In today’s episode, we discuss the continual need for improvements to a system, the importance of good housekeeping when it comes to managing a portfolio, the varying amounts of leverage among CFD brokers, choosing whether to accept outside investment into your strategy or go it alone, using profit stops versus letting your winners run, and the importance of protecting your intellectual property. Questions we answer this week include: How do experienced CTAs trade through limit-down (or limit-up) situations? Can machine learning be useful in Trend Following for more than just risk parity strategies?
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00:00 – Intro
00:12 – Top Traders Unplugged wins award for ‘Best Trading Podcast’ and features among the ‘Top 20 Best Investing Podcasts in 2020’ by The Investors Podcast 🏆
02:30 – Macro recap from Niels
04:43 – Weekly review of performance
16:38 – Q1; Matt: How do I incorporate external money into my trading strategy, and, alternatively, should I avoid it?
34:17 – Q2; Brian: How do experienced CTAs trade limit-down or limit-up situations?
46:54 – Q3; Panagiotis: Do you see any other uses for machine learning in Trend Following strategies, other than Risk Parity?
01:00:05 – Q4; Craig: Should I stick with my profit targets, or let my winners run?
01:04:46 – Benchmark performance update
01:06:07 – Recommended podcast listening this week: Oaktree Capital’s Howard Marks – Coming Into Focus podcast & Annie Duke on the Capital Allocator’s Podcast
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