Michael has been teaching trend following strategies to individual traders, students, hedge funds, pensions and family offices for the past two decades. He has helped more than 7,000 clients in over 70 countries learn how to make money with trend following.

He’s the author of five books: including the international bestseller, Trend Following: Learn to Make Millions in Up or Down Markets (named best trading book of the last 15 years), and his investigative narrative, The Complete TurtleTrader: How 23 Novice Investors Became Overnight Millionaires. His first documentary film is Broke: The New American Dream.

Fascinated by like-minded traders that quietly generate spectacular returns, he has uncovered astonishing insights about how they think, strategize and execute their systems. His impressive network of contacts among the best traders in the world has given Michael a unique edge in the world of quantitative trend following investments.

Covel’s cutting-edge and unorthodox perspectives have garnered international acclaim and have earned him speaking invitations with a host of organizations, including: China Asset Management Co., GIC Private Limited (Singapore sovereign wealth fund), BM&F Bovespa, Managed Funds Association, Bank of China Investment Management, Market Technicians Association, multiple hedge funds and mutual funds. He also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CCTV, The Straits Times and Fox Business.

Michael is also the voice behind Trend Following Radio, the underground alternative hit that has been as high as #2 on iTunes investing channel reaching 182 countries & territories with over 3 million listens. Guests have included Nobel Prize winners in economics (such as Daniel Kahneman and Harry Markowitz) and some of the best traders in the world (such as Ed Seykota and Larry Hite, who have been featured in the famous book Market Wizards.) Michael splits his time across USA and Asia and sees location independence as our future.

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