Fill The Gap Episode Thirty-Five, with Buff Dormeier, CMT


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It’s time to turn up the Volume! Our special guest this month is one of the most prolific contributors to the technical analysis body of knowledge today and arguably the world’s foremost expert on volume analysis. Buff Dormeier, CMT asserts that volume – when used correctly – is the most important factor in any portfolio manager’s toolkit.

We dig deep into the intricacies of volume data and how it informs the message of the market vis a vis price. We got a glimpse of the painstaking efforts Buff takes to decompose the reported data sets and reconstruct cap-weighted and dollar-weighted volume for his analysis at the index, sector and single security levels. But most importantly, Buff shared how he thinks about managing investments not just with offense and defensive strategy, but with “special teams” to capture the explosive moves at key market turning points. You’ve probably guessed, but volume is the key factor in making those all-important decisions.

Our favorite quote from one of Buff’s recent presentations was: “If Price action is the DNA of the market, then volume is the RNA of Price” which helps decode and activate the critical information we can glean from price action.

Enjoy Episode #35 of Fill the Gap with award winning author, magnanimous advocate, and Chief Technical Analyst at Kingsview Investment Partners, Buff Dormeier, CMT.

Fill the Gap, hosted by David Lundgren, CMT, CFA and Tyler Wood, CMT brings veteran market analysts and money managers onto a monthly podcast.

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