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Better Trader Academy Trading Podcast

Dec 12, 2018

Handling drawdowns and losing streaks is one of the biggest challenges traders face.

We say (or think) that we’re ready for them, and that we know what our tolerance is and can handle them… but problems can arise quickly.

Traders often underestimate how long, painful and frustrating drawdowns can actually be.


Dec 5, 2018

It’s no secret that trading comes with its own challenges and obstacles.

But as for any other worthwhile endeavour, perseverance and persistence is often the key to success.

On today’s podcast, we have Jim, a retired currency trader, who’s a great example of this mantra.

Jim took an interest in automated trading...

Nov 28, 2018

Most traders love “tinkering”.

We’re always looking for the next problem to fix, the next idea to try out, the next thing to learn and tweak.

In our trading journeys, we can become obsessed with understanding every single detail that a lot of the time has no relevance to our progress.

We can become so occupied...

Nov 21, 2018

Have you ever wondered why there are so many losing traders?

You can have all of the know-how, the best techniques, the best software…

… You can even be the smartest person on the planet.

But still not achieve the success you’re looking for.

In today’s podcast, we talk about what’s holding traders back from...

Nov 14, 2018

A couple of weeks ago we shared a podcast about Dynamic Position Sizing (DPS).

After that episode, we received an interesting comment from BTA podcast listener Paul (thanks Paul!), which we believe could bring more clarity to other traders as well.

Paul is a trend follower who’s been trading for about 2 years.