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Better System Trader

If you’re looking for inspiration, motivation and practical advice on improving your trading results, Better System Trader delivers every week. Each episode brings you an expert trader who shares their own story, along with the steps, both good and bad, that they’ve taken on their path to success. With a focus on actionable insights, the tips and tricks used by the experts contain loads of value, providing you with insanely practical tips and tools you can start using TODAY. Improve your trading with Better System Trader.
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Now displaying: May, 2015
May 31, 2015

Gary Antonacci discuss all things momentum; the different types of momentum and their individual applications, how they can be combined, how momentum can be refined, the benefits and challenges of momentum, why momentum works and much more.

Topics discussed

  • The different types of momentum and their use
  • How to combine them for better performance
  • How Dual Momentum protects in a bear market
  • The benefits of Dual Momentum
  • The impact of lookback periods and rebalancing
  • Using Dual Momentum with other asset classes
  • Reducing the impact of mean reversion in stocks
  • Why momentum works and is likely to continue working in the future
May 24, 2015

Gary Stone discusses market timing, why it works, the impact it can have on strategy performance and simple methods you can test for yourself. We also discuss the misinformation published by some fund managers and how you can outperform the majority of professional fund managers using very simple techniques. Gary also explains the importance of perspective and how it can improve your trading and we get some tips on one of the most important components to executing your trading plan correctly.

May 17, 2015

Rob Hanna tells us how he comes up with so many trading ideas, the type of market behaviours to look out for and his favourite piece of information in a backtest report (clue: it’s not a number). He also discusses how a confluence of ideas can improve trading results, how to look at market behaviour from different angles, some simple market timing techniques, adjusting strategies based on market conditions plus loads of ideas we can test ourselves.

Topics discussed

  • Where to find trading ideas
  • The types of market behaviour to look for and what to ignore
  • The most important piece of information in a backtest – it’s not a number!
  • How to handle an edge that is performing poorly
  • How a confluence of ideas can improve trading results
  • Looking at market behaviour from different angles
  • Simple market timing techniques
  • Where to find the biggest edges
  • Adjusting strategies based on market conditions
  • How Fed meeting days impact the market and how it can be traded
  • PLUS loads of ideas to test!
May 10, 2015

In our chat with Dr Howard Bandy we talk about major changes occurring in the fields of trading system development, trade management and technical analysis. We also discuss why trading is becoming increasingly difficult, what causes trading systems to experience periods of poor performance, how to identify and manage a trading system when it is out of sync with the market and the 2 most important skills in system development.

Topics discussed

  • The major changes occurring in the fields of trading system development, trade management and technical analysis
  • Why trading is becoming increasingly hard
  • How to compete with the professionals
  • What causes trading systems to experience periods of poor performance
  • How to identify and manage a trading system when it is out of sync with the market
  • The shift towards machine learning and pattern recognition
  • The importance of data mining in the system development process
  • The 2 most important skills in system development
May 3, 2015

Kevin Davey talks about how we went about winning the trading competition, the type of systems you want for the future, some very important aspects of system development that will cost you money if you ignore them, what you need to do before you start trading a strategy and what skills you need to be a good system developer. He offers some really valuable insights and provides an excellent process to system development so you do not want to miss it. Topics discussed:

 

  • Why goals and objectives are so important in trading
  • How to use "the monkey test" to validate entries and exits
  • Which type of systems adapt better to future conditions
  • Why walk forward testing is so important and when you shouldn't use it
  • How often should you re-optimise your systems
  • Why ignoring Monte Carlo testing can cost you money
  • Why you shouldn't start trading a strategy immediately after you've finished testing it
  • How to eliminate bad systems before risking your money on them
  • Adding or removing systems from your portfolio
  • Why you need to determine when you will stop trading a system BEFORE you start trading it
  • What skills are required to be a good system developer
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