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SI195: Trend Following 101 ft. Richard Brennan
5th June 2022 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Richard Brennan joins us in today’s episode, to discuss all things Trend Following and we take lots of questions from listeners regarding methods for calculating initial stops and trailing stops, how to define and classify Trend Following, programming languages and how CTAs follow their system rules during drawdowns. We also talk about how big the Trend Following industry really is, back testing, risk management and allocating funds to a professional manager and how the TTU Trend Following Index compares to other indices plus much more.


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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 - Intro

02:24 - Weekly highlights

09:24 - Q1, John: Risk Management & Calculating stops

13:31 - Q2, Abe: Outliers, esoteric products - do we need them?

20:53 - Q3, Zach: How to keep following your rules in difficult times?

31:41 - Q4, Troy: How big is the Funds Management industry?

35:54 - Q5, Adam: Allocating to external TF funds, using Filters & much more

01:05:47 - The Unique side of the TTU Trend Following Index

01:19:03 - Industry Performance update

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