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SI118: 2020 Trend Following Recap & safe-havens in 2021 ft. Mark & Moritz
13th December 2020 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Special guest Mark Rzepczynski returns to the show today to discuss how Trend Following strategies performed during this very unusual year, the likeliest safe-haven assets of 2021, whether or not 2020 should be a year that brings about new adjustments to your trading systems, how being nimble can increase robustness, Trend Following as a ‘store of value’, whether the context of financial & world news should be important to systematic trading, the disconnect between financial assets & the real-world economy, and we also attempt to explain the returns dispersion found among similar strategies this year.

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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 – Intro

01:17 – Macro recap from Niels

02:40 – Weekly review of performance

13:15 – Moritz: What do you see the narrative for 2021 Trend Following strategies will be?

27:07 – Niels: How would your performance look this year if you took out the 2 biggest winners?

53:09 – Trend Following as a store of value

01:07:42 – Benchmark performance update

01:08:32 – Jerry Parker joins us on the show next week. Send in any questions you may have.

01:08:45 – Recommended listening or reading: In Defense of Trouble Makers by Charlan Jeanne Nemeth & A Deflationary World with Jeff Boothe on the Investors Podcast Network