Trend Following Learning Can Be Fun

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Hello Michael,

I just wanted to send you a note of thanks. Several months ago, I began trading a significant portion of my money according to a futures-based long term trend following system. This followed about 12 month’s worth of nights and weekends reading about trend following, listening to your podcasts, learning to program in C#, making sense of futures, developing/backesting trading models, finding a broker that provided access to the markets I needed, and finally, going live. The result is a system that trades 33 contracts that are diversified across nearly every major asset class and geography. I relied heavily on your books, podcast and blog. Thank you! I’m sure I could have shortened the learning period by signing up for your flagship product but I was having lots of fun doing it on my own. Perhaps one day you will allow me to buy you a beer (or a green tea) in appreciation.

Take care,

p.s. I thought you’d like the following article about my Portland Trail Blazers that highlights the philosophy of putting process above results. Seems like it could just as easily be an article on trend following. Love the money quote: “What you accept in victory, you must accept in defeat.”

Very cool! Thanks.

Michael Covel
Michael Covel