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SI215: Trend Following vs Volatility to Protect Your Portfolio ft. Cem Karsan
22nd October 2022 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Today, Cem Karsan joins us for our weekly conversation on Trend Following as well as Volatility, following yet another fast paced and eventful week. We discuss the challenges of being long volatility in the current environment and how under-performing equity stock market volatility is the new normal, the increased popularity of volatility strategies post 2018 and 2020 and different ways of knowing how the strategies may behave in an inflationary environment. We also discuss concerning liquidity conditions and what has caused the current situation, what investors should prioritize, in terms of allocation, to protect their portfolio, how the increase in strength of the U.S. Dollar affects the markets, how investors and pension funds act when inflation is sky rocketing and much more.


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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 - Intro

01:28 - What happened this week?

08:37 - Industry performance update

10:30 - Discussing an article from EQD

18:49 - Going into unknown territory

23:55 - Is liquidity becoming a problem?

35:26 - Volatility strategies vs. Trend Following

43:15 - The strength of the U.S. Dollar

51:26 - Alternative markets... could liquidity be drying out? 

56:35 - What happens when inflation is so high?

01:01:48 - Thanks for listening

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