AlphaSimplex’s CIO, Alexander Healy Ph.D., sits down with Virtus’ Chief Market Strategist, Joe Terranova, to discuss how and when systematic trend following strategies work and how traditional stock and bond portfolios might benefit from a differentiated source and pattern of returns.
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