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Better Trader Academy Trading Podcast

Nov 7, 2018

A lot of traders think of performance in terms of the dollars they’ve made or lost.

But knowing how to effectively measure trading strategies, portfolios and overall trading performance is key to long-term success.

The overwhelming number of statistics available in backtesting software these days is incredible, but…

Most of it doesn't actually matter.

So, how do you separate what’s important from what’s not?

In today’s episode, we share the most important metrics we’ve used over the years to assess strategy and portfolio performance. Here’s what you’ll discover:

  • The 2 main types of trading metrics you need to be aware of,
  • Which trading metrics you should always keep in mind and which ones you can ignore,
  • How to accurately measure strategy/portfolio performance,
  • How SQN is often misunderstood by traders and how to apply it to strategies correctly,
  • Why daily correlations can give inaccurate results and what to measure instead,
  • How assessing system versus portfolio metrics requires two very different mindsets.

Do you have any trading questions you’d like answered? Submit them here, and we may cover them in a future episode!