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SI141: Aligning 'Operation Tempo' with your Trading Personality ft. Mark Rzepcyznski
23rd May 2021 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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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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In this episode, we discuss:

  • China's recent banning of Bitcoin trading and mining
  • The Federal Reserve's announcement of a possible new digital currency
  • Inflation and its effects on trading
  • The psychology around drawdowns
  • Price signals and how they can be distorted by inflation
  • Matching what Mark terms as 'Operation Tempo' with your personality


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Episode TimeStamps:

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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