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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 9.5+ 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.

Praise:

“Your questions were excellent questions. I enjoyed this very much.”

--Vernon Smith, Nobel Prize in Economics

“You’ve surrounded yourself with one of the most advanced group of mentors possible…The people on your podcasts, and people in your life, all are people with strong opinions, all people that make you think and make you grow. You just have some kind of an affinity for people like that, and that’s part of what makes you good at what you do.”

--Ed Seykota

“Michael Covel’s podcast has had over [9.5] million listeners and he’s completed [900+] episodes. He’s probably the most established podcaster on this list—and it shows. Mr. Covel’s podcast is great for those looking for alternative views on the market, those who are tired of hearing the same old stories told on CBNC and other traditional outlets. This is highly recommended if you are looking to expand your mind in investing. Mr. Covel has had some incredible guests, to include multiple Nobel Prize winners and world-famous investors. One of my favorite episodes was when Mr. Covel interviewed Annie Duke, a former professional poker player who has some incredible insights on decision making. Mr. Covel always has me thinking and Annie Duke only amplified my brain-wave activity.”

--Wall Street Journal

Oct 16, 2020

Eric Crittenden believes using an all-weather approach is the most effective way to prepare for a wide range of market environments, while still producing meaningful investment returns with limited downside risk. An all-weather approach is an asset allocation methodology that diversifies across geographic regions, asset classes, and investment styles. This approach helps investors navigate prolonged equity market declines, inflation, and negative real returns from bonds due to low interest rates. Historically, an all-weather approach has achieved higher returns than equities, with lower volatility, and smaller declines.

Bio: Eric Crittenden is the Chief Investment Officer of Standpoint Funds. He has over 20 years of experience designing and managing investment strategies, with an expertise in systematic trading in both mutual funds and hedge funds. Aside from creating sound investment strategies, his ability to simplify and communicate complex topics is what sets him apart from other investment managers. Tom Basso is the Chairman. He brings over 40 years of money management experience to Standpoint as Chairman of the Board. He was the Founder and CEO of Trendstat Capital, one of the largest futures managers in the U.S. in the 80s and 90s. Tom’s successful career has been highlighted in the book The New Market Wizards by Jack Schwager.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Social Media
  • Portfolio Returns
  • “Let’s do our best not to mistake psychological problems for philosophical insights.” –Sam Harris
  • Increase Diversification
  • Trading Commodities
  • Zen Proverbs
  • Understanding the Fundamentals
  • Return on Investment
  • 2020
  • The FED
  • Tom Basso
  • Standpoint Funds