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SI159: Embracing Uncertainty for Outsized Returns ft Richard Brennan
26th September 2021 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Richard Brennan joins us today to discuss the stabilising effect that a healthy allocation to Trend Following can have on a portfolio, how to achieve compounded wealth in the long-term with systematic investing, how Trend Following strategies can thrive in both crisis periods as well as good times, some thoughts on data distribution and ‘skewness’, how to effectively communicate the benefits of Trend Following to investors, and the art of ‘embracing uncertainty’ in order to maximise returns.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How adding Trend Following to a portfolio can smoothen positive returns
  • Compounding wealth as a systematic investor
  • How Trend Following can profit during good times and bad times
  • Data distribution, 'skewness', 'convexity', 'kurtosis' and which ones to focus on
  • How investment terms can often create communication barriers
  • Embracing the uncertain nature of markets in order to maximise profits

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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 – Intro

01:49 – A huge thank you to listeners of the show for leaving your 5-star reviews on iTunes, and feel free to share this link with 3 of your like-minded friends:

02:25 – Macro recap from Niels

04:10 – Weekly review of performance

11:35 – Knowing what to look for in a talented investment manager

19:58 – Discussion on the topic of ‘skew’

42:44 – How the term ‘skew’ relates to other terms such as ‘convexity’ & ‘kurtosis’ and which terms are the most important for investors to focus on

56:33 – Some thoughts on what is referred to as ‘path dependency’

01:01:03 – How Trend Following can positively influence an investment portfolio

01:02:57  Benchmark performance update