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“I am still trying to find the one that works the best…”

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I mean the trading system. Moving averages and Stochastics. There are many others.

I am still trying to find the one that works the best.

Time frame of a year or so.

Regards,
Adam S.

You need a full system. You are talking about an indicator. You need:

Portfolio: What market do you buy or sell?
Bet Sizing: How much of a market do you trade?
Entry: When do you buy or sell a market?
Exit: When do you exit a losing trade?
Exit: When do you exit a winning trade?

This is trend following.


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Ep. 1273: Time for Change with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

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“I’m sure they weren’t sitting around calculating ATRs. Likely it was more intuitive…”

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Hi Michael,

Haven’t contacted you in ages, but I do listen to your podcast. You might recall we met up in Saigon a few years ago. I live in Bangkok now.

In a recent interview with Larry Hite, and in one with Salem, they gave examples of taking big bets. Larry risking $500k? to make $3m, or Salem taking options bets on Covid. I’m sure they weren’t sitting around calculating ATRs. Likely it was more intuitive than that. I don’t know of course what % of net worth those bets represented at the time, but they sound like non-rule based bets to me 🙂 So, what’s going on in their heads in these circumstances?

Reason I ask, is I’m in a similar situation with Bitcoin… way longer-term bet tho. If you recall I was telling you about Bitcoin back in 2016-2017, but I’ve been in it deeply since 2014. I’ve only sold enough for living expenses, but now it’s over 75% of my net worth, and has allowed me to get out of the US. But at 75% of net worth I feel like I’m risking my lifestyle now by continuing to hold it so heavily.

Perhaps something you can talk about in a podcast when not doing an interview.

Hope you’re well.

Gene S.

You are buy and hold. I can’t easily persuade you. Why not just have a stop?


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“I want to know what is the best indicator that you use…”

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Hello Mr. Covel,

I’m a new trend follower trader and I want to know what is the best indicator that you use, or for example like Michael Marcus, what indicator he use in his chart or other trader that you interview?

Thank you for your reply.

Best regards,
Driton M.

Price action. The price itself. More? Read here.


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“He sounds like a trend trader to me though he may not know it…”

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Hello Michael,

I’m sure it is hard to find guests after 1200+ episodes. My suggestion is [name], cofounder of [name].

He sounds like a trend trader to me though he may not know it. He trades derivatives (options and future, currencies, bonds et alia). He doesn’t believe in technical analysis. Listening to him everyday tells me that he is a good fit for your podcast.

Ask him to tell you the story of how he inadvertently sold his previous brokerage, [name] for $750m. He and his partner [name] had no intention of selling their almost brand new start up baby at all so threw out a ridiculous number of $750m to get rid of the potential buyers and they said “ok” so [name] felt obliged to put their money where his mouth is and sell.

How is Vietnam? I have been there twice. The first time was in 2002 and people were still driving bicycles whereas neighbouring Thailand had motorbikes. When I returned in 2013, just 11 short years later, the bicycles were gone. (I now live in Korea).

Have you seen the water puppet theatre? This is a video I took back in 2002. The cameras in those days were not HD but it’s ok to watch.

I enjoy the podcasts immensely.

Keep up the good work!

Peter D.

Thanks!


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Ep. 1272: Doug Stokes Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Doug Stokes
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My guest today is Doug Stokes, a British academic who is Professor in International Security and Strategy in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter, and a Senior Adviser at the Legatum Institute. His areas of research specialism include American foreign policy, geopolitics and the culture wars. Doug acted as the Director of Exeter University’s Strategy and Security Institute and was a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for over a decade.

The topic is his book Against Decolonisation: Campus Culture Wars and the Decline of the West.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) and culture wars
  • Philosophical roots of DEI
  • Social constructivism and postmodernism
  • Meritocracy vs DEI ideology
  • Racism and differential outcomes
  • Civilizational competition and bureaucratic capture

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Ep. 1271: The Luck to Make It Happen with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Episode 1271
Episode 1271

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