Ep. 1216: Marsten Parker Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

My guest today is Marsten Parker, a self-taught programmer and trader with 13 years of software industry experience and two decades plus in trading. For the past 20 years, Marsten excelled as an independent systematic securities trader, utilizing his expertise to develop innovative trading-related software. He was featured in Jack Schwager's Unknown Market Wizards. 

The topic is systematic trading.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Discretionary vs. systematic trading
  • Different trading strategies
  • Backtesting 
  • The career and strategies of Jim Simons
  • Trading software and tools
  • Misconceptions about short-term trading
  • Philosophy of trading
  • Life choices and entrepreneurship

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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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