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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep August 13, 2020

Commodities Trading to Diversify Your Portfolio with David Klusendorf

Episode Summary:

Commodities trading is a great way to diversify your portfolio. David Klusendorf, Chief Investment Officer at Typhon Capital Management, returned to Limit Up! to discuss what commodities are, how they work, and how you can get started. He also shares his experience with the ’87 crash and talks trends to watch right now.

Full Show Notes:

If you’ve only been trading S&P futures, you’re missing out on the flexibility and diversity of commodities trading. David Klusendorf is the Chief Investment Officer at Typhon Capital Management and joined Jack and Dan to give an overview on how you can benefit from a CTA.

David is a trading veteran and was around for the 1987 crash. He discusses what happened that day and the differences he sees between then and our current market volatility. He also shares current trends as well as the most important question to ask yourself when trading: do I have an edge?

  • (02:48) – Interview with David Klusendorf
  • (08:24) – MF Global
  • (11:09) – Starting your own place
  • (15:43) – Typhon Capital Management
  • (16:56) – The CTA advantage
  • (20:41) – Risk management in 2020
  • (28:40) – Floored
  • (31:57) – Dominating trends
  • (37:33) – Making trading a profession

David Klusendorf is the Chief Investment Officer and a principal of Typhon Capital Management, a tactical trading firm. He is responsible for the firm’s trading and risk.

Mr. Klusendorf is a financial industry veteran having been a member of the CME, CBOT, and CBOE. He has run his own trading group for 22 years and has served on numerous CME committees.

Mr. Klusendorf holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago. He also holds a series 3 and 30.


What is Limit Up?

Limit Up! is a podcast for traders of all levels brought to you by Topstep. Whether you’re considering a career in trading and don’t know where to start, or you’re a seasoned veteran looking for advice from big names in the financial industry, Limit Up! is your guide. Join us weekly as we discuss the market in all of its volatile glory. Risk Disclosure:

Jack Pelzer is a co-host of Limit Up! He traded as part of a U.S. Treasury group for 7 years at Chopper Trading and DRW. After leaving the industry, he became a Writing Fellow and Senior Contributing Writer for The Onion. He is now the Head of Content at Topstep.

Dan Hodgman is a co-host of Limit Up! Prior to coming to Topstep Dan traded 30 Yr Treasury Options and Yield Spreads. Before that, he served in the United States Marine Corps where he simultaneously managed his own Futures Account applying the skills he grew up learning from clerking on the trading floor. Now Dan works with the Traders here at Topstep as a Performance Coach as well as being a regular on the Daily Market Recap.

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