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Top Traders Unplugged

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Join Niels Kaastrup-Larsen as he explores the world of finance and investing, through weekly conversations with the most interesting and experienced investors, economists, traders & thought leaders. Learn from their experiences, their successes, and their failures. We don't want you to think like th… read more


SI211: A Trend Following Renaissance? ft. Mark Rzepczynski

Today, Mark Rzepczynsky joins after an intense week for central banks and global markets. We discuss how the current situation affects us as Trend Followers and the potential systemic risks in the futures exchange community in case of a global financial reset event and how we can use what we learned during the pandemic to tackle the issues of liquidity. We also discuss the difference between CTAs and Trend Followers and why the big investment banks should support their trend following clients...instead of trying to front-run our signals. We debate the global fixed income markets and how central banks create the foundation of a global recession, how what we are experiencing now in terms for trendiness in the markets may just be the beginning, why people who have a need for closure don’t do well with uncertainty and much more.



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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 - Intro

02:23 - Key events from this week?

11:15 - Industry performance update

16:25 - Q1, Matthew: The potential risks for trend funds in a global reset event?

25:18 - Research paper from UBS about CTAs and quant strategies

39:55 - Digging into the global fixed income markets

44:44 - Strong US Dollar and intervention in the Yen market

49:29 - Is the panic yet to come?

55:02 - Closure and dealing with uncertainty

01:03:15 - Thanks for listening

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