Michael Covel searches. He digs. He goes behind the curtain to reveal a state of mind the system doesn’t want you in.
Characterized as essential and required reading, Covel teaches beginners to seasoned pros how to generate profits with straightforward repeatable rules and is best known for popularizing the controversial trading strategy TREND FOLLOWING.
An avowed entrepreneur, Covel is the author of five books including the international bestseller, Trend Following and his investigative narrative, TurtleTrader. Fascinated by reclusive traders who have quietly generated spectacular returns for decades, those going against the investment orthodoxy of “efficient markets”, Covel has uncovered astonishing insights about human behavior, decision-making and trading systems.
His perspectives have garnered international acclaim and have earned him invitations with a host of organizations: China Asset Management, GIC Private Limited (Singapore sovereign wealth fund), BM&F Bovespa, Managed Funds Association, Bank of China Investment Management, Market Technicians Association and multiple hedge funds and mutual funds. He also has the distinction of interviewing 6 Nobel Prize winners in economics (so far), including Daniel Kahneman and Harry Markowitz and has been featured by major press, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CCTV, The Straits Times and Fox Business.
Michael Covel’s Trend Following™ Podcast
Covel’s highly ranked podcast Trend Following™ reaches over one hundred eighty-eight countries with over 7 million listens. Guests include world-class thinkers, psychologists, economists and traders. A small sample of Covel’s world-class guests:
Fight the Good Fight
Al Capone famously said: “It’s a racket. Those stock market guys are crooked.”
That’s dead on.
The crooked abound. Or, to be kind, I will call them ignorant. Or, to be nice, I will call them wrong. I often wonder if my great-great-uncle Frank Mast (Balys Mastauskas; my grandfather’s uncle) passed a little of that good-fight-attitude genetic material along.
Assistant State Attorney Frank Mast is captured below, face to face with famed crime boss Al Capone at a Chicago courthouse.
Michael Covel Footnotes:
Presentations: North America: Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Jekyll Island, La Jolla, Las Vegas, Key Biscayne, Mobile, New York City, Stanford, Vancouver. Asia: Beijing, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Singapore, Tokyo. Europe: Paris, Vienna. South America: São Paulo. More.
Education: BA, George Mason University. MBA, The Florida State University.
Extras: How is Covel pronounced? Co-vell. “Co” rhymes with toe. “Vell” rhymes with bell. Equally accented each syllable. It was shortened from Covalesky, which was shortened originally from Kavaliauskas. Michael also admires The Fountainhead, collects dinosaur skulls, took a Constitutional case before the Virginia Supreme Court, likes the Anthony Bourdain travel life, can still swing a bat with authority and once ran for political office.