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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep September 5, 2019

Dual Momentum Investing Amidst Market Volatility with Gary Antonacci

There are many theories of investing but according to Gary Antonacci, Principal at Portfolio Management Consultants and author of the book “Dual Momentum Investing,” following trends is the best bang for your buck. On this week’s episode of Limit Up! Jeff talks to Gary about his strategy of dual momentum and how it relates to trend following. But first, Mark Meadows is back this week with his MARKet Reactions in which silver reigned supreme.

Tune in to this week’s episode and find out how to ignore all the extra noise by following a stock’s relative momentum to make your investment decisions. 

  • [00:28] – This week: Gary Antonacci, Principal at Portfolio Management Consultants and author of the book “Dual Momentum Investing”
  • [01:32] – MARKet Reaction with Mark Meadows
  • [03:32] – Jeff Carter’s interview with Gary Antonacci
    • [04:42] – What is dual momentum?
    • [06:32] – Using absolute momentum vs relative momentum
    • [08:24] – Know when to get out of the trade: it’s like hopping from a slow-moving train to a faster one
    • [10:42] – Why more investors don’t use this strategy
    • [12:54] – How Gary formulated this strategy of investment
    • [14:02] – Momentum works best when applied to geographically diverse indices
    • [15:46] – Staying focused on long term investment goals in a volatile news cycle
    • [20:06] – There is no magic bullet to limiting your risk
    • [21:40] – Integrating Dual Momentum Investing into your daily trading strategy
    • [24:27] – Overcoming confirmation bias in trading
    • [26:33] – The limitations of reversing a dual momentum strategy
    • [28:50] – Be sure to check out Gary’s website, and blog at

Gary Antonacci is the Principal at Portfolio Management Consultants and the author of the book, “Dual Momentum Investing.” Gary devised his theory of dual momentum based on the Newtonian notion that a body in motion tends to stay in motion and advocates for investors to follow trends to make the best investments and trades.

This episode of Limit Up! is hosted by Jeff Carter. Jeff is a general partner at West Loop Ventures. In April of 2007, he co-founded Hyde Park Angels and spearheaded the growth and development of one of the most active angel groups in the United States. He has consulted on the startup of several other angel groups. He is a former independent trader and member of the CME Board of Directors and was part of a small group that transformed CME from an open outcry exchange to the largest electronic exchange in the world. In 1998, CME was worth $182,134,000 in membership enterprise value.  Today it’s worth $55 Billion.

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