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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: November, 2020
Nov 25, 2020

“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:

  • How to find potential edges and which markets are best,
  • Why it’s more important to spend time watching and studying the market than actually trading it,
  • The "3 C's rule" to separate genuine signals from the noise,
  • How long can pattern edges actually last and do dead edges ever recover?
  • How to track the health of an edge using t-score,
  • Using "traditional" indicators in patterns,
  • How to deal with drawdowns (and possibly the trading quote of the year!),
  • The "Speed Bump Rule" to manage drawdowns, plus…
  • Allocating capital, edges in stocks, building pattern libraries, ensembles vs patterns, day trading edges, context, sample size, and much more.
Nov 18, 2020

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.

Nov 11, 2020

Quant Trader Alan Clement from Helix Trader discusses momentum trading & strategies, including:

  • Why momentum trading is so popular and how it works,
  • What makes a good trend indicator and the 4 best indicators to identify trends, 
  • Why the moving average is not a good trend indicator,
  • How to rank stocks by momentum and how many momentum stocks to hold in a portfolio,
  • The danger of stops and using momentum for exits instead,
  • How dual momentum protects during Bear markets and market crashes,
  • Filtering out false signals in indicators,
  • Plus, market regimes, shorting weak stocks, position sizing, and much more!
Nov 3, 2020

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:

  • Historical returns around election days since 1924,
  • The 2 types of prices shocks and the best approach to handling them, 
  • The link between stock price and percentage change and why you should avoid trading low priced stocks,
  • Should traders hedge to reduce risk,
  • The dangers of Price Shocks on backtesting results (and how to avoid them),
  • How to determine the volatility level where returns are no longer worth the risk,
  • Plus, volatility parity, rebalancing, portfolio volatility, and much more!
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