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Hello, I would like to know your view on this article by John Taylor.
Thanks for the opportunity to clarify:
1. In my 4 books I address multiple historical instances where trend following was pronounced “dead”.
2. Trend following is not meant to be a currency only strategy. Diversification is mission critical.
3. Some trend following performance for comparison: https://live-trendfollowing.pantheonsite.io/performance. Please keep eyes wide open to a longer time horizon v. the short-term focus of a WSJ reporter spin pen.
4. Taylor sounds as if he is using fundamentals to explain trend following strategy. Trend following is a systematic technical strategy. There is no fundamental usage.