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“A simple way of achieving profits using the four simple rules and two simple keys…”

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Hi Michael,

Please check out this video and let me know your honest opinion. It explains everything.

Many thanks in advance!

All The Best,
David H.

I see a lot of Richard Dennis language, but I’m not hearing trend following strategies. Cash flow and income language are not what I expect to hear when speaking of trend following. What are the exact rules here?

This may not be what you are looking for. And perhaps this isn’t technically “trend following” but just a simple way of achieving profits using the 4 simple rules and 2 simple keys.

Here are the rules for entering a call option— when both upper and lower (MACD) blue lines cross above the red lines, and the rule for exiting a call option is when at least one blue line crosses below the red line.

Similar but reversed for put options— enter when both upper and lower (MACD) blue lines cross below the red lines, and exit when at least one blue line crosses above the red line.

I know that’s over-simplified, but it’s the gist of it.

Thoughts?

How long are these trades? What is risk management? What is position sizing? How are markets selected? I believe you know you need a complete understanding, hence why you are texting me. My steps are here.


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“I have been primarily focused on crypto markets for the past five years and have both had a good amount of success…”

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Michael,

My business partner and I have been primarily focused on crypto markets for the past 5 years and have both had a good amount of success without formal strategies. We’ve been working for the past few months on formalizing/systematizing our approach with the goal of eventually launching a fund. One of our pillars will be trading the more liquid tokens in the market; wanting to understand more about systematic trading approaches, I found your TF book and was blown away. Guys like Kahneman and Thaler always made more sense than the traditional economists and your book really brought it together for me.

We have a long way to go, but I’m looking at your site and seeing options for training programs. Given our specialization, our first step is figuring out if the market structure of crypto lends itself to TF strategies (Assets too correlated? How can we identify if an asset class has the liquidity we would need?). We’d be open to paying for some consulting services or jumping into a training program, but any thoughts on what might be a good fit are greatly appreciated.

I truly appreciate the time you took to read this note.

[name] C.

You are welcome!


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“I have a difficult time staying with my positions because of all the volatility and lack of trust in the system…”

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Hello Michael,

I have a difficult time staying with my positions because of all the volatility and lack of trust in the system. I’m retired and know the market is the best option for long term returns but am scared of all of the market manipulation and money printing by the Fed. I have read reports of a pending market meltdown probably coming in the near future. As a result, I’m reluctant to put much money to work at any time.

Brooks F.

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Ep. 1295: Questioning Trends with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

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“I don’t trust the fed or wall street…”

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Hey Michael,

I am 19 years old, and my friend gifted me the trend following book to me. He knew I was into trading and eventually wanting to start my own hedge fund. I must say the book blew my mind off. I only read the first few pages about the traders and now going over trend following principals. You helped me out so much. I love the podcast that you have. Thank you for the work that you do. I look up to you. You are very clear and don’t bullshit. I don’t like buy and hold. I don’t trust the fed or wall street. I want more and the free video. I want more insight into this. I want to make it in asset managment. Thank you once again for writing the book and sharing insight.

Adam G.

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“It’s hard for me to lay out more money for another system that I fear will just sit in my mind and never get acted on…”

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Dear Michael,

Hi! I am writing to inquire about the “twisted discount” you offer on your website. I have read Turtle Traders and was fascinated by it. Problem is, once I read something it sends me down another rabbit hole; TurtleTraders led me to the Taylor Trading Technique and Linda Raschke and Brian Shannon (AVWAP) and Anna Couling (Volume Price Action) and William O’Neil (CANSLIM).

But the more information I get the more paralyzed I become. When I began my trading journey I did so because I have always been interested in it but was always told it was gambling and not a respected way of life. So I became a lawyer and worked [name] (for a summer;) and got my taste of the market back in 1995. And then I had 4 kids and raised them in VT, never getting a chance to invest in the market. So now that I am divorced with control of my finances, I am finally able to live my dream of trading; yet I am too chicken to make a trade.

So, I joined an investment group hoping a group of ppl would give me the boost I needed; but canceled within 2 weeks because the “very successful” moderator was so condescending and arrogant that I was too afraid to even ask a question let alone follow what he suggested—plus they were dealing in numbers I couldn’t even fathom (like 1700 Nividia 1195 calls). And before that, I got burned joining a Penny Stock group that follows 4 cent bankruptcy stocks watching for the bounce (to which I still belong bc it is a lifetime membership LOL).

I told all of this to the Fidelity manager that I saw yesterday after I pulled out of the investment group. And it was that Fidelity manager, [name], who recommended I look you up. Although I read the Turtle Trader a month or so ago, I didn’t realize that you had a whole system. And now having read though your website, I find it very appealing. And so, I am writing to you to inquire what type of discount you would consider. I am embarrassed to ask as you should be paid for your products and expertise; but if I am not confident enough to trade yet, I’ve got to be confident in making money somehow, and so I will submit this plea for a discount.

But in all honesty, I have invested so much time and money in learning, it’s hard for me to lay out more money for another system that I fear will just sit in my mind and never get acted on. I get that’s my own fault, but I will make a promise back: whatever discount you provide, I will repay with the first funds that I make from trading as my initial goal with purchasing your system is finding the confidence to make my first trade (and I am confident once I do I will be successful!)

Thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,
[name].

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“The biggest challenge is to make a living with day trading…”

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The biggest challenge [in trading] is to make a living with day trading.

Stefano F.

Bad plan. Odds are high you fail with day trading. Try this instead.


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Trend Following is for beginners, students and pros in all countries. This is not day trading 5-minute bars, prediction or analyzing fundamentals–it’s Trend Following.