279 · Front-Running News Flow Trading w/ Saad Filali

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Saad Filali, worked for Goldman Sachs, specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions, then left and became a Trader. Understanding the thinking and trading styles of the many different market players is key to his trading, including those of institutions, sell side brokers, CTA’s, retail, and meme stock traders. Studying how they trade the volatility and news releases helps Saad to predict market movements and calculate suitable entry and exit points in his trades.

Saad now manages his own fund, called Fiat Elpis Macro Fund, and relies on news flow and research. He looks for discrepancies between market pricing and fundamental valuations and considers the impact of different market participants.

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  • 0:00 Introduction and Background
  • 6:30 Dealing with clients at Goldman Sachs
  • 9:50 Starting his own fund
  • 13:40 What is a Macro fund and what he looks at
  • 15:40 How he knows when to go long or short
  • 17:25 How he uses fundamental information in trading
  • 19:40 Is the market efficient?
  • 21:03 Target price to exit positions
  • 23:57 Front running interest rate changes
  • 30:00 Looking for discrepancies in the consensus view
  • 32:42 Trades only matter when the right people care
  • 43:50 Diving into Saad’s fund
  • 50:20 Saad’s Goals
  • 52:08 Meme stock craze
  • 56:00 Distorting market fundamentals
  • 59:20 What Saad struggles with most
  • 1:00:45 How to reach Saad

Saad Filali

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