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147 Systematic Investor Series ft Moritz Seibert – July 4th, 2021

Moritz Seibert joins us today discuss the benefits of stripping down your trading approach as much as possible, the various ways to exit a hugely profitable trade, the different forms of research related to your investing approach, simplification vs over-complication, the acceptable amount of margin per trade, spread-betting using a Trend Following strategy, and if you should trade all markets the same way or tailor to each market accordingly.

You can find some of Moritz’s work here, and over at Real Vision.

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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 - Intro
02:28 - Macro recap from Niels
03:53 - Weekly review of returns
11:01 - The commodities reflation trade and Moritz’s trade in Lumber
14:32 - Q1 & Q2; Andreas: How do you justify your fee structure?  What long-term returns should we expect from a short-term CTA? At what point does enhancing a strategy become over-complicating it?
29:20 - Q3; Mark: What are some of the best look back periods?
34:13 - Q4; Frank: Do CTAs place any importance on the Commitment of Traders report?
41:14 - Q5; John: What is a normal amount of margin that CTAs use?
42:30 - Q6, Q7 & Q8; Babek: Should you trade all markets using the same approach? How do you deal with downside risks once a large profitable uptrend is established? Should position size be increased if the number of open trades is less than the maximum?
1:01:56 - Benchmark performance update

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