Hi Michael, G’Day from Down Under. Hope your day is going well. Thanks for the opportunity to send an email to you. My biggest challenge was getting over the mindset that trend following will work for me. Could I really be successful? Could I really do better than 8 years of fundamental analysis that has returned c. 13% PA trading stocks on the ASX? My former accountant, looked at my returns and proudly said, “You can’t beat the market”. This lit a fire in my belly. I know the answer is yes you can. Being based in Australia, I trade the ASX, because it is what I know (currently). My trend following training here includes Brent Penfold and Nick Radge, both of whom referred to your learnings and experience. I currently trade two trend following strategies, a monthly and a weekly, on the ASX. I am testing another. All of these are long only strategies. If the market is not trending up, then I am not interested in being in it, (I don’t have the capacity to go short anyhow). So, why am I interested in your book and services, Trend Following? To learn new approaches. To add another strategy to my portfolio of approaches. I saw with interest one of your podcast episodes was with Prof Anders Ericsson. I know of his work and have applied those concepts to other areas of my life. I am looking forward to applying the same mindset of improvement with deliberate practice to my trading in my trend following strategies. I’m grateful in this technology era to be able to tap into the wisdom/experience of those that would otherwise be out of reach. Thanks for taking some time to get to the end of my email. Much appreciated, Sean M.
Best of luck!