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SI47: Don't fall in Love with your positions
5th August 2019 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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This week, we discuss the importance of avoiding any emotional attachments to your positions, how correlated markets can affect your portfolio, how to decide which trades to execute when your signals outweigh the amount of equity available to trade, and we also give our thoughts on Margin-to-Equity related to Position Sizing.  Questions answered this week include: does uncertainty in the markets have any negative effects on Trend Following strategies? Can the S&P 500 ever be a good comparison when gauging Trend Following performance?  Are there any signals that can reliably measure trend strength? When Trend Following strategies aren’t working, should you apply any other strategies?  Does Jerry trade Index Futures or single stocks?

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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 – Intro

01:50 – Request for podcast reviews

02:45 – Macro recap from Niels

06:45 – Weekly review of performance

08:50 – Live event update 10/26/19-10/27/19

09:50 – Top tweets

44:30 – Question 1: Sandeep; Please discuss market correlations.

49:40 – Questions 2/3: James; When adding new markets to a system, what are you looking for? How do you calculate trend strength?

01:00:30 – Question 4: Dante; What strategy should one use in high volatility periods?

01:04:30 – Question 5: Ali; How do you pick the markets in your system?

01:09:20 – Question 6: Ali; Will Jerry please discuss how he trades single stocks

01:13:00 – Question 7: Ali; Can you recommend a broker?

01:14:15 – Question 8: Ali; Please discuss margin to equity and position sizing

01:18:00 – Benchmark performance update