In this week’s episode, we discuss the recently published book on Jim Simons & Renaissance Technologies, why you shouldn’t be too focused on one position, why it can be difficult to avoid overriding your system based on recent fundamentals, what investors can learn from the world’s best Poker players, and why luck should only be the result of following your edge. Plenty of questions answered this week including: Should you add to winning positions? Do you only trade Breakouts or do you also use indicators? Does less volatility mean more robustness? Do you trade ETFs?
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0:00 – Intro
0:50 – Live event review
2:45 – Review of returns
10:40- Voicemail from Jim
13:20 – Top tweets
36:05 – Question 1: Matt; Do you use indicators beyond price action and new highs/lows?
42:00 – Questions 2/3: James; How do you calculate sample size? Does each lookback window need to be treated independently or should risk be managed in aggregate?
51:40 – Questions 4/5: Brian; Why are more volatile systems considered more robust? Does lower volatility lead to better compound returns?
1:06:40 – Question 6: Gaetano; Do you trade ETFs?
1:10:00 – Performance recap
1:11:00- Ray Dalio discussion