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94 The Systematic Investor Series – June 29th, 2020

In today’s episode, we discuss David Harding’s interview from 2013 with the SEC Historical Society, possible mistakes to avoid in Systematic Investing, if there are any differences between market confidence and the strength of a Trend, thoughts on Excel vs Python, and the importance of preserving capital during bad periods.  We also answer your questions, including: Does the rise of Volatility trading have any effect on the effectiveness of Trend Following strategies?  How is trend strength calculated?

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Episode Summary

0:00 – Intro
1:27 – Weekly review of returns
7:38 – David Harding interview with the SEC
14:44 – Richard Dennis quotes
15:57 – Hedge Nordic magazine article featuring Niels & Rob Carver
18:44 – Question One; Brian: Does the rise of Volatility Trading affect Trend Following strategies?
33:48 – Question Two; Brian: How is Trend Strength calculated?
41:37 – Performance recap

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