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SI177: The Value of Price ft. Mark Rzepczynski
31st January 2022 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Mark Rzepczynski joins us today to discuss how Federal Reserve policy affects the Trend Following environment, the benefits of scaling into and out of positions, Howard Marks’ opinion on the value of price, the factors that drive commodity prices, why typical inflation-hedges may not be as reliable as their reputation implies, how Trend Following is the perfect way to complete your portfolio, and the differences between a ‘trend chaser’ and a trend follower.


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In this episode, we discuss:

  • Central bank policies and their effects on Trend Following performance
  • The benefits of having multiple entries and exits across different timeframes
  • Howard Marks’ recent thoughts on trading price action only
  • The status of the commodity markets
  • Hedges against inflation
  • Creating the perfect portfolio using Trend Following
  • Trend Following versus ‘trend chasing’


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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 – Intro

02:05 – A huge thank you to listeners of the show for leaving your 5-star reviews on iTunes, and feel free to share our link with 3 of your like-minded friends:

02:36 – Macro recap from Niels

06:22 – Weekly review of performance

15:10 – Q1; Zack : Has there been any research into how systematic investing improves ones performance over discretionary investing?

41:24 – Making predictions on commodities and inflation

50:27 – How Fed policy affects the Trend Following environment

01:04:18 – The re-emergence of longer-term terms

01:13:43  Benchmark performance update

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