David Blake, CMT

David Blake, CMT

David Blake works for Computrade Systems, Inc. based in Atlanta, GA and writes a weekly market letter for the web based research site Market Edge. His commentary is distributed to brokerage firms and retail investors and is based on technical developments in the stock market. He is also an active speaker at trade shows and is sponsored by various on-line brokers.

Prior to joining Computrade Systems in 1997, David worked as a financial consultant for Bear Stearns and Shearson Lehman. He graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in Advertising/Public Relations. He is a CMT and is an active member in the Atlanta chapter of the Market Technicians Association.

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Many publications are dedicating January issues to a look at the year that was or a forecast for the year that is to be. We decided to ignore time and in this issue of Technically Speaking we review timeless techniques. Gaps, for example, have been a part of charts for hundreds of years and will always be visible on charts. This month, we review the Dow Award-winning paper written by Julie R. Dahlquist, PH.D., CMT and Richard J. Bauer, JR., PH.D., that explains how to trade gaps. Relative strength (RS) is also a technique that has worked for decades and is likely to continue providing useful trade signals in the future. John Lewis, CMT, from Dorsey Wright & Associates, expands on how RS can be applied to generate profits. Looking a little bit ahead, Tom Dorsey, co-founder of Dorsey Wright & Associates, will have more insights into successful strategies at the MTA Symposium in March. Bloomberg recently highlighted a useful application of the relative strength index (RSI) in Bloomberg Briefs and a summary of that information is presented here. Andrew Thrasher, CMT, then explains how copper has been replaced by semis in the modern economy as a stock market indicator. While trend lines have been useful in the past and will be useful in the future, Greg Schnell, CMT, demonstrates that they can be applied incorrectly. In an article that does provide a specific forecast for 2015, Mark Ungewitter uses timeless techniques like the Dow/Gold ratio, cycles, market breadth and the Coppock Curve to look at the stock market. Although we try to provide articles that will interest everyone, if we aren’t featuring a topic you find interesting, please let us know what you’d like to see more of by emailing us at Sincerely, Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, January 2015 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-january-2015 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:30:28 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:30:28 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 366200 [post_id] => 44513 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_5_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:5:"44535";i:1;s:5:"43131";} ) )