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Niels Kaastrup-Larsen

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Top Traders Unplugged

Top Traders Unplugged

Niels Kaastrup-Larsen

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TTop Traders Unplugged is created for you, the investor, trader or research analyst. If you are looking to become a better informed investor, Niels Kaastrup-Larsen delivers the information you just don’t want to miss. Just like the Market Wizard books brought some of the greatest traders to light in the 80's, Top Traders Unplugged brings to you engaging conversations with today's top Quant legends like Winton Capital's David Harding, Turtle Mentor Richard Dennis as well as Global Macro experts like Danielle DiMartino Booth, Preston Pysh, Julian Brigden, Mike Green, Erik Townsend, Larry McDonald and many more. Learn from their experiences, their successes, and their failures.

Latest Episodes

111 The Systematic Investor Series ft Michael Covel – October 25th, 2020

Legendary Trend Following author & podcast host, Michael Covel, joins us today to discuss the far-reaching popularity of his books, the advantages of allocating to a Trend Following manager rather than DIY trading, managing money for clients vs being an unknown successful private trader, why Trend Following funds should worry about AUM growing to be too large, why Trend Following still deserves an important allocation to any investment portfolio after recent mediocre returns, and whether central bank Quantitive Easing programs have changed the landscape for systematic investors. If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here. Send your questions to...

67 min6 d ago
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111 The Systematic Investor Series ft Michael Covel – October 25th, 2020

112 The Art of Investing with Scott Lynn of Masterworks

"You have this asset class which has been around for hundreds of years, but up until recently I think people haven't fully appreciated the characteristics." - Scott Lynn (Tweet) Scott Lynn is the Founder and CEO of Masterworks. He began his career as a serial entrepreneur, starting tech companies focused on casual gaming, online advertising and financial technology. All along the way he collected art, and after seeing the data available in the last twenty years thanks to the Internet, Scott decided to pursue art as an investment. Art as an asset class has been around for hundreds of years, but only recently has been seen as a viable investment opportunity - made possible by Masterworks. Listen in on today's episode to find out why art is becoming more popular as an asset class among investors, what the key macro drivers are for art, and how Masterworks is making art an accessible investment opportunity. Thanks for listening and please welcome our guest Scott Lynn. Subscribe on: In T...

57 min1 w ago
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112 The Art of Investing with Scott Lynn of Masterworks

110 The Systematic Investor Series – October 19th, 2020

This week, we discuss how markets are handling current US presidential election uncertainty, why a healthy allocation to Trend Following strategies may be needed now more than ever, our thoughts on trading systematically in the cryptocurrency markets, and how to invest in Trend Following funds with relatively low capital. We also answer your questions, including: how do I share the details of my successful trading strategy with my employer, who is a money management firm? If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here. Send your questions toinfo@toptradersunplugged.com Follow Niels & Moritz on Twitter: @TopTradersLive @MoritzSeibert And please shar...

67 min1 w ago
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110 The Systematic Investor Series – October 19th, 2020

109 The Systematic Investor Series ft Perry Kaufman – October 12th, 2020

Systematic trading and Trend Following legend, Perry Kaufman, joins us on the show today to discuss the importance of being comfortable with risk, the benefits of continuously ranking & evaluating markets, the importance of ‘fat tails’ in Trend Following systems, why you might want to use equal risk with every trade, how to avoid being over-correlated, trading single stocks vs indices, opinions on profit targets, and why he generally prefers long trades vs short trades. You can find more about Perry’s work on his website here. If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here. Send your questions toinfo@toptradersunplugged.com Follow Niels & Moritz...

89 min2 w ago
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109 The Systematic Investor Series ft Perry Kaufman – October 12th, 2020

108 The Systematic Investor Series ft Robert Carver – October 4th, 2020

Robert Carver joins us today to discuss the case for and against the Kelly Criterion, short vs medium vs long-term Trend Following, how closely you should be following different markets, diversification across markets vs across timeframes, how mainstream financial media is driving investors to alternative information sources, the amount of screens you need to trade successfully, and the importance of viewing returns in terms of percentage rather than monetary terms. If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here. Send your questions toinfo@toptradersunplugged.com Follow Niels, Moritz & Rob on Twitter: @TopTradersLive, @MoritzSeibert, & @InvestingId...

82 min3 w ago
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108 The Systematic Investor Series ft Robert Carver – October 4th, 2020

107 The Systematic Investor Series – September 28th, 2020

In this episode, we discuss the best & worst markets for Trend Following strategies in recent years, the benefits of trading & investing across multiple timeframes, how a combined portfolio of Trend Following & the S&P500 has been historically lucrative, the perils of a market that is stuck in a large trading range, and how 3 months can easily change your year-to-date performance. Questions we answer include: What are your thoughts on inflation & fixed income, as they relate to Trend Following? How do commission & other charges affect systematic trading strategies? What is the optimal allocation to Trend Following? Do you have any advice for trading CFDs? If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free copy of my ...

73 minSEP 28
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107 The Systematic Investor Series – September 28th, 2020

106 The Systematic Investor Series – September 19th, 2020

Today, we discuss the Federal Reserve’s current inflation targets, whether it is ok for systematic managers to turn off their systems during periods of high volatility & uncertainty, the looming questions around Ray Dalio & Bridgewater’s underwhelming performance in 2020, volatility control vs risk control, and why liquidity should be an important deciding factor for investors when choosing a money manager. Questions we answer this week include: How do you size your positions once maximum portfolio risk is reached? Do have you have any tips on how to perform volatility-control? If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here. Send your questions t...

58 minSEP 19
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106 The Systematic Investor Series – September 19th, 2020

105 The Systematic Investor Series – September 13th, 2020

On today’s show, we discuss Tesla’s threat to the current giants of European car manufacturing, how paper trading can dramatically differ to live trading, the drawbacks of Systematic Investing through a broker’s platform rather than manually operating the system, the benefits of including commodities & currencies in a Trend Following system, and the case against long/flat-only Trend Following on stocks. Questions we answer this week include: Do you recommend any platforms that you allow you to test your trading system? Do you recommend any ‘off-the-shelf’ Trend Following trading systems? If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here. Send you...

52 minSEP 14
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105 The Systematic Investor Series – September 13th, 2020

Steve Keen – Global Macro Series – 10th September 2020

We are extremely honoured to welcome Steve Keen, the legendary Australian economist, to our podcast today. Steve is one of the leading critics of mainstream economics, and in our conversation provided a valuable alternative perspective to some of the critical issues facing us today. As you might expect, we did spend time discussing the COVID crisis and the potential policy options for addressing its economic effects, but we also touched on a range of other topics, from climate change to digital currencies, as well as giving Rob the opportunity to ask Steve about Brexit. Topics Discussed in this Episode COVID crisis as a demand and supply shock Deflation "I have expected deflation right from the very beginning of the '87 crisis, when I first started modelling financial instability, because we have an excessive level of private debt." Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) "One of the problems that we have about understanding this crisis is about understanding money itself. We are continually g...

64 minSEP 10
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Steve Keen – Global Macro Series – 10th September 2020

104 The Systematic Investor Series ft Roberto Osorio – September 7th, 2020

Today, we’re delighted to welcome Roberto Osorio, Vice President, Trading Systems at DUNN Capital, onto the show. Niels pitches Roberto some of our most fiercely debated topics so far, such as the optimal amount of markets to trade, diversification in all of its forms, the pros & cons of Volatility Targeting, how to accurately recognise model decay, Black Swan strategies and why they maintain popularity regardless of performance, the best look-back period for Trend Following strategies, and if today’s speed of information flow has led to stock market crashes & fast recoveries being the new normal. Check out previous episodes with Niels & Roberto (featuring Alex Greyserman & Katy Kaminski) here, and here. If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free...

59 minSEP 7
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104 The Systematic Investor Series ft Roberto Osorio – September 7th, 2020

Latest Episodes

111 The Systematic Investor Series ft Michael Covel – October 25th, 2020

Legendary Trend Following author & podcast host, Michael Covel, joins us today to discuss the far-reaching popularity of his books, the advantages of allocating to a Trend Following manager rather than DIY trading, managing money for clients vs being an unknown successful private trader, why Trend Following funds should worry about AUM growing to be too large, why Trend Following still deserves an important allocation to any investment portfolio after recent mediocre returns, and whether central bank Quantitive Easing programs have changed the landscape for systematic investors. If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here. Send your questions to...

67 min6 d ago
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111 The Systematic Investor Series ft Michael Covel – October 25th, 2020

112 The Art of Investing with Scott Lynn of Masterworks

"You have this asset class which has been around for hundreds of years, but up until recently I think people haven't fully appreciated the characteristics." - Scott Lynn (Tweet) Scott Lynn is the Founder and CEO of Masterworks. He began his career as a serial entrepreneur, starting tech companies focused on casual gaming, online advertising and financial technology. All along the way he collected art, and after seeing the data available in the last twenty years thanks to the Internet, Scott decided to pursue art as an investment. Art as an asset class has been around for hundreds of years, but only recently has been seen as a viable investment opportunity - made possible by Masterworks. Listen in on today's episode to find out why art is becoming more popular as an asset class among investors, what the key macro drivers are for art, and how Masterworks is making art an accessible investment opportunity. Thanks for listening and please welcome our guest Scott Lynn. Subscribe on: In T...

57 min1 w ago
Comments
112 The Art of Investing with Scott Lynn of Masterworks

110 The Systematic Investor Series – October 19th, 2020

This week, we discuss how markets are handling current US presidential election uncertainty, why a healthy allocation to Trend Following strategies may be needed now more than ever, our thoughts on trading systematically in the cryptocurrency markets, and how to invest in Trend Following funds with relatively low capital. We also answer your questions, including: how do I share the details of my successful trading strategy with my employer, who is a money management firm? If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here. Send your questions toinfo@toptradersunplugged.com Follow Niels & Moritz on Twitter: @TopTradersLive @MoritzSeibert And please shar...

67 min1 w ago
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110 The Systematic Investor Series – October 19th, 2020

109 The Systematic Investor Series ft Perry Kaufman – October 12th, 2020

Systematic trading and Trend Following legend, Perry Kaufman, joins us on the show today to discuss the importance of being comfortable with risk, the benefits of continuously ranking & evaluating markets, the importance of ‘fat tails’ in Trend Following systems, why you might want to use equal risk with every trade, how to avoid being over-correlated, trading single stocks vs indices, opinions on profit targets, and why he generally prefers long trades vs short trades. You can find more about Perry’s work on his website here. If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here. Send your questions toinfo@toptradersunplugged.com Follow Niels & Moritz...

89 min2 w ago
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109 The Systematic Investor Series ft Perry Kaufman – October 12th, 2020

108 The Systematic Investor Series ft Robert Carver – October 4th, 2020

Robert Carver joins us today to discuss the case for and against the Kelly Criterion, short vs medium vs long-term Trend Following, how closely you should be following different markets, diversification across markets vs across timeframes, how mainstream financial media is driving investors to alternative information sources, the amount of screens you need to trade successfully, and the importance of viewing returns in terms of percentage rather than monetary terms. If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here. Send your questions toinfo@toptradersunplugged.com Follow Niels, Moritz & Rob on Twitter: @TopTradersLive, @MoritzSeibert, & @InvestingId...

82 min3 w ago
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108 The Systematic Investor Series ft Robert Carver – October 4th, 2020

107 The Systematic Investor Series – September 28th, 2020

In this episode, we discuss the best & worst markets for Trend Following strategies in recent years, the benefits of trading & investing across multiple timeframes, how a combined portfolio of Trend Following & the S&P500 has been historically lucrative, the perils of a market that is stuck in a large trading range, and how 3 months can easily change your year-to-date performance. Questions we answer include: What are your thoughts on inflation & fixed income, as they relate to Trend Following? How do commission & other charges affect systematic trading strategies? What is the optimal allocation to Trend Following? Do you have any advice for trading CFDs? If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free copy of my ...

73 minSEP 28
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107 The Systematic Investor Series – September 28th, 2020

106 The Systematic Investor Series – September 19th, 2020

Today, we discuss the Federal Reserve’s current inflation targets, whether it is ok for systematic managers to turn off their systems during periods of high volatility & uncertainty, the looming questions around Ray Dalio & Bridgewater’s underwhelming performance in 2020, volatility control vs risk control, and why liquidity should be an important deciding factor for investors when choosing a money manager. Questions we answer this week include: How do you size your positions once maximum portfolio risk is reached? Do have you have any tips on how to perform volatility-control? If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here. Send your questions t...

58 minSEP 19
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106 The Systematic Investor Series – September 19th, 2020

105 The Systematic Investor Series – September 13th, 2020

On today’s show, we discuss Tesla’s threat to the current giants of European car manufacturing, how paper trading can dramatically differ to live trading, the drawbacks of Systematic Investing through a broker’s platform rather than manually operating the system, the benefits of including commodities & currencies in a Trend Following system, and the case against long/flat-only Trend Following on stocks. Questions we answer this week include: Do you recommend any platforms that you allow you to test your trading system? Do you recommend any ‘off-the-shelf’ Trend Following trading systems? If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Check out our Global Macro series here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free copy of my latest book "The Many Flavors of Trend Following" here. Send you...

52 minSEP 14
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105 The Systematic Investor Series – September 13th, 2020

Steve Keen – Global Macro Series – 10th September 2020

We are extremely honoured to welcome Steve Keen, the legendary Australian economist, to our podcast today. Steve is one of the leading critics of mainstream economics, and in our conversation provided a valuable alternative perspective to some of the critical issues facing us today. As you might expect, we did spend time discussing the COVID crisis and the potential policy options for addressing its economic effects, but we also touched on a range of other topics, from climate change to digital currencies, as well as giving Rob the opportunity to ask Steve about Brexit. Topics Discussed in this Episode COVID crisis as a demand and supply shock Deflation "I have expected deflation right from the very beginning of the '87 crisis, when I first started modelling financial instability, because we have an excessive level of private debt." Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) "One of the problems that we have about understanding this crisis is about understanding money itself. We are continually g...

64 minSEP 10
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Steve Keen – Global Macro Series – 10th September 2020

104 The Systematic Investor Series ft Roberto Osorio – September 7th, 2020

Today, we’re delighted to welcome Roberto Osorio, Vice President, Trading Systems at DUNN Capital, onto the show. Niels pitches Roberto some of our most fiercely debated topics so far, such as the optimal amount of markets to trade, diversification in all of its forms, the pros & cons of Volatility Targeting, how to accurately recognise model decay, Black Swan strategies and why they maintain popularity regardless of performance, the best look-back period for Trend Following strategies, and if today’s speed of information flow has led to stock market crashes & fast recoveries being the new normal. Check out previous episodes with Niels & Roberto (featuring Alex Greyserman & Katy Kaminski) here, and here. If you would like to leave us a voicemail to play on the show, you can do so here. Learn more about the Trend Barometer here. IT's TRUE - most CIO's read 50+ books each year - get your copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever writtenhere. And you can get a free...

59 minSEP 7
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104 The Systematic Investor Series ft Roberto Osorio – September 7th, 2020
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