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.


  • 007: Rob Hanna discusses trading ideas, market behaviour, market timing, where to find the best edges and how a confluence of ideas can improve trading results.

    17/05/2015 Duración: 01h03min

    Rob Hanna tells us how he comes up with so many trading ideas, the type of market behaviours to look out for and his favourite piece of information in a backtest report (clue: it’s not a number). He also discusses how a confluence of ideas can improve trading results, how to look at market behaviour from different angles, some simple market timing techniques, adjusting strategies based on market conditions plus loads of ideas we can test ourselves. Topics discussed Where to find trading ideas The types of market behaviour to look for and what to ignore The most important piece of information in a backtest – it’s not a number! How to handle an edge that is performing poorly How a confluence of ideas can improve trading results Looking at market behaviour from different angles Simple market timing techniques Where to find the biggest edges Adjusting strategies based on market conditions How Fed meeting days impact the market and how it can be traded PLUS loads of ideas to test!

  • 006: Dr Howard Bandy talks about major changes in system development and trade management, handling systems that are out of sync with the markets and much more.

    10/05/2015 Duración: 50min

    In our chat with Dr Howard Bandy we talk about major changes occurring in the fields of trading system development, trade management and technical analysis. We also discuss why trading is becoming increasingly difficult, what causes trading systems to experience periods of poor performance, how to identify and manage a trading system when it is out of sync with the market and the 2 most important skills in system development. Topics discussed The major changes occurring in the fields of trading system development, trade management and technical analysis Why trading is becoming increasingly hard How to compete with the professionals What causes trading systems to experience periods of poor performance How to identify and manage a trading system when it is out of sync with the market The shift towards machine learning and pattern recognition The importance of data mining in the system development process The 2 most important skills in system development

  • 005: Kevin Davey discusses important aspects of system development, the best systems to use, the correct backtesting process and how to be a successful trader

    03/05/2015 Duración: 01h04min

    Kevin Davey talks about how we went about winning the trading competition, the type of systems you want for the future, some very important aspects of system development that will cost you money if you ignore them, what you need to do before you start trading a strategy and what skills you need to be a good system developer. He offers some really valuable insights and provides an excellent process to system development so you do not want to miss it. Topics discussed:   Why goals and objectives are so important in trading How to use "the monkey test" to validate entries and exits Which type of systems adapt better to future conditions Why walk forward testing is so important and when you shouldn't use it How often should you re-optimise your systems Why ignoring Monte Carlo testing can cost you money Why you shouldn't start trading a strategy immediately after you've finished testing it How to eliminate bad systems before risking your money on them Adding or removing systems from your portfolio Why you need t

  • 004: Nick Radge discusses system design, the best type of trading systems, handling a bear market, measuring performance and the difference between successful traders and everyone else.

    26/04/2015 Duración: 01h01min

    In our chat with Nick we discuss system design, the best type of systems to trade, how observations can lead to better strategies, the best way to handle a bear market, measuring system performance, survivorship bias and the difference between successful traders and everyone else. Topics discussed: The trading style most people should try first Systematic ways to determine a trend Why simple systems are the best Why broker consensus is a poor indicator The best type of stocks for trend following strategies What you need to know about a system to be able to handle the drawdown How observations can lead to better strategies Why buy and hold offers average returns and the best approach to handling a bear market How trading can take less than 5 minutes per day Measuring the performance of a system The difference between very successful traders and everyone else The types of survivorship bias that could be ruining your backtest results The warning signs of over-optimisation Coping with drawdown and personal doubt

  • 003: Cesar Alvarez on trading ideas, backtesting, stops and market timing

    19/04/2015 Duración: 54min

    In our chat with Cesar Alvarez we talk about trading ideas, key concepts and pitfalls of backtesting, the impact of stops on returns, market timing, over-optimisation, drawdown and using multiple strategies in a portfolio. Topics discussed: Where to find trading ideas Why you should test all of your ideas, even if you think they won't work Pitfalls of backtesting you need to look out for How to identify coding errors in backtesting Some clues that indicate you may have over-optimised a strategy Issues with splitting data into in-sample and out-of-sample portions The impact of stops on returns Handling a 50% overnight drop in a stock price Finding your personal drawdown tolerance How market timing can impact a strategy Why you need multiple strategies in a portfolio

  • 002: Brent Penfold discusses trading principles, money management, risk of ruin and how to overcome greed, hope and fear in trading

    19/04/2015 Duración: 01h12min

    In this episode with Brent Penfold we cover fundamental topics that impacts traders of all levels, from beginner to advanced. We talk about some of the psychological issues traders face, the principles all traders need to accept to be successful, that elusive Holy Grail of trading and an extremely important mathematical concept that can identify if you’re going to blow up your account, so don’t miss that. The guest also provides actionable tips and tricks to overcome these issues along with a simple method to determine if a strategy is broken, which could save you lots of money and stress. Topics discussed: How to trades 24 markets actively and be finished by 9:30am The simple reason why most traders fail The principles all traders need to accept to be successful The one mathematical measure that can tell if you'll blow up your account - don't miss this! The Holy Grail The most important aspect of trading How to remove hope from your trading How to combat greed The impact fear can have on your trading and a

  • 000: Welcome to Better System Trader

    11/04/2015 Duración: 05min

    Welcome to Better System Trader, the podcast where expert traders share tips, tricks and actionable insights to improve trading results. In this episode I introduce Better System Trader, what its all about, what to expect, and a little background on myself.

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