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SI104: Inconvenient truths about Trend Following ft. Roberto Osorio
7th September 2020 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Today, we’re delighted to welcome Roberto Osorio, Vice President, Trading Systems at DUNN Capital, onto the show. Niels pitches Roberto some of our most fiercely debated topics so far, such as the optimal amount of markets to trade, diversification in all of its forms, the pros & cons of Volatility Targeting, how to accurately recognise model decay, Black Swan strategies and why they maintain popularity regardless of performance, the best look-back period for Trend Following strategies, and if today’s speed of information flow has led to stock market crashes & fast recoveries being the new normal.

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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 – Intro

03:07 – Macro recap from Niels

08:49 – Weekly review of performance

09:26 – Interview with Roberto Osorio

12:03 – Niels: Can you help settle the debate of how many markets are optimal to trade?

19:00 – Niels: What are your thoughts on Volatility-targeting?

30:41 – Niels: How do you recognise model decay?

36:23 – Niels: What do you think is the best look-back period for Trend Following models?

44:40 – Niels: What is your view on the most effective ‘type’ of Trend Following model?

50:43 – Niels: What makes DUNN Capital so unique?

55:52 – Benchmark performance update