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SI232: Trend Following the Trend Followers ft. Nick Baltas
26th February 2023 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
00:00:00 01:09:17

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Today, Nick Baltas return to the show following a head scratching period for inflation and interest rates the past few weeks. We discuss the state of the environment for trend following and the best way to select a portfolio of markets to trade, the pros and cons of "trend following the trend followers". We also reflect on Katy Kaminski’s take on Crisis Alpha and discuss the evolution of trend following and how it changes the way strategies are designed, why being too concerned about the Sharpe may impact your performance in unexpected ways and why it is important to be aware of your own biases and much more.


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Episode TimeStamps:

02:04 - Market recap

04:21 - Reflecting on the TTU CTA Series

09:10 - What has caught Nick's attention recently?

13:17 - Industry performance update

15:53 - Q1, Adam: Regarding applying systems to markets

23:41 - Q2, Tim: Thought on trend following the trend followers?

30:39 - Q3, Tim: Nick's thoughts on tracking the AUM?

37:19 - Crisis alpha - lost in translation?

49:43 - How trend following has evolved

53:44 - Are we too concerned about the Sharpe?

58:55 - Changing the narrative

01:05:02 - Trend following disagreements

01:07:29 - Thanks for listening

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