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Episode 252: The Secrecy Obsession

Hi, and welcome to Episode 252 of The Traders Podcast featuring your host, Rob Booker. This show begins with Rob asking whether hedge funds should be treated like everyone else, which leads to a conversation about fairness and whether such an idea is ever possible. Rob discusses an article from the New York Times about David Einhorn and his desire to keep his trades secret. Rob says we all seem to have this air of secrecy… Next Rob talks about the acquisition of the Tumblr blogging platform and how it’s been a big miss for Yahoo. Also in this episode, Rob officially proves, once and for all, that he’s clairvoyant with his Twitter / Amazon prophecies!

Note: Shockingly, there are no photographs online of Green’s Donuts of Wheeling, West Virginia. Sorry.

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Episode 218: Technology Stocks, Water and DiCarlo’s Pizza

For Episode 218, your host Rob Booker speaks with veteran trader Jared Johnson, the CEO, founder and president of Day Traders FX.com about some actual trading advice. Rob and Jared take a look at the bull market that we’re currently experiencing and how traders are approaching the trending market. They also talk about how the buy-and-hold era is dead and gone. And Rob and Jared also explain why they’re keeping an ear to the ground on technologies surrounding water and solar energy. All of these delights and so much more wait for you in Episode 218 of The Traders Podcast.

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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