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SI207: Trend Following: The Perfect Portfolio? ft. Jerry Parker
27th August 2022 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Jerry Parker joins me for a raw conversation on Trend Following, the day after Jerome Powell spoke at Jackson Hole on fighting inflation and achieving economic stability. We also discuss the pros and cons of CTA/Managed futures replication strategies and the importance of investing in your own fund as a manager, the evolution of Trend Following and why Trend Following might be the Perfect Portfolio. We touch on different ways of diversifying your portfolio and why correlation is not always reliable friend. Lastly, we discuss an article by Morgan Housel on why it is important to identify the core principles (in our case of Trend Following) and how incentives are the strongest force in the world, the importance of having confidence whilst being humble and much more.



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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 - Intro

02:51 - Summary of the week

08:35 - Industry performance update

12:21 - Discussion about CTA/Managed futures replication strategies

26:19 - Aligning incentives as a manager

33:28 - Aspect article in Hedge Fund Journal

46:47 - Article by Cliff Asness on Pure Trend Following

51:33 - Crisis alpha vs the Perfect Portfolio

01:03:40 - Article by Morgan Housel on following Core Principles

01:11:15 - Confidence vs. Ability

01:14:33 - Thanks for listening

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