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SI144: Why Single Stocks Should Matter to CTAs ft. Jerry Parker
13th June 2021 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
00:00:00 01:21:29

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Jerry Parker joins us on the show today to discuss why CTAs could be mistaken in excluding single stocks from their strategies, the possible benefits of having exposure to multiple trading systems, why price action is more important than predictions derived from fundamentals, recommended books for learning about Trend Following, the differences between paper-trading and disciplined execution of real trades, comparing Bitcoin futures to commodity futures, and the extent of simplicity a good trading system should have.

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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 - Intro

01:29 - Macro recap from Niels

08:01 - Weekly review of returns and the narrative change around Bitcoin

19:01 - Q1; Omar: What books do you recommend for Trend Following educational material?

27:52 - Q2; Jacob & Sam: Can Bitcoin futures be traded safely even though you can’t trade them over the weekend?

35:40 - Q3; Mark: Could Chesapeake and Dunn Capital trade as an ETF to allow more people exposure to their strategies?

44:22 - Q4; Vinicius: What are your thoughts about Trend Following on single stocks?

50:08 - Q5; Antonio: Should we be less diversified and more concentrated with our trades?

01:03:39 - Why having rules isn’t enough to justify a robust trading system

01:15:24 - Thoughts on measuring skew

01:19:05 - Benchmark performance update