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Michael Covel is the author of five books: including the international bestseller, Trend Following and his investigative narrative, The Complete TurtleTrader. Fascinated by traders that quietly generate spectacular returns, those going against the grain of investment orthodoxy, he has uncovered astonishing insights about how they think, strategize and execute their systems.
His cutting-edge and unorthodox perspectives have garnered international acclaim and have earned him invitations with: China Asset Management Co., Ltd., GIC Private Limited (Singapore sovereign wealth fund), BM&F Bovespa, Managed Funds Association, Bank of China Investment Management, Market Technicians Association. He also has the distinction of interviewing four Nobel Prize winners in economics, including Daniel Kahneman and Harry Markowitz and has been featured by major press, including: The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CCTV, The Straits Times and Fox Business.
Covel’s Trend Following Podcast now has over 2.5M listens (trendfollowing.com/podcast) and has ranked as high as #2 on iTunes. He splits his time across USA and Asia and sees location independence as our future.
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Foreword by Larry Hite xiii
1 Trend Following 3
2 Great Trend Followers 27
3 Performance Data 97
4 Big Events, Crashes, and Panics 123
5 Baseball: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box 181
6 Human Behavior 193
7 Decision Making 211
8 Science of Trading 221
9 Holy Grails 231
10 Trading Systems 247
11 The Game 277
Foreword to the First Edition by Charles Faulkner 299
Introduction to Appendices 305
A Trend Following for Stocks 307
B Performance Guide 347
C Short-Term Trading 375
D Personality Traits of Successful Traders 377
E Trend Following Models 381
F Trading System Example from Mechanica 385
G Critical Questions for Trading Systems 395