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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: January, 2017
Jan 26, 2017

Let's have a bit of fun today.

It's Australia Day, so we're going with an Aussie theme for this Thursday Trading Thought...

I'm going to share an email about a lamington and what it can teach us about trading strategies.

(Yes, food and trading combined - it's ingenious! Just don't listen to it before bed...)

 

Happy Australia Day!

Jan 22, 2017

Risk Management…

It's not as sexy as the latest hot indicator…

Or the undiscovered penny stock poised for an explosive move…

Or the trading guru who appeared out of nowhere and is now promising to share the “secrets” to making million dollar profits overnight…

… But there are a whole host of risks that have the potential to destroy trading accounts in just seconds, so it’s an incredibly important topic for serious traders to consider.

We have plenty of examples in history that show what happens when Risk Management goes bad, so what can we learn from these and how can we best protect ourselves from catastrophic losses?

Our guest for this episode, Robert Carver, is an independent systematic trader, freelance writer and research consultant.

He spent years working for one of the world’s largest systematic hedge funds and is the author of “Systematic Trading: A unique new way to make investment and trading decisions.”

In this episode, Rob shares with us:

  • The different types of risk we face as traders – including ‘hidden’ risks that can destroy trading accounts in seconds
  • What can go wrong when Risk Management goes bad (we have some great examples in history to learn from!)
  • Common mistakes and assumptions traders make with Risk Management that can lead to heavy losses
  • Tips and techniques to identifying and “managing” Risk
Jan 19, 2017

Today we have a quick chat about technology and in particular Blockchain.

Yes, Blockchain has been around for a few years now but we’re really seeing more and more of it in the news lately, and there has been a lot of hype about the potential applications of this technology.

Some people have even said the Blockchain will have a greater impact on our lives than ANY other technology that exists today.

How big is that?

Much of the hype around Blockchain has been focused on the financial industry, or the potential for Blockchain to fundamentally change the financial services industry.

Which got me thinking..

... How could this impact us in the future, both as traders and as fine, upstanding members of society? :-)

Anyway, my own personal knowledge of Blockchain was pretty limited - even though I’d heard of it a number of times I didn’t really have an idea of what it was.

But I do remember that Bert Mouler mentioned it episode 64 of the podcast where we were discussing cryptocurrencies.

So I asked Bert to come back on the show and give us a very quick introduction into Blockchain:

  • What is it
  • Why are people so excited about it
  • The possible applications to the financial services industry, traders and society in general.

So let’s head over to Bert and hear what the fuss is all about!

Jan 12, 2017

How do we know when it's time to quit working on a trading strategy and move on to something else? Here's a lesson from the TV show Gold Rush.

Jan 8, 2017

The guest for this episode is Jack Vogel from Alpha Architect, a quantitative asset management and consulting firm.

Jack has published a number of papers on SSRN and also co-authored a couple of books including “Quantitative Momentum: a practitioners guide to building a momentum-based stock selection system”.

In our chat with Jack you will hear:

  • Momentum - what is it, what causes it and the different types you need to be aware of
  • How to best apply momentum techniques to a portfolio
  • Why measuring the quality of a trend is so important and how to do it
Jan 5, 2017

What can traders learn from airline pilot Captain Sullenberger and his response and actions landing a plane in the Hudson River?

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