For this first podcast of 2014, I would like to introduce you to Dave Walton. I found out about Dave by reading one of my favorite trading newsletters, the one by Van Tharp. Mr. Tharp is a really interesting guy, he has many books and courses out, and he really helps traders get through all of their issues and become the amazing traders that they were meant to be.
Dave is one of the guys who participated in Van Tharp’s Super Trader program for the last two years to focus on trading psychology and his trading business development. In this episode, Dave is going to tell us a bit about the Super Trader program, and how it changed his trading, and actually changed his live. It’s a very inspiring story.
Dave is co-founder and partner of StatisTrade, a trading system evaluation consultancy for money managers and funds. The mission of StatisTrade is to provide clients with unique and critical insights into their trading systems to improve their performance and meet their specific goals using proprietary, statistically-sound tools and processes.
Anyway, back to the newsletter. I was reading the November issue of Van Tharp’s newsletter, and one of the articles was by Dave. The article was on back testing and bias, and it was one of the most interesting articles I’d ever read, and I think you are really going to enjoy our conversation about back testing your strategies. Dave gives us some outstanding tips on how to avoid data mining bias and do better with back testing.
Here are some links to the newsletter and to Van Tharp’s web site:
- Van Tharp’s web site
- Van Tharp’s Newsletter with Dave Walton’s article
- Van Tharp’s Super Trader program
- Dave’s StatisTrade web site