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102 The State of Institutional Learning of Investing with Nigol Koulajian of Quest Partners – 2of2

Nigol Koulajian 2of2

“There’s more clarity gained not around the way the markets are, but the way people trade.” - Nigol Koulajian (Tweet)

Katy Kaminski and I continue our conversation with Nigol Koulajian, and discuss if his strategies of working with, around, and doing the opposite of what many investors are doing, has given him any advantages? In this episode, we talk about the risk of research and data affecting the market, why he distrusts in many institutional teachings of finance, and what he is looking forward to this year.

Thanks for listening and please welcome our guest Nigol Koulajian.

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In This Episode, You'll Learn:

  • How savvy investors stay ahead of the curve

“The upside of a bubble is it’s easy to convince people to come in.” - Nigol Koulajian (Tweet)

  • Why you need to isolate yourself from the hivemind of mainstream investors
  • Why those using smart beta have not succeeded recently
  • Nigol’s opinion on VIX’s impact in and outside the managed futures industry

“Investing is a very complex process where your perception of the market affects future returns.” - Nigol Koulajian (Tweet)

  • How Nigol adapts to the changing industry
  • Why Nigol calls filtering the “holy grail” and how he uses it
  • The state of institutional and scientific learning of investing

“The reality is markets lead the economy, not the other way around.” - Nigol Koulajian (Tweet)

  • How research into the markets affects their behavior
  • What opportunities 2018 brings for Nigol and other investors
  • Why Nigol believes CTA’s are still very useful for managed futures

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“You cannot have a purely rational mind when you’re trading. You need to realize the cycle of emotions that investors are going through.” - Nigol Koulajian (Tweet)