Michael Covel's Trend Following

Michael Covel

Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 15+ million listens. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trading -- all passionately explored and debated. Guests include Nobel Prize winners: Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Hart, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. More guests: Jack Canfield, Howard Marks, James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Marc Faber, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Gerd Gigerenzer, Larry Hite, Sally Hogshead, Ryan Holiday, Jack Horner, Ewan Kirk, Steven Kotler, Michael Mauboussin, Tucker Max, Barry Ritholtz, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager, Ed Seykota, Philip Tetlock & Walter Williams. 1200+ episodes. read less
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Ep. 1290: Rob Wolcott Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Jun 3 2024
Ep. 1290: Rob Wolcott Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Rob Wolcott, Co-Founder & Chairman of TWIN Global. Rob is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Booth, and an Adjunct Professor in Executive Education at the Kellogg School of Management. He serves on the advisory board for the Open Innovation Lab of Norway; H-Farm, the leading digital innovation ecosystem in Italy. Wolcott is also a managing partner with Clareo, an innovation strategy consultancy serving senior executives at global corporations such as Exelon, BHP, Griffith Foods, Zurich Insurance, Owens Corning and others. The topic is his co-authored book Proximity: How Coming Breakthroughs in Just-in-Time Transform Business, Society, and Daily Life. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: Entrepreneurship vs traditional jobsOptionality and portfolio careersDigital technologies and proximity conceptInnovation in supply chainsTechnological advancementsConcentration of power in large platformsRole of dystopias and human behaviorPreventive healthcare and technologyCultured meat and sustainability Jump in! --- I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show. To start? I’d like to give you a great piece of advice you can use in your life and trading journey… cut your losses! You will find much more about that philosophy here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/trend/ You can watch a free video here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/video/ Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/podcast My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1288: Ilya Strebulaev Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
May 27 2024
Ep. 1288: Ilya Strebulaev Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Ilya Strebulaev, a Russian-American financial economist, researcher, author, and speaker with expertise in venture capital, startups, and corporate innovation. He has been a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business since 2004. From 2018 to 2022 he was on the board of directors of Yandex, the Russian equivalent of Google. Ilya co-developed a framework that asses the value of private venture capital (VC) backed companies. His research also includes studies on the decision-making of startup investors, the organization and design of VC and corporate VC units, and the importance of venture capital in innovation and the economy. The topic is his co-authored book The Venture Mindset: How to Make Smarter Bets and Achieve Extraordinary Growth. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: Venture capitalRisk and uncertaintyDecision makingHome runs vs. strikeoutsCounterintuitive principlesApplying venture mindset on businessCultural differences on the venture mindset Jump in! --- I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show. To start? I’d like to give you a great piece of advice you can use in your life and trading journey… cut your losses! You will find much more about that philosophy here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/trend/ You can watch a free video here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/video/ Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/podcast My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1286: Mike Dever Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
May 20 2024
Ep. 1286: Mike Dever Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Mike Dever, the founder and CEO of Brandywine Asset Management, a featured subject of three books and the author of a best-selling investment book. Mike has also been a great early identifier of investment talent, allocating capital to other investment managers that went on to great success. For over many decades, he has managed money for global banks, major corporations, and high-net-worth individuals, who have been attracted to his innovative investment philosophy. The topic is Trend Following. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: Speculative marketsMarket cyclesCrypto and tech stock trendsInvestment psychologyRisk assessmentQuantitative approachEvolution of trading practicesPsychological factorsDiversification and portfolio protection Jump in! --- I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show. To start? I’d like to give you a great piece of advice you can use in your life and trading journey… cut your losses! You will find much more about that philosophy here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/trend/ You can watch a free video here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/video/ Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/podcast My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1284: Kevin Kelley Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
May 13 2024
Ep. 1284: Kevin Kelley Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Kevin Kelley, strategy and design firm principal. He has over 35 years working in the areas of retail, food and places of public gathering and commerce. Skilled in Architecture, Brand Strategy, Retail Strategy, Retail Design, Business Model Innovation, Consumer Behavior, Consumer Psychology and Management. Kevin is a frequent lecturer at conferences around the U.S. and in Asia. The topic is his book Irreplaceable: How to Create Extraordinary Places that Bring People Together. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: Place and connectionDesign and architectureHuman experiencesRetail and consumer behaviorCreativity and innovationHuman decision-making processImportance of natural interactionsExtracting insights from clientsUnderstanding human sensesNovelty and unique experiences Jump in! --- I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show. To start? I’d like to give you a great piece of advice you can use in your life and trading journey… cut your losses! You will find much more about that philosophy here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/trend/ You can watch a free video here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/video/ Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/podcast My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1282: Tim Pickering Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
May 6 2024
Ep. 1282: Tim Pickering Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Tim Pickering, founder, CIO and president of Auspice Capital Advisors. Tim leads strategic decision making and the vision for Auspice’s diverse suite of active and passive systematic trend following (CTA) and commodity strategies. Prior to forming Auspice, Tim was VP of Options Trading at Shell Trading North America. He is also the Chair of Finance Advisory Council of Haskayne School of Business. The topic is Trend Following. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: Challenges in entrepreneurshipTrend following and replicationETFs as a delivery mechanismRisk managementFee reduction and alpha generationPerformance comparison in various investment strategies Jump in! --- I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show. To start? I’d like to give you a great piece of advice you can use in your life and trading journey… cut your losses! You will find much more about that philosophy here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/trend/ You can watch a free video here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/video/ Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/podcast My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1280: Joe Davis Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Apr 29 2024
Ep. 1280: Joe Davis Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Joe Davis, Managing Director and Senior Partner at Boston Consulting Group. He is the Chair of BCG's Center for Inclusion and Equity and BCG's North America Regional Chair Emeritus. Joe’s practice area focus includes Public Sector, Retail, and People and Organization. He also serve as the BCG executive sponsor and Vice Chairman of B Capital Group where he is responsible for deepening the partnership between BCG and B Capital. The topic is his book The Generous Leader: 7 Ways to Give of Yourself for Everyone’s Gain. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: Leadership styles and approachesPivotal moments and experiences shaping individuals' pathsProminent business leadersDiversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)Meritocracy and its implications for equal opportunitiesControversies surrounding DEI efforts and societal divisions Jump in! --- I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show. To start? I’d like to give you a great piece of advice you can use in your life and trading journey… cut your losses! You will find much more about that philosophy here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/trend/ You can watch a free video here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/video/ Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/podcast My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1278: Jeff Karp Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Apr 22 2024
Ep. 1278: Jeff Karp Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Jeff Karp, a Canadian biomedical engineer working as a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the principal faculty at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Affiliate Faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology through the Harvard–MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. In 2008, he was listed as one of the top innovators. In 2011, he received Young Investigator award from the Society for Biomaterials, and the Champion in Health Care Innovation. The topic is his book LIT: Life Ignition Tools: Use Nature's Playbook to Energize Your Brain, Spark Ideas, and Ignite Action. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: Personal growth and overcoming obstaclesBrain's ability to adapt and learn, particularly in individuals with learning differencesConnection between physical activity, brain function, and emotional well-beingActivation energy in achieving goalsIncremental progressImportance of patterns and habitsNeurodiversity and curiosityDealing with failure and maximizing momentum Jump in! --- I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show. To start? I’d like to give you a great piece of advice you can use in your life and trading journey… cut your losses! You will find much more about that philosophy here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/trend/ You can watch a free video here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/video/ Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/podcast My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1276: Julia DiGangi Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Apr 15 2024
Ep. 1276: Julia DiGangi Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Julia DiGangi, a Neuropsychologist. She is an expert in the connection between our brains, our emotions, and our relationships. She helps people, at work and at home, understand what the brain needs to create more powerful relationships. Dr. DiGangi has worked with leaders at The White House Press Office, global companies, international NGOs, and US Special Forces. The topic is her book Energy Rising: The Neuroscience of Leading with Emotional Power. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: UncertaintyLeadership and authenticityCodependency and behavior changeEmotional contagionIntegration of feeling and thinking systemsAuthenticity in self-expressionEmotional intelligenceFinding worthiness and significanceEmotional pain for personal growth Jump in! --- I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show. To start? I’d like to give you a great piece of advice you can use in your life and trading journey… cut your losses! You will find much more about that philosophy here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/trend/ You can watch a free video here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/video/ Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/podcast My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1274: Doug Greenig Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Apr 8 2024
Ep. 1274: Doug Greenig Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Doug Greenig, CEO of Florin Court Capital. He has 29 years of experience in portfolio management and trading. From 2012 to 2014, he was Chief Risk Officer of Man/AHL and also headed the Portfolio Management Group. Doug was jointly responsible (with the CIO) for the evaluation and approval of all investment strategies and trading systems. Prior to AHL, Doug was a Managing Director working as a quantitative portfolio manager at the Fortress Investment Group. From 2001 to 2006, Doug was Head of Agency Mortgage Trading at RBS Greenwich Capital. The topic is Trend Following. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: DiversificationAnalysis of current global economic risks and trendsSystematic macro fundExotic and unusual marketsComplexities of trading diverse marketsSystematic approach Jump in! --- I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show. To start? I’d like to give you a great piece of advice you can use in your life and trading journey… cut your losses! You will find much more about that philosophy here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/trend/ You can watch a free video here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/video/ Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/podcast My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1272: Doug Stokes Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Apr 1 2024
Ep. 1272: Doug Stokes Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Doug Stokes, a British academic who is Professor in International Security and Strategy in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter, and a Senior Adviser at the Legatum Institute. His areas of research specialism include American foreign policy, geopolitics and the culture wars. Doug acted as the Director of Exeter University's Strategy and Security Institute and was a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for over a decade. The topic is his book Against Decolonisation: Campus Culture Wars and the Decline of the West. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) and culture warsPhilosophical roots of DEISocial constructivism and postmodernismMeritocracy vs DEI ideologyRacism and differential outcomesCivilizational competition and bureaucratic capture Jump in! --- I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show. To start? I’d like to give you a great piece of advice you can use in your life and trading journey… cut your losses! You will find much more about that philosophy here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/trend/ You can watch a free video here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/video/ Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/podcast My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!