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59 The Return of Volatility in 2014 with Bastian Bolesta of Deep Field Capital

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“It has been more important for us in 2014 to not lose money in certain markets than actually trying to perfectly capture new opportunities.” – Bastian Bolesta (Tweet) Bastian Bolesta reviews 2014 and details the ups and downs of the year for his firm and the managed futures industry as a whole. In this episode,…

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58 Having the Discipline to Stay The Course with Chris Cruden of Insch Capital Management

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“The CTA community, as an asset class, is one of those that you might not want to bet on, but it would be wrong to bet against.” – Chris Cruden (Tweet) Our next Year-in-Review conversation comes from a manager who considers 2014 to have been a disappointing year for his firm. As a trend follower…

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57 Why The Market Environment Looks Exciting For CTAs in 2015 with Tim Pickering of Auspice Capital Advisors

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“It was a year, I can tell you in all honesty, that tested your resolve.” – Tim Pickering (Tweet) Our next year-in-review is from a recent guest who discusses the roller coaster feel to 2014, and why it was a good year for the CTA industry. He talks about what his firm learned from 2014 and…

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56 How to Educate Your Clients on Managed Futures with Karsten Schroeder of Amplitude Capital

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“I think that diversification is king, and timing things is very difficult.” – Karsten Schroeder (Tweet) In this 2014 year-in-review, Karsten Shroeder looks at the CTA industry and give some advice on how to look at 2014 with a rational and objective eye. He also has insights into how 2015 will be for the CTA…

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55 How Long-Term Trend Following Performed in 2014 with Jason Gerlach of Sunrise Capital

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“The best sectors for us for the year were certainly energies and equities.” – Jason Gerlach (Tweet) For January 2015, we will be revisiting with previous guests on the show to find out how their businesses grew and changed in 2014, and what the year was like overall for their industries. In our first Year-In-Review…

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54 What it Takes to Be an Entrepreneur with Tim Pickering of Auspice Capital Advisors – 2of2

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“Investing is a challenge. But the bigger challenge is running a business and managing people and relationships.” – Tim Pickering (Tweet) In the second part of our talk with Tim Pickering, we dive into the details of his firm and the challenges that he has to overcome as a business owner and entrepreneur. Tim has…

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53 Trend Following vs. Trend Capturing with Tim Pickering of Auspice Capital Advisors – 1of2

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“Investment returns don’t come in straight lines, they don’t come in nice weekly, monthly or yearly blocks.” – Tim Pickering (Tweet) What is the difference between simply following a trend and capturing it? Why is growth not consistent and gradual and why do we want it to be? Learn answers to these questions and more in…

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52 Do Amazing Things Just By Showing Up with Rob Hartman of Pacific Capital Advisors – 2of2

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“The dirty and hard work is how do you survive those consolidations and the difficult periods.” – Rob Hartman (Tweet) Rob Hartman knows that showing up is half the battle when it comes to work in any industry. But his viewpoint as a solo fund manager give us deep insight into the inner-workings of a firm…

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51 Planning for Failure, Not Planning to Fail with Rob Hartman of Pacific Capital Advisors – 1of2

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“Staying organized is not so hard – the really tough stuff is figuring out how to make money for people.” – Rob Hartman (Tweet) In starting any business, you run into unexpected roadblocks and challenges, and you learn something from each mistake. Our next guest is the founder of a trading firm who has grown his…

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50 Why Optimism is Important with Dave Sanderson of KFL Capital Management – 2of2

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“The best way to manage risk is to spend less money.” – Dave Sanderson (Tweet) Welcome to Part 2 of our conversation with Dave Sanderson. In this episode we explore his trading program in detail, from the markets the firm trades to how they describe their program to investors. We also explore the challenges that…

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