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Trading Story aims to bring NEWER traders practical & inspiring trading interviews and tips. Plus, it chronicles the host's journey to becoming a a consistently profitable trader. New episodes released 2X per week. Trading Story provides: encouraging stories of real life struggles and triumphs in the market, tips for anyone looking to make a part-time or full-time income trading, practical strategies to use in your trading today, knowledge bombs to guide you to consistent returns, simple explanations for sometimes-complex trading concepts, and takeaways, worth every minute. For FREE.

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Trading Story aims to bring NEWER traders practical & inspiring trading interviews and tips. Plus, it chronicles the host's journey to becoming a a consistently profitable trader. New episodes released 2X per week. Trading Story provides: encouraging stories of real life struggles and triumphs in the market, tips for anyone looking to make a part-time or full-time income trading, practical strategies to use in your trading today, knowledge bombs to guide you to consistent returns, simple explanations for sometimes-complex trading concepts, and takeaways, worth every minute. For FREE.

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Slow speaking speed

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Took 5 minutes to get to the point in a 16 minutes podcast .....way too many redundant information and speak too low

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Brandon well done!! New to Forex trading and have found these interviews very invaluable and full of wisdom. Thank you for doing this as this helps shorten the learning curve and provides an enormous amount of information bar none. Keep this going as its one of the best podcasts out there for traders. We need more interviews. Mahalo !!

iTunes Ratings

134 Ratings
Average Ratings
118
7
3
2
4

Slow speaking speed

By My mail review - Nov 25 2018
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Took 5 minutes to get to the point in a 16 minutes podcast .....way too many redundant information and speak too low

Market Wizzard Part New...

By RayLo808 - Dec 02 2017
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Brandon well done!! New to Forex trading and have found these interviews very invaluable and full of wisdom. Thank you for doing this as this helps shorten the learning curve and provides an enormous amount of information bar none. Keep this going as its one of the best podcasts out there for traders. We need more interviews. Mahalo !!
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Trading Story: Trading Interviews, Tips & Inspiration For Newer Traders

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Trading Story aims to bring NEWER traders practical & inspiring trading interviews and tips. Plus, it chronicles the host's journey to becoming a a consistently profitable trader. New episodes released 2X per week. Trading Story provides: encouraging stories of real life struggles and triumphs in the market, tips for anyone looking to make a part-time or full-time income trading, practical strategies to use in your trading today, knowledge bombs to guide you to consistent returns, simple explanations for sometimes-complex trading concepts, and takeaways, worth every minute. For FREE.

Rank #1: 96 - Day Trading for Dummies

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Who among us hasn’t had that well-meaning soul try to steer us clear from day trading?

I remember working at Dell in the early 2000’s. I had a fairly easy job at the time. It was an internal support job where we took calls from sales people and tried to answer questions that they didn’t know. At times it was the easiest job I ever had. These were the early days of the internet. And sometimes, for hours on end, I would have 1, maybe 2, three-minute calls per hour answering simple questions about some internal policy. Easy stuff. The rest of the time I was ‘surfing the net’ with my colleagues. One guy got so comfortable he got fired for bringing his video game to work a couple times. The fact is, he could do that and still answer his calls because the queue was so dead most of the time. At least I thought so. Unfortunately for him, our manager didn’t agree. So he was canned and none of us brought video games up to work again. Such was my life at Dell in the early 2000s.

Day Trading is for Fools?

Anyway, I remember chatting with one of the team leads about my desire to get into trading. I had just met a couple traders at church and was interested to get started in their program. Being a more cautious person than yours truly, he recounted his ‘friend’ who tried day trading and failed miserably. He didn’t know how anyone could make it as a day trader. Nevermind how bank traders make a living day trading. Forget also how a host of other day trading jobs pepper the financial services industry. But he was in tech and they were in finance and never the twain shall meet. At least until the tech guys need money. Then they know who to call.

Of course, that wasn’t the only person tried to steer me clear of day trading. There was my dad, then a client with his tale of a guy who killed himself after losing big in the market. Then there was a former boss who told tales of a former college athlete at our alma mater who swindled donors out of millions in a Ponzi scheme. Aside from my dad, none of these guys were that interested in trading. But they distrusted ‘day trading’ vehemently. It’s got a bad rap.

Don’t get me wrong.

Day trading can end pretty badly for some people. The most famous of those bad endings came in the postscript to Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, probably the most well-known trading tale in the industry. In the end, the protagonist, killed himself. That man was a day trader. True story. Yes, some day traders meet a horrible end. But does that mean, dear logic students, that ALL traders blow their brains out? I don’t think so. So despite your friends’ well-meaning advice, chart your own course in life. The road to day trading doesn’t always end at the mortuary…sometimes…but not usually.

That was easily the longest introduction to a Trading Story podcast episode to date. But you guys didn’t download this episode to hear about day trading naysayers in my past. No, you want know something about day trading. So here goes…

Definition: Day Trading

Feb 18 2016

15mins

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Rank #2: 19 - Jeff Kennedy's Step-by-Step Elliott Wave Trading

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In this episode, I speak with Jeffrey Kennedy. Just because you're a good trader does not make you a good teacher. But Jeff Kennedy happens to be both. A natural teacher and a consistently profitable trader for over a decade, he walks us through the Elliott Wave for newer traders. He also provides some practical tips if you never use Elliott Wave. He is the co-author of Visual Guide to Elliott Wave Trading and has a host of industry designations you'll hear about in the introduction. I personally got some great tips for my trading and I think you will as well.

May 25 2015

43mins

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Rank #3: 83 - Swing Trading Stocks with Kyle Fisher

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Kyle Fisher has been trading for 10 years. He runs KCapitalAdvisors.com, a stock trading advisory firm where he provides small cap stock signals for swing traders. He focuses his practice on swing trading which is one of the reasons I wanted to chat with him today. He has earned his MBA from University of Massachusetts and is working on his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a full-time trader.

Jan 04 2016

36mins

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Rank #4: 95 - Swing & Position Trading Stocks with Toni Turner

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Toni Turner is president of Trendstar Trading Group and runs ToniTurner.com. She is the author of a best selling book, "A Beginner's Guide to Day Trading Online, 2nd Edition." as well as other books. She's been a guest on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox Business and has contributed to numerous financial publications including TheStreet.com and Weiss Incorporated. She speaks regularly on trading and investing topics throughout the country.

Feb 15 2016

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Rank #5: 29 - Mike Bellafiore on $600K/Year Proprietary Trading

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Mike Bellafiore is a New York City trader. Mike co-founded SMB Capital with a some trading buddies. SMB is a proprietary trading firm focused on helping newer traders become successful traders trading their system. In fact, some of his traders now make $600,000/year after trading three short years. If you're interested in learning more about proprietary trading or prop trading, this episode for you.

Jun 29 2015

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Rank #6: 34 – A Beginner’s Guide to Options Trading

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Options trading one of those less popular forms of trading.

Compared to stocks, forex, and even futures, options seem to be the ‘lesser-loved’ financial instruments  for most traders. But it does not mean there’s not money to be made there. By no means!

I have some experience paper trading some stock options. I even went through an extensive options trading class, so I know something about it.

For those of you who are interested in options, I thought it would be good to provide a brief overview.

Jul 16 2015

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Rank #7: 47 - Trading Psychologist Dr. Gary Dayton on Mindfulness

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Dr. Gary Dayton is a psychologist, a trader, and author of the book, Trade Mindfully: Achieve Your Optimum Trading Performance with Mindfulness and Cutting Edge Psychology.  In our discussion, Dr. Gary tells his trading story and reviews several aspects of trading psychology including the area of 'mindfulness' in trading. It was helpful discussion and valuable to both newer and experienced traders.

Aug 31 2015

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Rank #8: 65 - Tim Grittani on Learning to Trade Penny Stocks

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Tim Grittani may be one of the most well-known mentees in the stock trading world. Tim is one of Tim Sykes penny stock trading students. And now the student is becoming the teacher. He is a full-time penny stock trader, turning $1,500 into $2.6 million in 3 short years. And he's beginning to teach others how to do the same.

Nov 02 2015

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Rank #9: 111 - Trading Forex Poles with Scott Barkley

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Scott Barkley is president and co-founder of ProAct Traders, a professional forex trading mentorship and home of the 1-year Fast Tracker program. He's been trading full-time for 14 years. He lives in the Austin, Texas area with his wife and he sometimes babysits his daughter's golden retriever. He is also my personal trading coach.

Apr 11 2016

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Rank #10: 25 - Sebastian Kuhnert on an Easy Fibonacci Strategy

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In this episode, I chat with Sebastian Kuhnert. Sebastian is the co-founder and managing director at Tradimo Interactive, a free trading school based in Denmark. Sebastian interacts with hundreds of traders in the Tradimo community so it was great to get his perspective on strategy, trader mistakes, and trading psychology. Plus, he reveals an easy Fibonacci strategy that any new forex trader can use.

Jun 15 2015

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Rank #11: 22 – Why I’m Planning to Trade the Forex – And Why You Shouldn’t

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In this episode, I talk through why I chose to specialize in the forex. Three reasons why I think it’s a great market to trade. But I also take the flip side and discuss why you may not want to trade it – three reasons to avoid the forex. 

Jun 04 2015

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Rank #12: 49 - Billion-dollar Trader Sean Emory Shows His Cards

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Sean Emory trades stocks, blogs at The Market Meter, and is responsible for managing over $1,000,000,000. That's billion with a 'B'. His posts have been picked up at Yahoo! Finance, Seeking Alpha, StockTwits, and more. This episode was fascinating because it was a peek into the world of a real-life institutional trader. Helpful to new and experienced traders.

Sep 07 2015

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Rank #13: 63 - Timothy Sykes on Trading Penny Stocks

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Timothy (Tim) Sykes maybe the most well-known guest we've had on the program. His name has become synonymous with 'penny stocks' and if you literally Google 'penny stocks', or 'trade penny stocks', his site will show up in the top results. He's been on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and has been the top trader out of 60,000 traders at Covester.

Oct 26 2015

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Rank #14: 107 - Writing Trading Plans with Justine Pollard

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Justine Pollard is a professional stock and CFD trader. She's been trading for over 25 years, is a trend follower, and specializes in trading plans. Her book, Smart Trading Plans, is published by Wiley. She blogs at smarttrading.com.au.

Mar 28 2016

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Rank #15: 31 - Trend Trader Jason Leavitt Plays Stocks

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When most newer trader think about trading, they think about stock trading. That's why I'm excited to bring to you a conversation with Jason Leavitt. Jason is our first stock trader on the program and it was a good one. He's been trading for almost two decades through bear and bull markets and he has a great plug for trend trading.

Jul 06 2015

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Rank #16: 43 - Jon Frohlich on Remote Prop Trading

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In episode 43, I spoke with Jon Frohlich about proprietary trading at Maverick Trading. In Episode 29, I spoke with Mike Bellafiore about another proprietary trading firm, SMB Capital. So we’ve been covering this area a few different times. And I think it’s an important area for newer and aspiring traders.

Aug 17 2015

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Rank #17: 110 - 6 Mistakes Traders Make Picking an FX Broker with Justin Hertzberg

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Justin Hertzberg is a currency trader and also President and CEO of Forest Park FX, a CFTC-registered introducing brokerage firm. On this episode, we're going to be discussing the mistakes people make when shopping for forex brokers. He lives in sunny Boca Raton, Florida with his wife and boy-girl twins.

Apr 07 2016

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Rank #18: 41 - Bruce Bower on Peak Performance Trading

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Bruce Bower is an emerging markets trader who has plied his trade in hedge funds in Moscow and London. Now he's trading his own account. And he's written about it on his blog, How of Trading and how to do it yourself with his book, Peak Performance Trading & Investing. We had a very useful discussion for newer traders, especially on trading psychology.

Aug 10 2015

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Rank #19: 106 - The One Thing in Trading

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Hope things are going well and progressing with you guys on the trading side. This week, I took 3 positions: all net losers. I had a deadline on another project so I didn’t spend as much time as I would like. Such is life.

But one thing I did was grab another book that I recommend. It’s not a trading book, per se. It’s more of a business success book that has plenty of application for those of us learning to trade. I’m about half-way through the book now to be up front. It’s a short read – 224 pages, but easy reading. I’ll finish the book by the time this podcast is released. But what I have picked up so far has been pretty good.

The book is called The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. I heard an interview with Jay Papasan a few months back plugging the book. What piqued my interest was the simplicity behind the concept. I like simple. Jay and Gary both also live in my hometown, Austin, Texas. So being the late-adopter that I am, I finally picked up the book. It was written in 2012 and I’m podcasting in 2016. So do the math, I’m late to The One Thing party.

Mar 24 2016

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Rank #20: 69 - Zero to Hero Trader Yvan Byeajee

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Yvan Byeajee started trading in 2007. He's a full-time trader, has lived in France, Canada, and now is now on 6-month visit to the Island of Mauritius off the coast of Madagascar. He wrote a couple of books, including 'Zero to Hero: How I Went from Being a Losing Trader to a Consistently Profitable One". He also blogs at TradingComposure.com.

Nov 16 2015

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116 - A New Real Estate Investing Project

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Hope things have been going well for you guys. Hope you're progressing in your life and your side projects, especially if you're still tackling trading or real estate investing.

Trading and investing is a great gig if you can make it work and I'm hoping you guys are doing well in these and every area you're working on.

On my end, I just got back from a vacation to Disneyland with my family. It was the 2nd time my family has been there and a good time was had by all in Anaheim. We also visited Warner Brothers Studios and Hollywood on the Left Coast. I did like the weather in Southern California and it's always good to get out of the routine.

I'm feeling refreshed, but I was a little late in getting this podcast out to everyone this week. This will be the last podcast I plan to release for awhile on the Trading Story. I don't want to say this is the final podcast, but it could be. As you may know now, my attentions have already shifted away from trading into real estate investing. I may launch another podcast in the future. So make sure you stay subscribed to this podcast because I will update everyone if that happens.

For those who may be interested, I'm mulling over a Christian apologetics podcast. If you have any suggestions about it, feel free to email me.

Launching A New Project: REINomad.com

But for now, I wanted to share another side project I've been working on. It's not a podcast, but something a little more simple. In addition to helping with marketing clients and growing their businesses, I like to start projects where they seem to make sense. Since pausing my trading efforts, I've turned my attention to real estate investing. Though I'm just getting started and I only have one investment property working right now, I think real estate investing is the place for me for the long-term.

And I wanted to let my listeners know a few reasons why I think real estate investing is a good thing for you as well - assuming you want financial and location independence.

That's why I launched a new website called, REINomad.com.

This resource and email list aims to be a help to anyone who is interested in real estate investing "as a nomad". In other words, if you want to invest an opportunist and find the best real estate opportunities in the next town or across the country, that's what REI Nomad is about. The goal is for you to take advantage of real estate markets that are up-and-coming - since all markets are local - and profit while you focus on what you do best.

And to get you started, we put together a free resource for you called "The 10 Ways To Invest In Real Estate Like A Nomad" over at...

REINomad.com/TenWays/

With this resource, you can be equipped to understand the best ways people invest in real estate when they don't live down the street. So check it out today.

On Wrapping Up The Trading Story Podcast

So as we wrap up this chapter of the Trading Story podcast, I wish you guys the best in every endeavor. If you like podcasting and have any questions, shoot me an email. I've enjoyed interacting with everyone. Shoot me an email for anything for that matter at brandon (at) tradingstory.com

Do you know this podcast has been downloaded over 350,000 times! That means tens of thousands of listeners have found value in this information. And I'm glad to have connected with many of you. Appreciate all the support along the way and the encouragement. From where I sit now, I think this podcast has affected the course of my life and I hope it has been helpful to you too.

But before I sign off again, don't forget to download our free infographic, "The 10 Ways To Invest In Real Estate Like A Nomad" at...

REINomad.com/TenWays/

Until next time, all the best!

Jun 20 2017

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115: Joe Fairless On Growing A Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Portfolio

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Joe Fairless is a real estate investor. Joe invests in multi-family real estate with his partners now but he used to work in a NYC ad agency as their youngest VP. Joe hosts the world's longest running daily real estate podcast, Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever Show. Joe Fairless, welcome to the Trading Story podcast.

 

Final Thoughts on Joe Fairless Interview

We did it again - one more week of expecting something related to trading and you got to hear from another real estate investor. Not saying none of you guys can't be great traders, but there are other options for you. And Joe Fairless highlighted another possible avenue for you: real estate investing in multi-family properties.

But regardless of whether you want to be a trader, a real estate investor, or something else, there is something to Joe's mantra. I'll let him tell it to you again...

"My personal mantra is: "the secret to living is giving". I got that from Tony Robbins when he did a TED Talk. If you haven't watched it, I highly recommend doing so. He's a phenomenal story-teller and educator. And he mentions the secret to living is giving. I have that on my vision board and printed on my wall. That's the approach I take. And it's so obvious: you give one dollar and you get back ten in return. It might not be a direct cause and effect but over time it plays out time and time again."

It's really amazing what Joe Fairless has been able to do in a such a relatively short amount of time. He has grown a real estate investing portfolio that's well north of $100 million dollars and he only started back in 2013 - a little over 4 years ago. He's a regular guy except for one exception: he gives. He gives his audience a podcast episode for the past ~1,000 days. That's a lot of giving. And he's getting something back in return for his efforts. A very lucrative career in real estate investing. Kudos to you, Joe. Thanks for your time.

And thank you for your time listening to another non-Trading, Trading Story podcast. Some of you may be wondering if this will become a new habit - releasing more episodes. Sadly, probably not. But I thought I owed it to my audience to let you know what was going on and why I'm now sold on real estate investing over trading. If you're not, that's okay. Keep driving and something will stick and you'll do better than me. I'd love to see all of you guys succeed at trading, real estate investing, or something else where we're not working for the "man". 

Action Item: Keep Driving

The action item for this week is: keep driving.

There's a reason you turned on this podcast and hopefully it's to get a little inspiration in your quest for financial and location independence. You know it's out there. Me too. I've achieved a bit of location-independence with my marketing business, though I just got on the road through real estate investing. I'm still going and you can too. Keep going guys - we're not dead yet.

Until next time, all the best!

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Joe Fairless Resources

Reachout to Joe: info@joefairless.com

InvestWithJoe.com

Tony Robbins TED Talk: Why We Do What We Do

Tony Robbins: The Secret to Living Is Giving

Jun 12 2017

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114 - Rod Khleif on Losing $50 Million & Coming Back Stronger In Real Estate Investing

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Rod Khleif is a 30+ year veteran real estate investor. He has owned over 2,000 single or multi-family units in his investing career. Rod is an an author, philanthropist and podcaster with over 1,000,000 downloads to his very popular podcast, The Lifetime Cashflow Podcast which can be found at RodKhleif.com.

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Resources Mentioned In Podcast

Rod Khleif's Resources

Brandon's Newest Real Estate Investing Project

Jun 05 2017

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113 – Five Lessons Learned When I Failed At Trading

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Personal Update

Focused on trading forex for 5 months: Apiary Fund & ProAct Traders Focused on trading futures for 2 months with another mentor. Paused all trading activities in November 2016. Two years focused on trading. I’m now focused on a new project: real estate investing.

Lessons Learned

Trading Mindset: Mini-business, chart patterns, persistence. Cutting Losses: Cutting the losses of a passion that hadn’t panned out. Letting Winners Run: Kept working on my marketing business that is growing. I am not a consistently profitable trader. Episode 0 & Episode 113 Continuing Education: I kept learning and I was open.

Shifting to Real Estate Investing (REI)

It’s so similar to trading, it’s scary. Many of the lessons learned in trading translate to REI. Less competition and more obstacles may make a better market for you. Can use relationship skills.

When Things Don’t Work Out

Two reactions: Get depressed OR perform an After Action Review (AAR). Trading did not work out for me on my 3rd go-round as I had hoped. But it opened for me the opportunity for something new. “When God closes a door, he opens a window”. Maybe that’s something you need.

Postscript: Why Not Continue Trading Story Indefinitely?

Trading Story was supposed to be my journey to consistent profitability. Passion is what makes a great podcast. My passion has shifted to a new project and a new podcast. A brand new Real Estate Investing podcast at REI Nomad. This is where my Trading Story continues. I cordially invite you to join me on that podcast. The link is in the shownotes page. Or just go to REINomad.com.

Call To Action

If you fail at something (and we all do). Grieve the loss. But don’t stay there. Remember the reason you started this to begin with: financial and location independence.

May 29 2017

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112 - The Finalish Trading Story Podcast

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  • Thanks for joining me.
  • Big announcement: This is the Finalish episode of the Trading Story podcast.
  • This is an ad lib episode with minimal notes.
  • This is a looking back & looking ahead podcast.

Apr 14 2016

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111 - Trading Forex Poles with Scott Barkley

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Scott Barkley is president and co-founder of ProAct Traders, a professional forex trading mentorship and home of the 1-year Fast Tracker program. He's been trading full-time for 14 years. He lives in the Austin, Texas area with his wife and he sometimes babysits his daughter's golden retriever. He is also my personal trading coach.

Apr 11 2016

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110 - 6 Mistakes Traders Make Picking an FX Broker with Justin Hertzberg

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Justin Hertzberg is a currency trader and also President and CEO of Forest Park FX, a CFTC-registered introducing brokerage firm. On this episode, we're going to be discussing the mistakes people make when shopping for forex brokers. He lives in sunny Boca Raton, Florida with his wife and boy-girl twins.

Apr 07 2016

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109 - VWAP Trading with Zach Hurwitz

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Zach Hurwitz is an independent equities trader, trading coach, consultant to emerging hedge funds & proprietary firms, VWAP specialist. Founder of TheVWAP.com.

Apr 05 2016

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108 - Trading FX with Joel Kruger

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Joel Kruger is an FX trader and the founder JKonFX.com. He's been trading 10+ years and has come to specialize in global macro trading.  He has appeared on Bloomberg television and other financial networks. Joel's website received top honors by FXStreet for “Best Buy Side Analysis” and “Best Video” in 2014.

Mar 31 2016

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107 - Writing Trading Plans with Justine Pollard

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Justine Pollard is a professional stock and CFD trader. She's been trading for over 25 years, is a trend follower, and specializes in trading plans. Her book, Smart Trading Plans, is published by Wiley. She blogs at smarttrading.com.au.

Mar 28 2016

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106 - The One Thing in Trading

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Hope things are going well and progressing with you guys on the trading side. This week, I took 3 positions: all net losers. I had a deadline on another project so I didn’t spend as much time as I would like. Such is life.

But one thing I did was grab another book that I recommend. It’s not a trading book, per se. It’s more of a business success book that has plenty of application for those of us learning to trade. I’m about half-way through the book now to be up front. It’s a short read – 224 pages, but easy reading. I’ll finish the book by the time this podcast is released. But what I have picked up so far has been pretty good.

The book is called The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. I heard an interview with Jay Papasan a few months back plugging the book. What piqued my interest was the simplicity behind the concept. I like simple. Jay and Gary both also live in my hometown, Austin, Texas. So being the late-adopter that I am, I finally picked up the book. It was written in 2012 and I’m podcasting in 2016. So do the math, I’m late to The One Thing party.

Mar 24 2016

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105 - Lazy Gap Trading with David Frost

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David Frost is a full-time trader. He's a Wall Street veteran and has been trading for 20 years. When he's not trading, he's coaching his son's baseball team. He specializes in gap trading and publishes some of his results at lazygaptrader.com.

Mar 21 2016

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104 – Brandon’s Trading Results: Feb 2016

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If you listened to last week’s episode – episode 102 – I bemoaned the fact that my trading results in February were less than to be desired. At the beginning of the month, I opened up my live trading account. To be open, it’s a small account ($500). But it’s enough to give me a taste for losing and gaining real dollars. It’s something my trading coach recommends, so that’s why I did it.

In addition, the point is to gain consistent pips. If I can’t make gains in a small account, then what business do I have trading mini lots or full lots? That’s the reason I’m only trading micro lots at this point.

Mar 17 2016

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103 - Consistent Options Income with John Richardson

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John Richardson is a full-time options trader. He's been trading since late 1980s. He's traded stocks, futures, forex, and options. He's the owner of consistentoptionsincome.com and he resides in sunny, San Diego, California.

Mar 14 2016

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102 - Tweaking Your Trading When Things Aren’t Working

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What do you guys do when things aren’t working out for you? Whether that’s in a relationship you thought was supposed to be great, but it isn’t happening. Or maybe you tried a church or religion and it didn’t meet your expectations. Or perhaps a supposed dream job turned into a nightmare.

And what about your trading? What do you do if you’re trading isn’t working as advertised. You bought into a system, but the system is generating negative returns. What do you do when that happens?

Something like that happened this month in my trading. This episode of the podcast is about what I did when that happened. Take it for what it is. I’m a developing trader trying to make this trading thing work and podcasting along the way. But you may find something to help you along in your journey as well.

Mar 10 2016

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101 - Regulating Emotions in Trading with Houston Truong

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Houston Truong has been trading for about 10 years. He runs a trading blog http://thetradingedge.org, where he focuses on trading setups and trading psychology. He hails from Montreal, Canada, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Mar 07 2016

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100 – Finding a Trading Coach with Brandon Clay

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I really appreciate Marko taking the time to interview me for the podcast. He was pro and I’m glad we had the chance to connect. As Marko mentioned, he’s a ‘face in the crowd’. And Marko may represent many of you guys out there interested in hiring a trading coach. Admittedly, this is one guy’s opinion. But hopefully it gives you another perspective as you’re thinking about going with a trading service or coach.

As for the takeaway of the podcast – that would sound a little strange. Me pulling a quote from me. So instead of that feature, here’s your takeaway:

"Take action already. If you’re just starting out, pick up a trading book. If you’ve read a book, go read up on stocks at Investopedia, or forex on BabyPips or anything on Tradimo. And if you’re ready to go beyond that, then some definitive steps in that direction."

Mar 03 2016

52mins

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99 - Trading Psychology 2.0 with Brett Steenbarger

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Brett Steenbarger has been involved in the financial markets since the 1970's. He is a futures trader and is a performance coach with various hedge funds and proprietary trading firms. He earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology and is a Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is the author of Trading Psychology 2.0.

Feb 29 2016

50mins

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98 - The Iceberg of Trading Success

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Metaphors are very helpful things.

Metaphors can really cement ideas into our heads. The best teachers are the teachers who can take an abstract, but real concept and give it some form with an accurate metaphor which aptly describes that idea.

Some of the most well-known metaphors, also called ‘word pictures’, are: ‘beating a dead horse’, ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, ‘elephant in the room’, ‘kicked the bucket’, or ‘800-lb gorilla’. None of these expressions literally mean what is said. These metaphors all point to something beyond themselves.

Let’s take the last one, ‘800-lb Gorilla’. Chances are you’ve never seen an actual 800-lb gorilla in the wild. But if you did, you wouldn’t want to challenge his supremacy over the lady gorillas in his clan. No, you would want to leave that alpha alone to his harem and mosey on down the mountain. 800-lb gorillas do what 800-lb gorillas want to do.

In the same way, some companies are known as 800-lb gorillas. For instance, Google – now called ‘Alphabet’ is an 800-lb gorilla. Google can pretty much do whatever they want within the law and within reason. They are the 800-lb gorilla of the online search business. They’ve proven their supremacy by acquiring major businesses like YouTube, Motorola, Postini, and many more. They have the cash and they it deploy at will. They are an 800-lb gorilla in tech.

But enough about metaphors, already, what does this have to do with trading?

I’m glad you asked.

The whole reason I bring this up was something my trading coach brought up in his training program. I take no credit for this, I’m simply relaying what he told all of the students in my training class.

The Iceberg Metaphor in Trading

Learning to trade, and really learning to do anything worthwhile, is very similar to the concept of an iceberg. In other words, a successful trader is like an iceberg.

Feb 25 2016

15mins

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97 - Top 3 Things Learned Chatting with 50+ Traders with Aaron Fifield

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Aaron Fifield is a developing algorithmic trader from Down Under. He's also the host of the popular podcast, Chat with Traders. We cover lessons he's learned chatting with over 50 traders and how his trading has shifted over the past few years.

Feb 22 2016

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Took 5 minutes to get to the point in a 16 minutes podcast .....way too many redundant information and speak too low

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By RayLo808 - Dec 02 2017
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Brandon well done!! New to Forex trading and have found these interviews very invaluable and full of wisdom. Thank you for doing this as this helps shorten the learning curve and provides an enormous amount of information bar none. Keep this going as its one of the best podcasts out there for traders. We need more interviews. Mahalo !!