John Murphy, CMT

John Murphy, CMT

John Murphy, Chief Technical Analyst at and former technical analyst for CNBC, is author of several popular books including the best-selling Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets.   His books on intermarket analysis created a new branch of market analysis emphasizing global linkages.   His latest book, entitled Trading With Intermarket Analysis – A Visual Approach to Beating The Financial Markets Using Exchange Traded Funds was published by John Wiley in 2013. The International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) recognized his accomplishments with an award for outstanding contribution to global market analysis.  He is also a recipient of the CMT Association’s Annual Award. John applies charting tools, with a strong emphasis on relative strength analysis, to Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to implement global asset allocation and sector rotation strategies. His intermarket approach bridges the gap between economic, fundamental, and technical analyses. He is the chief technical analyst for, an award-winning charting website, and his current market views are published on that site.

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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] => 411564 [post_id] => 47280 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_5_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:4:"1286";i:1;s:4:"7251";} ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 52389 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2005-06-15 12:00:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2005-06-15 16:00:40 [post_content] =>

Award Winners

The volunteers of the MTA are the people who make the organization run. With a staff of 6 and a membership of 2500, the MTA could not run without the active participation and frankly the selfless giving of the volunteer time of so many people. From the board to the committees to the grading to the speaking engagements, many are giving and more people are participating in the volunteer effort every day. MTA is fortunate to have so many willing volunteers. Thank you all very much. Your organization appreciates your efforts. Because you give so much and so few thank yous are said, Duke Jones, Chair of the annual Awards Committee championed an effort to expand the recognition process beyond one annual award. That is not to diminish the MTA annual award. John Bollinger was the winner of that prestigious award this year. His contributions to the MTA and the field of technical analysis are long and legendary. John Murphy said it best when presenting the award at the recent annual seminar in New York city. My own thanks to John for pushing the MTA on completing the body of knowledge study. Without his eloquent emails, we might still be debating the process. Thank you John. Brad Herndon received a service award for his efforts on the accreditation committee, the CMT exam process, the body of knowledge study and his service on the finance committee. Thank you, Brad. David Upshaw received a service award for his long term service to the accreditation committee. David has quietly given more of his time and his thoughtful comments to that committee than perhaps any other member. Thank you, David. Tim Snavely received a service award for his efforts on the regions committee. Thanks in large part to Tim’s efforts our chapters have grown tremendously over the last year. His “regional initiative” accepted by the Board at their December 04 meeting has resulted in more speaking engagements supported by the MTA than ever before. Thank you, Tim. Barry Sine received a service award for his efforts on the accreditation committee, the body of knowledge study, providing guidance to CMT candidates and the seminar committee. Everywhere I turned this year Barry seemed to be there willing to lend a hand. He also stepped into an unexpired term as secretary to the Board. Thank you, Barry. If you have the opportunity, please extend your thanks to these outstanding contributors. Thank you. Sincerely, John R. Kirby Executive Director [post_title] => Technically Speaking, June, 2005 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-june-2005 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-12 17:02:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-12 21:02:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 544348 [post_id] => 52389 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_8_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"1286";} ) )