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SI134: Sticking with Short Positions ft. Jerry Parker
4th April 2021 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Jerry Parker is back on the show with us today to discuss why short positions are beneficial to a profitable trading strategy, the importance of not over-tweaking an already good system, the case for Trend Following as the dominant strategy in an investment portfolio, the amount of volatility that can be regarded as too risky, and Jerry calls out Niels for a future debate regarding the possible uses of multi-timeframe analysis.


In this episode, we discuss:

  • The reasons for avoiding a long-only trading system
  • Knowing when 'good enough' is good enough
  • Why investors may be allocating to Trend Following in the wrong amounts
  • When volatility equates to risk
  • Approaches to multi-timeframe analysis


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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 - Intro

01:46 - Macro recap from Niels

04:34 - Weekly review of returns

46:37 - Q1; Marcus: What is Jerry’s approach to shorting stocks?

49:50 - Q2 & Q3; Nathaniel: Do you have any suggestions for reliable ‘predictors of return’?  Do you recommend trading futures that are in backwardation?

57:16 - Q4; Nick:  Are there advantages to trading markets that are unusually volatile?

01:00:07 - Performance recap

01:01:00 - Recommended listening or reading this week.

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