The story of the Turtles making millions for themselves and Richard Dennis is told by Michael Covel in The Complete Turtle Trader, including the rules of their system in Chapter 5.

With his book that has his Turtle view of building and testing a Trend Following system, Curtis Faith gives the Turtle system rules in the bonus chapter at the end of Way of the Turtle.

For even more information from successful traders, try Jack Schwager's Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards.


Listen to Trend Following traders interviewed by Michael Covel through your favorite podcast app.


Need something more than reading a book? Michael Covel's website, www.TrendFollowing.com offers Trend Following Systems with full coaching.


For general Trend Following concepts, important psychology and many track records of success, try Michael Covel's Trend Following, Trend Commandments and The Little Book of Trading.


Automated trading platforms like TradeStation and MetaTrader can take care of the day to day trading for you and keep you following your system.

Trend Following Systems with full code ready for testing and optimization:
MetaTrader 4 - Expert Advisors on TFmt4.com.
MetaTrader 5 - Expert Advisors on TFmt5.com.

Programming books to help introduce and program for these platforms:
TradeStation - TradeStation Made Easy.
MetaTrader 4 - Expert Advisor Programming.
MetaTrader 5 - Expert Advisor Programming for MetaTrader 5.


Firms that use Trend Following strategies are known as Commodity Trading Advisors (CTA) or Managed Futures. Review a Trend Following Firm's performance records. If you like Trend Following but don't necessarily want to do you own trading, contact a successful firm and see how they can help you meet your financial goals. There are also Trend Following mutual funds and ETFs.


Backtesting is testing your system on historical data. While backtesting will not be the same as actual trading, it will help you get started and determine your system's expectation.

Backtesting software includes Trading Blox, AmiBroker, Wealth Lab, many more.

TrendFollowingWorks.com has backtesting spreadsheets using the Turtle Systems 1 and 2 so you can dig into the numbers as a beginning look.