See what our students are saying
Traders from over 55+ countries are glad they chose Better Trader Academy:
“I’m more confident in trading.”
“I’m very happy that I found your website, because when I was a green man in the beginning, I bought a lot of sh*t, bullsh*t… They didn’t improve me, they made me worse than better, they made me a bad trader. That’s why I’m very happy that I met you and I learnt from you and Tomas, because in index trading, especially S&P 500, it was a turning point for me.
First turning point was Larry Williams with his work on grains, with the commitment of traders reports. This was my first turning point to be successful, and second turning point was you and Tomas.
This year I’m much better than I was one year ago before I bought your Trading Market Internals course. This was for me very, very important to improve myself. I’m more confident in trading, especially in trading stock indexes, because of Better Trader Academy.
I’m very, very thankful to you and Tomas, this is very good work.”
“A huge improvement in
no more than 15 minutes of effort!”
“Yesterday, I started the ‘Smashing False Breakouts’ class and immediately began applying just the timing filters, including the Dynamic Twisted DOW with the dynamic position sizing – and achieved an absolutely massive improvement.
The profit factor increased from 1.4 to 2.27 and the average trade went up to close to $210 – huge for an e-mini day trading strategy. In addition, the Return/DD went from 13:1 on the original to 18:1. In fact, the max DD really didn’t increase at all.
So, that’s a huge improvement in no more than 15 minutes of effort only considering a single technique!“
“The methodologies really work!”
“I’ve learned to test everything. So when the Smashing False Breakouts course came out, I was a bit sceptical and it felt like curve fitting. So, the first thing I did was to take the example that you gave in class and just checked to see if a strategy that was very simple, two lines, a long entry and a short entry, could be improved.
And, sure enough, the methodologies that you put forward really work!“
“Another game-changing training program!”
“Tomas and Andrew did it again! Another game-changing training program loaded with priceless tips, techniques, deep research, and expert wisdom. The smart code and bonus material
“The Breakout Masterclass system works.”
“To sum it up: yes, the BOS system works. I started the first course in August 2017 (emini breakout), and thereafter I did all the other courses which are available. I started live trading in August 2018 with 4 strategies and then built it up from there. I would like to thank Tomas, Andrew, Jan, Petra and all the active participants in the forum for their support, know-how and inspiration. This was an intense journey with many ups and downs, a lot of work, and finally meaningful results.“
“This course is
full of practical trading tips and advice.”
“I’ve enjoyed “Building E-mini Breakout Strategies Fast” a lot. I think Tomas has one of the most practical approaches in the trading education industry that I’ve come across and I appreciate his no nonsense, no fluff, inspirational teaching approach. There are some books and courses where you have to go through a large amount of material to find a couple of golden nuggets that you can actually apply where as this course is full of practical trading tips and advice.”
“I have never seen an end to end
product like this.”
“I have never seen an end to end product like this around systematic trading with all the components clearly laid and then they are continuing to improve the products. Well done guys!”
“Thanks for another great course.”
“I think the Dynamic Position Sizing course is great. It is well laid out and very clear. Thanks for another great course.”
“I was completely blown away!”
“As a programmer who has been fiddling with automated trading via AmiBroker and standalone Interactive Brokers API I kind of thought ‘Oh well, another set of rules to program, might be interesting, may as well have a look’.
I was completely blown away by Tomas’ automated strategy creation idea – so obvious in retrospect, but so clever. Effectively optimizing the strategies rather than the parameters. Game-changer.”
“There is no other course that teaches
in-depth robustness analysis.”
“I signed up for the Masterclass 1 week ago and am eagerly devouring the lessons. Tomas is the real McCoy. He is absolutely genuine and sincere. There is no other course that teaches the in-depth robustness analysis which is so critical and central to profitable strategies.“
“It is a great tool.”
“It is a great tool. You are taking position sizing to a new level and I can see why it is so crucial for your hedge fund.”
“I consider your courses to be excellent!!!”
“I really appreciate what you gentlemen have put together here. I consider your courses to be excellent!!!
Specifically, providing a framework that gives someone access to the concept of breakouts is fantastic.
The detailed code then makes it very practical and implementable.
Finally, using the code as a template to create an unlimited variety of strategies creates a methodology for creating an unlimited amount of breakout strategies and other strategies.
For example, I can see myself using this template approach for other types of trading strategies (beyond breakout strategies) to develop a portfolio of different types of strategies.
Thanks once again.“
“Very generous with
helpful information and code.”
“A big thank you to Andrew for his well-documented automation course, he has been very generous with helpful information and code.“
“I wish I had this at the
very beginning of my trading journey.”
“I am trading and developing strategies for more than 7 years now, and I have tried a lot. The fully automated trading is and was always my goal, but it is hard to find practical education for automated strategy development out there, meaning stuff that really works.
BetterTraderAcademy finally brings it to the point, providing exactly what I need. This way of thinking has boosted my trading to another level. I really wish I had this already at the very beginning of my trading journey.
I am really happy to have joined BetterTraderAcademy and I am looking forward to the Breakout Strategy MasterClass.
I want to thank you again for the great material and courses you are providing. Is just great and makes a lot of fun!!“
skills and success to the next level.”
“I came across the course ‘Build e-mini breakout strategies fast’ exactly the right time as I am converging from a discretionary trader more to an algorithmic trader. Beyond that, trading breakouts always fascinated me and aligns nicely with my personality. I am convinced having the knowledge of this course will help bring my skills and success to the next level. Great course and absolutely worth the money and time!“
“A step forward in algo trading.”
“The approaches presented in “Trading Market Internals” are very impressive. I very much appreciate Tomas’s insight and detailed procedure provided in the course. I think the course is fantastic. It provided me with new methods to create valuable trading strategies. This is highly recommended for everyone aiming to do a step forward in algo trading.“
“I have already discovered
several viable robust strategies.”
“I started and completed the Swing Add-On course less than 1 month ago, and I have already discovered several viable robust strategies in fixed income markets. The sample strategies included in the bonus materials are worth the price of the course alone!“
“This course caters for everybody.”
“This course caters for everybody. If you are new to strategy development this will get you out of the blocks in no time. If you already have a development workflow this should slot in with very little change. Whilst watching the last few videos the computer was already getting potential new systems in the background. Thanks Tomas and Andrew.“
“The DPS Course is FABULOUS!”
“The DPS Course is FABULOUS. I will implement the Dynamic Position Sizing code next week!“
“I cannot imagine how much time
(and money) these courses have saved me.”
“Thanks everyone for all the tips, and big thanks to Tomas & Andrew for getting this info out. I cannot imagine how much time (and money) these courses have saved me. Up until this point I had assumed a 10-year optimization (with 20% OOS) followed by a SWFA was adequate robustness testing to start trading a strategy live.”
“The value is much higher the price.”
“I have taken it, and finished lesson 1. I think the value is much higher the price. Actually, I use the similar breakout strategies for swing trading. But this course still inspired me new ideas, it could be a part of my personal trading style. Thank you for sharing this good course.“
“Cut down your learning curve dramatically.”
“All I can really say is that Tomas’s courses are great! All courses are full of excellent information. The courses will cut down your learning curve dramatically. Learning programming trading could have taken years for you on your own. Thanks for an excellent experience, Tomas & Andrew.”
“The course is very impressive…. the improvements in strategy results that you get are pretty amazing!”
“I knew instantly I made the right decision.“
“After many years trading forex and not getting anywhere fast (in fact I was constantly going backwards), I stumbled across the BTA website and this course. This has totally turned my trading world upside down; new broker, new trading platform, new markets and new products to learn, but I knew instantly that I had made the right decision. Tomas’ methodical approach and willingness to share all the finest details and tips he uses in his hedge fund is priceless, again a huge thanks to Tomas, Andrew and all the BTA team.“
“Filled in the blank spots
of my trading journey to get better.”
“Hello BTA-team! The Course is a great and complete “Hands-on” starting package. It covers all the main aspects to get you kick-started in the right direction! In my case it filled in the blank spots of my trading journey to get better.”
“I have much more
confidence in what I’m doing now.”
“For me learning how to properly assess the cluster analysis and walk forward report was the most important. I’ve been using SWFA and CWFA, but was not leveraging it in a consistent way nor was I selecting the proper amount of OOS % and number of runs for the CWFA. I have much more confidence in what I’m doing now and can apply these concepts to my other development processes.
Lastly, it took me foreverrrr to strip down strategy code for a single strategy and also compile the OOS equity based on the walk forward report. These 2 processes are saving me tons of time with the BOS tool!”
“Top Notch and very professional.”
“I recently bought the e-mini breakout course. Ton of value there! Just the lesson with the practical walkthrough of the smart code is worth the whole price of the course. Wow!
Also, I work in a large U.S. corporation, and I see a lot of presentations and training materials. The way the course was laid out and formatted is Top Notch and very professional.”
“It has been a great course from which I have extracted much more information than it is actually available.”
“Very well structured program.”
“Tomas, Andrew and their team put together a thought through, very well structured program. I can recommend this to anyone who wants to develop very robust strategies in many different markets.”
“Absolutely awesome course.”
“Thanks so much, it’s been an absolutely awesome course, I plan to go live with a portfolio by the end of the month (2 months after joining the Masterclass).”
“Works the way he describes.”
“As a trading educator with Nordic Autotrading Society and an active trader mainly focused on European markets, I am very impressed by the Emini Breakout course.
As a strategy developer I am always looking for new ideas how to do things. I have tested countless ideas and strategies from the internet. Some works and many don’t. After completing and testing the content of Tomas I was happily surprised that it was working. And amazingly many things by Tomas works the way he describes.
Even though I am using a completely different platform and had to adjust and rewrite the code the simplicity of the ideas this was nothing that reduced the value of the course.
The best thing is the simplicity and the beauty of the breakout framework along with the automated design process. In a few days to a week I had roughly 200 trading strategies that I fit into my own smart code for backtesting and live launch.
This course is definitely worth the money and time.”
“Really opened my mind.”
“Because of all the “holy grail” scam, I was skeptical by booking this course. But ‘Build e-mini breakout strategies fast’ really opened my mind on how it could be possible to build a robust strategy and survive this game. This pushed me tremendous on working on this challenge. Thanks a lot for the precious content!”
“Everything a systematic trader needs.”
“This course goes above and beyond in content and presentation. It is everything a systematic trader needs to build and test a robust trading system… This is the most detailed fully comprehensive trading course I think I ever purchased. I am so pleased I have this course in my tool kit now. A big thank you to Bob and Andrew for all their efforts in producing this magnificent course.”
“Very intuitive and easy to implement.”
“The material offered by Tomas and Andrew provided excellent content that has helped me improve the logic of swing strategies design. The way they develop swing strategies is very intuitive and easy to implement. It is a great experience. I encourage the Breakout Masterclass students to take the ‘Advanced Swing Strategies’ workshop. You will find some swing trading ideas that you may not have considered before.“
“The course is really awesome already and I find it hard to see how it can be further improved. I’m on a path to continue my breakout strategies education with the Breakout Masterclass.“
“Allowed me to develop
unique strategies and portfolios.”
“BTA has once again demonstrated integrity and talent with the release of their Swing Trading Course.
Not only have they provided a portfolio of robust swing trading strategies, but they’ve also given us the tools to create swing strategies within hours.
Furthermore, the concepts of Better Trader Academy that Tomas and Andrew share allowed me to develop unique strategies and portfolios beyond what I’d been able to accomplish in the last 10 years (see Coffee SINGLE RULE in a larger portfolio).“
“Wonderful code and course.”
“I’ve been testing out the MI codes the last few days and wanted to share a personal success I’ve already had.
I have a 1 min ES algo that I developed that has been running out of sample for 2 yrs now and is a workhorse in my portfolio.
With just adding the mini-smart code and about 20 min of testing, my new results are a 54% reduction in drawdown!
Wonderful code and course. I really hope you guys release more on this particular topic.”
-Alex Bernal, United States
“My results have improved substantially…”
“The Breakout Strategies Masterclass has without a doubt been a great investment for me already. I took the course in the second half of 2017 and my results have improved substantially…
As always, Tomas did a great job teaching simple and effective techniques that I can understand. I’ve read literally hundreds of books and took many courses on the markets and most of them failed to teach me a robust way to trade.
What I love about the methodologies in the course is that they are simple, easy to use and it takes me very little time to apply them to my investment decisions.
Thank you Tomas for another great course.”
-Bruno, United States
“It was such a pleasure.”
“Compliments to the course, not only was the content good, but the presentation and everything that goes into the videos was excellent. It was such a pleasure to watch it.”
-Dean, South Africa
“Well above the rest!”
“Thank you Tomas and Andrew. I appreciate your honest transparency and commitment to excellence. This speaks volumes to your market and will place you well above the rest!”
“Focused and original.”
“The Dynamic Position Sizing course is wonderful. Focused and original. I’ve started applying the DPS techniques to my incubating strategies and it’s awesome. It’s better than a filter since my total trade count doesn’t suffer and yet my average net profit per contract (in addition to Net profit vs Maximum Drawdown) improves.“
“Saved months of my research time.”
“I can’t thank you enough for this course. Unbelievable!!
I was always hesitant putting my time in learning a new thing and then abandoning it because it didn’t work like I wanted.
You have saved months of my research time and not to mention all the frustration and risk of ending up nowhere.
On top of that, fast tracking my learning process by putting the course together which focuses on the elements from the entire WinAutomation framework that only focuses on strategy development; all the relevant items.
I’m a Ninja Trader 7 user and I couldn’t apply the techniques taught in Breakout MasterClass to the platform without the Automation Course.
Truly thank you for helping me discover WinAutomation and an amazing fast track course on using it.”
-Taha, United States
“Helped me more
than most any other resource I have used.”
“I’m a partner in the biggest group of anesthesiologists in my state and as a hobby I have done extensive reading about futures and trading systems over the past 10 years, and your course has helped me more than most any other resource I have used.”
“A quite unique way
in developing strategies.”
“I really like the Breakout Masterclass and it’s a quite unique way in developing strategies.”
-Patrick Dütsch, Switzerland
“I wished I had that at
the beginning of my trading adventure.”
“I finished the masterclass in a few days.
It is an excellent course and I wished I had that at the beginning of my trading adventure.
I was impressed with how generous Tomas is with the know-how he passes on. I think anyone who trades mechanically will find lots of gems.
Most of the traders don’t have that level of automation and will be amazed to get a full methodology.”
-Thomas, New Zealand
“The course is impressive.”
“The scope and content of the course is impressive. The support is prompt and detailed. All in all, an excellent package!”
-John, Hong Kong
“Quality content that can
make a big difference for retail traders.”
“The content of the e-mini breakout strategies course is outstanding. It’s hard to know who to trust in the trading industry, with so many traders and vendors selling so many different types of trading systems and tools. In my experience I’ve found that most of the money spent on trading systems and tools will end up being a waste of time. Luckily for me I found Tomas Nesnidal and his courses. After going through his course, I can definitely say that he is sincere about providing quality content that can make a big difference for retail traders.”
-Sherif, United States
the concept/ideas presented.”
“I am already amazed about the concept/ideas presented in the introduction. I always filtered the trades completely out instead of simply down or upsizing them based on the probability. Already that one is simply great, especially to prevent curve fitting and still being in the game also on bad days!”
“Genuine traders and educators
whose methods actually work.”
“After I analysed the work of so many traders for several years , I can count you as one of the handful of genuine traders and educators whose methods actually work.”
“Cut down your learning curve dramatically.”
“This course is quite informative.A step-by-step review of the process leads to live algorithmic trading strategies. I’ve been developing my own trading strategies now and this course gave me valuable insight and validation.This courses will cut down your learning curve dramatically, and it could have taken years for you to learn on your own. Thanks for an excellent experience, Tomas.”
-Chang Hui, Taiwan
“The results are awesome.”
“Well, finally got to applying it to my ES strategy, and the results are awesome. Just take a look for yourself. Every single metric has improved, and more importantly, the Max DD which is what we need. Took just over 1h to optimise, but well worth it. No depressing DD with this current high VIX.”
-Christopher, United States
“A game-changing course.”
“This really is a game-changing course and one that was worth every penny.”
-Alan, United States
“Works exactly as advertised!”
“Everything from the course works exactly as advertised!”
“I’m really impressed.”
“I’ve not even watched past module 3 and already I’ve found a solid use for Market Internals in my own trading system!
I’m really impressed by what I’ve tested already- I’ve been trading for nearly 11 years and I’ve never thought of using something so conceptually simple but so powerful.”
-Craig, United Kingdom
“A very unique approach.”
“It is a very unique approach. I wish I had thought of that a few years ago. As my Irish friends say, it is brilliant!
Even more valuable is the years of insight that Tomas, the inventor of the approach, delivers around applying this system with his tips and strategies.”
-Mike, United States
“It is usable out of the box.”
“You want to be sure your money is well spent and it is usable out of the box…save time and re-use the knowledge of other experienced traders.”
“Another valuable tool
in your trading toolbox.”
“Just finished the course yesterday, and I really do like all the Dynamic Position Sizing concepts! The simplicity and novelty of the concepts surprise time again and again. And yet they are very powerful. Another valuable tool in your trading toolbox.”
-Patrick Dütsch, Switzerland
“Bring good, stable and reasonable returns.”
“Tom´s systems and trading approach do really work and can bring good, stable and reasonable returns.”
-David, Czech Republic
“Tom’s approach to breakout trading strategies design, tests of robustness and portfolio diversification is really unique.”
-Antonin, Czech Republic