Alex Spiroglou, CFTe, MSTA

Alex Spiroglou, CFTe, MSTA

Alex Spiroglou is the Founder and Managing Director of Trader Training & Development Ltd, a firm focused on training Institutional Traders on Technical Trading, and private investors wishing to proceed to professional trading, via the firm’s flagship product, the Proprietary Trader Career Development Program. Alex is a quasi-systematic, cross asset proprietary trader. His research and trading focus on developing a multidisciplinary approach that includes intermarket, CoT, sentiment and pattern strategies. Since 1998, he has created an extensive database of cross asset relationships and proprietary Cross Market Indicators (CMIs).

Prior to launching Trader T&D, Alex was an investment manager for Odin Capital Management, an FSA-regulated global macro fund. He served as the founding Chairman of the London Chapter of the CMT Association in 2010, one of the founding Co-Chairs of the Hellenic Chapter in 2014, and continues to serve on the Advisory Board of the Technical Analysis Educational Foundation.

Alex holds a BSC in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School in London (1996). He holds the CFTe designation by the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA), the Diploma of Technical Analysis – DipTA (ATAA) administered by the Australian Technical Analysts Association (ATAA), and the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) administered by the UK Society of Investment Professionals, as well as the Market Maker/Trader license administered by the Athens Derivatives Exchange and the Investment Consultant license administered by the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission.

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Letter from the Editor

As we start a new year, many people take the time to reflect on where they are, and where they have been. Considering the state of our discipline at this time, we can note that technical analysis is widely accepted and well covered in the investment community. Bloomberg terminals dominate the professional landscape and offer news and analysis, but also charts and thousands of variations of charting. For those without access to these terminals, some type of charting software is the dominant application on their desktop. It is very likely that most MTA members and affiliates can’t even remember a time when technical analysis wasn’t widely accepted. More than a decade ago, day trading became popular, and these strategies more often than not involved technical tools. But only a decade before that, in the mid-1980s, technical analysis was limited to a small part of the investment community and FNN, the predecessor to CNBC, devoted only a small part of their programming to the subject. In many ways, we are experiencing the same lack of acceptance in the academic community. While many professors scoff at the tools we use profitably, in some ways it is just a debate rooted in semantics. Technicians focus on practical solutions, and academics focus on statistically valid proofs. The objective is the same but the language is different. In time, technical analysis will break down the barriers faced in academia, just as it gained acceptance among professionals and individual investors. The MTA is leading the way in this push, expanding membership among professionals and students, and taking steps to ensure that the CMT remains the gold standard level of professional certification. Hopefully, this newsletter meets your needs and helps further the goals of the MTA. With the introduction of the continuing education program, professionals can earn credits by contributing to the newsletter. Aspiring professionals, including those still in college, can distinguish themselves in the highly competitive job market by adding writing credits to their resumes. We look forward to serving you in the year ahead, Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, January 2011 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-january-2011 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-11 18:47:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-11 22:47:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 412396 [post_id] => 47315 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_3_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:5:"21397";i:1;s:5:"43131";} ) )