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SI209: Trend Following...The Best Way to Surf the Markets ft. Richard Brennan
11th September 2022 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
00:00:00 01:07:17

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Richard Brennan joins us for a weekly update on Trend Following, where we discuss why the crisis we experience at the moment might be worse than previous crises, such as what was experienced in the 1970’s. We also discuss the turtle trading method and how ATR can be used for entering and exiting trades, how Richard adjusts his trailing stop according to the price and level of volatility and why simplicity is the most robust solution to deal with complex markets. Additionally, we address how Trend Following can be used as a diversification tool for your portfolio, the principle of return stacking and how it is used in Trend Following, why more people are turning away from the 60/40 portfolio and much more.



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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 - Intro

02:26 - The stark warning from Niall Ferguson

07:01 - What happened this week?

10:35 - Industry performance update

12:47 - Q1, Irwin: Turtle trading and the use of ATR for position sizing

23:19 - The relationship between trailing stop and volatility

32:45 - Simplicity and sticking to your model

39:32 - Is the 60/40 portfolio outdated?

53:31 - The principle of return stacking

01:04:52 - Thanks for listening

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