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SI50: Why great investing is counter-intuitive to Human Nature
25th August 2019 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Today we discuss the potential dangers of avoiding simplicity, how good Trading is counter-intuitive to Human Nature, the benefits of doing the same thing over and over, how to earn big profits through aggressive Trend Following strategies, the secrets to building wealth through investing, and how we like to approach correlations in our portfolios.  Questions answered this week include: Why are complex strategies more attractive to investors?  Is the phrase ‘this time it’s different’ actually true?  How important is it to have access to vast amounts of data?  How much capital is needed to operate a profitable & diversified Trend Following portfolio?  What questions should Investors be asking Fund Managers?  Do we use Volume as part of our strategies?



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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 – Intro

01:00 – Macro recap from Niels

02:40 – Weekly review of performance

07:45 – Voicemail from Sam

10:15 – Top tweets

44:20 – Question 1: George; With small AUM, should traders/investors outsource TF?

01:04:15 – Live event update 10/26/19-10/27/19

01:05:00 – Questions 2/3: James; What are the most misunderstood parts of TF? What questions should investors be asking?

01:19:50 – Questions 4/5: James; Do you look at volume or just price? If correlations pick up, do you alter your system?

01:22:45 – Benchmark performance update

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