Kudos to your recent episode with Eric Crittenden. I think we met when he was at Longboard. I am borderline ADD (self diagnosed), have to be doing 5 things at once in a scattershot (kinda like a trend following portfolio). I say this because I start a lot of podcasts, like books, and turn them off. Lots of reasons. But your chat with Eric is one of the best I have listened to in a long time, maybe because I am GenX too (52 this summer).
Biggest challenge would be my ability to execute a strategy. I was employed by a Big Bank who made trading my personal portfolio extremely difficult. I have since changed jobs and want to become more focused on building wealth.
I am here to help. Let me know how you want to proceed.
My guest today is Eric Crittenden, the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Standpoint, an investment firm focused on bringing all-weather portfolio solutions to US investors. Eric plays an active role in the firm’s research, portfolio management, product innovation, business strategy, and client facing activities. He has over 20 years of experience researching, designing, and managing alternative asset portfolios on behalf of families, individuals, financial advisors, and other institutional investors.
The topic is Trend Following.
In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:
Just came across your email when listening to Dr. David Paul. I am currently funded on multiple Apex and TakeProfit prop firm accounts and working day and night to figure out how to keep em and scale. I am interested in discovering more about trend following as currently I am working a system that works off of supply/demand reversals. So far so good, but I need to learn more about how to let winners run and ADD to my positions.
I lost my career during the Covid nonsense but it opened up many doors and my life has improved on every level. As if something hit me square in the face and said it’s time to take control. I take your advice and opinions with immense weight and graciously await your response.
Prop firms are a scam. You have a strategy. You have a broker. That’s it. That’s life. So I don’t see “prop firm” as anything more than marketing.
I have blown many personal funds so am trying to reduce risk by trading on prop firms. I have taken one payout with Take Profit so far and made it to my first payout request with Apex so I will see how that goes.