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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.

Mar 4, 2014

My guest today is Jack Schwager, a recognized industry expert in futures and hedge funds and the author of a number of widely acclaimed financial books. Schwager is one of the founders of Fund Seeder. Previously, he was a partner in the Fortune Group, a London-based hedge fund advisory firm. His prior experience also includes 22 years as Director of Futures research for some of Wall Street’s leading firms, most recently Prudential Securities.

The topic is his book The Little Book of Market Wizards.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • How Fund Seeder acts as a liason for traders and investors
  • The difficulty of starting out as a new trader
  • How Fund Seeder is a global opportunity
  • Schwager’s last book, Hedge Fund Market Wizards
  • The timeless quality of the Market Wizards books
  • Jesse Livermore’s Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
  • How human nature is the only thing that will never change
  • Looking for a “secret recipe” in the Market Wizards book
  • “The Upside of Down: Why Failing Well Is The Key To Success” by Megan McArdle
  • Why failure is smart and an essential part of success
  • The importance of failure in the context of education
  • Behavioral economics
  • Jack Horner and thinking outside of the box
  • The importance of loving what you do for a living
  • The importance of travel

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