Frank Cappelleri, CMT, CFA

Frank Cappelleri, CMT, CFA

Frank Cappelleri, CFA, CMT is an Executive Director at Instinet, a Nomura Company, where he is the firm’s Chief Market Technician.

He is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and CFA charterholder and provides institutional clients with technical market commentary on various asset classes, with a focus on US Equities.

Frank makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Real Vision, Nikkei CNBC and the TD Ameritrade Network. He is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Reuters, among others.

Frank graduated from Siena College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Concentration in Economics.

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            [post_content] => “The trend is your friend.”

As market technicians, we hear this a lot. And then eventually, thankfully, we learn to follow it as well. But what if there is no trend? Then what?

Well, then you make new friends that go by the names Patience and FaithPatience for when the trend resolves, and Faith in your abilities to identify that resolution.

Hello readers! Welcome to the revamped version of Technically Speaking. We’ve made several changes to the existing format based on the feedback we’ve received and we’re excited to share it with you. I am taking over the role of the Editor from Michael Kahn, who has been a fantastic Editor for the past three years! Thank you, Mike, for the content you curated diligently for so long.

As a study, technical analysis is extremely subjective, and once we factor in the emotions of the market participants and the market analysts, we have to ourselves a delightful mix of knowns and unknowns. The known is that human behavior continues to exhibit the same tendencies over time: Greed & Fear. The unknowns comprise the unique combinations that emerge from the coming together of distinct indicators, systems, trading styles, and perceptions. Put together, we have a beautiful place to go to, where every day is a new day and every day brings new opportunities. That is, if you are prepared to seize them.

2020 and 2021 have been quite distinct from one another. If 2020 was like bungee jumping, then 2021 has been more like ziplining. While 2020 rewarded those who had faith in the trend resolution, 2021 has been rewarding those who’ve exhibited patience. Regardless of both market scenarios, there have been plenty of lessons to be learned. Learn, we have, and will!

In the new format of this newsletter, we will present information in various forms that can be broadly categorized but not limited to the following:

Members and non-members are invited to share their unique experiences and learnings so as to grow together as a community.

I’d like to take this moment to thank the CMT Association for giving me this opportunity. I have been a student of Journalism in the past, and to be an Editor of an International Newsletter is truly a dream scenario playing out for me. I started out with the India-specific Newsletter Technical Insights, and have had many learnings which I intend to put to good use now.

My goal is to make market insights more accessible to you from those who have had their fair share of experiences. At a time when the market environment is as vibrant as it is today, it could only help to learn from those who have experienced the cycle of fear & greed several times and more!

If there is anything else you’d like to see featured here, please reach out to me at

Here’s to a new journey. So onwards and upwards we go (into bullish momentum territory).

Until we meet again (in print), think technical!

Rashmi Bhatnagar

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Like every other field of study, technical analysis has a history that is important to study. The history of technical analysis includes research related to charts and indicators. This history also includes the stories of the people who advanced the field. This month we look at one of those individuals in detail. Joe Granville rose to fame as a technical analyst in the 1960’s and 1970’s. In the future, it might not be possible for any other analyst to achieve his level of popularity. Markets are larger now and the time when one individual’s forecasts can move markets has likely passed. But Joe lived when that was possible and he did move the market on several occasions. In addition to the past, articles in this issue of Technically Speaking also cover the present state of technical analysis with several pieces of applied analysis. You can always email us at to share your perspectives on the past, present and future of technical analysis. Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, October 2013 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-october-2013 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:33:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:33:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 388021 [post_id] => 45748 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_5_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:5:"28668";i:1;s:5:"43131";} ) )