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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 10+ 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.

Jul 27, 2012

My guest today is Eric Prentis, a stock market investing and trading expert. He has experience as a registered investment adviser, as a teacher and researcher on the faculty of the University of Southern California’s graduate school of business, and as a stock market fund manager. He is the author of "The Astute Investor, 2nd ed.," and "The Astute Speculator," which are interesting to read, easy to understand and present the best advice from the masters.

The topic is his Zero Hedge article Everything You Know About Markets Is Wrong.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Prentis lays the foundation for the credit crisis and everything that started to unfold in the summer of 2007
  • How we got there, and the approaches we're taking to getting out
  • "Financial psychopaths" - and whether the public might be complicit in Wall Street's behavior
  • Why the "wealth effect" isn't working today
  • How zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) is affecting us, and why there isn't an uproar against it
  • Why four years into the credit crisis, we still aren't seeing improvements
  • Using more debt to keep the debt cycle going (and why it's a dead end)

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