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100 The Systematic Investor Series ft Jerry Parker– August 10th, 2020

In this special anniversary edition of the Systematic Investor podcast, Jerry Parker joins us on the show to discuss why removing as many filters as possible may be beneficial to your trading system, why we could actually be living in the most ‘certain’ times in history, the importance of laser-like focus and unemotional trading during the best & worst periods, Jerry’s incredible story of despair to eventual victory as a Trading Turtle under Richard Dennis, the fallacy of aiming for the ‘perfect’ system,  Cliff Asness’s quotes on Corey Hoffstein’s Flirting With Models podcast, the deep history of Trend Following, and a lot more!

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Episode Summary


0:00 - Introduction
3:13 - Macro recap from Niels
8:16 - Weekly review of returns
13:54 - The benefits of keeping it simple
17:20 - Why you should take every trade & follow your rules
26:16 - Jerry’s incredible story from his journey with Richard Dennis’s ‘Trading Turtles’
27:30 - Some more thoughts on Volatility Targeting
48:19 - The best performing sectors historically among Trend Followers
50:24 - The deep history of Trend Following investors
51:31 - Cliff Asness quotes from the Flirting With Models podcast
1:00:41 - Performance recap
1:31:00 - Some personal highlights, on our 100th episode

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