“You’ve surrounded yourself with one of the most advanced group of mentors possible…The people on your podcasts, and people in your life, all are people with strong opinions, all people that make you think and make you grow. You just have some kind of an affinity for people like that, and that’s part of what makes you good at what you do.” Ed Seykota, Market Wizard
Michael Covel is the voice behind Trend Following™ Radio. His podcast is the underground alternative hit that has ranked as high as #2 on iTunes investing channel (with 7M+ listens and counting).
Q: Michael, how did this podcast happen? A: During the production of my filminterview skills developed. And after my 4th book I decided on a whim to launch a trading podcast. It has gone far beyond trading to network TV-level-guest diversity. Nobel prize winners on my show? Never expected that, but I embrace it. Check out nice words from the Wall Street Journal:
“Michael Covel’s podcast has had over  million listeners and he’s completed [600+] episodes. He’s probably the most established podcaster on this list—and it shows. Mr. Covel’s podcast is great for those looking for alternative views on the market, those who are tired of hearing the same old stories told on CBNC and other traditional outlets. This is highly recommended if you are looking to expand your mind in investing. Mr. Covel has had some incredible guests, to include multiple Nobel Prize winners and world-famous investors. One of my favorite episodes was when Mr. Covel interviewed Annie Duke, a former professional poker player who has some incredible insights on decision making. Mr. Covel always has me thinking and Annie Duke only amplified my brain-wave activity.”
I have been listening to the Milton Friedman presentation on your podcast 496, and I must thank you for bringing this ‘back from the dead.’
Of course, I have read of Prof. Friedman in the past, but I had never heard his voice. His presentation was clear, concise, friendly, and accessible to almost anyone I can imagine. It is refreshing to hear that such a celebrated individual is so accessible.
I have done some of these same thought experiments with colleagues… No tax on corporations, and the possibility of income tax not being progressive—but making the tax, once a certain income is made, such as a million dollars, to suddenly become ZERO.
Imagine the incentives for people to produce and create wealth.
No tax on corporations: Not the 35% current tax, and not 20% tax currently proposed in US Congress, but Zero. Dr Friedman gives a great argument that I need not repeat here. But it is transparent, and makes much sense. (I guess the politicians don’t want to make it so transparent).
Imagine the incentive if those people who are good at creating wealth, have even more incentives to grow more and grow faster if they are not taxed at higher levels of production. By definition, they will have to create more or what others want to have: be it goods, services, entertainment, whatever…
And, usually to increase this wealth, very likely the resources of hiring more people (creating jobs), or increasing efficiencies by buying machines/robots/etc to create more goods more efficiently (also creating more jobs to those who make those machine tools or capital goods)
Thanks again for the stimulating podcast. Much fun, and I can share these ideas with my colleagues, who really still don’t get it.
Recently, I read three books you have written about Trend following. Primarily, I am a value investor, but your book opened my eyes. Thank God for that. I am not saying value investing does not work but trend following is perhaps more important.
Thank you very much for having written your splendid books and educating me on trend following.
Michael has audio books for Trend Following (fourth and fifth editions), The Complete TurtleTrader and Trend Commandments. He starts the podcast today playing the afterword to the 5th edition of Trend Following written by Larry Hite. He follows this reading with Stig Ostgaard’s white paper titled “The Origins of Trend Following” first published in Trend Commandments. Michael finishes up the podcast playing a full chapter on psychology from his newest edition of Trend Following.
Had to reopen my facebook account to send you this message:
Since we last spoke I found a businessman who exited a hedge fund for substantial gains and wanted to go again in his own fund. I pitched him my trend following algorithm (learned from your book) along with my custom code and backtest data. He liked what he heard and seeded the fund and we are doing well. We are building a prospectus and going to start soliciting in 2018. The dream is alive! Thanks again for writing your book and congratulations on the recent update.
I used info in those books to invest with [name]. I am looking for some younger/up and coming players/traders in the Trend following space. Is there a list of somewhere of the next generation of traders doing this sort of thing for investor that you could recommend? Or a few people who you feel are going about it in the right way (like Tom Shanks or Jerry Parker)? I would appreciate an insight you have.
I avoid recommendations, but across my books and podcast you can see so many names. I know that’s not ordered necessarily, but it’s not something I keep track of tightly. It just requires a little sifting on your end.
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