227 episodes

If you’re looking for inspiration, motivation and practical advice on improving your trading results, Better System Trader delivers every fortnight. 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.

Better System Trader Andrew Swanscott chats with professional traders Larry Williams, Ernest Cha

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If you’re looking for inspiration, motivation and practical advice on improving your trading results, Better System Trader delivers every fortnight. 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.

    226: The Trading Panel – Episode 3

    226: The Trading Panel – Episode 3

    Welcome to a new trading series called "The Trading Panel", where I collaborate with Jason Perz from Against All Odds Research and a panel of traders to discuss the markets and all things trading. Participants on this weeks panel are: 

    Andrew Swanscott
    Jason Perz
    Richard Brennan
    Kevin Green
    Pavel Kycek
    0:00 – Show Introduction and Panelist Greetings
    0:49 – Panelists’ Backgrounds and Trading Philosophies
    6:17 – Analyzing Economic Indicators and Their Impact on Markets
    13:19 – Debunking Market Myths with Price Action Signals
    24:21 – Transitioning to Systematic Trading for Longevity
    36:34 – The Role of Macro Factors in Shaping Trading Strategies
    49:05 – The Future of Trading: AI, Cryptos, and Beyond
    1:02:27 – Wrapping Up: Key Takeaways and Contact Information
    Disclaimer: Trading in the financial markets involves a substantial risk of loss. All content produced by Better System Trader is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute trading or investment advice.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    225: Algorithmic Crypto Trading - Pavel Kycek

    225: Algorithmic Crypto Trading - Pavel Kycek

    Unlock the secrets of algorithmic crypto trading with Pavel Kycek in this entertaining and insightful episode. Whether you're a crypto newbie or a seasoned trader looking to refine your trading strategies, Pavel's insights into the volatile world of cryptocurrency and expertise in algorithmic trading will guide you through the complexities of systematic trading, risk management, and much more. 
     
    Here are some of the topics you’ll discover in this discussion:
     
    How to identify what style of trading works best in crypto,
    The “Idea first” approach to building trading strategies that work,
    Indicators in crypto trading and how simple your trading strategies should really be,
    The type of strategies that work in the crypto market right now,
    Common robustness tests that work in crypto and which ones you should avoid (and why),
    Risks with crypto trading and how to reduce them so you can sleep well at night,
    Selecting the best cryptos to trade & the different behaviour and characteristics of coins,
    How the crypto markets are changing and what that means to future trading strategies,
    Regime filtering - when to use them and when to avoid them,
    Generating portfolios of crypto strategies and the types of strategies to include for performance stability,
    And much more...
     
    Disclaimer:
    Trading in the financial markets involves a substantial risk of loss. All content produced by Better System Trader is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute trading or investment advice.
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    224: "The Trading Panel" Episode 2

    224: "The Trading Panel" Episode 2

    Welcome to a new trading series called "The Trading Panel", where I collaborate with Jason Perz from Against All Odds Research and a panel of traders to discuss the markets and all things trading. Participants on this weeks panel are: 

    Andrew Swanscott Jason Perz Kashyap Sriram Pavel Kycek Kevin Green Timestamps
    [00:00] Introduction and Overview of Trading Topics
    [06:37] Discussion on Personal Trading Experiences and Learning Curves
    [12:21] Insights into Systematic vs. Discretionary Trading
    [15:43] The Role of Market Cycles in Trading Profitability
    [17:33] Exploring the Impact of Rate Decisions on Trading Strategies
    [23:54] Debunking Common Trading Myths and Strategies
    [25:07] Discussion on Options and Volatility Trading
    [28:27] Carry Trades and Their Potential Risks
    [30:42] Unforeseen Market Events and Their Impact on Trading
    [33:17] The Swiss Franc Event: A Case Study
    [36:30] Exploring Premium Scalping and Its Risks
    [39:25] The Yen-U.S. Dollar Carry Trade Discussion
    [42:12] Institutional Strategies and Risk Management Techniques
    [43:28] Policy Changes in Trading Instruments: USO ETF Case
    [46:27] Futures Contracts: Managing Expiry and Liquidity Risks
    [49:24] Liquidity and Risk Management in Trading
    [53:42] The Negative Oil Price Event: An Anecdote
    [54:54] Closing Remarks and Contact Information of Panelists
    [56:05] Final Thoughts and Upcoming Episode Teaser
    Disclaimer:
    Trading in the financial markets involves a substantial risk of loss. All content produced by Better System Trader is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute trading or investment advice.

    • 58 min
    223: "The Trading Panel" Episode 1

    223: "The Trading Panel" Episode 1

    Welcome to a new trading series called "The Trading Panel", where I collaborate with Jason Perz from Against All Odds Research and a panel of traders to discuss the markets and all things trading. Participants on this weeks panel are: 

    Andrew Swanscott Jason Perz Kashyap Sriram Markets & Mayhem Mike Melissinos Pavel Kycek Timestamps
    [00:00] Introduction to The Trading Panel
    [00:53] Speaker Introductions
    [08:23] Discussion on Trading Strategies and Market Positions
    [15:18] The Importance of Backtesting in Trading
    [20:06] Diversifying Trading Strategies and Portfolios
    [25:07] Handling Market Expectations and Predictions
    [28:36] Strategies to Avoid Curve Fitting in Trading
    [33:32] Price Agreement and Trading Decisions
    [38:31] Combating Curve Fitting with Simple Strategies
    [41:07] Fundamental Analysis in Trading Decisions
    [43:33] Systematic Trading and the Role of Historical Data
    [47:44] Closing Thoughts on Curve Fitting and Trading Strategies
    [52:16] Wrapping Up and How to Follow the Speakers
    Disclaimer:
    Trading in the financial markets involves a substantial risk of loss. All content produced by Better System Trader is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute trading or investment advice.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    222: Surviving Uncertain Markets - Richard Brennan

    222: Surviving Uncertain Markets - Richard Brennan

    Get ready to unlock the secrets of trading in uncertain markets with Richard Brennan and your host Andrew in this power-packed episode! Whether you're a novice or a seasoned trader, this episode is filled with invaluable insights that will help you navigate the volatile waters of the market with confidence.
     
    Key Points You'll Learn:
     
    Core principles for long-term trading success,
    Understanding market dynamics,
    The barbell approach to trend following,
    The benefits of using simple models in trading,
    How to identify and mitigate fragility in trading strategies,
    Managing risk with tail properties,
    The power of diversification and strategies to achieve maximum diversification,
    Navigating market regimes and fat tail events,
    And much more.
     
    Disclaimer:
    Trading in the financial markets involves a substantial risk of loss. All content produced by Better System Trader is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute trading or investment advice.
     

    • 1 hr 26 min
    221: Bad trades, shorting disasters and just get out!

    221: Bad trades, shorting disasters and just get out!

    Discover the good, the bad and the ugly of systematic trading as our guest Cesar Alvarez from Alvarez Quant Trading shares some key moments in his trading career all traders can learn from! 
     
    Key Points You'll Learn:
     
    The impact of bad trades and what to do when you’re in a trade you shouldn’t be in (the answer may not be what you think!),
    Why the market can actually be a distraction to your trading and how watching the market LESS could be the key to improving your results,
    Shorting disasters and how to avoid that one disaster trade that could wipe out your account,
    A common perception about systematic trading that just isn’t true (and how to overcome it),
    Plus loads of insights into algo trading, risk management, short selling and valuable lessons from many years of trading.
     
    Disclaimer:
    Trading in the financial markets involves a substantial risk of loss. All content produced by Better System Trader is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute trading or investment advice.
     

    • 48 min

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