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Your Questions Answered...

Your Questions Answered...

As the world gets busier, podcasts are on the rise. According to 2021 The Infinite Dial study conducted by Edison Research (source), 116 million people listened to a podcast every month in the United States alone. It’s easy to understand why podcasts have become so popular, a trend that has only been accelerated by Covid-19.

A very important aspect of podcasts is the convenience factor. People listen to podcasts while commuting to work, doing chores at home, shopping at the groceries store, or walking their dogs. It’s a practical way to multitask and increase one’s productivity level.

The other aspect that makes podcasts so successful is, of course, their content. The high-quality and yet mostly free content offered by podcasters is simply staggering. It’s the perfect example of the democratization of knowledge underpinning our age.

We are proud of the content we offer you inside our various podcast series. Judging by your reviews on iTunes, it appears that you also see a lot of value in what we produce. However, I also want to shed some light on how we produce this content.

You see, a crucial part of our podcast is the co-hosts. Having top-notch experts like Jerry, Moritz, Rob, Mark, Richard, Alan, and Hari as regular contributors to the series is one of our unique value propositions. But it’s only half of the story. The other half is you, the listeners, because so much of the content we produce is steered by your questions, input, and interaction with us. We truly appreciate this and would like to say THANK YOU for helping us make this podcast series as good as we can.

All of that brings me to this week’s episode of the Systematic Investor podcast which featured Rob Carver. Although Rob briefly touched upon a topic he had prepared to discuss (keyword: clustering algorithm), most of what we discussed on the was driven by questions submitted by our community. Here is a short list of these:

  • Does trading a large number of future contracts (per single market) increase liquidity risk and slippage costs of a Trend Following portfolio?
  • Is it a good idea to optimize the cash position in your Trend Following system by allocating part of it to a 60/40 portfolio?
  • Do Trend Followers use the process of “pyramiding”?
  • Can you build a good Trend Following system based on trading micro futures contracts and do you need any full-sized contracts as a complement?

The answers to these questions and much more information can be found in this week’s episode of the Systematic Investor podcast series. We warmly invite you to tune in and promise you that it will be time well spent!