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Episode 192: Gold, Inter-Market Analysis and Obscure Trading Methods

For Episode 192 of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker catches up with market strategist Neal Gilbert, author of “Braving the Rapids.” Rob asks Neal if he has strong opinions about gold (as well as other markets). Rob and Neal also talk about deep inter-market analysis and whether it’s necessary for understanding one’s market of choice.

Rob asks Neal how many screens he has open at any given time and asks what he watches for and why. They talk about patterns and Neal defines “the three-drive pattern.” This leads Rob and Neal into discussing somewhat obscure methods for predicting where the market is going, such as Murrey Math and moon-phase trading!

And finally Rob asks Neal what to do if a trader pulls up one time-frame chart and then starts scanning other time-frame charts only to second-guess the initial plan. Be sure to tune in. We think you’re going to enjoy this episode with our friend, Neal Gilbert. Thanks for listening! Read More

Episode 161: Braving the Rapids, Embarrassment and Rob Booker

In this wild episode of The Traders Podcast, your host Rob Booker talks with Market Strategist Neal Gilbert, who is the author of “Braving the Rapids,” an eBook trading strategy that Rob says is reasonably simple, and yet, still powerful enough to be consistently profitable. Rob asks Neal to discuss certain aspects of his eBook, including the five stages of grief as applied to the markets, where Neal explains how Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance can, unfortunately, apply to traders.

Rob also discusses some e-mail feedback he recently received from someone who was deeply offended by a story told in Episode 158 about something Rob’s previous employees did on a business trip. Rob apologizes and expresses his unconventional belief that people shouldn’t be embarrassed about their behavior. This leads to a discussion about how we are often embarrassed over our mistakes, even if they were the result of an earnest attempt based on good intentions. Rob calls himself “the first mistake-maker,” and he talks about examining what aspect of our lives is holding us back from getting what we really want.

You don’t want to miss this one, especially the off-the-cuff shenanigans that occur after the podcast…

Links for this episode:

Read a sample of Neal Gilbert’s eBook: “Braving the Rapids”

Follow Neal on Twitter: @FXexaminer Read More

Episode 51: The Most Interesting Trade in the World of Finance Right Now

Rob Booker talks to Neal Gilbert, the educational specialist at GFT Markets and FX360, about the Euro/Swiss Franc, which is perhaps the most interesting trade in the world of finance right now. They discuss the very unusual situation that’s occuring with the Euro/Swiss, and the problematic nature of having to spend $21.50 of U.S. currency to buy a Big Mac in Switzerland. Rob and Neal also talk about why the Swiss National Bank periodically intervenes in the currency markets by buying Euros and selling off Swiss Francs. And they wrap up their discussion by talking about the temptations of changing your trading plan, moving your stop-loss and staying in a losing trade. Join us!

Follow Neal Gilbert on Twitter: @FXexaminer

Episode 50: Risk, Leverage, Trading and Seinfeld

Halfway to 100, Rob Booker ushers in Episode 50 by talking to Neal Gilbert, the educational specialist at GFT Markets and FX360. Rob asks Neal about his connections where various scenarios from the TV sitcom, “Seinfeld,” have some metaphorical parallels with currency trading. (See the links for these articles below.)

Rob and Neal also discuss risk management, leverage, DealBook 360 and how Neal copes with disappointment while trading. Neal even talks about his unconventional strategy of trading in advance of an economic release. You don’t want to miss this first part of two great episodes with Neal Gilbert.

Follow Neal Gilbert on Twitter: @FXexaminer

Below are the links to Neal Gilbert’s five-part series of articles titled, “Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Trading, I Learned From Watching Seinfeld.”

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V