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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 15+ 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. 1200+ episodes.

Sep 24, 2013

My guest today is Peter Borish, founder, chairman, and CEO of Computer Trading Corporation. He's also a founding board member of the Robin Hood Foundation, one of the great American charities. Borish has seen much in the financial world over several decades and is a wealth of insights.

The topics are charity work, political side of money, and trading side.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Roots and successes of Borish's charity work
  • Dealing with the fact that you can't help everybody
  • Advice to future non-profit workers
  • The parallels between non-profits and regular businesses
  • Where things stand today, five years after the 2008 financial crisis
  • If we're still in an "emergency time" today
  • Corporate welfare vs. social welfare
  • The lurking black swan and possible equity bubble
  • Discussing whether March of 2009 was like July of 1932
  • The impact of the internet
  • Borish's book recommendations and early experiences
  • Taking the emotions out of trading

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