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TTU144: Turtle Trading 2.0? ft. Brian Proctor, Managing Director at EMC Capital Advisors
22nd May 2023 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Join us as we sit down with Brian Proctor, Managing Director at EMC Capital Advisors, for an insightful conversation on the evolution of their trading methodology since the early days of the Turtle Program. Discover what sets them apart from competitors and the key factors they believe contribute to a successful CTA. Explore their use of algorithms to balance risk in a volatile market and how trading systems can adapt while staying true to their origins. Gain insights into their approach to managing current market volatility, distinguishing between trend following and momentum, building reliable systems, expanding their market portfolio, and much more. Don't miss this engaging discussion!


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Episode Timestamps:

02:19 - Introduction to EMC Capital Advisors

07:30 - Their investment philosophy

10:30 - What differentiates them from their peers?

12:33 - The key to succes

14:06 - Their approach to open equity

17:22 - Staying true to trend following

20:13 - Improving the risk adjusted profile

23:15 - An evolving system

28:19 - Slow or fast?

30:44 - Being aware of volatility

32:44 - Trend following vs. momentum

37:19 - "The technical logic of the system"

40:05 - An adaptive process

43:58 - How they reach their goals

45:46 - Pros and cons of adding more markets

50:11 - How they manage risk

57:23 - How have markets changed over time?

01:00:03 - Trend following disagreements

01:03:53 - What is he excited for this year?

01:06:30 - Thanks for listening

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