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The Time It Takes To Stick With Your Rules

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Today we discuss a listener question, regarding the usual time it takes before being able to follow a Trading System religiously. IT’S TRUE 👀 – most CIO’s read 50+ books each year! Get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever written here. Follow me at @TopTradersLive And please share this…

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79 The Systematic Investor Series ft Robert Carver – March 15th, 2020

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We’re joined on the show today by special guest Robert Carver, to discuss another historically volatile week in the markets, the differences between today’s bear market and 2008, how Robert defines portfolio diversification, how many markets a profitable Trend Following system should trade, the different types of strategies that Robert currently uses, the amount of…

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A Month in the Life of a CTA

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Today we discuss a question from the audience about what goes on in the life of a CTA. IT’S TRUE – most CIO’s read 50+ books each year! Get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever written here. Follow me at @TopTradersLive And please share this episode with a like-minded…

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More Fiction in Excel than in Word

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The likeliness to curve fit data from backtests, and get excited about numbers which may not materialise. IT’S TRUE 👀 – most CIO’s read 50+ books each year! Get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever written here. Follow me at @TopTradersLive And please share this episode with a like-minded…

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Howard Marks & Limiting Downside Potential

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When Howard Marks speaks, we should all pay attention. And today’s topic about focusing on the Risk rather than the Upside in your portfolio…is just up our street! IT’S TRUE 👀 – most CIO’s read 50+ books each year! Get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever written here. Follow…

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Trend Following: The Perfect Hedge, or the Perfect Portfolio?

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We discuss why we believe that Trend Following could rightly be viewed as the Perfect Portfolio, and sometimes the Perfect Hedge. IT’S TRUE 👀 – most CIO’s read 50+ books each year! Get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever written here. Follow me at @TopTradersLive And please share this…

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Equity Indexes & Average Returns

Equity Indices – Who Wants To Be Average?

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Why do equity investors aim to be average? And how to aim for more. IT’S TRUE 👀 – most CIO’s read 50+ books each year! Get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever written here. Follow me at @TopTradersLive And please share this episode with a like-minded friend and leave…

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78 The Systematic Investor Series – March 8th, 2020

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This week, we discuss the potential benefits of investing in more than one systematic fund, Tom Basso’s research finding that Trend Following returns increase as market volatility increases, the process behind Moritz’s discretionary trade last week, sizing positions according to volatility, the historic rally in government bonds, and the importance of good risk management. Questions…

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Historical Data, Backtests, & Track Records

Historical Data, Backtests, & Track Records

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What is the optimal time frame when analysing a track record & why can seemingly correlated strategies have very different returns? IT’S TRUE 👀 – most CIO’s read 50+ books each year! Get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever written here. Follow me at @TopTradersLive And please share this…

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Market Trends for February 2020

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Last Sunday as I was sitting on a train headed for Geneva to attend a few meetings, many global equity markets had just finished the week at or close to new highs. After a day in Geneva, and a quick return to see the family, my plan was to jump on another train to Milan for another two days of meetings. BUT Sunday night I spoke to a friend of mine who said, “Have you seen what is going on in Northern Italy, with the coronavirus?”

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