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93 The Systematic Investor Series – June 22nd, 2020

This week, we discuss the possible effects of recent bans on short selling, Howard Mark’s latest memo on the recent rally in asset prices, the Wirecard debacle of losing $1.9billion, Tesla’s ascension to having the largest market cap of all car manufacturers in the world, the benefits of Trend Following in a diversified portfolio, the power of non-correlated strategies combined, and the secret sauce of Trend Following.  Questions we answer include: How do Central Bank policies affect Trend Following strategies? Are some markets more prone to trends than others?

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Episode Summary

0:00 - Intro
1:40 - Howard Marks memo on the recent rally in asset prices (The Anatomy of A Rally)
3:41 - Weekly review of returns
7:31 - The banning of short-selling
13:49 - Tesla trading above $1000 for the 1st time
19:43 - Question One; Thomas: How do central bank policies affect Trend Following?
36:45 - Question Two; Stratesdown: How many strategies should I run on each market?
47:21 - Question Three; Brian: Are some markets more prone to trends than others?
51:35 - Announcement of new Top Traders Unplugged mini-series
53:11 - Performance recap



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