“People say, ‘how did you manage to raise so much money by losing so much?’.” – Nigol Koulajian (Tweet) Nigol Koulajian is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Quest Partners LLC, and has been designing and trading short-term and long-term technical systems for over 22 years. Coming from Columbia business school, many of Nigol’s…Read More
Q2 kicked off with an early sign of what many investors are fearing. A sell-off in both bonds and stocks at the same time. This of course is nothing new, we saw it during the financial crisis…but the truth is that it has not happened very often in the past 30+ years, mainly because the interest rate cycle has been going down.Read More
“These are literally billion dollar questions. If you could answer any of these questions to any degree of satisfaction, you could put the rest of us out of business.” – Robert Sinnott (Tweet) In our continued conversation with Robert Sinnott, Katy Kaminski and I dive into why AlphaSimplex has been so successful, why Robert…Read More
““I couldn’t resist the chance of working with a small tight-knit group of individuals who are focused more on the research, more on understanding the markets than just making money.” – Robert Sinnott (Tweet) From the very beginning, Robert Sinnott has studied the movement of the markets and how to anticipate their changes. Robert earned…Read More
As we wait for Spring to arrive in the northern hemisphere, the Bull market in equities cooled off during March, with many western markets dipping below the lows during the February “momentum crash”.
Trend followers has taken a lot of stick from uninformed investors who believe that this type of trading strategy would be able to provide a hedge for them during the 9 days of turbulence in late January and early February….find out how they responded in March…Read More
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
“I really feel that the one missing piece in our program is short-term timeframe. If I could find something that worked in the short-term timeframe, I would love to add it to the program in some way.” – Marty Bergin (Tweet) Katy Kaminski and I continue our conversation with Marty Bergin, and discuss his…Read More
“[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