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Jamie Coutts, CMT, CFTe

Jamie Coutts, CMT, CFTe

Jamie Coutts, CMT, CFTe has over 20 years of experience spanning asset management, private banking and fintech. In his current position, Jamie is the buyside workflow specialist for Bloomberg in Singapore. In this multi-faceted role, he is responsible for leading content creation efforts for equity analysis and spearheads engagements to drive organisational change of investment workflows to enhance investment and operational alpha with the CIO’s and front office teams at asset managers, asset owner and hedge funds. Focus areas are investment research, ESG integration, quantitative strategies, and alternative investments. Over the past four years, Jamie has been immersed in the crypto/digital assets space, leading the Asia commercial strategy for this sector while advising product development across the business lines of data, research, risk, trading and execution. He has been one of the most read contributors to Bloomberg’s Function For the Markets (FFM) news product and collaborates on research published by the Bloomberg Intelligence strategy group.

Jamie started his career as a private client stockbroker for CSFB in Australia, obtaining the Series 7 qualification and developing a client franchise specialising in international equities and equity derivatives. He then moved to London where he joined a boutique institutional brokerage, Pali International, specialising in Asian equities and event driven strategies for European funds. In roles covering both trading and sales, Jamie began to cultivate his technical analysis framework for analysing markets gaining the CFTe designation from the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) in 2006. Moving to Singapore, Jamie continued to work on the sellside for Pali International and BGC Securities Asia. Joining Tudor Capital, a global macro hedge fund in Singapore in 2011, Jamie continued to broaden his technical analysis approach and began developing quantitative strategies. In 2014, he acquired the Chartered Markets Technician (CMT) designation and in 2015 became the Singapore chapter chair for the CMT Association. In 2017 he was elevated to the global board and has led the APAC Development Committee since 2020. Jamie continues to pursue his passion for crypto/digital assets as an adviser to Singapore based crypto hedge fund and is actively involved with the community speaking at events on behalf of the CMT Association and Bloomberg.

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            [post_content] => As it is for so many people, especially those who worked in downtown Manhattan and the Pentagon, this month holds special meaning as it marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11. As the Association, then known as the Market Technicians Association (MTA), had its headquarters in the North Tower of the World Trade Center, we were deeply affected. First and foremost, we had our own people in the building when the events unfolded. Fortunately, everyone working in the office was able to escape to safety. But we did suffer a huge loss as one of our members perished in the Tower collapse, and so did our office, along with our library and a good deal of our written history.



In this month’s edition, we have an updated version of the experience of Shelley Lebeck, our long-time office manager, from first feeling the building shake to her escape uptown. We also are re-running a piece written by Barbara Gomperts, our marketing consultant and production coordinator, about how the Association was able to bounce back so quickly. And Ralph Acampora relates his thoughts; he was President of the Association at the time. The point of all this is to show how the Association was dealt a huge blow, but was able to overcome it and continue to serve our members. That is the power of a membership community who cares and gets involved. Here is but one example: the late Bill Doane, who I thank daily for saving every edition of Technically Speaking, drove down from Boston with boxes of books from his own personal library as a gift to kickstart the library rebuild. Also, as luck would have it, I had a stash of MTA photos at home with me as I was putting together our tradeshow marketing booth. At least we had some of our visual history to seed new memories.

There are, of course, other things happening in the Association as we continue to move forward. This month’s member interview is with Ryan Detrick, CMT, who you may have seen many times on TV and Twitter, as he spreads the word on technical analysis. We’ve got news about the upcoming Asia Pacific Summit virtual event, as well as member news, information on the new Fill the Gap podcast episode and the announcement that our submission period is now open for the 2022 Charles H. Dow Award.

Be a part of this. Join a committee. Share your knowledge with the next generation of technicians. Even just attend the annual symposium. You will be glad you did.

This is the final edition of Technically Speaking in its current form. The Association is combining this newsletter with the Technical Insights newsletter, and I will be handing over the reins to Rashmi Shastry, CMT and the new team. Executive Director Alvin Kressler has more about this initiative below.

Michael Kahn, CMT

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            [post_content] => The only hope from May was that it gives us some direction. Well, we can say this was partially fulfilled!  

When you think about it, the market is quite a dramatic character. It strikes when least expected, it sleeps when most anticipated, and does plain and simple nothing when everything is predicted. True to its dramatic reputation, the market came through with a breakout over the last two days of the month. While we got this confirmation on the domestic front, we’re still looking for some signals on the global front.  

A sideways market can be quite frustrating. It's a difficult environment to trade in and it's easy to throw in the towel. But look a little closer and you’ll realize there are more lessons here than in a secular bull/bear market!  

What have I learned in my time following the market? Among many lessons, here is my favourite:  

Patience is a virtue, but complacence is a vice!   

Take for instance all the risk-on metrics that have been rallying since last year. It was easy because defensive segments like the DXY, Bonds, and Gold just didn’t present an opportunity to load up on them! What did we see over the past two months though? The defensives stopped making lower highs and lower lows. There are now higher lows on some key combinations. What does that tell us? It tells us that there is more to stock picking now than there has been for months now!   

Now is the time when the analysts who truly follow their signals and strategies will get through the storm! Buying Copper and staying put will not help if Gold is outperforming Copper. Buying the Auto sector and relaxing will not yield better results if Energy is outperforming Auto. Not setting risk management levels in tandem with the volatility of cryptocurrencies will most certainly not help your portfolio value. These are trends that will play out as and when a market matures and progresses. And it is more important to be aware of these developments if you’d like to stay ahead of the curve.  

In this month’s issue, we bring to you write-ups on novel methods of Index target calculations, Hurst’s Time cycles, RSI generated long-term buy signals and sector-specific analysis. We also have a special contribution from one of our international members, analyzing Bitcoin.   

So, what should we ask of June, then?   

How about 22 days of trading? Seems quite reasonable, don’t you think?   

Now for some news. This will be final edition of Technical Insights. We’ve had 10 glorious months of technical studies and brilliant insights (it's in the name, I had to do this!). I hope that in some way or the other, we have been able to help you gain a new perspective or understanding of the market. To say that it was an honour being the Editor of this Newsletter is an understatement! I didn’t know what I was getting into, but it was a beautiful journey of finding my voice and my way. I have had the opportunity to interact with the best Technicians and learn from them. I have gained the experience of managing a Monthly Newsletter, a dream I had when I was a media student. There have been several learnings and successes along the way, and it has been possible only because of you, our dear readers! Thank you for your feedback and encouragement, it is what made us pump out content every month!  

Travel hasn’t resumed yet, but our Newsletter can certainly go places. Well, we're going international! Technical Insights will be merged with Technically Speaking to form one global entityWe're working on the transition as you’re reading this. So, in technical terms, we’re consolidating at all-time highs, and the indicators suggest that there’s another breakout coming!  

We will meet again, soon enough. But until then, Think Technical!   

Rashmi Shastry, CMT 

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

We have a variety of articles for you to consider this month. We start with a look back.  Many of us forget that trading software is relatively new and in the first article, one of the pioneers in the development of trading software, Louis Mendelsohn, provides insights into the evolution of software and technical analysis. We are also reprinting some of Lou’s work from the 1990’s which detail problems the financial industry still faces today. We then look at volatility using articles that rely more on the common VIX indicator including the thoughts of three Federal Reserve economists. Other articles provide insights into the state of the markets and work being done by MTA members and chapters around the world. MTA member, Stella Osoba, CMT, published “Women on Wall Street” on Traders Planet. The article provides valuable career advice for both individuals breaking into the field and those in established positions. The article highlights ten valuable career tips for those seeking a job or for those looking to advance within their current position. You can read the whole article at http://go.mta.org/12184 After reading that article, please let us know if you think it would be beneficial to include content similar to that in Technically Speaking. You can always reach us at editor@mta.org. Sincerely, Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, October 2014 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-october-2014 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:30:55 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:30:55 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://cmtassociation.org/?post_type=technically_speaking&p=44674 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 369864 [post_id] => 44674 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_5_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:5:"20813";} ) )

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