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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Trading Systems

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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Bestselling Books

Read the 2017 reboot of the bestselling classic TREND FOLLOWING. This new 600+ page hardcover outlines the benefits, interviews, and research. Learn from great traders—their successes and failures.

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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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Podcast

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.

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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. 538: Global Opportunity with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Posted on: Mar 19, 2017

Subscribe to Trend Following Radio on iTunes The vast majority of the investing population only know their own country’s stock index inside their portfolio. Top investors know much more than that. They think about gold, palladium, the Swiss franc, the Japanese yen, silver, copper, bonds, wheat, etc. Most would never think of trading these markets, […]

Should You Jump or Not? Some Good Thinking

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Feedback in: Hey Mike: I’ve been trading on and off for about 20 years but I finally have created a fully back tested system that I’m really happy with. I’m thinking of becoming a full-time trader and quitting my job to be fully focused on getting consistently competent. As my system only works on daily […]

The Incredible True Story of the Real Life ’Trading Places’

Posted on: Mar 18, 2017

Recently, I joined Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway on thier podcast, Odd Lots, to talk about Trading Places and the Turtles: If you have any interest at all in finance, then it’s mandatory to have seen the 1983 movie “Trading Places.” You remember, right? Two wealthy Philadelphia commodity brokers bet on whether anyone, even […]

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