The Meb Faber Show
The Meb Faber Show
Aug 26, 2020
#244 - Tom Basso - Investing Is A Mental Game More Than It Is Having The Perfect Indicator Or…Even The Perfect Position Sizing
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In episode 244 we welcome our guest, long time trader and trend follower, Tom Basso. In today’s episode, we’re talking trend following and trading.

We start with some of Tom’s early trades, cutting his teeth on corn futures, and, as a disciplined trend follower, going through hell before a silver futures trade was in the books for a nice gain. We discuss power laws and outliers, and his finding that it sometimes came down to a handful of trades that made the difference between profit and breaking even, or even losing money for the year.

We cover the critical concept of position sizing, and why it has been a cornerstone of Tom’s trading systems over the years. We get into the mental side of investing, and as we wind down, Tom lets us in on the virtues of trading multiple, symbiotic strategies.

All this and more in episode 244 with Tom Basso.

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