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Market Trends for September 2019

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So needless to say, it was a challenging month for trend followers.

But lets just be clear about one thing…those shorter-term strategies that claim that trend following is too crowded and too slow and does not deliver enough convexity…did not do much better than their trend following cousins…and have certainly not delivered nearly the same return so far this year.

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111 Alignment of Interest with Alan Sheen of Dalton Street Capital – 2of2

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“We do two of the hardest styles of investing that I am aware of.” – Alan Sheen (Tweet) Today on Top Traders Unplugged, I continue our conversation with Alan Sheen, talking about how and why he designed Dalton Street Capital’s investment strategy the way he did, and how it has performed compared to the market…

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55 The Systematic Investor Series – September 30th, 2019

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In this week’s episode, we discuss why Sharpe Ratios should be taken with a pinch of salt, the benefits of using a Trading Coach, why consistently aligning with the best odds may be a better strategy than trying to predict future price moves, DUNN Capital’s recent award from HedgeWeek magazine, why ‘the standout hedge fund…

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110 The Opportunity of Volatility with Alan Sheen of Dalton Street Capital – 1of2

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“I learned everything I ever needed to know about systematic and quantitative investing even before I set foot in the field because systematic and quantitative investing, at the end of the day, is about discipline.” – Alan Sheen (Tweet) Today on Top Traders Unplugged, I’m speaking with Alan Sheen, Founder and CIO of Dalton Street…

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54 The Systematic Investor Series – September 22nd, 2019

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In this episode, we discuss Howard Mark’s comments regarding not losing money being more important than missing opportunities, how solid Trend Following performance can often stay on the edge of randomness, recent opposing comments from the AHL founders on the effectiveness of Trend Following in today’s markets, why complexity and complication might actually be different…

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27 Top Traders Round Table with Daniel Crosby – 2of2

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“Emotion overrides cognition pretty dramatically” – Daniel Crosby (Tweet) Welcome to Top Traders Round Table, a podcast series on managed futures brought to you by CME Group. On today’s episode, host Niels Kaastrup-Larsen continues his conversation with Dr. Daniel Crosby, Chief Behavior Officer of Brinker Capital, and the host of The Standard Deviation Podcast. Niels…

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53 The Systematic Investor Series – September 16th, 2019

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In today’s episode, we discuss if it’s possible to successfully blur the lines between Discretionary & Systematic Trading, why most of the largest Hedge Funds in the world are Systematic, results of the rolling 10-year returns of Trend Following versus the S&P 500, how diversification can prevent long drawdown periods, why forming an opinion on…

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MacroVoices Spotlight – Niels Kaastrup-Larsen: Algorithmic Trading & Trend Following

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The tables have turned! In this episode, Niels Kaastrup-Larsen becomes the first featured guest on Erik Townsend’s newest podcast – MacroVoices Spotlight! In this epsiode, Niels and Erik discuss Trend Following, the history of the Turtle Traders, Benefits of de-correlation and conditional correlation, how CTAs have been performing, and much more. Erik Townsend is a…

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26 Top Traders Round Table with Daniel Crosby – 1of2

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“If we can follow just a couple of simple rules, we can overcome the behavioral errors which are the plague of so many investors.” – Daniel Crosby (Tweet) Welcome to Top Traders Round Table, a podcast series on managed futures brought to you by CME Group. On today’s episode, host Niels Kaastrup-Larsen speaks with Dr.…

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52 The Systematic Investor Series ft Peter Borish – September 10th, 2019

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In our special Anniversary Edition of the Systematic Investor Podcast, we invite Peter Borish onto the show to discuss the differences between Discretionary and Systematic Investing, Peter’s journey from the New York Federal Reserve to his role at Quad Group, his experience working with Paul Tudor Jones, his opinion on the CTA industry and its…

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