Ep. 210: Seykota, Harding & the 2014 Trend Following Conference with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Synopsis: Michael Covel reflects on the recent guests he’s had since his last monologue, including guests like Ed Seykota. Covel discusses Seykota’s book, “Govopoly”, and how government and crony capitalism is eating the US from the inside-out. If you have to navigate a system like this, that’s unpredictable at its essence, there’s no better way to maneuver around the chaos than with trend following. Covel discusses how trend following, and being an entrepreneur, gives you freedom. Covel moves on to talks about the 2014 conference in Singapore, where Covel is preparing to have some of the best and brightest names in trend following. Covel then plays a clip from CNBC featuring David Harding. Covel discusses the clip and gives his commentary, discussing momentum and trend following in Harding’s own work, and how the talking heads just don’t get it. Covel questions why CNBC would bring on someone and act like they have no idea of what he does, and spends some time exploring why CNBC would have someone on and ask the questions they ask. Harding also interestingly notes that he is not at the particular conference he is at to learn strategy; Covel explores why Harding might not want to learn strategy at a conference with some of the world’s most powerful people, and what this might mean to the young trader. Want a free trend following DVD go to trendfollowing.com/win.

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One thought on “Ep. 210: Seykota, Harding & the 2014 Trend Following Conference with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

  1. Great Podcast Mike!!! I feel as if you, as Seykota said in his latest book, are a member of the “observer class”. I propose this is what makes you so good at pointing out the holes and fallacies of the financial world…not to mention your passion for doing so. Harding is great as usual. There is so much potential for CNBC to ask him the right questions but they fail to do so every time. They have enough researchers and panelist to know what kind of trader David Harding is…anyone that can perform a Google search can find out. Hell, it can’t be any more clearer than what is stated in his About Us page on the Winton website. Perhaps they are trying to make him out to be a loon because he doesn’t follow the status quo of the CNBC audience. Maybe they want him to say he is a black box trader with some type of unfair advantage. I obviously don’t know for sure, but its fun to think about anyways. Viva la Trend Following!!

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