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Eric Leake

Eric Leake

Eric Leake is a Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer to Anchor Capital where he has served as Chief Investment Officer and portfolio manager for Anchor’s separate accounts since 1996. Eric is a member of the Market Technicians Association (MTA), American Association of Professional Technical Analysts (AAPTA), National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM), and former advisory board member to Rydex Financial Services, LLC. Eric attended Azusa Pacific University majoring in communication.

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

We focus on the practical in this month’s newsletter. From trading psychology to trading tools and trading strategies, we have tried to provide you with new ideas that you can apply in the slow summer market. Of course, the slow summer market is probably a myth but we all need to find time to explore ideas and tools that might help us become better at what we do. Trading seems to be the point where theory meets practice in technical analysis. Hopefully you will find the techniques and tools we highlight to be useful. Although trading is often associated with short-term analysis, many traders analyze long-term data. In the long-term, stocks can move up or down just as they do in the short-term. SRC Stock Charts offer a long-term perspective on markets and we conclude this issue with a chart of Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index. The Nikkei ended May with a one-week loss of 15% but is up about 50% in the last year. Shortterm volatility can mask the relentless down trend that defines that market. Over the past 25 years, the Nikkei has lost an average of 2.8% a year. Please email us with suggestions for other long-term charts to highlight the ups and downs of trading for a living. We can be reached at editor@mta.org. Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, June 2013 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-june-2013 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:34:20 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:34:20 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cmtassociation.org/?post_type=technically_speaking&p=45949 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 391073 [post_id] => 45949 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_3_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:5:"45975";} ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 46361 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2012-10-15 12:00:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2012-10-15 16:00:49 [post_content] =>

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Once again, we have tried to present a broad array of work in technical analysis to you in this month’s issue. Eric Leake uses economic news and interest rates to discuss the outlook for high yield bonds. Scott Hathaway applies geometric techniques to the gold market.  Larry Berman, CMT, CFA, CTA, and Keith Richards, CMT, offer general trading guidance that they first offered on MTA blogs. While Larry points out that Canadian investors need to watch global events, this is good advice for traders and investors in any country. There is an increasing degree of globalization in the markets and events in any country could set off a global crash. Keith highlights the role of the Federal Reserve, a force that no analyst can ignore anymore. We wrap up with a very brief look at two bubbles – tulips and subprime mortgages share some similarities that could help us spot future bubbles. I would appreciate any feedback you have on bubbles or any comments you have on our newsletter. Email us at editor@mta.org. Sincerely, Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, October 2012 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-october-2012 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:34:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:34:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cmtassociation.org/?post_type=technically_speaking&p=46361 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 396871 [post_id] => 46361 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_0_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:5:"45975";} ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 46534 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2012-06-15 12:00:18 [post_date_gmt] => 2012-06-15 16:00:18 [post_content] =>

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

The Market Technicians Association has always been at the forefront of technical analysis and in this issue we demonstrate some of the ways the organization is doing that. We provide summaries of a few of the presentations made at the Annual Symposium in May which included thought provoking and practical ideas. More summaries will be in next month’s issue. We also offer a review of a book by Paul Ciana, CMT. New Frontiers in Technical Analysis includes some original research from Paul and features the work of several other technicians, including some members. This book adds to the Body of Knowledge of technical analysis with the new techniques that are presented and for those without access to a Bloomberg terminal it delivers details on what the most commonly used features of that system are. Last month, while acknowledging those recognized by the Awards Committee, I inadvertently overstated the role that George Lane had in the development of the stochastics.  George Schade, Jr., CMT, provides corrected information in a Letter to the Editor that is included in this month’s issue. George’s work is another example of the leadership that members have in the field. He has studied in depth the history of technical analysis and is an invaluable resource to the organization and this newsletter. Please let us know what you think about Technically Speaking by emailing us at editor@mta.org. Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, June 2012 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-june-2012 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:35:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:35:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cmtassociation.org/?post_type=technically_speaking&p=46534 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 399169 [post_id] => 46534 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_6_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:5:"45975";i:1;s:5:"43131";} ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 46756 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2012-01-15 12:00:23 [post_date_gmt] => 2012-01-15 17:00:23 [post_content] =>

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] => 401901 [post_id] => 46756 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_0_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:5:"45975";} ) [4] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 47947 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2009-10-15 12:00:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2009-10-15 16:00:06 [post_content] =>

Letter from the Editor

This month we only have a few articles, but it will take serious students of technical analysis several hours to get through them and many more hours thinking about the ideas we present here. Eric Leake and Rob Hanna, CMT, have allowed us to reprint some of their work. Both papers offer detailed and profitable trading strategies. Enough detail is presented for someone to immediately take their ideas and start trading. More importantly, they each provide enough detail that you can  generate your own research ideas and use these papers as a starting point to develop a strategy that matches your own trading style. They should spawn countless research projects, and as you build on their work, you may want to follow their lead and publish it here for the benefit of your fellow MTA members. Also featured in this month's newsletter is an announcement from the MTA Educational Foundation discussing an online eBay auction and fundraising event. These are exciting and important events to help raise awareness and celebrate the opening of the MTAEF/MTA Library at Baruch College. I’m certain that Rob and Eric are not the only two MTA members delivering such high quality research to clients. If you’d like to share your work with your colleagues, please send it to us at editor@mta.org. Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, October 2009 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-october-2009 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-20 17:33:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-20 21:33:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cmtassociation.org/?post_type=technically_speaking&p=47947 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 423428 [post_id] => 47947 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_2_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:5:"45975";} ) )

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