Michael W. Covel
Michael W. Covel is the founder and President of Trend Following.
A researcher of the most successful trend-following investment managers, he has been in the alternative investments industry consulting on trend following to individual traders, hedge funds, and banks for ten years. Covel's clients range from new and experienced individual traders and investors to multinational hedge funds and corporations. He has had unparalleled face to face access with the great traders of our time. Interviewing dozens of fund managers managing collectively well over $10 billion USD has given Covel a unique understanding.
From his writing to public speaking, Covel pulls no punches. Passionately educating his clients in order to find that "edge" has made Covel a widely respected expert in the field. He writes for numerous industry publications including Your Trading Edge, SFO Magazine, and TradingMarkets.com and is continually quoted and interviewed by Barron's, Bloomberg, and Technical Analysis Magazine, to name but a few. An experienced and successful entrepreneur, he is a frequent guest on national radio talk shows.
Mr. Covel is also Managing Editor at TurtleTrader.comŽ, the leading Trend Following news and commentary resource since 1996.
Book by Michael W. Covel:
Bollinger on Bollinger Bands
How Great Traders Make Millions in Up or Down Markets (Hardcover)
This is a book very much in the tradition of Jack Schwager's Market Wizards. Like Schwager, author Michael Covel interviewed a number of great traders and attempted to capture the essence of each trader's approach to trading. The author does a good job of presenting the basics of trend following. Though much of what he says will come as no news to anyone who has read very widely in the literature of trading, his liberal quotations from other authors enliven what would otherwise be an uphill read. The author has a good eye for a snappy quote, and we believe that even if you buy this book only for the quotations, you will certainly get your money's worth. What you earn from following the trend masters' stock tips is entirely up to you.