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Michael Covel

Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 10+ 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. 900+ episodes.

Ep. 1112: Bill George Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
1w ago
Ep. 1112: Bill George Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Bill George, an executive fellow at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He was chair and CEO of Medtronic, was an executive with Honeywell and Litton Industries, and has served in the U.S. Department of Defense. He has served as a director of Goldman Sachs, ExxonMobil, Novartis, Target, the Mayo Clinic, and World Economic Forum USA. He received the 2014 Bower Award for Business Leadership and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2012. The topic is his book True North: Leading Authentically in Today's Workplace. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: Today's world leadersSocial networks and Facebook chaosThe essence of True NorthWhat led Bill to his career?Investment knowledge from Warren BuffettBill's core philosophyA message to emerging leaders in the making 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: You can watch a free video here: Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1110: Mark Rzepczynski Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Sep 12 2022
Ep. 1110: Mark Rzepczynski Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Mark Rzepczynski. Prior to co-founding AMPHI, Mark was the CEO of the fund group at FourWinds Capital Mgmt. Mark was also President and CIO at John W. Henry & Co., an iconic Commodity Trading Advisor. Mark has headed fixed income research at Fidelity Management and Research, served as the senior economist for the CME, and as a finance professor at the University of Houston Baer School of Business. The topic is Trend Following. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: How to build a strong trading careerHow does inflation cause distortionsInflation in financial marketsLeverage and portfolio managementHow the FED would protect the stock marketVUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and AmbiguityAccuracy from a trend following perspective 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: You can watch a free video here: Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1108: Elaine Fox Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Sep 5 2022
Ep. 1108: Elaine Fox Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Elaine Fox, a professor of Psychology and head of the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. A leader in research on the role of cognitive mechanisms in mental health across the lifespan, Professor Fox's work focuses on the nature of human emotions and why people respond differently to adversity and success. She has published over 120 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals or edited volumes.  The topic is her book Switch Craft: The Hidden Power of Mental Agility. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: Why she chose Donald Trump as an exampleIntellectual humilityThe supremacy of social media toolsRigid mindset into a growth mindsetWhen is it necessary to be grittyMeasuring mental agilityExplaining dialectical behavioral therapyHow do we get people to be more agile? 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: You can watch a free video here: Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1106: Matt Dixon Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Aug 29 2022
Ep. 1106: Matt Dixon Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Matt Dixon, the Chief Product and Research Officer at Austin-based AI and Machine Learning Venture Tethr. Matt was a Senior Partner at Korn Ferry Hay Group and was a Group Leader in the research and advisory division of CEB, now Gartner. He is a sought-after speaker and advisor to corporate leadership teams around the world on topics ranging from sales effectiveness to customer service and customer experience. The topic is his book The JOLT Effect: How High Performers Overcome Customer Indecision. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: How do we study sales?Advantages of virtual sales callsHow to deal with problems in the buying environmentThe decrease in productivity from a team, organizational, and sales perspectiveWhat does it take to beat the status quo?The purpose of changing sellers’ behaviorJOLT acronymThe difference between dealing with status quo and indecision 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: You can watch a free video here: Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1104: Mike Dever Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Aug 22 2022
Ep. 1104: Mike Dever Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Mike Dever, an American businessman, futures trader, entrepreneur, author, and the founder and CEO of Brandywine Asset Management, Inc. He has been a trader and an investor for more than 30 years. For over three decades, Dever has managed money for global banks, major corporations, and high-net-worth individuals, who have been attracted to his innovative investment philosophy. His firm, Brandywine Asset Management, has produced top-ranked returns for its clients that are uncorrelated to all conventional investment benchmarks.  The topic is Trend Following. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: The big commodity bull marketThe phenomenal period of the first six months of 2022Defining riskApplying the scientific method to investingCreating a strategy as a risk replacementShort-term trading and high-frequency trading 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: You can watch a free video here: Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1102: Colin O'Brady Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Aug 15 2022
Ep. 1102: Colin O'Brady Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Colin O'Brady, an American professional endurance athlete, motivational speaker, and adventurer. He is a former professional triathlete, representing the United States on the ITU Triathlon World Cup circuit, racing in 25 countries on six continents from 2009 to 2015. Colin is a four-time world record holder. In 2016 he set the Explorers Grand Slam (Last Degree) and Seven Summits speed records, the latter of which has since been broken. He became the fastest person to complete the adventurer's challenges in 139 days and 131 days respectively. In the summer of 2018, he set the speed record for the 50 US High Points in 21 days. On December 26, 2018, he completed a solo crossing of the land mass of Antarctica, excluding the ice shelves, using the South Pole Traverse (SPoT) vehicle road during the last 366 miles (589 km) of the journey. The topic is his book The 12-Hour Walk: Invest One Day, Conquer Your Mind, and Unlock Your Best Life. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: What led Colin to begin his adventure?An incredible experience on Mt. EverestA horrible fire in ThailandHow did he recover from third-degree burns and ligament damage?Winning the Chicago triathlonPain management strategiesHow do change your life and move it in the direction of you living your best life?Limiting self-beliefsThe volatility and fascinating experience of trading in 2008 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: You can watch a free video here: Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1100: Peter Borish Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Aug 8 2022
Ep. 1100: Peter Borish Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Peter Borish, the chairman and CEO of Computer Trading Corporation (CTC). He is also a partner in Adam Hoffman's natural gas options trading team at Torsion Technologies, and an advisor to Norbury Partners. Previously, through CTC, Borish was the chief strategist of Quad Group and its affiliated companies. In addition, he helped traders develop a methodology to enhance their performance by serving as a trading coach. He formerly worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, was a founding partner and second-in-command at Tudor Investment Corporation, was chairman of OneChicago, LLC, and was chairman of the non-profits Foundation for the Study of Cycles and The Institute for Financial Markets.  The topic is Markets, trading and everything. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: Post the great recession; how has inflation changed the economy?DebtLeverageThe trading perspectiveThe current state of our monetary and fiscal policiesRisk management is our system todayToday and the 1970sPerspective on crypto 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: You can watch a free video here: Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1098: Tom Basso Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Aug 1 2022
Ep. 1098: Tom Basso Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Tom Basso, a hedge fund manager who currently runs enjoytheride.world, a website dedicated to trader education. Tom was one of several traders featured in Jack Schwager’s The New Market Wizards and dubbed “Mr. Serenity” by Jack. He was president and founder of Trendstat Capital Management. He is the author of two books, Panic-Proof Investing and the self-published The Frustrated Investor. In 1998, he was elected to the board of the National Futures Association. He is also the chairman of the board of Standpoint Funds, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, which specializes in all-weather investing. The topic is Trend Following. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: Modern society and inflationTrading short-term, medium-term, and long-term with extreme diversificationA trader's work-life balanceViewpoint on cryptocurrenciesTrend following in the year 2022Tom’s happy retirement life 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: You can watch a free video here: Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1096: Douglas Kenrick and David Lundberg-Kenrick Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Jul 24 2022
Ep. 1096: Douglas Kenrick and David Lundberg-Kenrick Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guests today are Douglas Kenrick and David Lundberg-Kenrick, a father and son team. Douglas Kenrick is a professor of psychology at Arizona State University. His research and writing integrate three scientific syntheses of the last few decades: evolutionary psychology, cognitive science, and dynamical systems theory. He is the author of over 170 scientific articles, books, and book chapters, the majority applying evolutionary ideas to human cognition and behavior. David Lundberg-Kenrick is the Media Outreach Program Manager at Arizona State University. He creates multimedia supplements for psychology textbooks, produced and edited videos for use in psychology experiments, and worked on documentaries about evolutionary psychology, including the BBC's "The Science of Seduction" and his current project "The Caveman Goes to Hollywood." The topic is their book Solving Modern Problems With a Stone-Age Brain: Human Evolution and the Seven Fundamental Motives. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: ViolenceDangers of stone-age problem solvingA new and systematic way to survive and be happy in the modern worldWealth inequalityOur different motivesThe revised pyramid of human needs 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: You can watch a free video here: Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!
Ep. 1094: Sachin Khajuria Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
Jul 17 2022
Ep. 1094: Sachin Khajuria Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio
My guest today is Sachin Khajuria, Founder & Chief Investment Officer at Achilles Management, a private investment business utilizing proprietary Artificial Intelligence technology. He's a former partner at Apollo, one of the world's largest alternative asset management firms, and an investor in funds managed by Blackstone and Carlyle, among other investment firms. He has twenty-five years of investment and finance experience. The topic is his book Two and Twenty: How the Masters of Private Equity Always Win. In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss: How private equity worksLeon Black and Mike MilkenPrivate equity firms and feesHow does private equity perform when index funds dropPrivate equity assets in public pension funds 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: You can watch a free video here: Can’t get enough of this episode? You can choose from my thousand plus episodes here: My social media platforms: Twitter: @covel Facebook: @trendfollowing LinkedIn: @covel Instagram: @mikecovel Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!