Barbara I. Gomperts

Barbara I. Gomperts

Barbara Gomperts was the long-time production coordinator for Technically Speaking, among other marketing and publication-related functions, working out of Marblehead, MA.

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            [post_content] => As it is for so many people, especially those who worked in downtown Manhattan and the Pentagon, this month holds special meaning as it marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11. As the Association, then known as the Market Technicians Association (MTA), had its headquarters in the North Tower of the World Trade Center, we were deeply affected. First and foremost, we had our own people in the building when the events unfolded. Fortunately, everyone working in the office was able to escape to safety. But we did suffer a huge loss as one of our members perished in the Tower collapse, and so did our office, along with our library and a good deal of our written history.

In this month’s edition, we have an updated version of the experience of Shelley Lebeck, our long-time office manager, from first feeling the building shake to her escape uptown. We also are re-running a piece written by Barbara Gomperts, our marketing consultant and production coordinator, about how the Association was able to bounce back so quickly. And Ralph Acampora relates his thoughts; he was President of the Association at the time. The point of all this is to show how the Association was dealt a huge blow, but was able to overcome it and continue to serve our members. That is the power of a membership community who cares and gets involved. Here is but one example: the late Bill Doane, who I thank daily for saving every edition of Technically Speaking, drove down from Boston with boxes of books from his own personal library as a gift to kickstart the library rebuild. Also, as luck would have it, I had a stash of MTA photos at home with me as I was putting together our tradeshow marketing booth. At least we had some of our visual history to seed new memories.

There are, of course, other things happening in the Association as we continue to move forward. This month’s member interview is with Ryan Detrick, CMT, who you may have seen many times on TV and Twitter, as he spreads the word on technical analysis. We’ve got news about the upcoming Asia Pacific Summit virtual event, as well as member news, information on the new Fill the Gap podcast episode and the announcement that our submission period is now open for the 2022 Charles H. Dow Award.

Be a part of this. Join a committee. Share your knowledge with the next generation of technicians. Even just attend the annual symposium. You will be glad you did.

This is the final edition of Technically Speaking in its current form. The Association is combining this newsletter with the Technical Insights newsletter, and I will be handing over the reins to Rashmi Shastry, CMT and the new team. Executive Director Alvin Kressler has more about this initiative below.

Michael Kahn, CMT

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From the Editor’s Desk

Last month’s newsletter included an article by William Sarubbi, MBA, CMT entitled, “First-ofthe-Month Bias Continued.” This short research piece updated some work originally done by Arthur Merrill, CMT. Shortly after that issue was sent to the publisher, Arthur Merrill passed away. We are fortunate that he left us with a lifetime of work to update, and due to the statistical rigor he applied to indicators, we should expect to find that his work is just as valid today as it was when he undertook his efforts. In this month’s newsletter, we present some  insight to the great life Arthur lived. Next month, we hope to be able to publish a very small amount of his original work. Arthur tested more ideas than most of us will have in our lifetimes. Robert Colby, CMT, is an authority on indicators, having written an extremely detailed book on the subject, The Encyclopedia of Technical Market Indicators. In that book, Arthur Merrill is cited 23 times in the index, more than twice as often as any other individual, and second only to Ned Davis Research, an entire company dedicated to market research. We also have a summary of the recent brainstorming session in San Diego and a biography of Garfield Drew along with examples of several indicators and their applications to the stock market. We hope you enjoy this issue. Cordially, Mike Carr, CMT Technically Speaking Editor [post_title] => Technically Speaking, February, 2005 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-february-2005 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-17 13:06:47 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-17 17:06:47 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 548406 [post_id] => 52524 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_2_contributor [meta_value] => a:4:{i:0;s:5:"46127";i:1;s:4:"1890";i:2;s:5:"47835";i:3;s:5:"50342";} ) )