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86 The Systematic Investor Series – May 4th, 2020

Today, we discuss comments from Warren Buffett in the recent Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting, AQR Capital’s recent research finding pure Trend Following strategies to be a better hedge in bear markets than Options strategies, the oil market & the USO ETF, how commodities are great diversifiers which often outperform equities, how to think about market inefficiencies, and why it’s never too late to invest into Trend Following.

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Episode Summary

0:00 - Intro
1:53 - Macro recap from Niels
7:24 - Weekly review of returns
40:38 - Alastair: Questions 1/2/3:  How do you pick which month futures contract to trade?  Is there any possible alpha in how you roll a futures contract?  What is your overall reason for doing what you do in the markets?
52:22 - Top Tweet
53:49 - Performance recap
56:35 - Announcement of next week’s special guest, Nick Leeson

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