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Singapore Trend Following Event

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Michael, I’m a corn farmer in NE Colorado. I really appreciate your blog and the interviews. You have created a great interest in SE Asia for me. I may come see you in Singapore for your seminar. I want to see [the] beautiful women on scooters!

Yes, I can understand. Corn farming is noble and perhaps lucrative, but you are right about beauty in that part of the world. More soon on Trend Following event in Singapore.

Trend Following in Bulgaria

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Dear Mr. Covel, My name is [name] and I am Assistant professor in Investments at Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Sofia University in Bulgaria. I am also a portfolio manager, trader and since last year – sole publisher of books on investments. In 2012 and 2013 with the help of some friends (traders) I organized [seminars here]. These seminars were open to anybody in Bulgaria, willing to hear from professionals how to trade and to follow the trend. One of the lecturers last year [name] suggested to us your book The Complete TurtleTrader. I read it and I liked it very much. And I thought that it will be a good idea if I translate it and publish it in Bulgaria (there are people, who trade or would like to trade, but do not know enough English to read it). I saw on your website that you have other books too. So, I am writing to you to ask you if you would like to sell the rights to translate in Bulgarian and publish your books (or at least one of them) in Bulgaria? Also, would you like to participate on the next Trend Following seminar as lecturer? The seminar will be most likely in April this year. The lectures are done by Skype call.

What do you think?
Best regards,

Yes, my publishers can be connected with you to discuss rights issues. Which book? Seminars? What is your proposal? Do you ever have these where the presenter is there in person?

Singapore and a Bottle of Trend Following Bubbly

Feedback in on my proposed 2014 Singapore conference:

Mr. Covel, please make this conference happen. My wife and I will be there. If you get Jimmy Rogers to speak I’ll buy you a ridiculously expensive bottle of bubbly. Thank you for your podcasts and your blog. I hope to meet you in my favorite place outside the Promised Land. (Texas)

Regards and namaste,
Jerry R. McKenney

Jerry refers to this podcast.

Singapore Trend Following Event

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Hello Michael, I am a several month regular listener to your podcast, and have found real value in the content. So, thank you for that. In a recent podcast, you mentioned that you plan to host an event in Singapore. As I have been traveling to South East Asia once or twice a year for the past 13 years, mostly as a vacationer/explorer, and a few times on business, would you please keep me posted regarding the event. Schedule permitting, I plan to attend. From your podcasts, I share your affinity for Saigon. If you have not already, I recommend a trip to Hanoi. It’s not quite as developed as Saigon, yet it is bustling, and on the move as well.

Thank you and best regards,
John M. Rossini

P.S. As noted above I’ve been a regular listener to your podcast, and I also read your book, The Complete TurtleTrader: How 23 Novice Investors Became Overnight Millionaires. While I am still nowhere near knowledgeable enough to be a full on trend following trader at this point, your work has helped influence me to make my portfolio more resilient (albeit, not “antifragile” as described by Nassim Taleb) against the inevitable upcoming stock market down turn by figuring out exit strategies now, rather than later. The major strategies I’ve implemented include trailing stops, stop loss orders, liquidating some stocks to cash, and buying some gold. One issue that has come up for me that may also be experienced by your other listeners/readers, is that most brokerage companies, including Vanguard, (the entity managing my 401K plan) will not allow me to place either trailing stop, or stop loss orders on mutual funds held in my account. To get around this constraint to some extent, I use, a service that provides end of day email alerts when stocks/mutual funds hit pre-determined parameters, including trailing stops. While this provides some protection, there is still too much lag time to take action to sell when stocks fall precipitously. Any thoughts you might have to deal with this issue would be of help to me, and I suspect many of your readers/listeners/fans. Thank you again for your great work.

News to follow on Singapore event (more in podcast here). Thanks for the great feedback.

Young Person Starting Out

It’s funny how the universe works. Some great feedback:

Heya Michael, this is Moon here, the lady who chose to sit beside you on the 1st day of the DC Conference and from Singapore. It’s really exhilarating to see you in the DC, Mike. I’m really glad and proud of myself that I chose that seat that day.

As you might have not known ‘cos we haven’t talked much at all, I’ve been a great fan of yours since you wrote the book ‘The Complete Turtle Trader’ and very honestly, that is what shaped the great mind frame for discipline and psychology in trading for me. I’d even say it takes up a good 30% of what I do everyday. Next time you come to Singapore, I’m gonna have to ask for your signature. And you didn’t know you met a huge fan, I was just holding it in!

Last but not least, I have really taken good direction to what you have suggested to me to write a book. And really, just looking at the content page, I can really foresee an extremely invaluable and good book coming up. And why I say that is because I took myself out of the shoes of an Author and put myself into those of a beginner or novice who knows nothing or is interested to learn about skills of the trade, and in that perspective just by looking at the content page, it sells! I’d honestly pick up the book if I am a novice, if I didn’t know anything or just simply requiring more information. And thus, I have been feeling very motivated after I got back to Singapore, have been relaxing and chilling out on my own in a couple of serene places just to let ideas seep in, and whilst I’m most relaxed, that’s the time where great ideas sit and find clarity and organization in my mind.

As I sign off here, just wanna say thank you so much for being so receptive and open to me. You have been really helpful and truly sincere in sharing your experiences and invaluable knowledge this whole time and I am really grateful for that. The old adages say that ‘Serendipities are only present to those who embrace everything in life.’ Let’s stay connected and see you soon!

Have a trillion dollar day ahead.

Your Friend & Turtle Fan,
Moon Wong
25 October, Singapore

Thanks Moon. Think I will be to Singapore in November as I mentioned. We will both get Jim Rogers out to lunch.

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