Derek Hernquist

Derek Hernquist

Derek Hernquist is a behavioral financier and the Head of Advisor Experience at Aptus Capital Advisors, where he works to simplify the investment process for the firm’s clients. Previously, Derek was a Portfolio Manager at D. Scott Neal, Inc. where he focused exclusively on implementing an ETF-based Tactical Asset Allocation program for the firm’s investment clients. He studies price action across multiple time frames in search of sectors and asset classes transitioning from one phase of sentiment to another.

His philosophy was shaped by years spent observing clients, first while working as a stockbroker and then while running a retail trading desk in the late 1990s. These experiences led him to combine behavioral finance with his math background to more objectively measure the collective psychology of the market.

Derek earned a BS in Finance from the University of Arizona and lives in Charlotte with his wife and two children.

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Letter from the Editor

This month, we are simply highlighting the success of technical analysis. The MTA remains at the forefront of the field and its general acceptance throughout the investment community. In this issue, the success of another regional seminar is detailed. These one-day seminars play host to over 200 attendees and will undoubtedly continue to be well-attended wherever they are held. We also feature an article highlighting the technical analysis of noted analysts Jeremy Grantham and David Rosenberg. While Grantham may not admit to being a technician, his work is easily recognized to members of the MTA as technical analysis. Rosenberg has a large audience and frequently offers technical analysis, helping to increase the acceptance of technical analysis among institutional investors. It seems obvious now that the widespread acceptance of technical analysis in the investment community took a giant step forward when the CMT exam process was introduced. Two articles detail parts of that process: Lance McDonald describes studying and Brad Herndon describes grading. Academia frequently looks at technical concepts and uses different terms to describe well-know concepts. As one example, academic papers about momentum are easily recognized as relative strength strategies by practitioners of technical analysis. An article by George Rahal bridges the divide between behavioral finance (in academic terms) and technical analysis. Please let us know what you’d like to see in future issues of Technically Speaking. Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, March 2011 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-march-2011 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-11 17:55:30 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-11 21:55:30 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 411306 [post_id] => 47280 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_0_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:5:"21535";} ) )