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Episode 011: Knowing it all won’t make you rich

Most strategies fail. Most traders will spend their time trying to understand the most intricate detail to why they failed. Even though that’s a good thing overall, it can also be your worst enemy. At some point in your trading journey you have to embrace that you can’t decipher everything. Spending time trying to understand minute details will make you lose money in the long run. Tomas Nesnidal did just that when developing his brilliant framework that is now the core of the Breakout...


Episode 010: From Thai beach to trading champion

Max Schulz, a swing trader from Germany, was having the time of his life in Thailand. One day, while sipping cocktails on the beach with his trading mates, someone jokingly asked if they could beat Larry Williams 10,000% return in the World Cup Trading Championships. With absolutely no preparation, and barely any experience in trading stock index futures Max took their joke seriously and entered the competition. The result? Max came 3rd place in the 2017 World Cup Trading Championship,...


Episode 009: Maximizing profits, minimizing drawdowns

Imagine having access to thousands of different trading strategies… By analyzing their live performance, you could determine exactly what works and what doesn't. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Well, you’re in luck! On today’s episode, we’re joined by Martin Lembak, a veteran broker with 17 years of experience. He’s executed and analyzed more than 1000 strategies from some of the best traders and strategy developers in the world. He’s also been Tomas’ personal broker for almost 14...


Episode 008: Listener question - "How much can traders realistically make?"

Every day there are billions of dollars turned over in the markets and traders can make (and lose) a lot of money. But there is so much hype, scam and lies on the internet about how much money traders make, it’s hard to know what to believe. And whether you realise it or not, your expectations can have a subtle and sometimes radical impact on your trading performance. Many traders come into the game with unrealistic expectations. They become deceived by these fairy-tale stories...


Episode 007: Success story #2 - How global stock trader Craig improved risk adjusted returns by almost 40%

On today’s podcast, we have another success story. This time we’re joined by Craig Peters from London, England. Craig is an algorithmic stock trader who scans about 10,000 global stocks every day looking for trading opportunities. He was looking for a way to reduce nasty drawdowns. After taking a technique he saw in a Better Trader Academy course and applying it in a unique way, he saw a BIG difference in his trading… Not just in back tested results, but in LIVE trading too. The...


Episode 006: Yes, Your Strategy Will Very Likely Fail

Failure sucks. It’s embarrassing, frustrating and deflating and can lead to doubt, stress and a huge bar tab at the local pub. Unfortunately, in trading, failure is a common occurrence. Especially with trading strategies. They can degrade painfully over time, and even fall apart completely... and sometimes VERY quickly. But there are some steps traders can take to reduce the chance of total strategy failure. In this podcast episode you’ll discover:


Episode 004: A trading legend shares how to evolve into a successful trader

In today’s BTA podcast episode, we’re joined by a trading legend… Someone who knows what it takes to be the best… Someone with a trading career that spans almost 40 years and has won numerous awards for outstanding trading performance… Someone who has even consulted to power-house firms such as Goldman Sachs… AND he pioneered the use of ‘Walk Forward Analysis’ too! That’s right, today we’re honored to be joined by special guest Robert (Bob) Pardo. Not only has Bob had a HUGE impact...


Episode 002: How to reduce the damaging impact of false breakouts

Breakout trading is a very popular style of trading, however it does have some challenges which can really damage your trading account if you don’t know how to handle them. And one of the BIGGEST challenges for breakout traders is false breakouts. Yes, it sucks getting into a trade only to see it reverse and hit your stop-loss soon after, but it’s a part of breakout trading. So, what can we do about it? In today’s episode, we cover some tough questions about breakout trading, including: