56 minutes | May 23, 2022

Ep. 1078: Bill Dreiss Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

My guest today is Bill Dreiss, a scientist and a seasoned trading veteran with a multi-decade trading track record. He graduated from MIT with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After obtaining an MBA from Harvard, Dreiss worked at a think tank in the late 1960s. Dreiss is a systematic trend follower and uses his own proprietary methodologies, the Fractal Wave Algorithm (FWA) and the Choppiness Index (CI).

The topic is trend following.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Benoit Mandelbrot
  • Donchian strategy
  • Daniel Kahneman
  • Mental benefits of surfing
  • Geometrical aspect of traditional technical analysis
  • Fractal Wave Algorithm (FWA)
  • Bayesian decision theory
  • Fundamental characteristics of human psychology and economics.

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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.

To start? I’d like to give you a great piece of advice you can use in your life and trading journey… cut your losses! You will find much more about that philosophy here: https://www.trendfollowing.com/trend/

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Hope you enjoy my never-ending podcast conversation!

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