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SI124: Why smart people often struggle with systematic investing ft. Jerry Parker
24th January 2021 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
00:00:00 01:01:30

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Turtle Trading legend Jerry Parker joins us today to discuss why smart people often struggle with systematic investing, the benefits of non-predictive investment strategies, what changes Jerry would make to Richard Dennis and William Eckhart’s original Turtle Trading rules, why predefined trade exits are good for your mind-state, why Trend Following strategies are so suited to unexpected market events, the importance of sticking to the core principles when applying a Trend Following system, whether Trend Following traders should have learned anything from the markets in 2020, why you should take as little as possible from a backtest, and what having a robust portfolio actually means.

Also check out my interview with Turtle Trading legendary mentor Richard Dennis here.

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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 – Intro

01:41 – Macro recap from Niels

03:54 – Weekly review of performance

52:18 – Q1; Zack: Are there any known Trend Following strategies that increase position sizes as volatility increases?

57:55 – Benchmark performance update

01:21:21 – Recommended listening or reading this week: Paul Singer on the End Game Podcast with Grant Williams, Corey Hoffstein on Bloomberg’s Odd Lots Podcast & Jack Schwager on The Derivative Podcast

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