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Top Traders Unplugged - Niels Kaastrup-Larsen 10th August 2020
SI100: How to filter your trades and staying unemotional ft. Jerry Parker
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SI100: How to filter your trades and staying unemotional ft. Jerry Parker

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!

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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