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SI296: Is Trend Following Becoming Too Complicated? ft. Mark Rzepczynski
18th May 2024 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Mark Rzepczynski is back to discuss the latest investor sentiment survey from Societe Generale’s Capital Consulting team, to find out what strategies investors are losing interest in and which are seeing more demand right now. We also dig into how the performance of economies greatly depends on the type of government policies and how going from multilateralism to bilateralism impacts trend following, the complexity of being a systematic manager and the phalacy of consensus. Mark also explains why we need to look beyond price and consider the drivers of price, what the VUCA framework is and how/why to use it, whether trend following is becoming too complicated and much more.


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Episode TimeStamps:

00:39 - What has been on our radar recently?

06:59 - Which Alternative Strategies do Investors Want...latest survey?

12:17 - Discussing the data

18:30 - Industry performance update

21:26 - Is the rise of the Chinese stock market legit?

25:08 - From multilateralism to bilateralism

29:42 - The difference between the ideal vs. reality manager

36:31 - The fallacy of consensus

40:23 - Using economic data as a trend follower

43:14 - Is price truth?

47:38 - VUCA - what, why and how?

54:50 - Applying VUCA to trend following

57:46 - Is trend following becoming too complicated?

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