insider trading

Episode 248: You Can’t Do This – Part 2

In Episode 248, your host Rob Booker reads about insider trading in the New York Times pertaining to a U.S. attorney in Manhattan who has 80 convictions without a single defeat. Rob wonders if there’s a different way to remove the incentive from the greediness of insider trading. And Rob asks the listeners if they trade solely for the money or if trading just a game. Rob also wonders what the true incentive is for superior performance over time. All these questions make Rob wonder about the next financial apocalypse. And Rob wraps up by spending more time talking about why you can’t trade for a living. Does Rob have a method to his madness or just madness? Keep listening and find out!

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Episode 171: Are Spikes in the FX Market Caused by Computer Algorithms?

During Episode 171, your host Rob Booker speaks with “The Coach” — Scott Welsh, co-creator of the Bossilator course and a peak-performance instructor who resides in Columbus, Ohio. Rob and Scott tackle an e-mail from an inquisitive and concerned listener who goes by “Space Pip” (on Twitter). Apparently, Space Pip has been hearing more and more lately that there are spikes in the FX market that have been caused by computer algorithms, so Rob and Scott address the veracity of this theory.

Of course, this leads to Rob’s vision of what would actually happen if computers took over the world. Along the way, Rob takes a stab at describing what a spike is and where spikes come from. And this e-mail leads Scott to worry a little about the presence of “the world is out to get me” mentality. Oh, and don’t miss Rob’s radical solutions for solving insider trading! All this and so much more in Episode 171 of The Traders Podcast.

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Episode 44: Money Never Sleeps

In this fourth part of four episodes on movies about trading, Rob Booker and Jason Pyles focus their discussion around the trading movie of all trading movies, Oliver Stone’s 1987 classic, “Wall Street.”

With this backdrop, Rob and Jason talk about the temptations and pitfalls of insider trading, the meaning behind “greed is good,” how you know if you’ve got what it takes to be a trader, what sacrifices being the best at trading for a living will require, the price of making a million dollars and why it’s not difficult to make money (if you’re willing).

Jason’s show about how to write songs: The Songwriting Podcast

Jason’s show about horror movies: Horror Movie Podcast