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SI77: Trading through the quickest 10% correction in stock market history
1st March 2020 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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After the quickest 10% correction straight from an all-time-high in stock market history last week, we discuss how human emotions & behaviours played their part, the threat of the coronavirus and its effect on world economies, why a week is too short a time to judge if CTAs are providing ‘crisis alpha’, and why short-term systems should have performed really well during the selloff. Questions we cover include: How do you define ‘signal strength’? Do you use stop-losses, and if so, how? Can you apply Trend Following systems to micro futures contracts?


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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 – Intro

01:20 – Macro recap from Niels

03:00 – Weekly review of performance

14:13 – Top Tweets

39:45 – Brian; Question 1: Have any of your guests mentioned the use of different rules for different markets?

44:25 – Jacob; Question 2: What are the criteria for deciding to change your rules?

51:29 – Adrian; Question 3: How do you define signal strength?

55:46 – Jonathan; Question 4: If you use stop-losses, how do you use them?

01:02:51 – Craig; Question 5: How regularly should you communicate with your clients?

01:08:20 – Russ; Question 6: Can I apply a trend following trading system to micro futures contracts?

01:11:22 – Benchmark performance update

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