th of July! Join us for Episode 60, when Rob Booker takes a few minutes to rant about the latest, current events headlines. Rob expounds on the news surrounding Bob Diamond, the former CEO of Barclays who resigned in the wake of a giant scandal, where investors were swindled out of millions of dollars through the manipulation of interest rates across Europe.

Rob also spends some time waxing philosophical about principles of honesty and morality, and he also addresses questions like, “Why don’t more white-collar crimes lead to jail time?” You’ll hear all of this and more during Episode 60 of The Traders Podcast. Listen, and leave us a comment with your opinion on these matters. Thanks for listening!