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47 The Systematic Investor Series – August 6th, 2019

This week, we discuss the importance of avoiding any emotional attachments to your positions, how correlated markets can affect your portfolio, how to decide which trades to execute when your signals outweigh the amount of equity available to trade, and we also give our thoughts on Margin-to-Equity related to Position Sizing.  Questions answered this week include: does uncertainty in the markets have any negative effects on Trend Following strategies? Can the S&P 500 ever be a good comparison when gauging Trend Following performance?  Are there any signals that can reliably measure trend strength? When Trend Following strategies aren’t working, should you apply any other strategies?  Does Jerry trade Index Futures or single stocks?

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Episode Summary

0:00 - Intro
1:50 - Request for podcast reviews
2:45 - Macro recap from Niels
6:45 - Weekly review of returns
8:50 - Live event update 10/26/19-10/27/19
9:50 - Top tweets
44:30 - Question 1: Sandeep; Please discuss market correlations.
49:40 - Questions 2/3: James; When adding new markets to a system, what are you looking for? How do you calculate trend strength?
1:00:30 - Question 4: Dante; What strategy should one use in high volatility periods?
1:04:30 - Question 5: Ali; How do you pick the markets in your system?
1:09:20 - Question 6: Ali; Will Jerry please discuss how he trades single stocks
1:13:00 - Question 7: Ali; Can you recommend a broker?
1:14:15 - Question 8: Ali; Please discuss margin to equity and position sizing
1:18:00 - Performance recap
1:19:15 - Check out Top Traders VoiceMail

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