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Top Traders Unplugged is created for you, the investor, trader or research analyst. If you are looking to take your manager due diligence or investment career to the next level, Niels Kaastrup-Larsen delivers the information you just don’t want to miss. Just like the Market Wizard books brought some of the greatest traders to light in the 80's, Top Traders Unplugged brings to you engaging conversations with today's legends like Winton Capital's David Harding, Turtle Mentor Richard Dennis, Jerry Parker, Bill Dunn's protege Marty Bergin, Carrie Lo of CalSTRS, Marty Lueck of Aspect Capital, Meb Faber, Prof. Andrew Lo and many more. Learn from their experiences, their successes, and their failures. Hear their views on investing, portfolio construction, risk management, research, how to handle the emotional roller coaster and what it takes to become successful and a market wizard.

Top Traders Unplugged Niels Kaastrup-Larsen

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Top Traders Unplugged is created for you, the investor, trader or research analyst. If you are looking to take your manager due diligence or investment career to the next level, Niels Kaastrup-Larsen delivers the information you just don’t want to miss. Just like the Market Wizard books brought some of the greatest traders to light in the 80's, Top Traders Unplugged brings to you engaging conversations with today's legends like Winton Capital's David Harding, Turtle Mentor Richard Dennis, Jerry Parker, Bill Dunn's protege Marty Bergin, Carrie Lo of CalSTRS, Marty Lueck of Aspect Capital, Meb Faber, Prof. Andrew Lo and many more. Learn from their experiences, their successes, and their failures. Hear their views on investing, portfolio construction, risk management, research, how to handle the emotional roller coaster and what it takes to become successful and a market wizard.

    Judging A “Book” By Its Cover

    Judging A “Book” By Its Cover

    How investors are easily swayed by misleading titles.

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    Are US Treasuries Still Safe?

    Are US Treasuries Still Safe?

    Are US Treasuries as safe as we really think?

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    Trend & Value Investing

    Trend & Value Investing

    Meb Faber explains how to combine Trend Following with Buy & Hold.

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    Too Few Invest With CTAs

    Too Few Invest With CTAs

    Meb Faber on why investors are underinvested in Trend Following.

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    Asset Allocation Using Correlations

    Asset Allocation Using Correlations

    How to allocate a portfolio, accounting for market correlations?

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    95 The Systematic Investor Series – July 6th, 2020

    95 The Systematic Investor Series – July 6th, 2020

    This week, we give our thoughts on the inaccuracies of CTA replicator models, static risk versus dynamic risk, ways to approach variable position sizing, the power of a system being ‘good enough’, Jim Simon’s quotes on overriding your systems, and the recent accusation that CTAs are driving the stock market upward.  Questions answered this week include: What elements of my trading system should I look to expand, if it’s going well?  Can I diversify using stock sectors only?  What are your thoughts on Volatility Targeting?

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    Learn more about the Trend Barometer here.

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    And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here.

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    Episode Summary

    0:00 - Intro

    1:16 - Global macro review

    4:04 - Weekly review of returns

    7:41 - The inaccuracies of typical CTA replicator models

    22:28 - Jim Simons quotes on overriding trading models

    24:34 - Question One; Will: So far, my trading system is successful, and I am looking to expand it.  Should I expand it to include an additional look-back period, market(s), or trading strategy?  Could you recommend any reliable data sources?

    31:57 - Question Two; Abishek: Can I diversify using different stock sectors only?

    35:28 - Question Three; Noah: What are your views on Volatility Targeting?

    47:57 - Performance recap

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
216 Ratings

216 Ratings

Richy LaFleur ,

Great weekend listen

I enjoy catching up with these guys on weekends. Also, I’ve asked questions and they give great answers.

FinallyHappy ,

Fantastic

If you’re interested in trend following then this show is for you! It is everything from basic concept conversation to more advanced theoretical discussion. Amazingly consistent and informative. I love this show!

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Excellent content

Really enjoy the podcast and the mix of full length and short episodes. Thank you!

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