Julius de Kempenaer

Julius de Kempenaer
Julius de Kempenaer, Founder & Director, RRG Research & Sr. Technical Analyst at
Julius de Kempenaer is the creator of Relative Rotation Graphs®, which have been available on Bloomberg since January 2011 under the mnemonic RRG<GO>.
He is the Founder and Director of RRG Research and based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He also works in a Sr Technical Analyst role at
His focus on growth of RRG Research is primarily through partnerships with professional data vendors and software developers to make RRGs® available to a wider audience and provide relative strength based research to professional investors and professional entities (websites, brokers, asset managers, etc.) that serve retail clients.
RRGs are currently available on the BLOOMBERG professional and REFINITIV Eikon terminals,, OPTUMA software, (investor portal of the Hong Kong Economic Journal), and for a select group of State Street SPDRS in the BeNeLux.
Julius completed his studies in economics at the Royal Military Academy in Breda (1986). After several postings in officer ranks in the Dutch royal air force, he moved to the financial sector in 1990, initially as a portfolio manager for Equity & Law Life Assurance (now AXA). Most of his experience he gained as a technical and quantitative analyst at the Robeco Group, Rabobank International, and Kempen & Co.
He is a regular speaker at international conferences, and has multiple appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg Television and IG TV. and he has written many articles on technical analysis including the RRG-blog on since July 2014. In addition to that, since 1 October, he is the host of Sector Spot Light, a weekly LIVE show on Stockcharts.TV with updates on sector rotation and anything remotely connected to relative strength and/or rotational analysis.
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At the Annual Symposium in March, Jason DeSena Trennert explained why he was bullish. He summed it up as “TINA” or “there is no alternative.”  Months later, his presentation is just as timely. Large investors running pension funds or insurance companies understand stocks are expensive but they are faced with the reality that there is no alternative.  This month’s newsletter includes a summary of that presentation and demonstrates the value of the Symposium. Presentations like Jason’s are both timely and timeless. As your schedule permits, I urge you to remember that videos of this year’s presentations and the previous four years are available at and can be viewed at anytime.  Dr. Bryan Taylor also presents timely and timeless information. Using data going back nearly 200 years, Bryan demonstrates history is repeating in Greece. The fact that history repeats is one of the basic precepts of technical analysis. We can be certain history will repeat in the future which is why technical analysis will continue to add value to the investment decision process.  This value is being demonstrated by academic research as we explain in this issue. We also explain how the value of technical analysis is driving changes in the careers of technicians and these changes resulted in an update to the CMT program.  As always, we welcome your feedback. Please let us know what you think of Technically Speaking, the MTA magazine, by emailing us at Sincerely, Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, July 2015 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-july-2015 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:29:28 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:29:28 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 357747 [post_id] => 44163 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_5_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"1271";} ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 47207 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2011-06-15 12:00:34 [post_date_gmt] => 2011-06-15 16:00:34 [post_content] =>

Letter from the Editor

Every May, the MTA holds its Annual Symposium and technicians converge in New York to see old friends, meet new ones, and learn about the markets. This year was the largest gathering in history, with 350 members and affiliates from around the world gathering at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The venue offered an interesting perspective on technical analysis. One of the fundamental principles of technical analysis is that history repeats itself. Without thinking, the NYSE seems to be a symbol of change, at least in the modern era. Electronic algorithms and high frequency trading have reshaped the investment landscape, and the Exchange has been on the leading edge of technology to adapt to penny spreads and an ever-evolving market structure. On breaks, the Symposium attendees had a chance to wander the hallowed halls of finance sitting at the corner of Wall and Broad. Some history is displayed in those halls, a collection of pictures and memorabilia. In some ways, the Symposium was what it must feel like for a baseball fan to wander through the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown while getting to talk to the players who will have their plaques in the future. Wandering those halls on a break, I read a letter to the Exchange written by Thomas Edison on August 24. 1882. He asked for permission to run a line from the exchange for his own data service, promising to transmit quicker and more reliable data. That letter seemed to sum up technical analysis. Investors never change; they always want an edge in the markets. History is a lot like a series of repetitive themes that play out in different ways each time. The NYSE displays proof that investors wanted faster and cleaner data for at least the past 130 years. Odds are, that will still be an issue in the twenty-second century. History also repeats within the MTA. Every May, there is an Annual Symposium that benefits members with unique opportunities and market perspectives. It’s only June, but many are already looking forward to next May. In this issue of Technically Speaking, we present brief summaries of a few of the presentations. We’ll offer more details on other presentations in the next issue. Videos of the presentation will soon be available in the MTA archives, and every presentation is worth watching, or re-watching for those fortunate enough to have been there. Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, June 2011 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-june-2011 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-11 15:59:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-11 19:59:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 410009 [post_id] => 47207 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_3_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:4:"1271";i:1;s:4:"7251";} ) )