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84 The Systematic Investor Series ft Robert Carver – April 20th, 2020

We’re joined today by Robert Carver to discuss why classical Trend Following strategies did well in the recent selloff, the risks in OTC trading, why it’s important to diversify across different managers, the varying recent returns of Renaissance Technologies and AHL, and how Robert Carver approaches volatility, scaling & portfolio construction during a crisis. Questions answered this week include: Are 20 markets enough for a diversified portfolio? Is pyramiding a bad strategy? Should I prioritise signals that agree on multiple timeframes?

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Episode Summary

0:00 - Intro
1:00 - Macro recap from Niels
3:14 - Weekly review of returns
59:25 - Questions 1, 2 & 3; Gary: Are 20 markets enough for a diversified portfolio?  Should I prioritise signals that agree on multiple timeframes?  Is pyramiding a bad strategy?
1:24:56 - Performance recap

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