Jerry Parker returns today to discuss why margin perhaps isn’t as important as people perceive it to be, the resurgence of ‘classical’ Trend Following, the importance of having a low Sharpe ratio, an update on Jerry’s Bitcoin positioning, the drawbacks of trading a single, longer-term timeframe, how European CTAs successfully compete with American CTAs, the best methods for measuring open risk, and why capturing the fewer large trends may be more important than the many small trends.
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00:00 - Intro
01:28 - A huge thank you to our listeners for leaving 5-star reviews in iTunes
02:02 - Macro recap from Niels
12:07 - Q1; Omar: Why isn’t Trend Following more popular as a strategy?
31:37 - Q2 and Q3, Q4; John: What percentage of margin to equity was Jerry using during his Turtle Trading days? What kind of margin levels does Jerry use today at Chesapeake? How do you define and differentiate between ‘profit factors’?
40:01 - Q5; Mark: What look back periods do you tend to prefer?
47:27 - Deep and fast drawdowns versus longer-lasting, shallower drawdowns
50:48 - Adjusting your trading universe by recent performance
58:11 - How newer money managers can differentiate themselves from their competitors
01:01:04 - Diversification versus concentration
01:05:07 - Benchmark performance update