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SI229: Managed Futures - The Ultimate Diversification Tool? ft. Andrew Beer
5th February 2023 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Today, Andrew Beer returns to the podcast for a conversation on Trend Following & Managed Futures more broadly, where we reflect on what happened in the first month of 2023 and the outlook for rest of the year. We also discuss why many investors started to panic in the last half of 2022 and why Managed Futures is such a powerful "companion" strategy, the recent change of sentiment to stocks and bonds and why we should sometimes just trust the evidence. We round things off with a deep dive into various ways to achieve optimal diversification and the value of trend following, why it is important to be tactical and put aside the idea of buying the dip, how narrative plays such a big role in the trend following space and much more.


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Episode TimeStamps:

02:11 - Reflecting on the month of January

06:36 - Performance of trend following this year so far

14:43 - Industry performance update

15:43 - Managed futures - the ultimate diversifier?

21:24 - Will stocks and bonds continue to move in tandem?

25:46 - Predictable diversification benefits

29:28 - The advantages of managers

41:40 - Why should managed futures work?

48:18 - Buy the dip?

54:31 - Sticking to the data

01:01:13 - Gunslingers in the ETF space

01:05:59 - Thanks for listening

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