239 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.

    238: The new indicator that improves momentum trading signals - Alex Spiroglou

    238: The new indicator that improves momentum trading signals - Alex Spiroglou

    A Bloomberg study discovered MACD is the second most popular indicator after the RSI.
     
    But the MACD has BIG problems.
     
    And in this episode, Alex Spiroglou shares the solution. Here’s what you’ll discover:
     
    The issues with MACD and why it’s often not a good indicator to use in momentum trading,
    The updated MACD-v indicator that overcomes all the traditional issues to give more accurate trading signals,
    How to use MACD-v as a regime filter, a trend filter, and improve signal accuracy to avoid false divergence signals,
    How the Momentum Lifecycle Roadmap provides traders with a comprehensive view of market conditions and potential trading opportunities,
    Why a multi-timeframe and multi-factor approach works and how to integrate it with MACD-v,
    Tips for integrating MACD-v into your trading process 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.
     

    • 56 min
    237: New Volatility Based Trading Techniques with Rob Hanna

    237: New Volatility Based Trading Techniques with Rob Hanna

    The Volatility Index (VIX) is used by traders to determine when the stock market (S&P) is getting "too risky", so they can protect their trading accounts from losses.
    Could traders be using the VIX wrong?
    Is there an even better way to time the markets and reduce risk?
    In this episode, discover the new secrets of volatility-based trading with Rob Hanna. Rob shares his award-winning insights into using the VIX and SPX to time the market, challenging conventional wisdom and uncovering new strategies for volatility trading. Whether you’re an advanced trader or just looking to refine your approach, this podcast is packed with valuable tips and actionable advice.
    Some of the key points you’ll discover:
    Why conventional wisdom using VIX for market timing could be all wrong, Does VIX movement really predict market moves or is there a better way, How SPX signals can be more effective than VIX signals, The best indicators for predicting short-term market movements, Practical strategies for trading VIX instruments, How quicker VIX recovery can be leveraged to reduce the length of drawdowns, Plus a simple VIX model that uses SPX movements to time the market (the opposite of what most traders do), 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.
     

    • 59 min
    236: How to Profit and Protect in Any Market Conditions - with Tom Basso

    236: How to Profit and Protect in Any Market Conditions - with Tom Basso

    Tom Basso is a Market Wizard with 5 decades of experience.
    After taking 4 years to get to break-even, he eventually transformed himself into a $600 million fund manager.
    In this discussion with Tom, we uncover some of the key strategies he uses to profit in almost any market, protect his account from market downturns, and all while enjoying the ride!
    Here’s some of the key takeaways:
    Why traditional diversification isn’t enough and how to deploy extreme diversification to grow your portfolio,
    Tom’s simple yet powerful hedging strategies to protege your account in a downturn,
    How to generate more consistent results by “filling the potholes”
    The advantages of using multiple indicators in trading and which indicators Tom uses (and those he avoids),
    How to simplify trading decisions using a common sense approach,
    Plus risk management, position sizing, discipline, surviving long-term 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.
     

    • 58 min
    235: How traders can compete in the markets and find profitable edges - Jason Strimpel

    235: How traders can compete in the markets and find profitable edges - Jason Strimpel

    In this episode, Jason Strimpel from PyQuantNews joins me to discuss how traders can find profitable edges and compete effectively in today's fast-paced markets. Whether you're a seasoned trader or just starting out, Jason's strategies and insights are invaluable for anyone looking to up their trading game.
     
    Here’s just some of the points you’ll discover:
     
    How some traders get into trouble by confusing skill with luck,
    Why charts and basic trading platforms aren’t enough to compete in the markets,
    The importance of looking outside the charts for genuine market inefficiencies,
    The dangers of brute-force data mining for strategy design and what to do instead,
    Creative approaches to finding robust trading edges,
    The impact of behavioral patterns and structural market inefficiencies on trading strategies,
    How data-driven strategies can help you identify and capitalize on market inefficiencies,
    Identifying areas in the market where inefficiencies may exist,
    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 1 min
    234: The Trading Panel – Episode 11

    234: The Trading Panel – Episode 11

    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 in this week's panel are:
    Andrew Swanscott
    Jason Perz
    Pavel Kycek
    Steven Strazza
    [0:02] Welcome and Overview
    [0:21] Panel Introduction
    [9:59] Discussing Trading Strategies
    [11:18] Integrating Various Trading Tools
    [13:02] Detailed Strategy Analysis
    [14:36] Using Regime Filters in Trading
    [23:46] Understanding Trading as a Discipline
    [25:17] Realities of Daily Trading
    [33:47] Handling Drawdowns in Trading
    [36:07] Learning from Trading Drawdowns
    [41:34] Analyzing Trading Performance
    [44:28] Concluding Remarks and Takeaways
     
    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.

    • 49 min
    233: The Trading Panel – Episode 10

    233: The Trading Panel – Episode 10

    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 in this week's panel are:
    Andrew Swanscott
    Jason Perz
    Pavel Kycek
    Jerry Parker
    0:00 Introduction to the Panel
    1:18 Introduction of Jerry and the Bird
    6:14 Jerry Discusses Trend Following
    11:13 Emotional Aspects of Large Trades
    15:01 Role of Outlier Trades in Portfolio
    23:21 Diversification and Stock Selection
    30:15 Ignoring Market Noise
    39:39 Trading Volume and Risk Management
    50:08 Commodity Stocks and Portfolio Diversification
    55:26 Final Thoughts and Takeaways
    57:15 Panelists' Closing Statements
    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.

    • 57 min

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