With 2020 coming to a close, we’ve got a great opportunity to stop for a breather (phew!), look at some of the craziness that has happened this year, and identify how we can use those insights to improve our trading even more in the future.
On this episode of BST Live Mike Grech from Quantopolis.com joins us to discuss 2020 and how we can better deal with market uncertainty. Here are just some of the tips you’ll discover:
“Randomness has the greatest negative impact on single entry trading strategies.” – Brian Miller (Optimized Trading).
In this new episode of BST Live, Brian Miller from Optimized Trading joins us to discuss “3 under-utilized techniques to build dramatically better trading strategies”.
Brian shared some unique ideas for building (and improving) trading strategies. Here are just some of the tips you’ll discover:
Basic market classifications most traders use (that miss the complete picture),
“There are literally hundreds of statistically valid patterns in every market.” – Scott Andrews (Investiquant).
So, where are they hiding out, how can we find them and how can we determine the patterns are actually valid and not just random noise in the market?
In this new episode of BST Live, Scott Andrews from Investiquant joins us to discuss how to find statistical edges to improve your trading. Here are just some of the tips you’ll discover:
Is the trend REALLY your friend?
And if so, why do so many trend traders fail?
Global futures trader Brent Penfold joins us to discuss trend trading tactics, including:
• Why trend trading is so difficult for traders,
• Why traders should be careful using indicators,
• How to overcome challenging periods in trend trading,
• The surprising robustness of really old strategies,
• Why bright people struggle in the markets,
• Drawdown, risk, position-sizing, volatility cycles, data mining, and much more.
Quant Trader Alan Clement from Helix Trader discusses momentum trading & strategies, including:
With the US elections just days away, traders are thinking about how the markets may react to whatever news the elections may bring.
Will we see a big selloff, wild swings in price, and huge spikes in volatility?
Or do the markets typically deliver something else around election time?
In this episode of BST Live, Perry Kaufman from Kaufman Signals joins us to discuss how to survive market selloffs, including:
Ever had a strategy that looked like it was broken and wondered if you should stop trading it or not?
Strategy failure (or periods of poor performance) are just a part of trading, but how you deal with it can have a HA-YUGE impact on your overall results… so how do you detect when a strategy is failing?
How do you work out if you should stop trading it or just give it some more time?
In this episode of BST Live, trading champion Kevin Davey joins us to discuss how to detect when a strategy is failing, including:
• Why looking at a single equity curve is not giving you the full picture,
• How to determine the potential ranges of future strategy performance,
• Using Statistical Process Control to monitor trading strategies and which metrics are best,
• How Probability Cones can give traders a more informed view of strategy performance (and when a strategy could be broken),
• What do to when a strategy over-performs (the answer may not be what you think!),
• Should you turn a strategy back on if it recovers after extremely poor performance,
• How a really good backtest can actually be a predictor of bad performance,
• Plus, much more!
Are our roles as traders coming to an end soon?
Is AI and ML (that’s Machine Learning, not Money Laundering or Meat Loaf…) going to take over the trading world?
Trading veteran Bob Pardo from Pardo Capital joins us to discuss these topics plus much more, including:
DSP and Cycles expert John Ehlers, joins us to discuss all things optimization, including:
Also, if you want to discover more of John’s Cycles and DSP techniques, John is running his annual workshop for the very last time this year (he’s retiring to go fishing and build model aeroplanes). The workshop is run over 4 evenings (US time – Oct 19-23) and it’s 100% online so no travel or quarantine required. For more info, visit: http://bettersystemtrader.com/jeworkshop2020
High-performance trading coach Steve Ward from TradeAtYourBest.com discusses:
And if you want even more practical tips on high-performance trading, you should check this one out:
For the first time ever, Steve is running the 6-week "Trade At Your Best Trading Psychology Course" to teach private traders (he usually only works with institutional clients) the mindset and mental skills required to succeed in the markets, and close the gap between potential and actual returns.
So, if you want to see what knowledge, insights, and techniques Steve reveals to his Insto clients behind closed doors, this could be your only chance. (Have to admit I’m intrigued too…)
The program starts next week, you can find more details about the program at http://bettersystemtrader.com/taybcourse
Nick Radge from TheChartist.com.au discusses how to achieve consistent equity growth using multiple layers of diversification.
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Cesar Alvarez from AlvarezQuantTrading.com discusses effective Market Regime techniques to improve strategy performance and reduce risk by only trading in the best market conditions.
Details about what's next for BST and the special event being hosted this weekend.
As I'm sure you've realised, I've taken a break from podcasting for the last year or so.
I've been focusing on some other trading projects so I haven't released any new episodes for quite a while, but over that time I've received a lot of messages from traders hungry for more podcast episodes.
Has Better System Trader finished? Is it coming back?
I have some interesting news to share - take a listen.