Artwork for podcast Top Traders Unplugged
SI100: How to filter your trades and staying unemotional ft. Jerry Parker
10th August 2020 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
00:00:00 01:06:10

Share Episode


In this special anniversary edition of the Systematic Investor podcast, Jerry Parker joins us on the show to discuss why removing as many filters as possible may be beneficial to your trading system, why we could actually be living in the most ‘certain’ times in history, the importance of laser-like focus and unemotional trading during the best & worst periods, Jerry’s incredible story of despair to eventual victory as a Trading Turtle under Richard Dennis, the fallacy of aiming for the ‘perfect’ system,  Cliff Asness’s quotes on Corey Hoffstein’s Flirting With Models podcast, the deep history of Trend Following, and a lot more!



Follow Niels on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or via the TTU website.

IT’s TRUE ? – most CIO’s read 50+ books each year – get your FREE copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever written here.

And you can get a free copy of my latest book “The Many Flavors of Trend Following” here.

Learn more about the Trend Barometer here.

Send your questions to

And please share this episode with a like-minded friend and leave an honest Rating & Review on iTunes or Spotify so more people can discover the podcast.

Follow Jerry on Twitter.

Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 – Introduction

03:13 – Macro recap from Niels

08:16 – Weekly review of performance

13:54 – The benefits of keeping it simple

17:20 – Why you should take every trade & follow your rules

26:16 – Jerry’s incredible story from his journey with Richard Dennis’s ‘Trading Turtles’

27:30 – Some more thoughts on Volatility Targeting

48:19 – The best performing sectors historically among Trend Followers

50:24 – The deep history of Trend Following investors

51:31 – Cliff Asness quotes from the Flirting With Models podcast

01:00:41 – Performance recap

01:31:00 – Some personal highlights, on our 100th episode

Copyright © 2022 – CMC AG – All Rights Reserved


PLUS: Whenever you're ready... here are 3 ways I can help you in your investment Journey:

1. eBooks that cover key topics that you need to know about

In my eBooks, I put together some key discoveries and things I have learnt during the more than 3 decades I have worked in the Trend Following industry, which I hope you will find useful. Click Here

2. Daily Trend Barometer and Market Score

One of the things I’m really proud of, is the fact that I have managed to published the Trend Barometer and Market Score each day for more than a these tools are really good at describing the environment for trend following managers as well as giving insights into the general positioning of a trend following strategy! Click Here

3. Other Resources that can help you

And if you are hungry for more useful resources from the trend following world...check out some precious resources that I have found over the years to be really valuable. Click Here

Privacy Policy