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SI182: Trend Following in Times of Crises ft. Rob Carver
5th March 2022 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Today Rob Carver joins me to discuss how the Trend Following world is reacting to the aweful situation in Ukraine and how it affects markets and volatility, discussing the moral aspects of trend following in times of crises and we take lots of questions from our community regarding how to handle parabolic market moves, if trend following is over-crowded, who we believe is the next David Harding, how to allocate to different speeds of Momentum/Trend Following as well as thoughts on rebalancing assets and portfolios and much more.


In this episode, we discuss:

  • How the aweful situation in Ukraine affects trend following and volatility
  • Rebalancing strategies within your portfolio
  • The advantage of systematizing your trading
  • When I sat down with the founds of AHL at Abbey Road Studios


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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 - Intro

02:15 - Update on markets

05:50 - What has caught attention and review on performance

27:08 - Status on Rob’s book

29:27 - Q1, Harry: What might next frontier be that seems silly today, but common sense later? Who's the next David Harding?

34:04 - Q2, Ravi: What are the implications to the markets and the wider global economy?

39:00 - Q3, Zoran: How do you navigate through such events (war in Ukraine) as a systematic investor?

46:00 - Q4, Richard: If trend following ever became overcrowded, could you identify it and would you take any action?

51:55 - Q5, Y: Should traders rely on the experience of past wars/conflicts or is this time different?

55:31 - Q6, Emre: Any advice on rebalancing my assets and portfolio?

01:02:35 - Q7, Gene: How do you and your guests reason about the timing of your trades?

01:08:03 - Q8, Akul: Why not dynamically change the allocations to different speeds of momentum?

01:14:32 - Q9, Zach: Is there a way to add trend following volatility instruments?

01:18:53 - Q10, Carl: How to rebalance between multiple strategies?

01:22:12 - Thank you for listening, and whats coming up next

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