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Buff Dormeier, CMT

Buff Dormeier, CMT

Buff Dormeier serves as the Chief Technical Analyst at Kingsview Investment Partners.  Previously, he was a Managing Director of Investments and a Senior PIM Portfolio Manager at the Dormeier Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors.

In 2007, Dormeier’s technical research was awarded the prestigious Charles H. Dow Award. Also an award winning author, Buff authored “Investing with Volume Analysis“. Partnering with Financial Times Press, Pearson Publishing and the Wharton School, this book is the only one to win both Technical Analyst’s Book of the Year (2013) and Trader Planet’s top Book Resource (2012) to date.

Buff’s work has also been featured in a variety of national and international publications and technical journals. Now, with Kingsview Investment Management’s affiliation, Buff’s expertise and proprietary work on technical and volume analysis shall become much more accessible to journalists and other media alike.

As a portfolio manager, Buff was featured in “Technical Analysis and Behavior Finance in Fund Management” – an international book comprised of interviews with 21 PM’s across the world who utilize technical analysis as a portfolio driver. In his new role with Kingsview Investment Management, Buff’s unique performance driven strategies will be now be available to a wide audience of financial advisors and institutional clientele.

Buff has a Bachelor’s Degree of Science (B.S.) in Business and a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Urban and Regional Planning from Indiana State University.

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

In 1994, the MTA recognized Don Worden’s achievements with the MTA Annual Award. This award recognizes lifelong outstanding contribution to the development and widespread acceptance of technical analysis by institutional practitioners and individual investors. Don Worden truly did spend his lifetime making technical analysis accessible to institutions and individuals. Sadly, Don passed away on May 31, 2014 at the age of 82. He was born before technical analysis was a formal field of study. His work from the 1950’s has led to a number of advances in technical analysis. He was a pioneer in the analysis of volume and his thoughts on how to interpret volume evolved as the markets changed. That might be Don’s greatest contribution to technical analysis – his ability to think about the markets as they are and to change his approach when the markets changed. Too many analysts impose rigid beliefs on the market and apply indicators with strict rules, ignoring changes in the market environment and risking losses as those changes render indicators less effective. In “Tape Reading in the Sleepy Fifties” we have Don’s own words to tell us how and why his thinking changed over a 40-year period. When an indicator stopped working, he explains, he sought to understand why and then built on his previous work.  In honor of Don’s contributions, we are also featuring the work of another pioneer in volume analysis, Buff Dormeier, CMT. Buff has quantified a unique approach to volume analysis and his work deserves a place next to Don Worden’s. In future issues, we hope to continue demonstrating how thought leaders in technical analysis think about their work. If you would like more details on a particular technician’s work, please send your suggestions to editor@mta.org. Sincerely, Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, July 2014 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-july-2014 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:31:25 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:31:25 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cmtassociation.org/?post_type=technically_speaking&p=44846 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 372871 [post_id] => 44846 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_2_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:4:"1559";i:1;s:4:"7251";} ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 47256 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2011-04-15 12:00:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2011-04-15 16:00:07 [post_content] =>

Letter from the Editor

We’re featuring a couple longer articles this month, which we think fit well in our newsletter. George Rahal takes a detailed look at quantifying potential rewards relative to risk, an important trading consideration. His contribution is well written and understandable to the novice trading system developer while offering new insights to veteran programmers. Andy Ratkai, CFA, recently prepared a report for his clients that brought together several interesting macro insights. In a way, he ties wave analysis into behavioral finance and raises a number of thought-provoking ideas. Buff Dormeier, CMT, continues to share high quality research on methods for applying volume to market analysis. He recently released a book which adds to the Body of Knowledge of Technical Analysis while offering actionable guidance for traders. It’s also that rare book which is interesting and a fun read. Although we never make guarantees in our profession, I am confident that I could guarantee everyone will learn something form this book as Buff combines historical stories with new techniques. Next month, many members will gather at the Annual Symposium in New York. This event is always well-attended and highly educational. It’s also an opportunity to meet other members, and I hope to meet many of you so that I can learn what you expect from your newsletter. Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, April 2011 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-april-2011 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-11 17:26:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-11 21:26:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cmtassociation.org/?post_type=technically_speaking&p=47256 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 411033 [post_id] => 47256 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_2_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:4:"1559";i:1;s:4:"7251";} ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 47315 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2011-01-15 12:00:37 [post_date_gmt] => 2011-01-15 17:00:37 [post_content] =>

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] => https://cmtassociation.org/?post_type=technically_speaking&p=47315 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 412353 [post_id] => 47315 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_2_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:4:"1559";i:1;s:4:"7251";} ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 48165 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2008-12-15 12:00:35 [post_date_gmt] => 2008-12-15 17:00:35 [post_content] =>

Letter from the Editor

The content in this month’s newsletter is similar to what you’ve come to expect from us. We present very brief summaries of technical perspectives offered by expert technicians Ken Tower, Ken Winans, and Jeff Lay at a recent Trader’s Expo. A link to a video of the entire panel discussion is available on your member  homepage. Other articles include a couple book reviews and the Nominating Committee and Dow Award Committee have also provided important information. This issue of Technically Speaking represents the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. It is the last one which will be delivered as a hard copy. Beginning in January 2009, we will be using electronic delivery to serve you better.  Initially we will be delivering the same information in a different format. Once a month, we will email a newsletter similar to the other electronic newsletters many of you now receive.  Links to each article will take you to the full text, and there will be an option to print anything you’d like to study in more detail. As soon as we can, we will add more timely updates. Interim emails will deliver short-term analysis. We will also be able to expand the quantity of material we deliver, including more reviews of books, software, and the latest products supporting technical analysts. We are excited about the changes that will come over the next few months. The quality of Technically Speaking will increase, and the value to you, the members, will be enhanced. Please feel free to offer any feedback to us as we craft your new newsletter. Email me at editor@mta.org with any ideas, requests, or articles you’d like to have published. Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT Editor [post_title] => Technically Speaking, December 2008 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-december-2008 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-23 13:46:43 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-23 17:46:43 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cmtassociation.org/?post_type=technically_speaking&p=48165 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 428816 [post_id] => 48165 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_3_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"1559";} ) [4] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 48627 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2007-08-15 12:00:38 [post_date_gmt] => 2007-08-15 16:00:38 [post_content] => * Due to time sensitive submissions there will not be a letter from the Executive Director or Editor this month. * [post_title] => Technically Speaking, August 2007 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-august-2007 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-26 12:15:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-26 16:15:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cmtassociation.org/?post_type=technically_speaking&p=48627 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 442358 [post_id] => 48627 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_3_contributor [meta_value] => a:3:{i:0;s:4:"1559";i:1;s:4:"1890";i:2;s:4:"2105";} ) )

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