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SI184: To Trend Follow or Not To Trend Follow ft. Alan Dunne
20th March 2022 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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In today's episode Alan Dunne joins me to discuss many different aspects of trend following - its relevance, strengths, weaknesses and future, roll-harvesting strategies, what causes trends in markets, whether it is too late to invest in trend following, its role within risk mitigation, how investors perceive trend following and if you really need to trade strategies that fits your personality.


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In this episode, we discuss:

  • Trend following and its strengths, weaknesses, relevance and future
  • Dealing with volatility as a trend follower
  • Finding investment strategies that fits your personality
  • What causes trends in markets
  • Risk mitigation strategies


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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 - Intro

02:45 - Market recap

04:32 - Overview of the week

11:35 - Q1, ABE: What are your opinion on roll-harvesting strategies?

21:06 - What causes trends in markets?

43:05 - Is it too late to invest in trend following?

50:22 - Risk mitigation and investor perception of Trend Following

58:42 - Key insights from the Allocator series so far

01:06:51 - Update on performance

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