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“I will send you some screwdrivers… when I receive the book.”

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Dear Mr. Covel,

I purchased your book and am about 170 pages into it. I am a manufacturer of hand tools in the USA. I would like to comment not on the text but the book, the binding, and the paper covering the front and back. They are all falling a part. Florida is humid, but I also collect books and this book is just a mess. The cardboard of the cover is to soft for the weight of the book. The blue paper peeled off the card board. Your text is fascinating but your book is a mess to read or to take on a trip. I can send photos if you want them.

I do have one question. As you describe each of the investors, I understand what they are doing but how do you get them to manage small amount of money like $100,000 to $200,000? I will finish the book over the next few months. I do most of my reading while trying to get elite status on United AirLines.

Where did you buy it from? Must be some odd random thing. I am currently in SE Asia (hotter than Tallahassee, Florida where I went to school) and super hot/rainy. No issues. I have 50+ books with me and they are fine. Where can I send you another?

PS. There are TF ETFs and mutual funds. Solves the issue.

David Harding on EMT: Trend Following 5th edition

From my newest:

David Harding goes further, explaining EMT madness in an every-man way: “This theory of rational markets treats economics like a physical science—like Newtonian physics—when in fact it is a human or social science. Human beings are prone to unpredictable behavior, to over-reaction or slumbering inaction, to mania and panic. The markets that reflect this behavior do not assume some supra-human wisdom, they can and sometimes do reflect that volatility.”

Further translation: Human nature isn’t rational. It blows bubbles and then pops bubbles.

“If you have your mind made up without finishing the book, best of luck…”

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Hi Michael,

I am interested in getting into Trend Following and am trying to find good entry and exit signals but I haven’t found anything good yet. I am also reading your book, about 40% through, and find that it is very generalized and more defending trend following without helping someone who is already convinced.

Appreciate your advice!
[Name]

Have you read Chapter 10? Have you read Section III? Why the fixation on entry/exit alone over other parts of trend following that are clearly far more important? Please also define good. You have narrowed your focus to one item that you perceive withheld from you and all else is apparently superfluous. I am open to a discussion, but if you have your mind made up without finishing the book, best of luck.

Ep. 546: New Trend Following with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

New Trend Following with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
New Trend Following with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

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Michael’s first edition of Trend Following hit April 2004. Since both Michael and trend following were largely “under the radar at the time” the publisher did not put much money into the first edition and it was not carried in bookstores. Since it’s inception, however, Trend Following has become a bestseller with 4 editions, 100,000+ sold, and now a 5th edition out April 24, 2017. Michael goes into detail outlining this new edition (double the size) and how it gives Trend Following a whole new look and feel across 688 pages.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio:

  • What went into the newest edition of trend following
  • Performance
  • Survivorship bias
  • Efficient market theory
  • Volatility

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