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Mr. Covel, during Derman’s interview you mentioned Mark Spitznagel, and having read the Dao of Capital, it seems that his ideological views are a pillar of his investment philosophy. As a fellow libertarian I was wondering how much of your ideological stance has shaped your strategy. Do you feel that your choice for trend following is intimately related with your libertarian views?

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I did not plan it that way, but it has worked out that both align.