You will receive proprietary trend trading strategies, the "nuts and bolts" exact trading processes, assembled and curated from most successful trend traders over the last 40 years. The core questions a trend following system answers:
Flagship is for beginners to professionals showing how to trade trend following methods on stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, metals, grains, futures, ETFs and LEAPs for outsized returns. It is a radically different product with key benefits:
Make no mistake, this is mental sport, but it is sport that can be learned. You will learn exactly how to think and trade with precise systems for above average returns. However, you do not need to be a rocket scientist to be a trend following trader. Charles Ellis makes the point:
"Please keep in mind the observation of two of my best friends, who are at the peak of their distinguished careers in medicine and medical research. They agree that the two most important discoveries in medical history are penicillin and washing hands (which stopped the spread of infection from one mother to another by the midwives who delivered most babies before 1900). What's more, my friends counsel, there’s no better advice on how to live longer than to quit smoking and buckle up when driving. The lesson: advice doesn't have to be complicated to be good."
However, this is not day trading or high frequency trading (HFT). It is not for those expecting to make millions instantly, or for those that take in CNBC or Bloomberg 24/7 intravenously. If you mistakenly believe that you can predict market direction, this product is not for you.
You will receive the following research materials with your purchase delivered via text, audio, video and personalized support (FEDEX and digital delivery). You will have precise trend systems you can apply to your account for potential profit--immediately. This offering is only available from Trend Following™.
|Flagship v. Standard||$2997||$1997|
|Trend Following™ Custom Support (Months)||18||12|
|Trend Following™ Core Systems Trading Manual; 226 pages||Yes||Yes|
|Trend Following™ Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) Manual; 86 pages||Yes||Yes|
|Trend Following™ LEAPs Options Manual; 83 pages||Yes||Yes|
|Trend Following™ Single Stock Futures Manual; 56 pages||Yes||Yes|
|Trend Following™ Alternate Entries Manual (PDF); 56 pages||Yes||Yes|
|Trend Following™ Money Management Manual (PDF); 96 pages||Yes||Yes|
|Trend Following™ Additional Trading Systems (3)||Yes||Yes|
|Trend Following™ Case Study (PDF); 6 pages||Yes||Yes|
|Trend Following™ Wizard Video: Kevin Bruce||Yes||Yes|
|Trend Following™ Wizard Video: David Harding||Yes|
|Trend Following™ Wizard Video: Larry Hite||Yes|
|Trend Following™ Wizard Video: Salem Abraham||Yes|
|Trend Following™ Trading Coach Video: Charles Faulkner||Yes|
|Trend Following™ Resources Supplementary CD (See Description Below)||Yes|
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You will receive proprietary Trend Following™ trading systems:
Proprietary Trend Following™ systems and training answers:
Our Trend Following™ systems have been reverse engineered to answer:
You will know how to answer these questions at all times:
Preserving capital is the goal (chart from famed trend follower):
Your access to our support team will answer 95% of your emailed questions within 24-36 hours. You can learn anywhere: office, home, on the road, it doesn't matter. You will have access to our client support service for 18 months. Just like your CPA or attorney--the ability to ask questions is built right into the Flagship product. No extra support fees are charged. Some ask: Are there in person or online groups that talk about this strategy? You have our team for support. The amount of misinformation online in forums is overwhelming. It is a minefield. Avoid it.
Additionally, new traders will receive resources dedicated to foundational level trading basics (i.e. book recommendations, trading issues to consider/avoid, Holy Grails, broker recommendations, background reading, websites to absorb/avoid). These insights give new traders immediate confidence.
You do not need to be a rocket scientist to be a trend following trader. A long-time trader makes the point:
"Please keep in mind the observation of two of my best friends, who are at the peak of their distinguished careers in medicine and medical research. They agree that the two most important discoveries in medical history are penicillin and washing hands (which stopped the spread of infection from one mother to another by the midwives who delivered most babies before 1900). What's more, my friends counsel, there's no better advice on how to live longer than to quit smoking and buckle up when driving. The lesson: advice doesn't have to be complicated to be good."
The Trend Following™ Resources Supplementary CD is an extra compilation of resources designed to give further trend following foundations and background. This invaluable curation gives you access to Michael Covel's favorite outside resources.
3rd Party White Paper/Resources (Flagship Premium Only):
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Training Materials (Flagship Premium Only):
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Video (Flagship Premium Only):
How best should you invest in the face of uncertainty? How do you best trade market bubbles for profit? Those are the questions to answer. In the last 15 years we have seen major booms and major busts, multiple times. We have seen unprecedented government actions from bailouts to quantitative easing (QE) to zero interest rate policy (ZIRP). Clearly, markets go up and go down and if you have a proper plan you can aim to make money in both directions regardless of why markets are trending. The Eastern philosopher Alan Watts, while not versed in investing, knew very well how to think about profitable trading (even if unintentional):
The question "What shall we do about it?" is only asked by those who do not understand the problem. If a problem can be solved at all, to understand it and to know what to do about it are the same thing. On the other hand, doing something about a problem which you do not understand is like trying to clear away darkness by thrusting it aside with your hands. When light is brought, the darkness vanishes at once.
Most investors rich or poor do not understand markets. Markets confuse, seduce, bewilder and scare the you know what out of people because at their essence, while markets can make you very rich, they can leave you dead broke. Overcoming that fear (and moving you toward rich) is what trend following attempts to do. Our firm brings the light Alan Watts speaks about to trend following trading, but before explaining how our unique product can help you consider these truths:
The authorities in charge don't want that kind of thinking or action. They don't want anyone awake:
Those who dominate the educational [system] control who is accepted and who is rejected, not by measure of intelligence or skill, but by their willingness to conform to the establishment ideal. They construct a kind of automaton class, which has been taught not to learn independently, but to parrot propaganda without question. Those of us who do not make the grade are relegated to the role of obliged worshippers; accepting the claims of the professional class as gospel regardless of how incorrect they happen to be. The whole thing is disgustingly inbred (footnote).
Trend following is not a moneymaking system the gatekeepers, the missionaries, want practiced. Trend following eliminates brokers, CNBC, Bloomberg, mutual funds and gurus from your life. It can give you the control (and peace of mind). What is the work around? What is the solution? What is the hack? What is the step-by-step profit blueprint our firm can provide you? First, let's talk about using a "process". Consider a non-trading example:
Instead of talking about wins and championships, Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban speaks about the process. The process is Saban's term for concentrating on the steps to success rather than worrying about the end result. Instead of thinking about the scoreboard, think about dominating the man on the opposite side of the line of scrimmage. Instead of thinking about a conference title, think about finishing a ninth rep in the weight room. Since Saban has won three of the past nine BCS titles, the phrase has morphed into the mission statement for Saban's program-building philosophy. Today everyone is trying to replicate his philosophy and results. Call it the Sabanization of college football (footnote).
Once you accept that you need a process, then it comes down to guts. Famed contrarian investor Howard Marks knows it deep in his bones: "The real question is whether you dare to do the things that are necessary in order to be great. Are you willing to be different, and are you willing to be wrong? In order to have a chance at great results, you have to be open to being both."
The race is on, whether you run, sit or pretend there is no race:
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle: when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.
Big Money Starts with Trends, or Waves: Everyone that makes big money rides and surfs waves. And the really large money comes from the big and unexpected swells.
Adapt Your Trading to Market Movement: Markets go up, down and sideways. They trend. They flow. They surprise. They change. Know you will adapt from the outset. Don't bother guessing how far a trend will go. You cannot.
Nurture Beats Nature: What constitutes a winning trader? A special gene or divine gift? Child prodigy innate talent? Inside knowledge? MBAs? Huge starting capital? One answer: No.
Everything Flows: Trend followers don't predict direction. They react to market movements and follow along--without a story or conviction about why the market is moving.
Statistical Thinking Is Paramount: During a Monday Night Football game, one of the announcers, Ron Jaworski, unintentionally put numbers and odds in perspective for making money: "Play calling is about probability not certainty."
Market Bubbles & Crashes Are Your Friend: The mythological 100-year flood happens regularly. Since 1929 there have been 18 market crashes--always rooted in irrational exuberance in one direction, then panics to get out in the other.
Speculation Is Not Evil: Think about what drives a market: millions of investors speculating to make money. That's evil? That's life! Recent college graduates speculate that a high-paying job will come after graduation. That's evil.
Fundamentals Are Religion: To paraphrase trader Paul Tudor Jones: The illusion has been created that there is an explanation for every market move, every tick up or down, with the primary task to find that explanation. Ozzy also saw the insanity in fundamentals: I'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train!
The Market Is Never Wrong: People pine nonstop for the market to go their direction, then hang on and pray it'll come back if it doesn't go in their favor. The market is never wrong. It doesn't hear prayers. Losers average losers.
Never Trust Anyone: Whenever there is market movement Wall Street analysts always speculate why it occurred. What they say never consistently translates to the bottom line of profit.
You Have to Bet to Win: Take a big risk if you want a big reward. If you want an average reward, take an average risk. No balls, no babies. However, as Market Wizard Larry Hite said, "Don't bet your deli to win a pickle."
Trade Everything: Follow enough markets that when one moves you can ride it, as diversification is the only free lunch you get. Forget the market's name. They are the same if you only trade price.
Process Beats Outcome: Do you want to be right or rich? You really have no control over the results; you have control over your action. What can you really control? How much you lose.
Think Like Kenny Rogers: If you must play decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes and quitting time. You've got to know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away. Know when to run.
Learn to Love Losses: P.T. Barnum famously said, "This way to the egress!" If famed trader Amos Hostetter lost 25 percent he'd exit: "Never mind the cheese. Let me out of the trap." Ignore losses, or try to double down to recoup, and those losses will bury you.
Slow Your Emotions Down: Don't compete with the phony speed of society. Be a snake. Coil and strike when the time is right. That simple thought is the foundation of Daniel Kahneman's Nobel Prize in Behavioral Economics.
The Babe Ruth Parallel: Babe Ruth struck out in bunches, but was one of baseball's greatest sluggers. His home runs nullified the strikeouts. In between trading strikeouts, don't lose too much while waiting for the next homerun, that's the trick.
Price Is All That Matters: Forget the market. Stocks, bonds, gold or corn--your system needs to work on all of those different markets. Trend trader Ken Tropin said it: You cant have a suit so tight that if you gain two pounds it won't fit.
Technology Is No Mistress: Pablo Picasso famously said, "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." Start by answering your daily market questions in advance. Automating answers is the easy part.
Zero Sum Battles Are Life: Someone has to lose for you to win. Forget trying to be loved. Need a friend? Get a dog. If you are going to win, someone else will lose. Does survival of the fittest make you uneasy? Stay out of the zero sum game (PDF).
Ivory Towers Are Prisons: The Efficient Markets Hypothesis has no useful application within profitable trading.
Avoid Benchmarks: "If you don't have an umpire, you can wait for the fat pitch. The trouble with investing for other people...is that you do have an umpire--called quarterly performance." Julian Robertson said it.
Panicky Sheep Take Cliff Dives Together: The group offers safety, confirmation and simplifies decision-making. If something goes wrong, it is far more comforting to be with others than to be alone. The old saying, "misery loves company", rings true.
Hero Worship Kills Accounts: Many see market gurus as religious prophets. When TV zombies say it's time to buy Google or dump Apple, millions follow random advice blindly. Don't drink the Kool-Aid.
Buy and Hold (Hope) Is Dead: Buy and hold works for investors who live forever. It also works for those who believe in magical thinking and pixie dust. Mutual funds and cosmetics: They both sell hope.
Trend Following™ can not promise you will earn the returns of traders, charts or examples (real or hypothetical) stated. All past performance is not necessarily an indication of future results. Data presented is for educational purposes. Our products are also provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as personalized investment advice. All data on this site is direct from the CFTC, SEC, Yahoo Finance, Google and disclosure documents by managers mentioned herein. Trend Following™ assumes all data to be accurate, but assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or clerical errors made by sources.
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HYPOTHETICAL OR SIMULATED PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS. UNLIKE AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RECORD, SIMULATED RESULTS DO NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL TRADING. ALSO, SINCE THE TRADES HAVE NOT BEEN EXECUTED, THE RESULTS MAY HAVE UNDER-OR-OVER COMPENSATED FOR THE IMPACT, IF ANY, OF CERTAIN MARKET FACTORS, SUCH AS LACK OF LIQUIDITY. SIMULATED TRADING PROGRAMS IN GENERAL ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DESIGNED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFIT OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN.
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