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SI147: The Perfect Exit Strategy ft. Moritz Seibert
4th July 2021 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Moritz Seibert joins us today discuss the benefits of stripping down your trading approach as much as possible, the various ways to exit a hugely profitable trade, the different forms of research related to your investing approach, simplification vs over-complication, the acceptable amount of margin per trade, spread-betting using a Trend Following strategy, and if you should trade all markets the same way or tailor to each market accordingly.


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In this episode, we discuss:

  • The benefits of simplifying your trading approach as much as possible
  • Optimal exits from hugely profitable trades
  • How to engage in related to your investment approach
  • Over complicating a trading strategy
  • Acceptable margin amounts
  • Spread-trading using a Trend Following strategy


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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 - Intro

02:28 - Macro recap from Niels

03:53 - Weekly review of returns

11:01 - The commodities reflation trade and Moritz’s trade in Lumber

14:32 - Q1 & Q2; Andreas: How do you justify your fee structure?  What long-term returns should we expect from a short-term CTA? At what point does enhancing a strategy become over-complicating it?

29:20 - Q3; Mark: What are some of the best look back periods?

34:13 - Q4; Frank: Do CTAs place any importance on the Commitment of Traders report?

41:14 - Q5; John: What is a normal amount of margin that CTAs use?

42:30 - Q6, Q7 & Q8; Babek: Should you trade all markets using the same approach? How do you deal with downside risks once a large profitable uptrend is established? Should position size be increased if the number of open trades is less than the maximum?

01:01:56 - Benchmark performance update

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