Michael, I want to start off by saying thank you for all of your work. I’m a big fan and have read your four books as well as seen the documentary. I’m listening to podcast # 75 as I write this “Understanding David Harding” and I like what I hear, not surprisingly. I had a bit of a favor to ask, quite honestly. I am in the middle of a debate with a mentor of mine (a man with 30+ years of fundamental investment experience, former finance prof, MBA, author etc…) and although I value his opinion mightily he is skeptical of the pure technical/quantitative approach to investing. I have convinced him to pick up a copy of Trend Following so hopefully that will open up a broad new discussion for us.
I recently told him about the Turtle story and how it turned my former views of technical analysis upside down (the story also hits close to home because a college friend of mine actually interned at Jerry Parker’s firm back in 08-09…it’s crazy how that six degrees of separation thing works).
Long story short, do you happen to know where I could find a copy of the original ad that Rich Dennis took out in Barron’s and the WSJ? My mentor is in “show me” mode and wants to see the original ad–which I certainly don’t fault him for. Any help you could provide to assist would be appreciated. Thanks again for your dedication and I hope you will continue to fight the good fight for years to come.
The original ad can also be found here.
Thanks Mike. I have seen the ad on your website, although I was wondering if you knew of a first generation source where I could perhaps find a scan/archive of the original? Maybe the same place where you were able to pull that screenshot? Sorry to bug you, but I know that my friend will want to see an original source. As an objectivist and natural skeptic yourself I’m sure you can understand where I’m coming from.
Not buying this story now. I wrote a whole book (The Complete TurtleTrader) on the subject that goes along with the ad. If your friend is not buying that ad copy sent as real, and my book, he is not a skeptic, he is a [fill in the blank].
Addendum: I don’t advise on how to use a library microfiche system.