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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.

Mar 27, 2015

My guest today is Nigol Koulajian, the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Quest Partners LLC. He has been designing and trading short-term and long-term technical systems for over 22 years.

The topic is Trend Following.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Trend following performance in 2014
  • Volatility vs. skew
  • Why having a good Sharpe Ratio is not the be-all-end-all
  • The notion that alpha in the CTA world is not a result of skill
  • Correlation between tail risk and the Sharpe Ratio
  • Central bank action and the Swiss Franc
  • Why trend following may not be as good in equity market corrections now as it has been in the past
  • Why trend following is not about the super-complicated mathematics
  • Getting outsiders to understand drawdowns
  • Emotional intelligence vs. intellectual intelligence
  • Media bias against trend following

Jump in!

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I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show.

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