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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 1 edition (14 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132695243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132695244
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.4 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 583,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“An outstanding book for anyone who wants to become rich by trading markets. Highly recommended!”

--Marc Faber, Managing Director, Marc Faber Ltd., and Editor, “Gloom Boom & Doom Report”


“If you are even thinking of a career in trading, put down all the other books. Buy this one. Read it. Now you can start your career.”

--James Altucher, Managing Director, Formula Capital


“A rapidly moving, non-technical, and outside-the-box effort that smartly captures the essentials of trend following.”

--Peter Borish, Chairman and CEO, Computer Trading Corp


“Covel offers a breezy rumination on what is right about trend following and what is wrong about conventional trading approaches.”

--Jack Schwager, Author of Market Wizards and Schwager on Futures series


Trend Commandments is definitely one to add to your financial bookshelf.”

--David Stendahl, Signal Financial Group


“I’m certain you’ll be a successful trader if you follow the ideas Covel outlines in Trend Commandments.”

--Steve Sjuggerud, DailyWealth


Trend Commandments is essential reading for those who have the desire to thrive and survive in an era of fast-paced trending markets.”

--Jim Puplava, CEO, Chief Investment Strategist, PFS Group


“Covel challenges readers to...question their beliefs about market ‘truths’ ingrained in them for years. Forewarned, you just may never see the world the same way again.”

--Mebane Faber, Cambria Investment Management


“Wide-ranging, irreverent, revealing, eminently quotable, and right on the money.”

--Charles Faulkner, Market Wizard Trading Coach


In the bestsellers Trend Following and The Complete TurtleTrader, Michael W. Covel introduced trend following trading with painstaking detail and real-life stories. This new book offers a 360-degree vision designed to teach, compare, contrast, inspire, and push you to trend trading success.


Up? Down? It doesn’t matter. There are always trends, and that means there are always profits. Many of the world’s top traders are trend followers: That’s key to a fortune. You can do it, too--and now you have the rare perspective it takes to be a trend following winner.


One bite-size concept and illustration at a time, Covel shows how you can get ahead in an age of nonstop financial crisis and deepening instability. Winning means the right techniques, psychology, philosophy, and even skepticism--it’s all part of the learning, then earning process.


Trend Commandments delivers real moneymaking insights developed and cultivated from 15 years of behind-the-scenes research--intellectual access you can’t fake. It’s the most digestible and one-of-a-kind trend trading book ever written. 

  • Reap the spoils when domestic and global markets crash...
    and find big waves to ride even when people aren’t panicking
  •  Don’t waste time trying to predict the future...
    learn how to think and react to what is actually happening
  •  Decipher the ‘noise’ in a sea of competing voices...
    let go of ‘value,’ mutual funds, the Buffett legend, and Goldline (to name a few)
  •  Listen to the market. It always tells the truth...
    and the “price” is the only true trading reality you can trust

About the Author

Michael Covel is the author of five books: including the international bestseller, Trend Following and his investigative narrative, The Complete TurtleTrader. Fascinated by traders that quietly generate spectacular returns, those going against the grain of investment orthodoxy, he has uncovered astonishing insights about how they think, strategize and execute their systems.


His cutting-edge and unorthodox perspectives have garnered international acclaim and have earned him invitations with: China Asset Management Co., Ltd., GIC Private Limited (Singapore sovereign wealth fund), BM&F Bovespa, Managed Funds Association, Bank of China Investment Management, Market Technicians Association. He also has the distinction of interviewing four Nobel Prize winners in economics, including Daniel Kahneman and Harry Markowitz and has been featured by major press, including: The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CCTV, The Straits Times and Fox Business.


Covel’s Trend Following Podcast now has over 2.5M listens ( and has ranked as high as #2 on iTunes. He splits his time across USA and Asia and sees location independence as our future.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By lewis f talbot on 15 Oct. 2011
Format: Hardcover
this book is just full to the brim(literally)of blank pages. On the pages that actually have content(which is minimal to say the least) is full of quotations from films and books. There is nothing of use in this book. I write reviews on Amazon not because I enjoy writing them but because I feel compelled to warn people or encourage people to use books. I have never felt so compelled to warn people not to spend their money on something as this book. Please; Don't buy this book. Don't say I didn't warn you....
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David on 18 Sept. 2011
Format: Hardcover
I have read other books by Michael Covey and found them very useful but this is very disappointing. It doesnt flow, very shallow statements, not very logical, many blank pages and not at all helpful, a waste of time and money!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Trend Follower on 27 July 2011
Format: Hardcover
Sorry Michael.
I just loved your first book, it was a mind blowing, impressive, recommendable book that for me personally made a lot of sense, and i would recommend it to every body - but this is nothing like it.
Quantity, it is quite frustrating to read. This book is 241 pages and more the 30 of the is total blank and still there is full of empty spaces, and in the beginning of each of the 60 chapters in the book a hole page is used to some kind of quote - down to "real" 140 pages.
Quality, there is nothing new here and nothing concrete - i would not recommend this to anybody. I find this book a waste my time and my money.
Go buy Michael's book "trend following" instead.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Konrad pazik on 26 July 2011
Format: Hardcover
Fundamentals in trading are, well, fundamentally wrong. If you are like me and spent time and money trying to figure out what earnings per ratios are and dividends and company reports, and then figuring out whether to buy or sell on this information, then read this book. I spent a long time trying to find a away into trading the markets. A few years back I found what I was looking for. Trend following. I could never understand why CNBC or Bloomberg reporters would say " buy this company or " weight of this company is ..." or watching Mad money and thinking whether this Jim guy is on crack, when if would say " this company is a steal at this price", then watching the Price tell a different story. Now I know. I have read many books on trend following. Nothing has changes, which is what one of the greatest traders of our time said, Jesse Livermoore, read his story, and then read Trend Commandments and see for yourself. Great traders do not need to be at the forefront, they have nothing to prove, they don't get asked onto talk shows often because they are not gurus or fortune tellers and predict the future. They don't make great tv for the 90% of people who are just following the crowd. Michael Covel has really made understanding trading very simplistic. The layout of this book is such that you can not get lost, you can take it a piece at a time and not get confused. You will not be disappointed. People love to over analyse and make the markets more complicated than they really are. Once you have read this book you will understand. Then have a read of Michaels other books. Be of open mind, the most hardest thing to understand sometimes, is the simplest of things. Greed and fear people greed and fear! topped with emotion and a bit of psychology. Its not that complicated people. one last thing READ THIS BOOK!
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