This is a Guest Post by AK of Fallible.
Bruve Kovner: How To Trade Stocks Like A Market Wizard
Bruce Kovner retired in 2011 from Caxton Associates, the hedge fund he founded and ran for 28 years.
Over that time the fund returned an average of 21 percent a year since its inception. In comparison, the SPX averaged just 11%. Kovner had only one losing year (in 94’). Before Caxton, while trading at the famous Commodities Corp, he averaged close to 90% over 10 years. Impressive numbers by any measure.
Many traders know of this cab driver turned trading legend from his interview with Jack Schwager in the original Market Wizards — one of the best interviews in the book (and there are many).
He comes from perhaps the most notable lineage of trader mentorships; having traded under Michael Marcus at Commodities Corp, who himself studied under Ed Seykota.
To follow are bits of wisdom from one of the greatest: