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133 Systematic Investor Series ft Rob Carver – March 29th, 2021

Rob Carver joins us today to discuss whether it’s a good idea to adjust your strategy during different periods of volatility, Bitcoin’s expected role as an inflation-hedge, whether commodities are more suited to shorter-term trading than other markets, the NFT frenzy & its credibility as an investment asset, volume analysis and whether it can be play worthwhile part in a Trend Following system, and why volatility may not be a good measure of risk.

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Episode Summary

0:00 - Intro
2:24 - Macro recap from Niels
4:17 - Weekly review of returns
31:32 - Q1; Dennis: How can a retail trader with limited capital access the commodity markets?
41:47 - Q2; Dennis: How would you deal with big intraday volatility such as in 2020?
51:02 - Q3; Cat: Is volume analysis overrated?
56:16 - Q4; Gustavo: Why should we be worried about volatility if it is going our way?
1:05:52 - Q5; Emra: How often should you recalibrate your system?  Why do you recommend not locking in profits early, after unusually sharp portfolio increases?
1:16:08 - Performance recap
1:27:35 - Recommended listening or reading this week: Lloyd's List regarding recent issues in the Suez Canal

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