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Ep. 358: The China Trip with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

The China Trip with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Episode 358 The China Trip with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Michael Covel presents a monologue today about his recent trip to Mainland China (Beijing). A trip that centered on his presentation to 1100 Chinese investors and traders. For those listeners that have not yet traveled to China–either for business or vacation–Covel offers a wide-ranging primer. There is no doubt that from a business perspective especially–the time for China is now. The population is massive, the energy is overwhelming and the desire is infectious. Regardless of your current understanding of China, your perception of their government or the many other misunderstandings so prevalent in the West–China has at its core a deep desire for business and success. The adrenaline is simply to be felt. And yes, they want to learn trend following too.

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Ep. 356: Talk About The Passion with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Talk About The Passion with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Talk About The Passion with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Michel Covel offers a take about passion — the critical element of your success. An excerpt from the recent Birdman film and comments from Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters help make the case. In Birdman the Michael Keaton character approaches a critic in a dive bar. Everyone is afraid to approach the critic, the fake gatekeeper. Keaton shows the passion. Are you afraid of the gatekeeper? Great. You have already lost. Next, Roger Waters talking about the classic song Brain Damage from the Dark Side of the Moon reveals his motivation, his passion. “Got to keep the loonies on the path.” It doesn’t matter your endeavor, trading, investing, entrepreneur–if passion is missing you are the walking dead, already 2 steps behind. The good news? Passion can be turned on instantly. It is in your power.

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Ep. 355: Ed Seykota Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Ed Seykota
Ed Seykota

Michael Covel speaks with Ed Seykota on his second visit to the podcast. Originally profiled in the classic book ‘The Market Wizards’, Seykota has played a pivotal role in the growth of trend following trading for 40 years. This conversation breaks down into three parts: Govopoly, the Trading Tribe and trend following. Govopoly is Seykota’s most recent book. In it he sees the economy transforming from a free and open societal structure to a controlled structure. The Govopoly system is taking over. It’s not about another election to solve this, or to try and fix it. It is what it is and best we can all do is to cope with it. Seykota sees the Trading Tribe as one means of coping. The Trading Tribe is an association of people who commit to excellence, personal growth and supporting and receiving support from each other. The members of the Trading Tribe trade roles, becoming in turn senders and receivers for each other. Lastly, Seykota and Covel discuss trend following. Specifically, Seykota shares early experiences with Richard Donchian and his solo time with mainframes testing some of the first trend systems via computer. Finally, Seykota shares his motivation for his life (and some insights about puzzles). For more: www.seykota.com.

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Trend Following Feedback from Brazil

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Hi Michael,

I just read your book The Complete TurtleTrader and already bought the others. Starting Trend Following now. Do you have any idea when are you coming to presentations here in Brazil? I’ve been three times in USA (Miami, Orlando and California recently) for vacations and would like to attend one presentation of yours the next time. Is there a schedule somewhere?

I thank you so much for changing my way of thinking about the markets. I listened each of your episodes at least twice, some of them three or four times and I’m learning a lot with you and your guests. I even started to read a lot more because your guests are always indicating books. I read books from Schwager, Tharp, Altucher, Radge, Basso and the list goes on…

Thank you for everything and keep your awesome work going on.

All the best for you!
[Name]

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Ep. 353: Steve Burns Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Steve Burns
Steve Burns

Michael Covel speaks with Steve Burns on his third appearance on the podcast. Steve Burns has been investing in the stock market for over 20 years. He is the author of seven books, ranks near the top 500 of all reviewers on Amazon.com, and is one of the sites top reviewers for books about trading. Additionally, Burns has single-handedly developed an exceptional Twitter following. Today, Burns and Covel answer questions from readers of Burns’ forum. Covel and Burns discuss the self-publishing world; how one goes about making choices in social media; getting over the obstacle of fundamentals; mindfulness and the writings of Alan Watts; backtesting processes; brand new traders being introduced to a model that loses 60% of the time; survivorship bias; predictive vs. reactive technical analysis.

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Ep. 352: Tim Larkin Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Tim Larkin
Tim Larkin

Michael Covel speaks with Tim Larkin on today’s podcast. Larkin is one of America’s leading Pro-Victim Rights and Personal Safety Advocates. He has had a 25 year career where he has trained over 10,000 clients in 52 countries in how to deal with imminent violence. His books include How To Survive The Most Critical 5 Seconds Of Your Life and Survive The Unthinkable. Covel and Larkin discuss the Virginia Tech killings and why it is important to study violence; looking at sports injuries for the purpose of self-defense; honor in fighting; the relation between prison gang leaders and CEOs; the importance of focusing on the man and his mind rather than the tool; avoidable acts of violence; why the United Kingdom did not allow Larkin into the country; and avoiding violence from a game theory perspective. For more information on Tim Larkin, visit targetfocustraining.com.

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Ep. 351: Logical Fallacies and Zero Sum with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Michael Covel offers a reminder of how to think and act when responding to certain types of questioning and the translation to markets. Covel can think of no more perfect example than the “greed” exchange between Milton Friedman and Phil Donahue. Covel discusses Milton Friedman more and brings and expands the discussion into the general take-down of bullshit. Covel also discusses the importance of 'losers' (see: zero sum) in the market and why people acting irrationally offers perpetual opportunities for trend following traders. Next, a personal anecdote regarding a pre-interview for a podcast, Maria Bartiromo, and the fundamental question: “Why will trend following continue to excel?” Finally, Covel moves onto a healthy bit of advice in risk management for your trading.

Michael Covel offers a reminder of how to think and act when responding to certain types of questioning and the translation to markets. Covel can think of no more perfect example than the “greed” exchange between Milton Friedman and Phil Donahue. Covel discusses Milton Friedman more and brings and expands the discussion into the general take-down of bullshit. Covel also discusses the importance of ‘losers’ (see: zero sum) in the market and why people acting irrationally offers perpetual opportunities for trend following traders. Next, a personal anecdote regarding a pre-interview for a podcast, Maria Bartiromo, and the fundamental question: “Why will trend following continue to excel?” Finally, Covel moves onto a healthy bit of advice in risk management for your trading.

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