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February was the month where many market trends caught the flu and inflicted pain on many investors.
Personally, I caught this nasty bug as well…and right in the middle of the Olympic Games in PyeongChang. But that was in someways lucky, as I had a free pass to watch all the television I wanted…including the Olympic Games.
It’s fascinating to see people at their peak, do incredible things…and make it look so easy.
Watching all this sport, made me think…
what if Trend Following was any Olympic Sport…which one would it be?
What do YOU think?
It took me a while to come up with my favorite…
It had to be a sport that would visualize the courage it takes to invest in a strategy that thrives from uncertainty and volatility.
Where you don’t try to predict but rather accept “knowing what you don’t know” and allow your positions to flow with where the markets take you.
Where the twist and turns in performance from time to time can hit you with g-force acceleration or deceleration (as experienced in February).
…but I think I found the perfect sport to do just that.
Watch this short video and you will see what I came up with 🙂Read More
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“[Bill] thought he was the only person [using trend following], and to tell the truth, I’m not sure that he was completely confident that it worked.” – Marty Bergin (Tweet) Our guest today is the President and Owner of DUNN Capital. Having a deep background in finance and business management, Marty oversees all mission-critical…Read More
Frankly after almost 30 years in the CTA business, it takes quite a bit to shock me, when it comes to how this industry operates. Nevertheless, on my recent trip to Miami where I was attending the two big industry conferences…I have to admit, I learned something that I had not expected. and no…I’m not…Read More
I was shocked, but not surprised, to see that at this week’s industry conference in Miami, 86% of Allocators asked by the organizer were looking for managers with a track record of less than 5 years!
Are you kidding me…
This means that only 14% of Allocators were focused on the managers with real long-term experience in this industry.Read More
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This is one of those rare prolonged periods where the men are sorted from the boys when it comes to holding on to this kind of strategy.
But what is really interesting when you take a moment and look a little bit deeper, the apparent calm expressed by the Index of Fear (VIX) only tells part of the story.