Andrew Gibbs has been involved in the financial markets since 2001 and is the founder and CEO of Halifax New Zealand.
Andrew has extensive experience in all forms of equity and derivative contracts, managing millions of dollars and trading a number of markets around the world.
In this episode we discuss volatility and methods to trading the VIX plus the benefits and methods of including fundamental data in technical quant models.
Jay Kaeppel has over 25 years experience in the financial markets.
He has worked as the Head Trader for a CTA and published a number of popular trading books on Futures, Options and Stock Market Seasonality.
He also spent a number of years writing a weekly column titled “Kaeppel’s Corner” and publishes on his blog “Jay On The Markets”.
He is now Portfolio Manager for Alpha Investment Management, offering strategies such as the ‘Alpha Multi-Income Strategy’ to investors.
In this episode we discuss a number of seasonal tendencies, how they can be integrated into a trading model, the applications of the Known Trend Index and the reasons why most traders fail.
Laurent Bernut was a systematic short seller with Fidelity for 8 years. His mandate was to underperform the longest bear market in modern history: Japanese equities.
Prior to that, he worked in the Hedge Fund world for 5 years.
He now runs an automated Forex strategy and travels the world with his family.
In this episode we talk all about Short selling, creating shorting strategies, the challenges of implementation and how to manage risk. We also discuss the importance of exits, insights into Bear markets, autotrading Forex and why complexity is a form of laziness.
Thomas Stridsman has over 20 years experience in the financial markets.
He was an editor for Futures magazine and published two books on trading system development and money management.
He is now a fund manager at Alfakraft, specialising in short-term trend following strategies with a focus on dynamic size allocation and risk distribution algorithms.
In this episode we discuss strategy testing, why you need to normalise metrics, tips to creating robust strategies and why he doesn't test entries and exits any more (and what to focus on instead).