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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 24, 2014

My guest today is Bucky Isaacson, one of the early pioneers of managed futures. In 1969, he helped to develop one of the first computerized trading systems. He’s been involved in the managed futures industry ever since, particularly in Asia and the US.

The topic is managed futures.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Fractured state of conferences these days
  • What it was like to be involved with a group developing a computerized trading system in 1969
  • Being with one of the earliest incarnations of a managed futures firm
  • Trading attitudes
  • Marketing and doing business in Asia
  • Differences in business practices between Asian countries
  • Refco, MF Global, PFG and other aberrations that have damaged the Chicago futures brand
  • Madoff as a marketer
  • Raising the initial capital to start a trading venture
  • How to differentiate yourself from a marketing perspective
  • Growth in the managed futures industry

Jump in!

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