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Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments

It is a pleasure to recognize the traders, colleagues, mentors, writers, and friends who contributed directly and indirectly to Trend Following.

Justin Vandergrift and William W. Noel, III must be singled out for special mention. This book would not have come together without their hard work.

I am particularly grateful to those traders—Ed Seykota, Bill Dunn, Daniel Dunn, Mark Rzepczynski, Jason Russell, Easan Katir, Jonathan Hoenig, Cole Wilcox, Eric Crittenden, Michael Martin, Salem Abraham, Ajay Jani, and Paul Mulvaney—who were generous with their feedback under tight writing deadlines. Thanks also to Martin Bergin for the initial introduction to Bill Dunn.

The support of Charles Faulkner must be acknowledged as well. He shared his intellect, enthusiasm, and most of all, his time, reading and critiquing various drafts. Additionally, John O’Donnell of Online Trading Academy was gracious with his time and energy.

I also want to thank Peter Borish, Bill Miller of Legg Mason, Michael Mauboussin of Legg Mason, Richard Cripps of Legg Mason, David Harding of Winton Capital, William Fung, Toby Crabel of Crabel Capital, Grant Smith of Millburn Corporation, Mark Abraham, Bernard Drury of Drury Capital, Larry Hite of Hite Capital Management, Michael Clarke of Clarke Capital Management, Mark Rosenberg of SSARIS Advisors, LLC, Jon Sundt of Altegris, Christian Baja of Superfund, David Beach of Beach Capital, and Alejandro Knoepffler of Cipher Investment Management for their generous personal time and consideration. I want to especially thank Jerry Parker of Chesapeake Capital for answering questions early on.

Additionally, Celia Straus, Jeff Kopiwoda, Chris Koomey, Jerry Mullins, Molly Alton Mullins, Beneva Schulte, Withers Hurley, Elizabeth Ellen, Justice Litle, Barry Ritholtz, Mark Rostenko, Arthur Maddock, Brett Steenbarger, Austin Guu, and Bob Spear all made valuable contributions.

Throughout years of research, I’ve benefited repeatedly from the trading wisdom and experience of John W. Henry, Jonathan Craven, Mark Hawley, John Hoade, Shaun Jordan, Carol Kaufman, Jane Martin, Leo Melamed, Larry Mollner, Kim Hunter, Gibbons Burke, Chuck LeBeau, and Leon Rose. A sincere thank you also goes out to Oliver Alliker, James Altucher, Gerald Appel, Aspect Capital, Hunter Baldwin, Tom Basso, John Boik, Bob Brooks, Wade Brorsen, Ursula Burger, Jake Carriker, Celeste Cave, Art Collins, Cory Colvin, Allan Como, Larry Connors, Chip Dempsey, Tim Dempsey, Rolf Dobelli, Edward Dobson, David Dolak, Woody Dorsey, David Druz, Patrick Dyess, Stephen Eckett, William Eckhardt, Marc Faber, Mark Fitzsimmons, Ed Foster, Nelson Freeburg, Mitsuru Furukawa, Dave Goodboy, Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan, Stephanie Haase, Scott Hicks, James Holter, Scott A. Houdek, Robert (Bucky) Isaacson, Christian Jund, MaryAnn Kiely, Eddie Kwong, Pete Kyle, Eric Laing, Elina Manevich, Bill Mann, Jon Markman, Michael Martin, John Mauldin, Timothy M. McCann, Lizzie McLoughlin, James Montier, Georgia Nakou, Peter Navarro, Gail Osten, Michael Panzner, Bob Pardo, Baron Robertson, Jim Rogers, Murray Ruggiero, Michael Seneadza, Takaaki Sera, Tom Shanks, Howard Simons, Barry Sims, Aaron Smith, Michael Stephani, Richard Straus, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Stephen Taub, Ken Tower, Ken Tropin, Tomoko Uchiyama, Thomas Vician, Jr., Robert Webb, Kate Welling, Gabriel Wisdom, Brent Wood, and Patrick L. Young for all of their efforts and support.

And thank you to the following publications and writers who generously allowed me to quote from their work: Sol Waksman and Barclay Managed Futures Report, Futures Magazine, Managed Account Reports, Michael Rulle of Graham Capital Management, and Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities Magazine.

I am also indebted to the following authors whose works continue to be treasure troves of information and insight: Morton Baratz, Peter Bernstein, Clayton Christensen, Jim Collins, Jay Forrester, Tom Friedman, Gerd Gigerenzer, Daniel Goleman, Stephen Jay Gould, Alan Greenberg, Larry Harris, Robert Koppel, Edwin Lefevere, Michael Lewis, Jesse Livermore, Roger Lowenstein, Ludwig von Mises, Lois Peltz, Ayn Rand, Jack Schwager, Denise Shekerjian, Robert Shiller, Van Tharp, Edward Thorp, Peter Todd, Brenda Ueland, and Dickson Watts.

This book could only have come to fruition with the editorial guidance of Jim Boyd at FT Press, as well as the able assistance and attention to detail of Dennis Higbee. I also want to thank Donna Cullen-Dolce, Lisa Iarkowski, Stephen Crane, John Pierce, and Lucy Petermark. To Paul Donnelly at Oxford University Press, I owe a special debt of gratitude for seeing potential in my initial proposal—even though he passed!

—Michael W. Covel

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