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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.

Apr 19, 2014

My guest today is Mark Minervini, a technical analyst, acclaimed author, instructor, and independent trader. He has over 30 years of experience in finance, and was featured in Jack Schwager's Stock Market Wizards; Conversations with America's Top Stock Traders.

The topic is his book Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard: How to Achieve Super Performance in Stocks in Any Market.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Importance of influences outside of the finance world
  • Minervini’s atypical background in music and how he got to where he is today
  • Capturing 'super performance' and the trend
  • The importance of cutting your losers short
  • How Minervini spends his day
  • Richard Love and 'super performance' stocks
  • Why Minervini is not a fan of diversification beyond the minimum amount that you can get away with
  • Richard Donchian, Jesse Livermore and their influence on Minervini
  • Timeless strategies
  • Paul Tudor Jones and 'losers average losers'
  • The importance of not just trading what you know
  • 'New high ground' and not being afraid of buying higher highs
  • Risk management and bet sizing
  • The biggest areas where new traders often start off on the wrong foot
  • Howard Lederer and poker players as an analogy to traders
  • Why you shouldn’t even turn on the television as a stock trader

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