Dr. Barry Burns — Futures, options, and trend trader for 50+ years

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Smarter Trading Podcast Episode 14

Our guest today is Dr. Barry Burns. Barry has been trading markets for over 50 years and is the founder of Top Dog Trading and author of the popular book, Trend Trading for Dummies.

In this episode Barry breaks down the many different trading strategies that he uses to invest his money and his family’s pension plan. He talks about swing trading markets using options, selling credit spreads, day trading futures, and investing over the long-term based on major growth trends and fundamental analysis.

Barry then walks us through the five energies of the market that he uses to track money flow. He outlines each energy and describes how he uses them to place high probability trend trades.

This episode has a little bit of something for everyone, so please enjoy this episode with Dr. Barry Burns.

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Episode show notes and Barry’s book recommendations

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Key learning points & timestamps

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 2:20 Barry’s typical trading day; routine, preparation
  • 11:10 How Barry grew up swing trading and using fundamental analysis
  • 17:30 Barry’s approach to the markets today
  • 21:10 Trading futures: trend trading, and reversion to the mean
  • 30:45 The five energy model for high probability trend trading
  • 41:10 Trading volatility — expansion and contraction of volatility
  • 44:00 Different trading strategies & finding what resonates with you
  • 52:40 New trends and emerging markets and technologies

Highlight clip: 5 Energies of high probability trend trading

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Evan Medeiros

Evan is the founder of the Trade Risk. With 25 years of coding experience and a B.S. in computer science, Evan brings a systematic discipline to investing in the stock market.

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