Many trend followers continued their recovery from the November 2018 low, despite China, Trump and North Korea taking center stage in February. Also find out which pension fund recently told me: “I am hearing people throwing the towel in on these types of basic trend following strategies, that makes me kind of bullish on them.”Read More
“There’s a lot more data in some ways, but there is also a lot less interesting information that is differentiated.” – Jake Barton (Tweet) Welcome to Top Traders Round Table, a podcast series on managed futures brought to you by CME Group and the Managed Funds Association, where host Niels Kaastrup-Larsen continues his conversation with…Read More
“Being a mid-twenties analyst during the 2008 financial crisis was a very eye opening experience, and it showed me the importance of being methodical and critical, and not quick to make decisions whenever you’re faced with adversity in investing.” – Steven Wilson (Tweet) Welcome to Top Traders Round Table, a podcast series on managed futures…Read More
The concept of Trend Following has been around for a long time, but it wasn’t until a few years back, that the Bible on Trend Following was written by Kathryn Kaminski and Alex Greyserman. Today, I am delighted to share some of the interesting lessons, insights, and key things that Kathryn Kaminski took away from the…Read More
So after a solid December, trend followers found themselves playing defense as best they could, just like in this weekends 2019 Super Bowl.
January is also the month where each year I get to spend time with my peers at 2 of the worlds largest hedge fund/CTA conferences in Miami.Read More
A while back, I had a very enjoyable time speaking to Scott Foster from Dominion Capital Management, who is not your typical Trader. He draws from a wide range of influences such as Aristotle, Magic, and Austrian Economics. I am delighted to share some of these deep insights with you in this short blog post,…Read More
A few years back, I had a great discussion with die-hard Trend Follower, Scot Billington. I would like to share some key moments with you, including how to perceive past track records, and also some of the differences between the long side and the short side. If you would like to listen to the full conversation, just…Read More
“If someone wants a better return, they have no choice but to take additional risk, no matter how they feel about risk or how risk averse they may be.” – Sol Waksman (Tweet) Welcome to Top Traders Round Table, a podcast series on managed futures brought to you by CME Group, where host Niels Kaastrup-Larsen…Read More
“I was going through one of those inevitable losing streaks [early in my career] and I had a fundamental question. Does anyone make money trading the futures markets, or is it all a casino set up for the benefit of the exchanges?” – Sol Waksman (Tweet) Welcome to Top Traders Round Table, a podcast series…Read More
Can we just be real for a minute?
2018 was a roller coaster of a year…and one of those years where you could easily feel a bit sick to your stomach when you looked at the performance of your investments.
(at least it was for most trend followers)…but lately even hardcore equity bulls have felt the pain, just like bond investors did until a couple of months ago. Indeed 2018 will be remembered by many investors for its lows, rather than its highs.Read More