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Top Traders Unplugged

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Top Traders Unplugged is created for you, the investor, trader or research analyst. If you are looking to become a better informed investor, Niels Kaastrup-Larsen delivers the information you just don’t want to miss. Just like the Market Wizard books brought some of the greatest traders to light in the 80’s, Top Traders Unplugged brings to you engaging conversations with today’s top Quant legends like Winton Capital’s David Harding, Turtle Mentor Richard Dennis as well as Global Macro experts like Danielle DiMartino Booth, Preston Pysh, Julian Brigden, Mike Green, Erik Townsend, Larry McDonald and many more. Learn from their experiences, their successes, and their failures.

Top Traders Unplugged is created for you, the investor, trader or research analyst. If you are looking to become a better informed investor, Niels Kaastrup-Larsen delivers the information you just don’t want to miss. Just like the Market Wizard books brought some of the greatest traders to light in the 80’s, Top Traders Unplugged brings to you engaging conversations with today’s top Quant legends like Winton Capital’s David Harding, Turtle Mentor Richard Dennis as well as Global Macro experts like Danielle DiMartino Booth, Preston Pysh, Julian Brigden, Mike Green, Erik Townsend, Larry McDonald and many more. Learn from their experiences, their successes, and their failures.

Location:

Switzerland

Description:

Top Traders Unplugged is created for you, the investor, trader or research analyst. If you are looking to become a better informed investor, Niels Kaastrup-Larsen delivers the information you just don’t want to miss. Just like the Market Wizard books brought some of the greatest traders to light in the 80’s, Top Traders Unplugged brings to you engaging conversations with today’s top Quant legends like Winton Capital’s David Harding, Turtle Mentor Richard Dennis as well as Global Macro experts like Danielle DiMartino Booth, Preston Pysh, Julian Brigden, Mike Green, Erik Townsend, Larry McDonald and many more. Learn from their experiences, their successes, and their failures.

Language:

English


Episodes

145 Systematic Investor Series ft Mark Rzepczynski – June 20th, 2021

6/19/2021
Mark Rzepczynski returns this week to discuss the recent decline in commodity prices, perceived hawkish comments from the Federal Reserve, trading narratives versus trading price action, the feasibility of Trend Following on options, the increased time & labour of short-term trading, the benefits of huge sample sizes, the differences between trading single stocks versus index futures, how investing rules offset our natural human tendencies, whether Technical Analysis contributes to typical...

Duration:01:18:19

144 Systematic Investor Series ft Jerry Parker – June 13th, 2021

6/13/2021
Jerry Parker joins us on the show today to discuss why CTAs could be mistaken in excluding single stocks from their strategies, the possible benefits of having exposure to multiple trading systems, why price action is more important than predictions derived from fundamentals, recommended books for learning about Trend Following, the differences between paper-trading and disciplined execution of real trades, comparing Bitcoin futures to commodity futures, and the extent of simplicity a good...

Duration:01:21:48

143 Systematic Investor Series ft Eric Crittenden – June 7th, 2021

6/6/2021
Special guest Eric Crittenden returns to the show today to discuss the fallacies of the typical 60/40 portfolio, the Federal Reserve’s recent decision to begin tightening fiscal policy, Eric’s last appearance on the show which was at the March 2020 stock market bottom, different speeds of Trend Following, why stable returns doesn’t always equate to low risk, the difficulty in being comfortable with doing the opposite of what we’re wired to do, how managed futures can help investor’s...

Duration:01:26:29

115 Protection Against Black Swans & Building a Bulletproof Portfolio with Jason Buck of Mutiny Fund

6/1/2021
'The typical pie-chart of diversification ends up being all long-GDP assets, which means these are going to do well in a risk-on environment, when we’re awash with liquidity. The problem is, when we see a sell off or a liquidity event like March 2020, we see the correlations of an ‘uncorrelated’ pie chart go to 1, which means that they all sell off at the same time.' - Jason Buck What happens when an unexpected major event occurs and all of your supposedly diversified investments suddenly...

Duration:01:17:57

142 Systematic Investor Series ft Rob Carver – May 30th, 2021

5/30/2021
Rob Carver is on the show with us today to discuss why Elon Musk & the Chinese government might be proving that Bitcoin may not be as decentralised as first assumed, whether you should adjust your system according to the instrument being traded, some processes for reinvesting profits into your portfolio over time, thoughts on position sizing, different ways of defending against inflation, if short-term Trend Following may actually be as good as long-term Trend Following, and the sweet spot...

Duration:01:29:33

141 Systematic Investor Series ft Mark Rzepczynski – May 23rd, 2021

5/23/2021
Mark Rzepczynski joins us today to discuss China’s move to ban Bitcoin trading, the Federal Reserve’s announcement of research into a new central bank digital currency, some of the issues around inflation and how it might affect trading, the psychology of drawdowns and the time in between new highs, how inflation can distort price signals, the recent rise of the ‘Misery Index’, Michael Burry’s huge bet against Tesla, the importance of exits in Trend Following strategies, and matching the...

Duration:01:15:55

140 Systematic Investor Series ft Jerry Parker – May 16th, 2021

5/16/2021
Jerry Parker joins us today to discuss the benefits of prioritising price over other factors, navigating a high-inflationary environment, how bad markets for average investors can often be great for Trend Followers, how public awareness of a market uptrend can often precede large price drops, the potential drawbacks of trying to standout too much as a money-manager, how classical Trend Following is an increasing rarity in the CTA space, the benefits of investing in Trend Following via a...

Duration:01:12:06

139 Systematic Investor Series ft Moritz Seibert – May 9th, 2021

5/9/2021
Moritz Seibert returns to the show today to discuss the Berkshire Hathaway annual general meeting, the possible raise in interest rates by the Federal Reserve, today’s great environment for Trend Following, the unpredictable nature of the markets and future trends, decentralised finance, increasing ESG requirements in the investment industry, the meteoric rise of Lumber prices, new and smaller Bitcoin futures contracts being listed on the CME, thoughts on Ethereum and Ethereum futures, and...

Duration:01:04:29

138 Systematic Investor Series ft Rob Carver – May 3rd, 2021

5/3/2021
We’re joined today by Rob Carver to discuss the process of selecting single stocks for a Trend Following system, Rob’s holy trinity of security selection, the JP Morgan-backed fund making huge bets, via options, on the market remaining quiet, the knock-on effects from funds who make large, risky bets, the sweet-spot for average holding periods in a Trend Following system, ‘caveman-style’ Trend Following versus scaling in and out of positions, how to hedge against inflation, how Trend...

Duration:01:13:37

137 Systematic Investor Series ft Mark Rzepczynski – April 25th, 2021

4/25/2021
Today, Mark Rzepczynski returns to the show to discuss how Trend Following allows investors to own more risky assets, Systematic Global Macro versus Trend Following, the process of how an investor digests new information, classical Trend Following versus modern Trend Following with AI methods, whether rock-star hedge funds such as ARK Invest can end up being too greedy when seeking AUM, why it can be a good idea to avoid timing the different exposures of your portfolio as much as possible,...

Duration:01:21:18

136 Systematic Investor Series ft Jerry Parker – April 18th, 2021

4/18/2021
Jerry Parker returns to the show today to discuss the how investments can often turn into religions, the recent Coinbase IPO, using historical volatility for position sizing, comparing long-term trend following to Buy & Hold, ‘trend strength’ signals, how much of a portfolio should be allocated to Trend Following strategies, mean-reversion systems versus Trend Following systems, and thoughts on finding or adding to new positions. If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show,...

Duration:01:12:10

135 Systematic Investor Series ft Moritz Seibert – April 11th, 2021

4/10/2021
Moritz Seibert joins us today to discuss the little-known hedge fund Archegos, who recently blew up and cost billions of dollars for large institutions such as Credit Suisse and Nomura. We also discuss whether cracks are beginning to show in the stock market, the bull market in commodities, opportunities for investing in Chinese commodity markets, the risks of trading in emerging markets, how to trade cryptocurrency futures, and combining Trend Following strategies with none-correlated...

Duration:01:17:36

134 Systematic Investor Series ft Jerry Parker – April 4th, 2021

4/3/2021
Jerry Parker is on the show with us today to discuss why short positions are beneficial to a profitable trading strategy, the importance of not over-tweaking an already good system, the case for Trend Following as the dominant strategy in an investment portfolio, the amount of volatility that can be regarded as too risky, and Jerry calls out Niels for a future debate regarding the possible uses of multi-timeframe analysis. If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you...

Duration:01:05:19

133 Systematic Investor Series ft Rob Carver – March 29th, 2021

3/29/2021
Rob Carver joins us today to discuss whether it’s a good idea to adjust your strategy during different periods of volatility, Bitcoin’s expected role as an inflation-hedge, whether commodities are more suited to shorter-term trading than other markets, the NFT frenzy & its credibility as an investment asset, volume analysis and whether it can be play worthwhile part in a Trend Following system, and why volatility may not be a good measure of risk. If you would like to leave us a voicemail to...

Duration:01:21:24

132 Systematic Investor Series ft Mark Rzepczynski – March 21st, 2021

3/21/2021
Mark Rzepczynski joins us today to discuss Jerome Powell’s recent speech and how central banks can often confuse markets, the potential of Artificial Intelligence in systematic investing, whether or not holding government bonds is a good idea, the recent rise in interest rates and what it means for the stock market, the relationship between correlations and volatility, why policy makers should avoid trying to engineer future expectations, how recency-bias affects our decision making,...

Duration:01:29:05

131 Systematic Investor Series ft Moritz Seibert – March 14th, 2021

3/14/2021
Moritz Seibert returns to the show today to discuss the challenges of managing large amounts of cash in a high-inflationary environment, the importance of maintaining a healthy attitude during long winning-streaks, the resurgence & resilience of the GameStop short-squeeze, Bitcoin reaching $60,000, the importance of prioritising process over outcome, the new VIX ETFs for Bitcoin & Ethereum, and whether or not Gold is a safe long-term investment. If you would like to leave us a voicemail to...

Duration:01:10:04

130 Systematic Investor Series ft Jerry Parker & Rob Carver – March 7th, 2021

3/7/2021
We have a special episode for you today featuring Turtle Trading legend Jerry Parker and renown Systematic Investor Robert Carver, who debate the topic of Volatility Targeting and how actively one should manage open trade equity risk. We also discuss the benefits of ‘Hybrid Trend Following’ versus classical Trend Following, breakouts & moving averages versus other trend indicators, whether the 2020 market crash should have caused systematic investors to update their strategies, and if short...

Duration:01:23:43

129 Systematic Investor Series ft Mark Rzepczynski – March 1st, 2021

2/28/2021
We’re joined today by Mark Rzepczynski to discuss the return of the Gamestop short-squeeze, Trend Following in a high interest-rate environment, the future of AI & machine learning in trading models, the case for including short positions in a portfolio, how to spot a commodity ‘super-cycle’, the different factors driving markets higher, why good news can often be bad news for markets, retail investors opening trades on the wrong ticker symbols, and why Trend Following tends to do better on...

Duration:01:16:27

128 Systematic Investor Series ft Jerry Parker – February 22nd, 2021

2/22/2021
Jerry Parker returns today to discuss how Trend Following is perfectly suited for both inflationary and deflationary environments, why investors tend to underperform the S&P500 index, how to look at open trade risk & current equity curve, the perils of designing the ‘perfect’ trading system with all the bells & whistles, whether or not it’s a good idea to tighten stop-losses on profitable trades that have risen sharply, why financial media tends to dramatise the impact CTAs have on the...

Duration:01:18:46

127 Systematic Investor Series ft Moritz Seibert – February 15th, 2021

2/15/2021
Today, we discuss Bitcoin’s rise to $50,000 and how to judge its future role in society, Moritz’s incredible start to the year without changing any part of his trading system, CME’s introduction of Ethereum futures, The Big Short’s Michael Burry calling a top in Tesla, India’s proposed Bitcoin ban, and how a fascinating study, using over 1 million investment combinations, showed that a 30% allocation to Trend Following increased risk-adjusted-returns on every single occasion. If you would...

Duration:01:05:07