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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: February, 2021
Feb 24, 2021

On this BST live show, Rob Carver from systematicmoney.org joins us to discuss “3 ways traders kill trading strategies”. Here are just some of the topics you’ll discover in this episode:

  • What can go wrong with strategies in live trading,
  • The impact of model complexity on prediction error, (and are simple models really better than more complicated ones - the answer may surprise you!),
  • The dangers of overstated backtest performance,
  • The impact of historic costs on backtest results,
  • The 3 types of overfitting, including 1 that most traders don’t even realise they’re doing, and how to reduce their impact on your trading models,
  • Strategy robustness and letting data define complexity,
  • The overfitting "levels of sin",
  • Correcting for the "multiple testing problem",
  • Fitting metrics, sample size, data quality, prediction error and much more.
Feb 16, 2021

On this episode of BST Live, Doc Ahrens from Trendline Dynamics joins us to discuss “Effective techniques to identify trends”, including:

  • The Macro-trend Analyzer indicator and 3 ways to use moving averages for macro trend analysis,
  • Why it's important to have simple trading solutions and what failures in aerospace can teach us about trading strategies, 
  • Studies that conclude technical indicators don't work,
  • Using visual confirmation to understand indicator reaction to market scenarios,
  • The 3 types of support and resistance, 
  • How to draw trendlines properly, why it's impossible to “understand the market”, the importance of persistence in trading and loads more.
Feb 10, 2021

So, the verdict is in…

Afrotechmods says:

“I think this is the most informative guest you have ever had! Thank you both.”

What am I talking about?

On this episode of BST Live, Stefan Friedrichowski from JFD Bank joined us to discuss “how to build Mean Reversion trading strategies”, and it was an absolute cracker! Even if you’re not a mean reversion trader, you have to see this one. 

Here’s a small sample of the tips and insights you’ll discover:

  • The "alarm signal" that got Stefan interested in Mean Reversion trading,
  • How to determine if a market is good for Mean Reversion or not,
  • How to reduce noise and increase the information content in trading charts, 
  • The danger of using a Mean which moves too fast,
  • How the distribution of 2 bar combinations gives clues about potential trading edges,
  • Adjusting the Mean length based on the timeframe of the chart, 

Stop-loss vs take profit size, trading without a stop loss, degrees of freedom, statistical significance, sample size, entries, exits, and loads more.

Feb 3, 2021

Ever wondered how to turn $10k into $100k (or more) in just 2 years (or less)?

Many traders have, especially early in their careers…

But how do professional traders achieve superior returns while also protecting capital. 

On this week’s episode of BST Live, Laurent Bernut from Alpha Secure Capital joined us to discuss “Superior returns from superior risk management”, and a new approach to risk management where you can put risk appetite on autopilot, protect capital and achieve superior returns.

Here are just some of the tips you’ll discover:

  • How to turn 10k into 1 million (or more) in just 2 years...,
  • How unrealistic trading expectations set you up for failure,
  • What is "superior" risk management and why investors are like teenage girls,
  • Concavity and Convexity Oscillators for dynamic risk management,
  • Position sizing with small accounts,
  • Why you should let the market dictate the risk for you,
  • How to judge the tradability of a strategy, plus
  • Emotional capital vs financial capital and which is more critical, Risk management after long periods of underperformance, mean reversion vs trend following, the problem with pyramiding into positions and MUCH more.

To hear all about it, head on over to bettersystemtrader.com/177 now to watch along or check in with your favourite podcast app if you like to listen. 

Happy trading!

Andrew.

PS. Laurent even turned the tables and asked me a question on why I do Better System Trader. Check out my response at bettersystemtrader.com/177

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