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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.

Feb 16, 2015

My guest today is Salem Abraham, the President of Abraham Trading Company with a 27-year track record. Salem graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in December 1987 with a bachelor's degree in finance. He began his investing career as a futures trader while still in college, using quantitative models to trade global futures markets beginning in 1987.

The topic is Trend Following.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Living in Asia and Asian economics
  • A market lesson Abraham first learned in 1987
  • The recent action of the Swiss Franc
  • Artificially priced markets and the analogy of a dam
  • Crude Oil as a trend
  • Speculation at the core of Abraham’s business and its effect on markets generally
  • The effect of Abraham’s grandfather on his work
  • The influences on Abraham’s thinking and business decisions
  • Location independence
  • The importance of a link to the outside world
  • Avoiding disaster
  • Being agnostic to the market

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