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Ep. 239: Brett Steenbarger Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Synopsis: Michael Covel speaks with Brett Steenbarger. Steenbarger is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Steenbarger and Covel discuss what a “flow state” is, and why it’s important; how Steenbarger has seen flow connect to the trading world, and the importance of matching your level of difficulty and challenge; risk and risk tolerance; the logical and psychological sides to risk; “what have you done for me lately” attitude for investors; why we don’t grow if we stay within our comfort zones; process vs. outcome; the psychological burden of certain fee structures; some of the common characteristics of successful traders; slow thinking, deep thinking, and fast thinking; where we’re headed regarding prescription drugs related to the mind; trend trading vs. mean reversion; contextualism; trend following vs. momentum trading; and how people actually behave vs. how they describe their behavior. For more information on Brett Steenbarger, go to traderfeed.blogspot.com. Want a free trend following video? Go to trendfollowing.com/win.

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3 comments on “Ep. 239: Brett Steenbarger Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
  1. Jim says:

    Hi Mike,

    Type covel into google….it appears as though you’ve been eating more than just snake hearts while in Asia.

  2. That is not me. Think fixed.

  3. PW says:

    excellent interview

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