Michael Covel

Profit in Up, Down & Surprise Markets

Trend Following strategy-the game changer.

Repeatable rules you can use to make outsized money in bull, bear, and black swan markets. No passive indexing, buy and hope, fundamentals or predictions.

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Michael goes behind the curtain to reveal a state of mind the Wall Street system doesn’t want you in. Characterized as “essential” and “required reading,” he teaches beginners to seasoned pros how to generate out-sized profits with straightforward and repeatable trend following rules.

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"The way I see it, you have two choices–you can do what I did and work for 30-plus years, cobbling together scraps of information, seeking to create a money-making strategy, or you can spend a few days reading Covel's Trend Following and skip that three-decade learning curve."
Larry Hite; legendary trader profiled in the “Market Wizards”

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5M+ Listens, 500+ Episodes: investments, economics, decision-making, behavior & entrepreneurship. Guests: Nobel Prize winners Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. And: James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Marc Faber, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Gerd Gigerenzer, Larry Hite, Sally Hogshead, Ryan Holiday, Jack Horner, Ewan Kirk, Steven Kotler, Michael Mauboussin, Tucker Max, Barry Ritholtz, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager, Ed Seykota, Philip Tetlock & Walter Williams.


Regular updates, the needed trend following insights to help you produce out-sized returns, and the ongoing psychological rules to keep you out of cognitive dissonance.

Ep. 540: Michael Covel Interviews on Trend Following Radio

Posted on: Mar 26, 2017

Subscribe to Trend Following Radio on iTunes Michael was recently interviewed by the CFA Society of Switzerland. He goes through the Q&A’s of his interview. Here are some of the questions: When did you start trend following? What do you say to trend following skeptics? Do the experts you have talked to in economics, trading […]

Trading Food for Thought: March 26th Edition

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Food for thought: Risk management’s next level The reason we need the FDA (hint: it’s marketers) Gradual Improvements Go Unnoticed ‘Hamilton’ Fights the Laws of Economics (and Loses) Workplace venting makes it harder to bounce back from bad experiences Great Investment Mistakes: The Bear Trap Swedroe: Don’t Underestimate Emerging Markets Company Stock Reactions to the […]

“I found ‘TurtleTrader’ (Book) and haven’t looked back since…”

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Feedback in: Michael, I was recently reflecting on my current preferences in books, podcasts and online resources and realized one thing; I found most all of them thanks to you and your great material. I found “The Complete TurtleTrader” in 2010 (+ or – a year) and haven’t looked back since. From your books, to […]


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