Today we are joined by Jerry Parker to discuss how shorter-term systems can be more susceptible to market noise, the importance of sticking with your system during different market environments, how major investment firms have consistently performed well by keeping Trend Following in their portfolios, some insights into Jerry’s approach to backtesting, the drawbacks of being labelled as a CTA, Jerry’s bold prediction that Trend Following firms will be the most popular type of investment fund in the future, how trading smaller during bad periods can set you up for success during favourable conditions, ensuring protection against cyber attacks, and why past correlations can’t always be relied upon.
Also check out my interview with Turtle Trading legendary mentor Richard Dennis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94nUnXsYpLY (here).
In this episode, we discuss:
The case for longer-term strategies
Not over-optimising strategies to adapt to every market condition
How adding Trend Following to a portfolio increases its robustness
Why Trend Following firms will be the number one choice among investors in the future
How to prevent cyber attacks
Why you can't always rely on past correlations to continue
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00:00 - Intro
01:32 - A big thank you to our listeners for leaving 5-star reviews in iTunes
02:26 - Macro recap from Niels
04:43 - Weekly review of returns
15:55 - An insight into Jerry Parker’s approach to backtesting
23:06 - Jerry Parker’s thoughts on the challenges of starting a CTA business today and how to overcome them
32:35 - Thoughts on effective succession planning for CTAs, as well as some thoughts on staying safe from cyber attacks
37:41 - Q1; Sebastien: How do you approach currency hedging?
41:17 - How one simple rule can be more powerful than a group of complex rules
44:48 - How shorter-term systems can be susceptible to noise
47:54 - Why past correlations can’t always be relied upon
49:32 - Discussion on a recent TransTrend article on how to respond to extreme volatility in the markets, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic
56:34 - Jerry’s thoughts on system diversification
01:01:59 - Benchmark performance update