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Better Trader Academy Trading Podcast


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.

He’s figured out that varying his position sizing can be a good way to improve his results.

So, he started applying position sizing to his trading, betting more on trades he thinks have a higher chance of being profitable.

Sounds good right?

Well… it depends...

Even though Paul seems to have found a way to improve his results using position sizing, he could potentially be applying a very dangerous concept that is far from DPS.

Something that can bring traders a lot of pain and frustration.

What is it?

In this podcast episode we discuss Paul's comments, plus a whole lot more, including:

  • What is DPS and how to correctly use it in your trading to improve your profits,
  • How this particular position sizing technique can ruin your capital very quickly,
  • Why you shouldn’t remove a lower probability trade from your trading system,
  • The tool you should be using to predict your most realistic worst-case scenario,
  • And much more!

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