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Getting Started On Top Traders Unplugged

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88 The Importance of Explaining Why with Andrew Baxter of Cambridge Capital Management – 2of2

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“I believe track record is a very blunt instrument.” – Andrew Baxter (Tweet) In this episode, we dive into the models and processes that Cambridge Capital and Andrew Baxter use to manage risk, research new ideas, and grow their business. We also talk about the importance for managers to explain why they do what they do,…

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87 An Engineer Uses Machine Learning in Investment Management with Andrew Baxter of Cambridge Capital Managment – 1of2

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“I’m an engineer. I always have been.” – Andrew Baxter (Tweet) Andrew Baxter worked at British Aerospace as an engineer before joining the investment management world. He still considers himself an engineer. Listen in to learn how he uses machine learning, why he keeps innovating, and how he started his own firm. Thanks for listening…

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The Costly Mistake of Misjudging Luck from Skill

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Following up on a great H2 2014, most trend following CTAs continued to produce strong gains during Q1 this year. Good performance tends to attract new investments, i.e., investors are inclined to chase returns as they attribute recent outperformance to manager skill. This can be a costly mistake.

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Why Robust Trading Strategies are more Volatile

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I am often asked, “Why is your Tactical system of futures trading volatile?” Robustness and increased odds for survival have a lot to do with it. But I am getting ahead of myself…

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86 Predictions on Crude Oil, Copper, War, Plus More on Cycles with David Gurwitz of Charles Nenner Research Center – 2of2

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“We don’t tell our clients what to put on, we just tell them the information and then they decide how to do it.” – David Gurwitz (Tweet) In this second part of our conversation, we dive into the specifics of how Charles Nenner and his team make their predictions, and what they predict in certain markets…

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85 The Cycles of Financial Markets with David Gurwitz of Charles Nenner Research Center – 1of2

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“It’s a mindset that he has about protecting the downside. That’s the main thing to the system.” – David Gurwitz (Tweet) This episode has a unique and interesting guest, the kind we rarely have on this show. David Gurwitz does not trade in the financial markets, but provides predictions and research to many firms, including…

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84 Being Authentic and Transparent with Your Investors with Natasha Reeve-Gray of Altis Partners – 2of2

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“You don’t really know your investor and they don’t know you until you go through your first drawdown together.” – Natasha Reeve-Gray (Tweet) In this second part of our conversation, Natasha dives into the details of the trading model and portfolio of Altis Partners, her firm. We discuss how they approach risk management, and how…

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Getting Started On Top Traders Unplugged

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If this is your first time visiting the website, check out some of our best episodes and resources here.

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83 Starting a Quant Firm from Scratch with Natasha Reeve-Gray of Altis Partners – 1of2

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“You’re talking to probably the least likely person to have gone into this business.” – Natasha Reeve-Gray (Tweet) Our next guest left a well known trading firm in London to start a quantitative trading firm with 3 other partners. There’s a lot to be learned from her insights on starting a business, building a culture,…

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High Volatility Reduces Risk

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Investors do not necessarily lower their risk by lowering the volatility of their returns. That’s because volatility and risk are two very separate matters.

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