We’re joined today by Mark Rzepczynski to discuss the return of the Gamestop short-squeeze, Trend Following in a high interest-rate environment, the future of AI & machine learning in trading models, the case for including short positions in a portfolio, how to spot a commodity ‘super-cycle’, the different factors driving markets higher, why good news can often be bad news for markets, retail investors opening trades on the wrong ticker symbols, and why Trend Following tends to do better on the long-side.
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0:00 - Intro
1:46 - Macro recap from Niels
5:18 - Weekly review of returns
1:04:48 - Q1 & Q2; Plamen: Is there an official organisation that studies & publishes data about the CTA industry? Can you speak about the research process you follow and how you generate trade ideas?
1:10:49 - Performance recap
1:12:25 - Recommended listening or reading this week: Howard Marks' latest memo
1:14:34 - Announcement: Special episode next week featuring both Jerry Parker & Rob Carver