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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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Jun 23, 2019

This podcast episode made me think back to the very first computer I bought in my high school days.

We’re talking about the mid-1980, when computers were still relatively new.

Actually, my first computer was a commodore 64 (how good were they!), which my parents bought me, but the first computer I actually bought myself was a pretty serious computer at the time. It cost about 3 or 4 thousand dollars, which back then was quite a bit of money. And this computer only had a fraction of the power that we have in our mobile phones these days, but back then it was one of the fastest you could get.

Anyway, this computer had a special switch on the front of the case, it was called the 'Turbo' switch. I’m not exactly sure how it worked, but when some programs were running slow, I could flick the turbo switch on and it would accelerate the performance of the computer.

And I was thinking, wouldn’t it be great if we could have a ‘Turbo’ switch for trading, where we could just flick the switch and instantly boost our performance?

Wouldn’t that be awesome?

Well, I don’t think such a switch exists unfortunately, but there are definitely things we can do to accelerate our performance, and that’s exactly what we’re discussing today with our special guest and leading performance coach Steve Ward.

Steve has over 25 years of teaching, coaching and training experience.

He works with traders, fund managers and banking professionals across the globe, helping them to improve their decision making, risk taking and ability to achieve and sustain high performance.

Steve’s work is focused on delivering evidence-based practical strategies and tactics, and in this podcast episode we discuss a number of performance accelerators in trading.

Here’s some of the things you’ll discover:

  • The key factors that can accelerate trading performance,
  • Why the ‘j-curve’ is so important for developing traders and how to shortcut the process to profitability,
  • How the best traders manage the short-term discomforts of trading to achieve long-term gains,
  • Why suppressing emotions in trading can be like trying to hold a beachball underwater, and how to improve our behavioural flexibility for higher performance,
  • How situational awareness training used by the US marines can improve our trading abilities,
  • Tips to functioning at our best in a world of hyper distractions,
  • Plus, much more.
Jun 1, 2019

In this podcast episode we’re going to be talking about something incredibly fundamental to traders.

It’s something we have to do all the time as traders, and it can have such a huge impact on our trading performance. In fact, it doesn’t just impact trading, it can impact ALL aspects of our lives.

So, what is it? Any ideas?

It’s decision making.

Now I don’t need to explain the importance of decision making, it’s pretty obvious… I’m sure we’ve all made good and bad decisions over time and had to live with the consequences, but as traders, what can we do to improve our decision making?

Well, in this podcast episode we’re joined by special guest Agustin Lebron.

Agustin began his career as a trader and researcher at one of the worlds largest market-making firms - Jane Street Capital. Over the years he has traded many different kinds of securities and has created, developed and implemented successful trading strategies.

In my chat with Agustin you'll discover:

  • The “laws” traders need to apply to make better decisions,
  • Why you're never really happy with the trades you make and what to do about it,
  • Identifying your “personal edge” and leveraging it in the markets,
  • Why traders need to integrate “storytelling” into their processes,
  • The dangers of traders “mistaking the map for the territory”,
  • How to approach a model when it’s breaking down,
  • Plus, much more.
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