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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

116 The Systematic Investor Series – November 29th, 2020

11/29/2020
In today’s episode, we discuss how to effectively manage your emotional stability regardless of trading performance, the true value of Bitcoin and the various catalysts behind its price movements, the importance of being able to get back into a trade you may have recently been stopped out of, managing leverage and volatility in a portfolio, how to approach extreme anomalies in historical price data, and much more. Thanks to Gene for submitting your voicemail to the show. If any listeners...

Duration:01:01:05

115 The Systematic Investor Series ft Robert Carver – November 22nd, 2020

11/21/2020
Rob Carver returns to the show today to discuss the relevance of open trade equity compared to closed trade equity, the reported return of value’s reign over growth stocks, combining Trend Following portfolios with other strategies, the important of using significant sample sizes when analysing data, why successful systematic traders tend to have the longest documented returns on record. Questions we answer include: Which type of moving average is generally the most effective in Trend...

Duration:01:28:04

114 The Systematic Investor Series – November 16th, 2020

11/16/2020
This week, we discuss the importance of short sellers for well-functioning markets, the benefits of trading index futures versus cash equities, diversification in a robust Trend Following system, Pfizer’s CEO selling a majority of his stock holdings around the vaccine announcement, the differences between top independent discretionary traders & professional money managers, and the increasing use of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Questions we answer this week include: Are shorter timeframes...

Duration:01:10:11

113 Farmland Investments with Artem Milinchuk of FarmTogether

11/12/2020
"No matter what happens, food and land is the immovable constant in our lives." - Artem Milinchuk (Tweet) Artem Milinchuk is the CEO and Founder of FarmTogether, a firm specializing in farmland investments. Artem was born in the waning days of the Soviet Union, and while growing up in Russia, saw the importance of access to fresh food for a society. Artem joins us today to talk about his investment journey and why he feels that having farmland as an asset class in your investment portfolio...

Duration:01:06:09

113 The Systematic Investor Series ft Jack Schwager – November 9th, 2020

11/8/2020
Today, we welcome legendary author Jack Schwager onto the show to discuss his new book ‘Unknown Market Wizards’ and a range of topics such as: what timeframe makes the most successful trader, how the best traders seem to have uncorrelated returns to the overall stock market, why elite traders can often have terrible starts to their careers, how embracing risk management can take returns to a much higher level, what investors should look for in a money manger, mean-reversion versus momentum...

Duration:01:11:30

112 The Systematic Investor Series – November 1st, 2020

11/1/2020
In today’s episode, we discuss the continual need for improvements to a system, the importance of good housekeeping when it comes to managing a portfolio, the varying amounts of leverage among CFD brokers, choosing whether to accept outside investment into your strategy or go it alone, using profit stops versus letting your winners run, and the importance of protecting your intellectual property. Questions we answer this week include: How do experienced CTAs trade through limit-down (or...

Duration:01:12:49

111 The Systematic Investor Series ft Michael Covel – October 25th, 2020

10/25/2020
Legendary Trend Following author & podcast host, Michael Covel, joins us today to discuss the far-reaching popularity of his books, the advantages of allocating to a Trend Following manager rather than DIY trading, managing money for clients vs being an unknown successful private trader, why Trend Following funds should worry about AUM growing to be too large, why Trend Following still deserves an important allocation to any investment portfolio after recent mediocre returns, and whether...

Duration:01:08:09

112 The Art of Investing with Scott Lynn of Masterworks

10/22/2020
"You have this asset class which has been around for hundreds of years, but up until recently I think people haven't fully appreciated the characteristics." - Scott Lynn (Tweet) Scott Lynn is the Founder and CEO of Masterworks. He began his career as a serial entrepreneur, starting tech companies focused on casual gaming, online advertising and financial technology. All along the way he collected art, and after seeing the data available in the last twenty years thanks to the Internet, Scott...

Duration:00:57:52

110 The Systematic Investor Series – October 19th, 2020

10/19/2020
This week, we discuss how markets are handling current US presidential election uncertainty, why a healthy allocation to Trend Following strategies may be needed now more than ever, our thoughts on trading systematically in the cryptocurrency markets, and how to invest in Trend Following funds with relatively low capital. We also answer your questions, including: how do I share the details of my successful trading strategy with my employer, who is a money management firm? If you would like...

Duration:01:07:59

109 The Systematic Investor Series ft Perry Kaufman – October 12th, 2020

10/11/2020
Systematic trading and Trend Following legend, Perry Kaufman, joins us on the show today to discuss the importance of being comfortable with risk, the benefits of continuously ranking & evaluating markets, the importance of ‘fat tails’ in Trend Following systems, why you might want to use equal risk with every trade, how to avoid being over-correlated, trading single stocks vs indices, opinions on profit targets, and why he generally prefers long trades vs short trades. You can find more...

Duration:01:30:05

108 The Systematic Investor Series ft Robert Carver – October 4th, 2020

10/4/2020
Robert Carver joins us today to discuss the case for and against the Kelly Criterion, short vs medium vs long-term Trend Following, how closely you should be following different markets, diversification across markets vs across timeframes, how mainstream financial media is driving investors to alternative information sources, the amount of screens you need to trade successfully, and the importance of viewing returns in terms of percentage rather than monetary terms. If you would like to...

Duration:01:22:21

107 The Systematic Investor Series – September 28th, 2020

9/27/2020
In this episode, we discuss the best & worst markets for Trend Following strategies in recent years, the benefits of trading & investing across multiple timeframes, how a combined portfolio of Trend Following & the S&P500 has been historically lucrative, the perils of a market that is stuck in a large trading range, and how 3 months can easily change your year-to-date performance. Questions we answer include: What are your thoughts on inflation & fixed income, as they relate to Trend...

Duration:01:13:07

106 The Systematic Investor Series – September 19th, 2020

9/18/2020
Today, we discuss the Federal Reserve’s current inflation targets, whether it is ok for systematic managers to turn off their systems during periods of high volatility & uncertainty, the looming questions around Ray Dalio & Bridgewater’s underwhelming performance in 2020, volatility control vs risk control, and why liquidity should be an important deciding factor for investors when choosing a money manager. Questions we answer this week include: How do you size your positions once maximum...

Duration:00:58:18

105 The Systematic Investor Series – September 13th, 2020

9/13/2020
On today’s show, we discuss Tesla’s threat to the current giants of European car manufacturing, how paper trading can dramatically differ to live trading, the drawbacks of Systematic Investing through a broker’s platform rather than manually operating the system, the benefits of including commodities & currencies in a Trend Following system, and the case against long/flat-only Trend Following on stocks. Questions we answer this week include: Do you recommend any platforms that you allow you...

Duration:00:52:54

Steve Keen – Global Macro Series – 10th September 2020

9/9/2020
We are extremely honoured to welcome Steve Keen, the legendary Australian economist, to our podcast today. Steve is one of the leading critics of mainstream economics, and in our conversation provided a valuable alternative perspective to some of the critical issues facing us today. As you might expect, we did spend time discussing the COVID crisis and the potential policy options for addressing its economic effects, but we also touched on a range of other topics, from climate change to...

Duration:01:04:22

104 The Systematic Investor Series ft Roberto Osorio – September 7th, 2020

9/7/2020
Today, we’re delighted to welcome Roberto Osorio, Vice President, Trading Systems at DUNN Capital, onto the show. Niels pitches Roberto some of our most fiercely debated topics so far, such as the optimal amount of markets to trade, diversification in all of its forms, the pros & cons of Volatility Targeting, how to accurately recognise model decay, Black Swan strategies and why they maintain popularity regardless of performance, the best look-back period for Trend Following strategies, and...

Duration:00:59:56

103 The Systematic Investor Series ft Robert Carver – August 31st, 2020

8/30/2020
Rob Carver returns to the show this week to discuss Jerome Powell’s comments at Jackson Hole, the potential Bond market bubble that very few are talking about, the sweet-spot for Trend Following fund AUMs, Dave Portnoy’s influence on Robinhood traders, Tom Basso’s recent interview with Meb Faber, and the continual need to improve your successful trading strategies. Questions we answer this week include: Do you know of any Trend Following funds who use the Black-Litterman model of asset...

Duration:01:26:26

Lyn Alden – Global Macro Series – 26th August 2020

8/26/2020
We are very pleased to welcome Lyn Alden to the studio today, the founder of Lyn Alden investment strategy. Lyn is from an engineering background, and hence, as you might expect, brings a logical and rigorous approach to thinking about economics and financial markets. In our fascinating conversation Lyn was able to draw on her considerable knowledge and understanding of history to inform us in thinking about today’s problems. Our discussion spanned high level thinking about multi decade...

Duration:01:01:35

102 The Systematic Investor Series – August 23rd, 2020

8/22/2020
This week, we discuss Tesla’s meteoric stock price rise and its likely inclusion into the S&P 500, similarities between today’s parabolic moves in the stock market and the famous tech bubble, why the current outlook for markets necessitates a place for investing in Trend Following strategies, Germany’s move to tax investors on their gold ETF holdings, Volatility-focused trading strategies, and the differences in making adjustments to short term systems vs long term systems. Questions...

Duration:00:54:00

Jim Bianco – Global Macro Series – 21st August 2020

8/21/2020
In today’s episode we are joined by Jim Bianco, the president and macro strategist at Bianco Research, L.L.C. Since 1990 Jim’s commentaries have offered a unique perspective on the global economy and financial markets. Unencumbered by the biases of traditional Wall Street research, Jim has built a decades long reputation for objective, incisive commentary that challenges consensus thinking. In nearly 20 years at Bianco Research, Jim’s wide ranging commentaries have addressed monetary policy,...

Duration:01:06:16