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SI95: Jim Simon’s quotes on overriding your system and how to size your positions ft. Moritz Seibert
6th July 2020 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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This week, we give our thoughts on the inaccuracies of CTA replicator models, static risk versus dynamic risk, ways to approach variable position sizing, the power of a system being ‘good enough’, Jim Simon’s quotes on overriding your systems, and the recent accusation that CTAs are driving the stock market upward.  Questions answered this week include: What elements of my trading system should I look to expand, if it’s going well?  Can I diversify using stock sectors only?  What are your thoughts on Volatility Targeting?

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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 – Intro

01:16 – Global macro review

04:04 – Weekly review of performance

07:41 – The inaccuracies of typical CTA replicator models

22:28 – Jim Simons quotes on overriding trading models

24:34 – Question One; Will: So far, my trading system is successful, and I am looking to expand it.  Should I expand it to include an additional look-back period, market(s), or trading strategy?  Could you recommend any reliable data sources?

31:57 – Question Two; Abishek: Can I diversify using different stock sectors only?

35:28 – Question Three; Noah: What are your views on Volatility Targeting?

47:57 – Benchmark performance update

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