Episode Five – The Process of Trading

Published on
May 17th, 2017
45 minutes

Episode Five – The Process of Trading

Charting Masterclasses ·
Featuring Peter Brandt

Published on: May 17th, 2017 • Duration: 45 minutes

Our exclusive series, chronicling the life and career of classical chartist and trading legend Peter Brandt, concludes with Episode 5 – The Process of Trading. In this episode, Peter breaks down the “dead serious” business of trading, running through his process, every step of the way, in a typical week at Factor Trading. It’s a process that has been enduringly successful with a track record of 40% returns over a 40-plus year career.


  • AA
    Amit A.
    18 August 2018 @ 07:02
    Thank you so much peter. For 13 years I have been trading without knowing how a successful trader trade and what goes behind and what it takes to become a professional trader. Glad that I am on the right path of competing against myself but picked up some very good points about measuring performance, risk management and trade management. Thank you once again. Wish you a long healthy life ahead.
  • RL
    Rui L.
    13 January 2018 @ 16:09
    Truly generous of you Peter. Gratz!
  • DT
    Dave T.
    8 November 2017 @ 07:10
    Pete, thanks for taking so much time and effort. What an open hearted gent! Can you please recommend a few charting packages. I haven't found one yet that have confidence in. Thanks
  • AF
    Aidan F.
    24 August 2017 @ 14:58
    This man is an absolute gent. Massive asset to real vision. Love his material. Learning all the time from him and his twitter feed too!
  • ST
    Simon T.
    14 July 2017 @ 07:09
    Thank you Peter, have absolutely loved this series. Integrity, honesty and humility is so rare in this industry. So refreshing to see someone with it in spades willing to share their wisdom. Much appreciated and great content thanks RV. Simon
  • EK
    Emil K.
    13 June 2017 @ 23:09
    I'm not a trader. Didn't think I would enjoy it. Very much enjoyed it. Bravo Peter. Great story. Great lessons. Excellent.
  • BS
    Bryan S.
    9 June 2017 @ 21:54
    This is absolutely amazing content. I have watched several of the episodes over several times and continually pick up new priceless morsels of knowledge (and I have been a factor member for several years) that have and will continually change how I think, process and analyze information, behave and ultimately trade. Peter B. and RealVision, thank you so much for putting this together.
  • VK
    Vin K.
    6 June 2017 @ 02:29
    Thank you for all the wisdom Peter !! This is a must watch (and a repeat watch) for everyone to learn the importance of discipline in any field. I truly believe I learnt a lot and grew mentally with this entire series. A quick question - when you mentioned you actively and aggressively manage your stops, I assume the stop and trailing stop levels are predetermined. So, do you have alerts on these predetermined levels during the day to modify/put these stop orders in ? Or do you do this only on a closing price basis for all markets ? Thank you very much again !
  • PJ
    Peter J.
    5 June 2017 @ 16:36
    I didn't put this series on my initial 'must watch' list as I thought I was an investor rather than a trader and therefore the presentations wouldn't apply. Having now watched them all I don't think I've ever been more wrong. Peter's philosophy and disciplined approach have really opened my eyes to what it takes to be successful in trading and /or investing where a lot of his disciplines will apply to both.I thought his approach to Risk Management was priceless on its own. Needless to say I'll be watching these again and studying the transcripts. Thanks absolutely brilliant!
  • AC
    Andrew C.
    5 June 2017 @ 05:15
    Excellent Peter, thank you for your time. The clarity of your explanations on the subject matter is amazing. You mentioned you treat trading as a business, how do you distinguish your salary (for living expenses, children's college funds, vacation expenses etc), from your trading capital? This is an issue I am currently mulling over; can I spend $XX on a family holiday, or do I need it in my capital reserve, or should I put it on my next trade?
  • BV
    Bogdan V.
    29 May 2017 @ 19:39
    Thank you Peter. Question: knowing the FHT/Algo propensity for running stops, isn't it a good idea to analyse each market to see the degree of false breakouts, what is the percentage of false breakouts compared to the total and also how high/low they go before reversing? I believe that if I know that usually, a certain market will breakout but 60% will retrace, this may help me being over cautious? The argument against it is, of course, how fat the tails are in the distribution. Thank you for adding your comments on this.
    • PB
      Peter B.
      31 May 2017 @ 21:50
      The danger is in entering markets either overnight or during the trading session when HFT/Algos are most active in hunting for stops. I have found that by waiting until the closing price patterns become more reliable.
  • PB
    Pieter B.
    28 May 2017 @ 02:30
    Great great job Peter.
  • MB
    Max B.
    27 May 2017 @ 08:56
    Superb Peter. What an excellent way to round off the series. Thanks to you and RV for bringing this to us all. Job well done :)
  • dc
    dan c.
    23 May 2017 @ 15:57
    Many thanks Peter. Fantastic series and thank you for sharing your experiences in such a candid fashion. Very generous.
  • ct
    constantine t.
    23 May 2017 @ 10:30
    PLB's intellectual honesty is unique. Thank you Peter. This series of interviews RV is by far the best.
  • Sv
    Sid v.
    22 May 2017 @ 17:28
    Thank you for a very informative and educational piece.
  • SR
    Steve R.
    22 May 2017 @ 08:39
    Fantastic series Peter. A true gentleman. Thank you!
  • SB
    Sam B.
    22 May 2017 @ 06:19
    Peter, absolutely fantastic series. One of my all time favourites from RV. You've compelled me to buy your book to look for more of your words of wisdom. Much appreciated.
  • p5
    peel 5.
    21 May 2017 @ 22:48
    Thank you Peter for sharing your experiences. I truly appreciate your time and will be thankful for that Hope you can do some more sessions for real vision views at later points in time
  • JM
    James M.
    20 May 2017 @ 18:08
    Thank you Peter for taking the time to do this is has been invaluable to me and others. Questions if you got the time. You don't ask, you don't get right! 1. Do you completely ignore fundamental variables if the chart is telling you to trade. i.e. something like VRX just now seems to be breaking out but major fundamental issues? 2. When do you execute the entry ,exit, stop etc? Directly on the breakout or x amount % above/below the break out? 3. As you mentioned HFT running typical market stops seems to be a real thing and therefore a way round this could be mental physical stops, trails etc. Do you do this or does it break the emotionally detached rule and prove to difficult to instigate ?
    • PB
      Peter B.
      31 May 2017 @ 21:51
      James, better if you just email me your questions and I will respond. My email to use would be through Jolleen.Factorco@gmail.com. Tell Jolleen that I asked you to submt the question to me through her.
  • VN
    Vishal N.
    20 May 2017 @ 10:45
    Thank you! 🙏
  • DW
    Daniel W.
    19 May 2017 @ 22:37
    Great content Peter, and with your experience it adds tremendous value behind your words. I recognize myself everywhere in your videos and I may have saved a years of learning thanks to your content.
  • DM
    David M.
    19 May 2017 @ 21:23
    Id love to see more series like this with other great traders in the future. Really beneficial!
  • SS
    Sean S.
    19 May 2017 @ 16:06
    Legend! This series is truly remarkable, thank you for sharing all this wisdom Peter.
  • RM
    Richard M.
    19 May 2017 @ 15:03
    Thanks Peter, this series was a real joy to watch! Thank you so much for your time and effort that was put into it.
  • SP
    Steve P.
    19 May 2017 @ 05:14
    Thank you Peter - priceless!!
  • cg
    christian g.
    19 May 2017 @ 04:45
    Congratulation for this wonderful journey ! Beyond trading it s a lesson about life : common sense, humility and good luck ... Thank you, thank you!
  • sp
    stewart p.
    19 May 2017 @ 03:34
    So endeth so endeth. Wisdom beyond age. A true gentleman and scholar
  • RG
    Remi G.
    18 May 2017 @ 20:38
    Thank you very much Peter for sharing all your knowledge. I really enjoyed the practical examples of trades.
  • PN
    Pedro N.
    18 May 2017 @ 16:53
    I was honored to watch this series of videos. Congratulations on such and amazing journey. I have learnt a lot from your wise comments.
  • EL
    Elizabeth L.
    18 May 2017 @ 16:14
    Hello Peter, Your classes have been of great benefit to me. Your wisdom I will be implementing in my investing. Will be watching the various episodes more than once. All well worth my time and then some. Thank you for your generous sharing of your experiences, wisdom, process and routine. The videos I found to be well done and interesting, complementary to your discussions.
  • rr
    rlw r.
    18 May 2017 @ 14:51
    Thank you Peter, many tremendous insights throughout your presentation(s). Thank you RV, on demand TV platform allows us to revisit, absorb and apply. awesome added value
  • MH
    Marco H.
    18 May 2017 @ 09:31
    Thank you Peter for all the time you have put into this wonderful series. I realize I rushed through them whilst I was enjoying your wisdom. I will revisit the series in order to enhance my actions and style.
  • jd
    john d.
    18 May 2017 @ 04:56
    Thanks Peter. I really appreciate your generosity in sharing all of this with us. Cheers John.
  • JS
    John S.
    17 May 2017 @ 12:24
    Wonderful series that has inspired me to up my game as an investor. Thank you Peter and RV
    • PB
      Peter B.
      19 May 2017 @ 15:36
      John, doing the series with the awesome people from Real Vision also allowed me to articulate many things that perhaps I had not as carefully articulated in the past. It was a very clarifying process for me.
    • PN
      Petr N.
      5 September 2017 @ 16:43
      Thank you very much Peter! It's been very interesting and beneficial to me. Looking forward to every Monday morning to read your Factor weekly update. Thank you so much for doing this for the trading community!