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Thomas Stridsman: Systems Trading Expert and Fund Manager: 25+ years professional experience. Researcher and Author: - Trading Systems That Work: Building and Evaluating Effective Trading Systems. - Trading Systems and Money Management (McGraw-Hill). Why have so many CTAs struggled as they entered the new millennium in 2000?. Money management, position sizing techniques the most important components in systems trading.
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Which factors go into Thomas’ money management calculations? Why Thomas will not trade the S&P 500 or short term interest rates.
05:32
Instruments and the six sectors Alfakraft Commodity Fund trades. Sectors are equally weighted. Making money in short term trend following, a strategy many think “doesn’t work any more”. Short term trend following only: “Over-diversification” of strategies can backfire and result in suboptimal allocations when the best moves happen. Growing smartly: Alfakraft’s three step marketing process.
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“You need to know your math”, and more: How data science, machine learning will transform investing the coming years. What quant researchers and model builders will learn from Google, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, and others.
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Lack of innovation: How the “not-invented-here” syndrome within the CTA community of larger managers and funds in the end hurts performance and investors. Some of the “smaller guys”, with their focus and dedication, may have “found something” that could “move the needle”.
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Is the underperformance of large CTAs versus smaller CTAs a management / business strategy failure?

Thomas Stridsman: How to make money in short term trend following, in a challenging market

Nov 12 2015 1 Comment
Stockholm based Thomas Stridsman is a systems trading expert and fund manager with over 25 years professional experience. He manages the Alfa Commodity Fund which has a five year track record with an annual return of around 7%. Thomas is also the author of the groundbreaking book “Trading Systems That Work: Building and Evaluating Effective Trading Systems” (McGraw-Hill) where he first demonstrated that money management and position sizing techniques are the most important components in systems trading, even more relevant than actual entry and ...more

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