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SI181: The Power of Trend Following ft. Richard Brennan
27th February 2022 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Richard Brennan joins us today to discuss the power of Trend Following during periods of heightened uncertainty, Trend Following applied to the ESG space, how endogenous price shocks cause longer-term trends, the new Top Traders Monthly Trend Following report, shorter-term Trend Following versus longer-term, and how ‘buy the dip’ investors are likely unprepared for sustained underperformance in stocks.

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why now might be the best time to be invested in Trend Following strategies
  • How systematic investing can be applied to the ESG space
  • The cause of longer-term price trends
  • The Top Traders Monthly Trend Following report
  • The best lookback period for Trend Following models
  • The need to diversify away from the ‘buy the dip’ mentality

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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 – Intro

03:49  – Macro recap from Niels

06:40 – Weekly review of performance

16:35 – Thoughts on Niels, Rich & Jerrys’ LinkedIn conversation with Harold De Boer of Transtrend

23:16 – Q1; Frank : How do you see Trend Following strategies fitting into the ESG space?

31:43 – Why we developed the Top Traders Monthly Trend Following report

51:55 – Q2; Steve : What else causes a long price trend if endogenous shocks are the initial cause?

01:09:39 – Shorter-term Trend Following versus longer-term Trend Following

01:15:11 – The power of Trend Following during this period of heightened uncertainty

01:20:14  Benchmark performance update

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