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134 Systematic Investor Series ft Jerry Parker – April 4th, 2021

Jerry Parker is on the show with us today to discuss why short positions are beneficial to a profitable trading strategy, the importance of not over-tweaking an already good system, the case for Trend Following as the dominant strategy in an investment portfolio, the amount of volatility that can be regarded as too risky, and Jerry calls out Niels for a future debate regarding the possible uses of multi-timeframe analysis.

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Episode Summary

0:00 - Intro
1:46 - Macro recap from Niels
4:34 - Weekly review of returns
46:37 - Q1; Marcus: What is Jerry’s approach to shorting stocks?
49:50 - Q2 & Q3; Nathaniel: Do you have any suggestions for reliable ‘predictors of return’?  Do you recommend trading futures that are in backwardation?
57:16 - Q4; Nick:  Are there advantages to trading markets that are unusually volatile?
1:00:07 - Performance recap
1:01:00 - Recommended listening or reading this week: Michael Covel's interview with Donald Wieczorek, Roy Niederhoffer on the RCM Derivatives Podcast & be sure to join us on Clubhouse!

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