Mark Rzepczynski joins us today to discuss China’s move to ban Bitcoin trading, the Federal Reserve’s announcement of research into a new central bank digital currency, some of the issues around inflation and how it might affect trading, the psychology of drawdowns and the time in between new highs, how inflation can distort price signals, the recent rise of the ‘Misery Index’, Michael Burry’s huge bet against Tesla, the importance of exits in Trend Following strategies, and matching the right ‘Operation Tempo’ for your trading personality.
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00:00 – Intro
02:11 – Macro recap from Niels
05:49 – Weekly review of performance
11:00 – Further discussion on our recent talking point of discretionary versus systematic, including some comments from Top Traders Unplugged community member, Danny
13:38 – Q1; Fernando: Does it get easier with time and experience, to endure drawdowns?
22:40 – Some of the issues around inflation and how that might affect trading
44:30 – Momentum crashes and decision-clustering
57:35 – The importance of matching your personality to the timeframes you trade
01:04:10 – When is the best time to invest in Trend Following?
01:11:28 – Benchmark performance update
01:12:30 - Recommended listening or reading this week: MacroVoices Podcast featuring David Rosenberg
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