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Clare White, CMT

Clare White, CMT

Clare White, who holds a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, is the President of InVelocity, LLC where she provides educational content for technical and options analysis for the US equities and options markets for her client, Optionetics, Inc. She also provides clients with a weekly market commentary along with articles discussing tools and techniques for analysis and trading. Clare is the former Chair of the CMT Association’s Rocky Mountain Regional Chapter.

Clare has twelve years experience in the financial services industry which began at The Charles Schwab Corporation. She transitioned from Registered Representative to Senior Options Broker within the Retail Division then moved into the Analysis & Strategy Group at Schwab Capital Markets where she focused on option execution quality for retail and institutional order flow. Prior to the financial services industry, Clare managed an environmental consulting office in New York where she was responsible for operations, administration and sales & marketing. This experience was used to launch a management consulting practice where she participated in the successful establishment of four business entities. Clare graduated from the State University of New York – University at Buffalo with a B.A. degree in Mathematics.

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

We are starting the New Year for the newsletter by offering you a variety of topics. Hopefully we are reflecting the wide variety of work members of the MTA are doing in the real world. Celebrating the New Year involves a number of traditions and applying technical analysis is also rooted in a number of traditional tools, many of which are updated and applied in unique ways. We feature the work of Eric Leake and John Kosar, CMT, showing how they are applying traditional tools to create valuable forecasts. Jeb Handwerger applies these types of tools to a market that isn’t widely followed, rare earth metals, but is in the news quite frequently. Ken Safian has long been applying traditional tools in an untraditional way to economic data in addition to following the stock markets with a technical-based approach. We also highlight a new book from Christopher Grafton, CMT, which explains a traditional tool, cycles, in a new way. Please let us know what you are doing and allow us to share your application of the tools of technical analysis to the readers of Technically Speaking by sending an email to editor@mta.org. Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, January 2012 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-january-2012 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-25 13:21:33 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-25 17:21:33 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cmtassociation.org/?post_type=technically_speaking&p=46756 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 402081 [post_id] => 46756 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_3_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:5:"30218";i:1;s:5:"43131";} ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 48120 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2009-03-15 12:00:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2009-03-15 16:00:58 [post_content] =>

Letter from the Editor

In this issue of Technically Speaking, we provide a great deal of information on market breadth. An interview with well known technician Dick Arms provides insight into the work and current thinking of an industry legend. Several articles detail a small part of the work of Dr. Humphrey Lloyd, unknown to the majority of technicians. Although trained as a pathologist, he has written widely on technical analysis and has developed unique and useful indicators. In learning about Dr. Lloyd’s work, I personally was struck by the similarity to the life of a technician who came to the field late in life but produced more than many others who spend their whole lives researching market action – Arthur A. Merrill, CMT. Both enjoyed great success in their original profession. Both brought the skills they employed in that profession to the markets. Both men were prolific authors, sharing their knowledge with all who wished to learn. But the most defining characteristic of both is that they can best be described as “gentlemen.” This is an adjective that few aspire to in the current environment. Wall Street is more associated with greed than anything else today. But there are still gentlemen and gentlewomen in our field, and I strongly urge the young technicians to reach out to them and learn about technical analysis, and life, from these examples of the life well lived. Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, March 2009 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-march-2009 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-21 17:59:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-21 21:59:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cmtassociation.org/?post_type=technically_speaking&p=48120 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 428264 [post_id] => 48120 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_8_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:5:"30218";} ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 48229 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2008-10-15 12:00:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2008-10-15 16:00:33 [post_content] =>

Letter from the Editor

This issue of Technically Speaking presents information from some of the giants in the field of technical analysis. On the cover, we feature an in depth study from Cynthia Kase on the feasibility of spread trading. Her conclusions are precise and implementable, and the  statistical support she provides makes them reliable. This is an example of the type of work being done more often in our field, and her contribution raises the bar for testing ideas. A summary of John Bollinger’s career is inspirational, and demonstrates that this is a field of change. We need to study the past, but constantly develop new tools based upon changing markets and changing technologies. John is at the cutting edge of implementing technical analysis techniques with fuzzy logic and other advanced ideas. It is well worth the time to take a look at bollingerbands.com or any one of the eight web sites he maintains. Andrew Cardwell is a lesser known name in our field, but has shown one way to succeed – completely study a single indicator and learn everything about it. He is the acknowledged expert on the Relative Strength Index (RSI), and was the first to identify Range Rules that help traders know whether a market is bullish or bearish. Andrew has developed other  techniques with RSI that deserve your attention, and that have helped many other traders profit in volatile markets. His bearish call in stocks for the past year, based solely upon RSI, has been dead on, and is just one the several market forecasts he’s been able to gain from recently. We also have an update on the Long Range Planning Conference that the MTA recently conducted. Our organization is growing rapidly, without losing sight of the fact that the most important thing is to focus on the members. We are well served by the leadership, and they have well thought out plans to increase the value of the CMT program and the MTA. Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT Editor [post_title] => Technically Speaking, October 2008 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-october-2008 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-24 12:23:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-24 16:23:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cmtassociation.org/?post_type=technically_speaking&p=48229 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 430333 [post_id] => 48229 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_4_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:5:"30218";i:1;s:5:"24840";} ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 51980 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2006-10-15 12:00:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2006-10-15 16:00:10 [post_content] =>

From the Editor’s Desk

This issue of Technically Speaking offers insight into the excitement and energy within the Market Technicians Association. The recently concluded Long Range Planning Committee meeting merits prominent space on the cover of the newsletter to draw attention to the fact that the Board is looking to the membership for ideas on how to grow and improve the MTA. Inside, we bring you news that a new  Executive Director has been hired to lead the implementation of our ideas. After more than 30 years as an organization, the future of the MTA looks brighter than ever. At the Long Range Planning meeting, I had the opportunity to speak with Ralph Acampora. Ralph mentioned that he never expected to see the MTA grow from its humble beginnings to an organization recognized by the SEC and NYSE as legally equivalent to the CFAI. What amazed me, and many others that I spoke with, is that this growth in professionalism has not come at the expense of the “clubbiness” we have long enjoyed. The greatest value of my MTA membership is the personal relationships which have come from actively participating in the organization. (Astute readers will recognize that the monthly pitch to volunteer is beginning here.) I began writing my first article for the newsletter less than 60 days after I became an affiliate. Then-editor Michael Kahn worked closely with me for years, and helped to develop the skill that I have. At Seminars, I have been able to meet the giants of our field, and have learned more from them than I could have by reading every book in the vast library we can access as a benefit of our membership. I have never hesitated to contact MTA members for their insights, and have always been warmly greeted. Consider volunteering for a committee or chapter, and start taking advantage of the greatest value your membership offers – participation. Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT Editor [post_title] => Technically Speaking, October, 2006 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-october-2006 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-04 14:35:55 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-04 18:35:55 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cmtassociation.org/?post_type=technically_speaking&p=51980 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 532808 [post_id] => 51980 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_3_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:5:"30218";} ) [4] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 52389 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2005-06-15 12:00:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2005-06-15 16:00:40 [post_content] =>

Award Winners

The volunteers of the MTA are the people who make the organization run. With a staff of 6 and a membership of 2500, the MTA could not run without the active participation and frankly the selfless giving of the volunteer time of so many people. From the board to the committees to the grading to the speaking engagements, many are giving and more people are participating in the volunteer effort every day. MTA is fortunate to have so many willing volunteers. Thank you all very much. Your organization appreciates your efforts. Because you give so much and so few thank yous are said, Duke Jones, Chair of the annual Awards Committee championed an effort to expand the recognition process beyond one annual award. That is not to diminish the MTA annual award. John Bollinger was the winner of that prestigious award this year. His contributions to the MTA and the field of technical analysis are long and legendary. John Murphy said it best when presenting the award at the recent annual seminar in New York city. My own thanks to John for pushing the MTA on completing the body of knowledge study. Without his eloquent emails, we might still be debating the process. Thank you John. Brad Herndon received a service award for his efforts on the accreditation committee, the CMT exam process, the body of knowledge study and his service on the finance committee. Thank you, Brad. David Upshaw received a service award for his long term service to the accreditation committee. David has quietly given more of his time and his thoughtful comments to that committee than perhaps any other member. Thank you, David. Tim Snavely received a service award for his efforts on the regions committee. Thanks in large part to Tim’s efforts our chapters have grown tremendously over the last year. His “regional initiative” accepted by the Board at their December 04 meeting has resulted in more speaking engagements supported by the MTA than ever before. Thank you, Tim. Barry Sine received a service award for his efforts on the accreditation committee, the body of knowledge study, providing guidance to CMT candidates and the seminar committee. Everywhere I turned this year Barry seemed to be there willing to lend a hand. He also stepped into an unexpired term as secretary to the Board. Thank you, Barry. If you have the opportunity, please extend your thanks to these outstanding contributors. Thank you. Sincerely, John R. Kirby Executive Director [post_title] => Technically Speaking, June, 2005 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-june-2005 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-12 17:02:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-12 21:02:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cmtassociation.org/?post_type=technically_speaking&p=52389 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 543734 [post_id] => 52389 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_2_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:5:"30218";} ) )

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