Jeanette Schwarz Young CMT, CFP, CFTe, MS

Jeanette Schwarz Young CMT, CFP, CFTe, MS

Jeanette Schwarz Young, who holds a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, is a Technical Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Kensington Capital. She is also the author of the Option Queen Letter, a weekly newsletter issued and published every Sunday, and the OPTIONS DOCTOR, published by John Wiley & Son in 2007.  Previously, Jeanette served as the CMT Program Director for the CMT Association.

She has been a Wall Street professional since 1981, when she began her professional career with Thomson McKinnon Securities. She honed her skills as a technical analyst under the guidance of Jack Solomon. Her career has included portfolio management, syndication, option strategist, hedger, operations principle, bond principal, pit trader and general market trader positions. Jeanette worked for the NYBOT where she produced, wrote and aired, two market reports daily covering the financials, currencies, and the softs. She has been a frequent guest on FOX, CNBC, Bloomberg, Yorba TV, CNN and others.

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            [post_content] => The Dog Days are upon us, yet the animal ruling the roost is the bull. That is, if you are in the stock market and most of the metals. Not so much if you own U.S. dollars. With the world still upside down due to the pandemic, whole swaths of the economy are likely to change; that means rethinking portfolio allocations.

But you don’t need me to tell you about the new world, as we are all living in it. I do, however, have confidence that this time next year things will be mostly back to normal. We’ll still probably look at each other as if everyone has got a secret case of the cooties, which, by the way, is a real word in the dictionary. I had no idea.  But that, too, will pass with time.

In this month’s edition, we interview Jeanette Schwarz Young, options trader and educator extraordinaire. The feature article by a recent new member, John Letizia, looks at the FAANG stocks with a new spin. For most of them, the big gains have happened after hours, but that could be changing. He also introduces us to an index that tracks an expanded version of these stocks that we can actually chart.

Of course, we’ve got some Chapter meeting summaries from NY, Minnesota and Chicago, as we proceed with virtual-only meetings for the foreseeable future.  We've also got another first, as the Singapore and Hong Kong Chapters held a joint virtual meeting with three speakers and several attendee polls. Check this out and see that our Asia presence is alive, well and growing.

Membership news and a message from the President round it all out. Don't forget, pricing for the CMT exams increases on September 1, so register now to get the current (Standard) price.

The post-Labor Day period typically sees activity of all sorts pick up. When we add the Presidential election drawing near, these should be “interesting times” ahead. Stay safe.

Michael Kahn, CMT

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In February, the MTA is recognizing Women in Finance and will be featuring webcasts by experts in technical analysis who also happen to be women. We have tried to recognize the contributions some women have made to technical analysis in this issue of Technically Speaking. The MTA has a long history of recognizing the role of women in finance including Bernadette Murphy, CMT, who served as the fifth president of the organization in 1977. We also briefly highlight the work of another past President, Gail Dudack, CMT, in this month’s newsletter along with brief articles about the work of Louise Yamada, CMT and Jeanette Schwarz Young, CFP, CMT. While celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the MTA, it is interesting to note that the MTA has always focused on “attract(ing) and retain(ing) a membership of professionals devoting their efforts to using and expanding the field of technical analysis and sharing their body of knowledge with their fellow members.” Those words in found in the MTA constitution and history shows that women just happen to have been among the leading contributors to the body of knowledge over the years. We would appreciate receiving any comments you have on the newsletter, which can be emailed to Sincerely, Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, February 2013 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-february-2013 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:34:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:34:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 394985 [post_id] => 46191 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_2_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"2390";} ) [2] => 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] =>


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 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] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 402414 [post_id] => 46756 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_7_contributor [meta_value] => a:3:{i:0;s:4:"2390";i:1;s:3:"904";i:2;s:3:"962";} ) [3] => 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 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] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 423729 [post_id] => 47947 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_6_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"2390";} ) [4] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 47997 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2009-08-15 12:00:16 [post_date_gmt] => 2009-08-15 16:00:16 [post_content] =>

Letter from the Editor

Trading and getting involved in the MTA are the focus of this month's newsletter. Dan Zanger is a short-term trader with an enviable record of success. Ajay Jani offers insights into his thinking, and then we reprint what Dan considers to be among his most important rules. We also review a new book by Larry Connors and Cesar Alvarez from Short-term trading can offer high potential profits, but these articles also address the risk which is inseparable from trading. We also have news from the MTA Educational Foundation and the Journal Committee. The MTA is constantly advancing into academia and these initiatives are at the forefront of that march. This will add value to your membership and bring added prestige to the CMT designation by improving the acceptance of technical analysis within the investment community. Please let us know what you think of the newsletter, and how we can improve this member benefit for you. Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, August 2009 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-august-2009 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-20 20:17:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-21 00:17:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 425078 [post_id] => 47997 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_7_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"2390";} ) [5] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 48612 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2007-09-15 12:00:37 [post_date_gmt] => 2007-09-15 16:00:37 [post_content] =>

From the Editor’s Desk

Traders enjoy instantaneous feedback - seconds after placing a trade they know whether or not it’s working. Traders also have the ability to review their performance at any time just by checking their equity curve. In most other professions, an annual employee performance review is the only feedback available. In large corporations, it is possible to spend 364 days in a delusional bliss, only to learn on appraisal day that they have failed miserably at supporting corporate objectives. As editor of your newsletter, I must admit it would be great to receive constant feedback on whether or now we are meeting your needs. But, we rarely hear from the more than 2,600 recipients of Technically Speaking, and we are wondering if we are doing well or enjoying an extended period of delusional bliss. This month, we thought we’d ask for feedback, and we hope to hear from everyone. Feedback of any kind is welcome: just send an email to For those thinking they have nothing to say, consider answering any, or all, of these questions: Thanks! We’ll report back on what we learn and will incorporate all constructive feedback that we receive. Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT Technically Speaking Editor [post_title] => Technically Speaking, September 2007 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-september-2007 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-25 19:42:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-25 23:42:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 442091 [post_id] => 48612 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_5_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:4:"7251";i:1;s:4:"2390";} ) )