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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep October 15, 2020

Find Your Trading Niche with Jerry Robinson

Episode Summary:

Good traders don’t just throw money around at any stock that comes their way. They educate themselves on a particular industry and make those trades their niche. Jerry Robinson is the bestselling author of Bankruptcy of Our Nation and the founder of Follow the Money. He is our guest this week on Limit Up! and discusses the importance of finding your niche and diversifying your assets. Take a listen to find out the best strategy for your portfolio.

Full Show Notes:

Modern economists have grown so reliant on bailouts whenever there is market instability that the tax burden inevitably gets passed on to regular people. Most US families only have income streams from their jobs, the most heavily taxed revenue stream. Jerry Robinson is a trader and author who wants to change all that.

On today’s episode of Limit Up, Jerry discusses two key fundamental concepts for every trader: know your trading niche and diversify. Traders who are educated in a specific area do well to trade in that area as opposed to casting a wide net.

Jerry also passionately believes in ending the consumption trap and discusses how he and his family have managed to live mostly off the grid. Listen to the episode for Jerry’s advice on the best ways to diversify your portfolio and educate yourself on the opportunities that come with careful investment.

Jerry Robinson is an economist, trend trader/trading coach, best-selling author, as well as a real estate and cryptocurrency investor.

He is the founder of, an independent financial education website. And he is also the creator of the Profit Trakker trend trading system.

In 2012, Jerry Robinson uprooted his family from the suburbs of Houston, Texas and now lives a more sustainable (about 75% off-the-grid) lifestyle in the beautiful Ozark mountains in Northwestern Arkansas. (Jerry also has a passion for researching and teaching the Bible and shares his teachings online at Find him on Twitter: @ftmdaily


What is Limit Up?

Limit Up! is a podcast for traders of all levels brought to you by Topstep. Whether you’re considering a career in trading and don’t know where to start, or you’re a seasoned veteran looking for advice from big names in the financial industry, Limit Up! is your guide. Join us weekly as we discuss the market in all of its volatile glory. Risk Disclosure:

Jack Pelzer is a co-host of Limit Up! He traded as part of a U.S. Treasury group for 7 years at Chopper Trading and DRW. After leaving the industry, he became a Writing Fellow and Senior Contributing Writer for The Onion. He is now the Head of Content at Topstep.

Dan Hodgman is a co-host of Limit Up! Prior to coming to Topstep Dan traded 30 Yr Treasury Options and Yield Spreads. Before that, he served in the United States Marine Corps where he simultaneously managed his own Futures Account applying the skills he grew up learning from clerking on the trading floor. Now Dan works with the Traders here at Topstep as a Performance Coach as well as being a regular on the Daily Market Recap.

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