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If this is your first time visiting the website, check out some of our best episodes and resources here.

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123 Systematic Investor Episode – January 18th, 2021

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In today’s show, we discuss the benefits of not taking profits too early during huge price moves, how a Trend Follower might be trading Bitcoin, if March 2020 may have impacted a Trend Follower’s approach to the markets, why the S&P 500 could be considered just as much of an ‘alternative’ market as Iron Ore,…

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122 Systematic Investor Episode ft Robert Carver – January 10th, 2021

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We’re joined today by Rob Carver to discuss how quant managers compared to discretionary managers in 2020, Winton Capital’s underperformance and resulting loss of AUM, the pressure for successful Trend Following firms to expand into different investment styles, why March & December 2020 were generally the best for Trend Followers despite being so different, how…

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121 Systematic Investor Episode – January 6th, 2021

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In this episode, we conclude our special 2-part series on how to design a Trend Following system, with a deeper dive into some performance statistics over the last couple of decades, including correlations, drawdowns and how different market environments have impacted our system.  We also touch on how to add some ‘personality’ to a fully…

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120 Systematic Investor Episode – January 2nd, 2020

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In today’s special episode, we go into some depth about how to design a robust and profitable Trend Following program.  We also cover topics such as why having an opinion on any of your trading positions can be a bad idea, how Trend Following returns can vary massively with just a slight shift in portfolio…

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119 Systematic Investor Episode ft Jerry Parker – December 21st, 2020

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Today we welcome back Jerry Parker onto the show to discuss the possible long-term breakout of commodity prices, trading Tesla around its inclusion into the S&P 500 index, carrying out non-system trades, Bitcoin reaching new all-time highs, the importance of staying in some of these long-awaited trends, relying on your backtest regardless of the circumstances,…

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118 Systematic Investor Episode ft Mark Rzepczynski – December 13th, 2020

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Special guest Mark Rzepczynski returns to the show today to discuss how Trend Following strategies performed during this very unusual year, the likeliest safe-haven assets of 2021, whether or not 2020 should be a year that brings about new adjustments to your trading systems, how being nimble can increase robustness, Trend Following as a ‘store…

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117 The Systematic Investor Series – December 7th, 2020

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Today, we discuss why a random calendar year is not a good measure of performance, recent increased volatility in alternative markets, how to define an ‘alternative’ market, the strong case for a mixed portfolio of stocks & Trend Following strategies, how to perform the easy-money Bitcoin trade, the benefits of using and investing in Bitcoin,…

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114 Predicting the Markets with Mahendra Sharma of Financial Astrology

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“I think astrology is not about getting fame by predicting some negative event. Astrology is about guiding someone, to help people.” – Mahendra Sharma (Tweet) I first interviewed today’s guest back in 2015, where he predicted the Dow Jones Index would go to 32,000…a bold call back then. Mahendra Sharma is an astrological investor with…

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116 The Systematic Investor Series – November 29th, 2020

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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,…

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

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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…

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