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About Michael Covel and Trend Following™

Michael Covel

Michael Covel

Michael Covel searches. He digs. He goes behind the curtain to reveal a state of mind the system doesn’t want you in.

Characterized as “essential” and “required reading,” Michael teaches beginners to seasoned pros how to generate profits with straightforward and repeatable rules. He is best known for popularizing the counter-intuitive and very controversial trading strategy TREND FOLLOWING.

An avowed entrepreneur, Michael is the author of five books including the international bestseller, Trend Following: Learn to Make Millions in Up or Down Markets and his investigative narrative, The Complete TurtleTrader: How 23 Novice Investors Became Overnight Millionaires. Fascinated by secretive traders that have quietly generated spectacular returns for 7 decades, those going against the investment orthodoxy of “buy and hold”, Michael has uncovered astonishing insights about the right way to think, develop and execute trend following systems.

His perspectives have garnered international acclaim and have earned him invitations with a host of organizations: China Asset Management, GIC Private Limited (Singapore sovereign wealth fund), BM&F Bovespa, Managed Funds Association, Bank of China Investment Management, Market Technicians Association and multiple hedge funds and mutual funds. He also has the distinction of interviewing five Nobel Prize winners in economics (so far), including Daniel Kahneman and Harry Markowitz and has been featured by major press, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CCTV, The Straits Times and Fox Business.

Michael posts on Twitter, publishes his blog and records his podcast weekly. Always global, his clients are in 70+ countries. He splits his time across USA and Asia.

Trend Following™ Investment Research

Trend Following™ Investment Research is a publisher of trend following trading strategies reaching thousands of investors globally. Our unique edge is an extensive network within trend following, behavioral economics and risk management. This allows us to teach decades of outstanding performance. Our approach is to provide customers with a single product requiring no extra purchase. Delivering a comprehensive service of trading systems, risk management strategies and psychological guidelines allows our customers to trade successfully in less than thirty minutes per day. Giving us your money is giving us your trust. And our goal is always to make sure that what we give you is more valuable than what you give us. That straightforward business principle is our long-term relationship with all of our clients.

Michael Covel’s Trend Following™ Podcast

Our highly ranked podcast Trend Following™ now reaches over one hundred eighty-eight countries with over 3.5 million listens. Guests (all guests) include world-class thinkers, psychologists, economists and traders:

Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize

Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss, Author/Entrepreneur

Gerd Gigerenzer

Gerd Gigerenzer, Psychologist

Vernon Smith, Nobel

Vernon Smith, Nobel Prize

Harry Markowitz, Nobel

Harry Markowitz, Nobel Prize

Angus Deaton, Nobel

Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize

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Press: Read.
Film: Watch Michael Covel’s documentary.
Presentations: North America: Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Jekyll Island, La Jolla, Las Vegas, Key Biscayne, Mobile, New York City, Stanford, Vancouver. Asia: Beijing, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Singapore, Tokyo. Europe: Paris, Vienna. South America: São Paulo. More.
Live Audiences: AIMA, BM&F Bovespa, CLSA, CME Group, DZH (China), Legg Mason, Managed Funds
Education: BA, George Mason University. MBA, The Florida State University.

How is Covel pronounced? Co-vell. “Co” rhymes with toe. “Vell” rhymes with bell. Equally accented each syllable. It was shortened from Covalesky, which was shortened originally from Kavaliauskas. Michael also admires The Fountainhead, collects dinosaur skulls, took a Constitutional case before the Virginia Supreme Court, likes the Anthony Bourdain travel life, can still swing a bat with authority and once ran for political office.

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Trend Trading Systems

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Michael Covel's podcast. 3M+ listens; 400+ episodes: iTunes & Android.


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