Economic Rockstar

Economic Rockstar is created for you, the economist, financial analyst, teacher or student. If you are looking to expand your knowledge or awareness, Frank Conway delivers the information you just don't want to miss. Economic Rockstar brings to you each week an economist, financial analyst or business leader who shares their experiences, research interests or ideas. Hear their views on different schools of economic thinking - Chicago, Austrian, Keynesian and Classical, behavioral economics, stock markets, and how economics and finance can be used in our lives. Economic Rockstar interviews top-level lecturers and academics from highly renowned universities, best-selling authors and bloggers, inspirational CEOs and business leaders, as well as amazing and thought-provoking people who have recently discovered economics and finance and are carving out a career in their new-found passion. Guests in each episode gives us wonderful advice, takeaways and insights that will help you become part of the Economic Rockstar community that will be 'Connecting Brilliant Minds in Economics and Finance'.


015: Niels Kaastrup-Larsson on Trend Following Strategies and Stock Market Turmoil Ahead

Niels Kaastrup-Larsson is a trend follower with more than 20 years experience in the hedge fund industry, working for some of the largest CTAs or Commodity Trading Advisors in the world, including Chesapeake Capital. Niels co-founded, built and managed three businesses within the alternative investment space, including Rho Asset Management of which he is chairman and CEO.

Niels trades futures markets in a systematic and highly-automated way. He is the founder and host of the popular podcast 'Top Traders Unplugged', where he uses his experience and contacts in the industry to deliver insightful, engaging and passionate interviews with the most successful hedge fund managers and traders.


Economic and Finance Themes:

In this interview, Niels mentions and discusses: Trend following, futures markets, gold, anomalies, confirmation bias, efficient market hypothesis, fixed-income securities, treasuries, bonds, the Great Depression, stock market portfolio, diversification, equities, systematic trading, stop-losses, technical analysis.

Find out:

  • about trend following and how to spot a trend.
  • what is a trend following strategy.
  • two ways in which we can take on market risk - one good and the other not so good.
  • how emotions can lead to losses.
  • why trend followers use computers with built-in trend following rules to make trades.
  • why we are more likely to buy a bar of soap that is reduced by 50% in a retail store than buy a stock that has fallen 50%.
  • how you should diversify a portfolio.
  • why Niels believes that global markets will be in turmoil within the next 5 years.
  • why Niels believes the economic cycle will turn by October 2015.
  • why events will unfold just like 1929.
  • if the Swiss and Germans should take back their gold reserves from the United States.
  • about whether there are job opportunities in the trading industry today.
  • and much more.




You can find all the links and book recommendations by Niels at www.economicrockstar/niels


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