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67 The Systematic Investor Series – December 23rd, 2019

This week, we touch on the difference a year makes, how good position sizing can reduce anxiety, the recent article from AQR by Cliff Asness,  why a meaningful allocation to Trend Following might be considered a must for any portfolio, the psychology of prediction, and some of the drawbacks of Trading from chart patterns.  Questions we cover this week include: Would CTAs want to publish their returns to investors less frequently?  Does history always ‘rhyme’? Is the Fibonacci sequence a reliable indicator?  How do you differentiate Trend Following from a typical Long Volatility strategy?

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Episode Summary

0:00 – Intro
1:37 – Macro recap from Niels
3:10 – Weekly review of returns
11:55  Top tweets (starting with tweet about recent Cliff Asness article from AQR)
50:48 – Announcement of future podcast guest, Andreas Clenow, in January 2020
53:47 – Question 1: Mike; How would you differentiate Trend Following from a typical Long-Volatility strategy?
57:50 – Question 2 Drew; Does the strategy of buying into a Trend Following fund during its drawdowns count as a form of Value Investing, and therefore, hypocritical to Trend Following philosophy?
1:03:37 – Performance recap