Mr. Covel, I imagine you get a fair share of letters like this, but for me, this is my first time writing one. I recently purchased an iphone and discovered your show while searching podcasts for investing programs. After reading two of your books, I feel absolutely compelled to tell you how grateful I am for them. I have just finished Trend Commandments before that, Trend Following, and now I am currently reading The Complete TurtleTrader. Let me say that what you have written here has given me the direction and motivation that I have been looking for.
I’m just an average guy working as a locomotive engineer/ conductor and trying to be a good husband/dad. The past year I been putting some discretionary money into an on line account and I have been reading Peter Lynch, Jeffery Hirsch, Joel Greenblatt, and I attempted to read Benjamin Graham (ugh). It was tough and appeared very time consuming to say the least, but I still felt like I didn’t know the rules. Although, I am glad that I did read their material, so I can compare that type of market strategy to yours. The information that you are providing is incredible and the very idea that you are sharing it is amazing.
So, I thank you. I consider this a great starting point for me. I am confident that I will write to you again with news of trading success. Keep up the good work.