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42 Why You Need this Trading Strategy TODAY with Kathryn Kaminski of The Institute for Financial Research, Stockholm – 2of2

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“Benchmarks in our industry are like taking a fruit salad and comparing it to an apple.” – Kathryn Kaminski (Tweet) Welcome to Part 2 of our conversation with researcher and co-author of one of the definitive books on trend following. In this conversation, we dive into the the models that she used in writing the book,…

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41 Trend Following Expert Explains All with Kathryn Kaminski of The Institute for Financial Research, Stockholm – 1of2

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“I wasn’t as interested in finance originally, just because I didn’t understand how important finance was for the world.” – Kathryn Kaminski (Tweet) Our next guest is different than any guest we’ve had before, as she is not a fund manager but has spent much of her life’s work researching and writing about the topic…

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40 What To Do If You Are Making Too Much Money! with Mike Harris of Campbell & Company – 2of2

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“If a model makes more money than you expected to in a short period, that is just as much reason for you to put up the hood and take a look at the engine as when you lose money.” – Mike Harris (Tweet) Welcome to Part 2 of our conversation with Managed Futures expert and President…

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39 President of Famous Managed Futures Firm Tells All with Mike Harris of Campbell & Company – 1of2

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“At the end of the day it’s about being correlated to the industry, but also being different so that we can justify our role in peoples’ portfolios.” – Mike Harris (Tweet) This episode goes in-depth into the history of one of the most well-known managed futures firms in the world, Campbell & Company. We explore the beginnings…

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38 The Real Secret Behind Trend Following and How It Works with Martin Lueck of Aspect Capital – 2of2

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“If you read the Financial Times and follow roughly what is going on in the markets, then you will have a good sense of the trades that we hold.” – Martin Lueck (Tweet) In the second part of our conversation with AHL founder and Aspect Capital Director, we dive into the details of his firm’s strategies…

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37 How to Build a Multi-Billion$ Trend-Following Firm with Martin Lueck of Aspect Capital – 1of2

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“It felt a little bit like revenge of the nerds, it wasn’t something that physicists or scientists thought about doing in those days.” – Martin Lueck (Tweet) In this episode, we get an exciting behind-the-scenes story of one of the most famous systematic trading firms of its time, AHL. Our guest is one of the…

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36 CEO Provides Inside Look at a Currency Trading Firm with Chris Cruden of Insch Capital Management – 2of2

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“Markets exist to teach humility – and they are really really good at that.” – Chris Cruden (Tweet) In Part 2 of our conversation with the CEO of Insch Capital Management, we talk about how the firm’s trading models work and how they were built. We discuss how Insch deals with drawdowns, increased regulation, and…

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35 The Money-Making Advantages of Being a Systematic Trader with Chris Cruden of Insch Capital Management – 1of2

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“I don’t know if we’re a hedge fund, I don’t know if we’re a CTA – but as a currency trader we’ve always been the red-headed step child of both industries.” – Chris Cruden (Tweet) Our next guest was a British Army Officer and moved to South Africa before finding a career in the financial…

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34 The Art of Risk Management (for Investors) with Luc Van Hof of Capital Hedge – 2of2

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“I don’t want to trade much more money – I want to show that a mostly automated system can make money over the years in a pretty regularly recurring fashion.” – Luc Van Hof (Tweet) In the second part of our interview with hedge fund founder Luc Van Hof, we dive into the philosophy and creation…

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33 Options Trading: A Dangerous Animal? with Luc Van Hof of Capital Hedge – 1of2

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“We are more of a research company than a pure trading firm – trading is more a byproduct of what we do in terms of the research.” – Luc Van Hof (Tweet) Our next guest worked for the European Commission before starting his own firm. In an unusual career twist, he sold his company to…

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