Searching for Volatile Macro Environments with Alfonso Peccatiello, The Macro Compass
What was the short-lived SVB baking crisis all about? Has it forced the Fed’s hand? Are we done tightening? Lots of Macro questions so who better to dig into it with than the appropriately nicknamed Macro Alf. In this episode of The Derivative, we sit down with Alfonso Peccatiello, founder of The Macro Compass and […]
The Conscientious Culture behind Risk Control with Kapil Rastogi of PlusPlus
As investors and traders, we all strive for success in the markets. But what sets the best apart from the rest? According to Kapil Rastogi, the President and co-founder of PlusPlus Capital Management, it’s all about having the right culture. Ranking among the best in the industry in RCM’s semi-annual rankings report for best risk […]
Setting the record straight – Trend following: the proof is in the track record with Marty Bergin of DUNN Capital
When it comes to investing, there are countless strategies to choose from, each with its own set of pros and cons. One strategy that has stood the test of time is trend following, a technique that involves analyzing market trends and making trades based on those trends. Despite its proven track record, some investors remain […]
WTF?! Will 0DTE Cause Gammageddon? With Mike Green and Craig Peterson
WTF is “Gammageddon”? What do 0DTE options have to do with it? Should I be fearful? Should I be greedy? We’re getting into all of it in this episode where we dig into just what zero days to expiry (0DTE) options are, who’s trading these things, who’s on the other side, and why (and why […]
You still don’t have enough Trend Following or Foreign Equity exposure with Meb Faber
Grab your favorite trucker hat/baseball cap, and settle in for this episode where Jeff picks Meb Faber’s @MebFaber brain on everything from skiing to picking an investment advisor because they can get you on at Riviera Country Club. We’ve got Meb Faber back on the show to nominally talk about trend following – but as […]
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