John Kim blogs as The Angry Therapist. He practices complete authenticity and transparency with his many clients, frowned upon in the clinical world, and continues to look for new and unconventional ways to help people. Vanessa Bennett is an author, holistic psychotherapist, and codependency expert. She co-hosts the Cheaper Than Therapy Podcast.
The topic is their book It’s Not Me, It’s you: Break the Blame Cycle. Relationship Better.
In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:
The American nightmare
Relationship & marriage traditions in Asia vs America
Perspective about codependency
Leaving behind old love experiences
Jealousy, conflicts, and fantasizing issues in the relationship
I am largely a momentum and trend following trader. Unfortunately I live in Iowa and get influenced in the grain market by looking out my window. I just retired June 30 from being a broker and CFP for 46 years. I have $300000 with Dunn and being 70 wonder if it is just as well letting them manage my money. I also am a Dorsey Wright disciple with my stock investing and use some of their prebuilt portfolios. I really enjoy your podcasts and have listened to most of them if I have time.
Michael, your episode of being on an island, and everyday a plane flies over and drops the closing price was the ‘Aha’ moment for me. In spite of my Mechanical Engineering education I will develop my own “entry trigger” criteria that a trend has materialized. Thanks again, John in Ohio
Sorry. I try to be so short. I simply meant someone new to the podcast game, etc., and wants to join, then why not ask someone who was basically there at the beginning. I listen to many types of podcasts, as for examples, doctors talking to doctors. With you, you have reached a point you can talk with people who would not give me the time of day. You use this well. If I was starting out, I would ask you, how can I reach those I want to reach? Most “great questions” are used as a substitute for “eh” and “ah.” I do not consider when asked about your favorite color, you answer, “What a great question….” Your guest asked an example of a great question. By the way, since I apparently am writing an article on podcasting, a great question to keep in the back of your mind is asking a guest, “Have I missed something you think is important?” One final point: Your previous podcast about the MacGuffin set off for me epiphanies to understand better what I read and I hear. I’ve notice when I listen to a podcast, I listen for the MacGuffin. Also, movies are more fun knowing to watch for this. Bottom line: Thank you for insightful podcasts.
I’m always open to learn new things and with over 25 years of trading experience and literally having tried hundreds of trading subscriptions by now, I think I’ve earned like two PhD’s in Trading IMHO, so that is why I signed up for your tutorial emails recently (I follow Tom Basso so I listened to your podcasts of when he was guest speaker, so I think I know a little about trend following as you call it), and yes, I have read about the TurtleTraders). So, ease up on me and give me more credit than you have.
I see blind spots in your prior emails:
1. Trend followers don’t talk about finding trends.
2. They don’t talk about or use seasonality.
3. 100s of trading subscriptions means a lot of errors — that’s great as long as you know it.
This isn’t personal. I would say the same to a family member.
1. You obviously have to find the trend/instrument that is trending before you can follow it, and I take it a step further and find the beginning (depending on how conservative or aggressive) of the trend when the move is the most momentum. I think this is the difference of semantics/terminology between you and me. Please clarify if you mean something different.
2. Oh well, I’m sorry “they” don’t, they are missing that edge that I have. Like I said, seasonality is just one of quite a few ways of following where the Big Money is moving, and I’m not going to teach it here.
3. No, that’s over 25 years, and I picked the best of the best and put only those in my concrete trading plan, so #3 is invalid pertaining to my trading.
Michael, I’ve listened to about 25 of your podcasts. Love ’em! Some observations:
i) Your speaking pace is outstanding! You’ve mastered, “If you think you’re talking too slow, you’re right where you need to be.” Keep up the great monologues and interviews.
ii) Taleb had an excellent observation on violence in that throughout the ages most rulers did not die of natural causes.
iii) The [man] helping with lights/studio exhibited the great understanding that the simplest of things are the most substantive things (Christ washed feet).
iv) Young men need to be trained in fighting (Krav Maga, etc). It creates confidence which breeds calmness; “The meek shall inherit the earth” really means “Those with a big sword keep it in its scabbard.” It’s all in the vein of the virtuous keep their evil/violence in check.
I would love to see you interview Tom Sosnoff, creator of TastyTrade which is based in Chicago (GMT-5).