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The Derivative

110 EpisodesProduced by RCM AlternativesWebsite

Welcome to The Derivative by RCM Alternatives, where we dive into what makes alternative investments go, analyze the strategies of unique hedge fund managers, and chat with interesting guests from across the investment world. Hosted by RCM Managing Partner, Jeff Malec, join us to take a ride through… read more


Valuations….Are you F*&^ing Insane, with Howard Lindzon

Our guest this episode is surely not a stranger to our listeners, with his voice reaching far and wide via StockTwits, the Panic with Friends podcast, his ever-changing Twitter handle (currently Metaverse Lindzon) and his eponymous blog where he dishes on everything from stock picks to software to NFTs.  Oh, and in his spare time, he’s invested in some big names like Robinhood, eToro, Koyfin, and Rally Road.

We sit down with Howard for a quick chat on exactly what he means by ‘trend following’, why that’s not the same thing the managed futures industry sees it, why sometimes it really is that easy, golfing with your son, whether it’s early or late in crypto, carb-loading your legs, ‘drafting’ behind pros for big trends, living in a rare asset world, investing in a bubble, how not to get scared off putting money to work amidst the Fed/inflation/etc, finding a career that suits your lifestyle, NFTs, Tesla, HOOD, whether RIAs are the next travel agents, or if they’re the travel agents that survived, and whether it’s a good idea to have 50%+ of your liquid net worth in crypto. Take a listen:



02:10-11:35 =  Playing Golf, Peloton & Pushing Tesla’s Range

11:36-33:59 = Go West Young Man (into Crypto) & Not Being the Last Guy Out

34:00-56:02 = The Golden Age of Investing, Gamification & Community

56:03-01:06:04 = RIAs as the Last Travel Agents & Investing in a Bubble

01:06:05-01:10:49 = Favorites

Follow along with Howard on Twitter @howardlindzon and visit his website at

Don't forget to subscribe to The Derivative, and follow us on Twitter at @rcmAlts and our host Jeff at @AttainCap2,  or LinkedIn , and Facebook, and sign-up for our blog digest.

And visit our sponsor, the CME Group at to learn more about futures and options.

Disclaimer: This podcast is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal, business, or tax advice. All opinions expressed by podcast participants are solely their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of RCM Alternatives, their affiliates, or companies featured. Due to industry regulations, participants on this podcast are instructed not to make specific trade recommendations, nor reference past or potential profits. And listeners are reminded that managed futures, commodity trading, and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors. For more information, visit

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