About Trend Following™ Investment Research


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

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I see a time when people awake to opportunity will understand the process of the greatest systematic traders from the last five decades. My life-long passion is to spread a message the status quo wants silenced, to popularize a contrarian movement.


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,” Covel instructs investors and traders how to generate profits through simple and repeatable rules. He is best known for popularizing the controversial trading strategy of trend following and for his podcast that has become an international phenomena with over two million listens.

An avowed entrepreneur, Covel 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 like-minded traders that quietly generate spectacular returns, those going against the grain of investment orthodoxy, he has uncovered astonishing insights about how they think, strategize and execute their systems.

Covel’s cutting-edge and unorthodox perspectives have garnered international acclaim and have earned him invitations with a host of organizations, including: China Asset Management Co., Ltd., GIC Private Limited (Singapore sovereign wealth fund), BM&F Bovespa, Managed Funds Association, Bank of China Investment Management, Market Technicians Association, multiple hedge funds and mutual funds. He also has the distinction of interviewing four Nobel Prize winners in economics, 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.

Covel posts on Twitter, publishes his blog, michaelcovel.com and records his podcast regularly. He splits his time across USA and Asia and sees location independence as our future.

Trend Following™ Investment Research

Trend Following™ Investment Research is a publisher of trend following trading strategies reaching thousands of investors around the world. Our unique edge for customers is an extensive personal network within the worlds of trend following, behavioral economics and risk management that allows us to teach decades of outstanding performance.

Our approach is to provide customers with a single product requiring no extra purchases. Delivering a comprehensive service of actionable trading systems, risk management strategies and psychological guidelines allows our customers to trade our trend following methods in less than thirty minutes per day.

We believe that giving us your money is giving us your trust. Our goal is always to make sure that what we are giving you is more valuable than what you are giving us. That straightforward business principle is the foundation of our long-term relationship with all of our customers.

Trend Following™ Podcast

Our highly ranked podcast Trend Following™ Radio now reaches over one hundred eighty countries with over two million listens. Guests include world-class thinkers, psychologists, economists and traders:

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Michael Covel Notes:

Wikipedia: Wikipedia.
Audiences: AIMA, BM&F Bovespa, CLSA, CME Group, DZH (China), Legg Mason, Managed Funds Association. Listing of all presentations.
Live Presentations: North America: Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Jekyll Island, La Jolla, Las Vegas, Key Biscayne, Mobile, New York, 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.
Published: Active Trader (PDF), Daily Reckoning, Futures Mag, Mises Institute (Link), Market Technicians Association (PDF), Yahoo! Finance, Your Trading Edge (PDF).
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. Covel admires Fountainhead, collects dinosaur skulls, took a Constitutional case before the Supreme Court of Virginia, envies Anthony Bourdain travel life, can still swing a bat with authority and once ran for political office.

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