This week, we discuss how doing less can ensure bigger & better results over time, average client holding periods versus the recommended amount of time, why short trades might be the essential part of a winning system, and why uniqueness is now a key requirement for today’s emerging managers. Questions we cover this week include: How far should your backtest go? Can emerging Hedge Fund managers still succeed in today’s environment? Should you adjust past data for volatility?
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0:00 - Intro
1:21 - Macro recap from Niels
4:11 - Weekly review of returns
7:27 - Top tweets
51:16 - Questions 1: Dane; How far should your backtest go?
54:38 - Question 2: Neal; Do you have a minimum average daily volume when trading stocks?
56:24 - Questions 3/4: James; When using multiple entry signals, do you also use multiple exit signals? When setting up systems & doing testing, should you adjust past data for intended volatility-weighted position sizing? Can emerging managers within the hedge fund space still succeed, among pressure for low fees, the cost of running business, & the popularity of indexing?
1:05:18 - Performance recap