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053: Should system traders ever override their systems?

053: Should system traders ever override their systems?

The results of the Brexit decision took a lot of people by surprise and the markets reacted accordingly. What was interesting about this market event is that we all knew the date and time period when the Brexit votes would start rolling in, so we had a rough idea when we might see some type of market reaction, if the market reacted at all. As systematic traders, what should we do in this type of situation: Should we continue trading as usual, following our systems? Should we override our systems to reduce exposure, or perhaps temporarily stop trading altogether? Are there any other approaches that we should consider? How do we go about deciding what to do? In this episode we’re asking 13 system traders and past guests of the podcast (actually it's 12 past guests and one future guest) about their approach to trading around the Brexit vote. I’ll be asking them what their trading plan was going into the Brexit decision and you might be surprised with some of their answers. I’ll also be