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Trend Following (Updated Edition): Learn to Make Millions in Up or Down Markets Paperback – February 15, 2009
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“Michael Covel’s Trend Following: Essential.”
--Ed Seykota, trend follower for 35 years and original Market Wizard
"For my staff, Michael Covel's Trend Following is required reading."
Larry Hite CEO, ISAM,
Originally profiled in The Market Wizards by Jack Schwager
"My favorite of the new TA [technical analysis] books is 'Trend Following' by Michael Covel. Straightforward, easy to read, this book is rich in details about why trend following is such a successful strategy amongst some of the world's best-performing hedge funds."
Barry Ritholtz, The Big Picture
“A mandatory reference for anyone serious about alternative investments.”
--Jon Sundt, president and CEO, Altergris
"I think that Michael's Trend Following is an outstanding read from which all
investors can learn to trade markets better by limiting their risks and maximizing
their profits through a more disciplined approach to investments."
Managing Director, Marc Faber Limited
Editor, Gloom, Boom & Doom Report
"I think the book did a superb job of covering the philosophy and thinking behind
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Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.
Author of Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom
"Michael Covel does an excellent job of educating his readers about the little-known
opportunities available to them through one of the proven best hedge fund
strategies. This book is like gold to any smart investor."
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"Michael Covel's Trend Following is a breakthrough book that captures the essence
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"Trend Following: Definitely required reading for the aspiring trader."
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"I think that this book documents a great deal of what has made Trend Following
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Originally profiled in The New Market Wizards
From the Back Cover
Today, you need trend following more than ever. Read this bestselling book, and put it to work for you!
- Real proof, real data, real results
Includes over a decade of detailed performance charts
- All the Information You Need...in One Number
Why the market price still tells you all you need to know to trade--and always will--in both bull and bear markets
- Pinpointing Targets of Opportunity
What to trade, when to trade, and how much to trade
- Meet Today's Leading Trend Followers
Extraordinary trader profiles, from David Harding to John W. Henry to Ed Seykota
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A lot of this book is about the psychology, maybe too much but I can identify with the emotional aspects of trading. And there are so many quotes from successful traders, it starts getting redundant (some quotes are in there more than once) and for that matter the entire book is a bit redundant, but keep reading because there is some good information in here. Your not going to learn everything from the ground up with this book, it is probably better suited for an experienced trader or a supplement to other reading. I may have missed it but I don't think he ever, specifically explained what a trend is or how to identify one in the context of trading. I also used investopedia quite a bit while reading because investment terms are not always explained. Still I'm glad I read it (Well most of it anyway) and am now looking for something that includes the "How to".
Update: just started "Trend trading for a living", claims to include the how to and usable system to get you started.
If you like your books spicy, this will not disappoint. It's peppered throughout with on-point quotes from very successful traders as well as other quotable people. As a side note, this works well in the paperback edition. Unfortunately, in the Kindle edition (I'm using the App for Macs) the quotes are inserted in-line with the text, which interrupts the flow and makes it a little difficult to read. I would recommend the paperback if you have a choice.
However you read it, you won't be disappointed unless you're expecting a step-by-step guide to overnight riches. It's not that. But if you're looking for a better way to grow your retirement funds or even a way to get rich (with patience and effort), this book is a great starting point.
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