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136 Systematic Investor Series ft Jerry Parker – April 18th, 2021

Jerry Parker returns to the show today to discuss the how investments can often turn into religions, the recent Coinbase IPO, using historical volatility for position sizing, comparing long-term trend following to Buy & Hold, ‘trend strength’ signals, how much of a portfolio should be allocated to Trend Following strategies, mean-reversion systems versus Trend Following systems, and thoughts on finding or adding to new positions.

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Episode Summary

0:00 - Intro
1:36 - Macro recap from Niels
4:37 - Weekly review of returns
9:37 - A question for Jerry, from Mark: If Trend Following philosophy assumes the future is unknown, why is normal to use historical price data?
24:44 - ‘Trend Strength’ signals, what they are, and if you should use them
26:52 - Whether Trend Followers do actually make market predictions
35:49 - A question for Jerry from Jim: What are your thoughts on combining a Trend Following system with a mean-reversion system?
40:27 - Meb Faber’s recent poll on how much should be allocated to Trend Following
48:31 - Q1; Danny: How do you find new positions to trade?
53:09 - Q2; Mathew: How do you define a longer-term timeframe?
1:00:44 - Performance recap
1:01:50 - Jerry asks Niels to discuss the Top Traders Unplugged Trend Barometer


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