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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.

Jan 18, 2013

My guest today is Eric Crittenden, a Founding Partner responsible for managing all research, risk quantification and trading operations. He's also been featured in Covel's own Little Book of Trading.

The topic is trading.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Sustainability vs. short term inefficiencies
  • Being "ultra long term trend followers" and some of the reasons why he believes it to be the most robust approach
  • Crittenden's peers and influences--particularly Tom Basso
  • Why Crittenden decided on a "trend following mutual fund" model, and the benefits to that model
  • Looking at performance data and understanding when trend following (or the media perception of it) falls "below average"
  • Diversification and the markets Crittenden chooses to trade
  • Risk control
  • Who can buy into and the minimum investment required
  • Whether most of the large liquid markets work within the robust structure

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