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SI140: Down Markets Are Often a Treasure to Trend Followers ft. Jerry Parker
16th May 2021 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Jerry Parker joins us today to discuss the benefits of prioritising price over other factors, navigating a high-inflationary environment, how bad markets for average investors can often be great for Trend Followers, how public awareness of a market uptrend can often precede large price drops, the potential drawbacks of trying to standout too much as a money-manager, how classical Trend Following is an increasing rarity in the CTA space, the benefits of investing in Trend Following via a proven manager, the similarities between amateur golfers and traders, the point at which a trend has been ‘confirmed’, and conquering the fear of losses.


In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why you should prioritise price over any other form of data
  • How bad markets for the average investor is often lucrative for Trend Followers
  • How mainstream attention to market trends usually means they're about to end
  • Why money managers shouldn't always try to stand out too much
  • The increasing rarity of classical Trend Following CTAs
  • How to embrace the mentality of cutting losses


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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 - Intro

02:55 - Macro recap from Niels

06:07 - Weekly review of returns

13:34 - Stanley Druckenmiller’s recent interview criticising the Federal Reserve

16:17 - Q1 & Q2; Shibojet: What are your thoughts about a dynamic trading system that focuses more on what’s working over any given time-period, rather than a static trading system with rigid criteria? Why don’t Trend Followers trade cash equities?

39:32 - Q3; Aldo: Is it worth trading a small account using micro-futures? What are your thoughts on pyramiding into positions?

50:51 - Conquering the fear of losses

53:45 - How many markets should we trade?

01:06:58 - Benchmark performance update

01:07:56 - CBOE announce new Bond futures

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