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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.

May 23, 2022

My guest today is Bill Dreiss, a scientist and a seasoned trading veteran with a multi-decade trading track record. He graduated from MIT with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After obtaining an MBA from Harvard, Dreiss worked at a think tank in the late 1960s. Dreiss is a systematic trend follower and uses his own proprietary methodologies, the Fractal Wave Algorithm (FWA) and the Choppiness Index (CI).

The topic is trend following.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Benoit Mandelbrot
  • Donchian strategy
  • Daniel Kahneman
  • Mental benefits of surfing
  • Geometrical aspect of traditional technical analysis
  • Fractal Wave Algorithm (FWA)
  • Bayesian decision theory
  • Fundamental characteristics of human psychology and economics.

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