Michael Covel speaks with Victor Sperandeo. Sperandeo was originally featured in The New Market Wizards by Jack Schwager and has a Wall Street career that spans back to 1966. From trader, to historian, to a man with very strong public policy opinions, Sperandeo comes to the podcast to discuss his career and views with Covel. Sperandeo and Covel discuss recent public policy directions; trading against your public policy interests; zero interest rate policy; whether the S&P is a “bribe”; the Fed mandate to keep stocks from falling and to stop volatility; the wealth effect; why the stock market going up is a very poor instrument to fix the economy; the trend towards socialism; Sperandeo’s experience working with George Soros; Sperandeo’s experience with the DTI index; black swans and the effects of large, catastrophic events on the market; why the only way to protect yourself is extreme diversification; volatility balancing; and Sperandeo’s experience as a young man and how he came into the trading world. Want a free trend following DVD? Go to trendfollowing.com/win.