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Ep. 369: Market Predictability with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Subscribe to Trend Following Radio on iTunes Just as shamans have been consulted throughout time to provide the desperate and gullible with prophecies, so too are financial shamans (often masquerading as experts) are looked to for comforting myths about market

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Posted in Economics, Holy Grails, Podcasts, Psychology, Trading 101, Trend Following

Mainstream Financial Media & Wrestling: Hip Tied

Great connections from Ben Hunt: My point is not that mass-mediated financial advice is kinda like professional wrestling. My point is that mass-mediated financial advice is EXACTLY like professional wrestling. And I know that it must seem like I’m slamming

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Posted in Economics, Trend Following

Manipulation, Talking Heads and Holy Grails

Once you see how the system is trying to manipulate you, you can’t go back to your old way of thinking. The talking heads and holy grails are everywhere you turn: Michael, I saw this on the front page of

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Posted in Feedback, Holy Grails

CNBC Is the Insider’s Insider

Good video, but the comment that followed made me laugh. CNBC is the “insider’s insider”? That is a new one. I have heard CNBC called many things, but an “insider’s insider”? Jon Stewart’s and Helaine Olen’s bias against CNBC and

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Posted in Holy Grails, Multimedia

Jim Cramer Equals D Minus

Predictions are out there and thrown at you, me, and everyone for that matter at reckless speed. Did you ever wish you had a way to categorize them all? A way to record what someone said and see if they’d

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Posted in Holy Grails

Jim Cramer Reminds Us All Why Fundamental Analysis is BS

300 to 110 is the decline in Netflix, but in July Cramer rationalized it all:

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Posted in Holy Grails, Psychology

Jim Cramer Supporter Stalks Me; I Always Wanted a Stalker!

In April of 2010 this guy wrote me about my critique of Jim Cramer (he was reading intro to my 2nd book?). Almost a year has passed with no contact and now today this ditty comes rolling in from Dave

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Posted in Critics

Clear Choices

From the net: “The cable television program Mad Money with Jim Cramer first aired on CNBC in 2005. According to CNBC’s Web site in an article titled, “Mad Money Manifesto” by Jim Cramer, the show’s mission statement and Cramer’s job:

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Posted in Psychology, Trading 101, Trend Following

Attention All Jim Cramer Acolytes: Chug the Kool-Aid!

From a random reader last night: “Sounds to me like you’ve based your career on harpooning Jim Cramer. Kind of like FOX News, and MSNBC picking their enemies, and then looking for some ‘dirt’ to substantiate it. I’ve made money

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Cramer? He Is Still Here?

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Posted in Holy Grails
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