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Enjoyed this interview process. 
 
The most recent interview in my Pro's Process series with my friend
+Markham Gross  is now live in the online version of TRADERS" Magazine. http://www.tradersonline-mag.com/01_ezine/01_traders/en/2015/Extra02/index.html#70

If you are interested in trading, particularly systematic trend following, I encourage you to take a look.

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It was fun to talk about trading from a psychological perspective. 
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Divergent strategies tend to be more robust over the long term and therefore should be considered in a portfolio, but commonly are not. 

#trading #investing #divergent  
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This brings back memories.  A buddy and I started our first company in college with no money.  We were literally selling just enough of our products to make more products.  Side jobs on the weekends helped us get by.  It was so much fun!  We were bought out a few years later.  
"Selling enough records to make another record." Rick Rubin started DefJam in his NYU dorm. Steve and I built TSR in Curtis Hall, and I went on to build my publishing business in my wife's dorm at NYU. It happens...
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I remember people arguing for long only and / or buy and hold commodity exposure as a portfolio diversifying tool over the years. Especially politically active people, as if that gives them some insight into markets. I always hated the buy commodities blindly argument because it is just another buy and hope strategy with no exit plan and usually no risk management. On top of that, it is a plan based on some type of faith, forecast, or maybe fear. Those folks missed out on some big opportunities to the short side of various commodity markets this year. Robust strategies are agnostic to future price direction and thrive in uncertainty, and are true portfolio diversifying tools because they are non-correlated with other markets and extract returns over time from up or down price trends in various markets.
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This paper examines seven very popular myths and misconceptions held by both retail and institutional investors regarding managed futures.
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What will you do with your time? 
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Had a little mention in this post.
Think of the successes of great sports teams or businesses.  In so many cases, consistency in execution is a common feature.  The great football team doesn't just block and tackle well; they do so every play, every game.  A b...
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I enjoyed taking part in this interview series that tackles trading (and investing) from a psychological perspective.  http://goo.gl/ZHBFI2
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Anyone who would like a deeper understanding of trend following in the managed futures space should consider reading "Trend Following with Managed Futures" by Greyserman and Kaminski.  This book digs deep to answer why CTAs of the systematic trend following variety do what they do, why it works, and how it can improve diversification, risk control, and returns for a larger portfolio. 
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  • Anderson Creek Trading
    Founder and Principle, 2013 - present
    Systematic Alternative Investment Manager, registered as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) www.andersoncreekcta.com
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    We designed and constructed high end wakeboard and barefoot tow ropes and handles. Hardline was the first to market Spectra as a material for tow ropes. Zero stretch and high tensile strength were the compelling qualities of our product line.
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