Leslie Jouflas, CMT

Leslie Jouflas, CMT

Leslie Jouflas, CMT holds the Chartered Market Technician designation, the worldwide gold standard for technical analysts. She has been a technical analyst, educator and private trader for over 23 years.

She is founder of, providing programs for trader education in Pattern Recognition, Harmonic and Repetitive swings combining Classic Technical Analysis.
She has educated traders worldwide with her unique approach and teaching style combining patterns such as the AB=CD, Gartley 222, Butterfly Pattern, 3 Drive Pattern and Classic Technical Analysis patterns.

She authored the bestselling books, ‘Trade What You See, How to Profit from Pattern Recognition’, Wiley & Sons, 2007, published in 5 languages, English, German, Italian, Chinese and Japanese and Essentials of Trading, It’s Not What You Think, It’s How You Think, 2004, with Larry Pesavento, the foremost authority in the technical analysis field of  Pattern Recognition & Harmonic Vibratory Swings.


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Once a year, the MTA Symposium assembles a lineup of great speakers yet some of the best technicians attending are in the audience. Symposiums have long been one of the most valuable of MTA membership and now technology makes it possible to extend that benefit to all members. Videos of the presentations will soon be available on line. Discussion forums on the MTA web site allow members to exchange ideas about the presentations or any other topic of interest.  In this month’s Technically Speaking we try to start the conversation about speakers with an article featuring the wisdom of a few presenters. This month’s newsletter also highlights the fact that chapter meetings offer another way for members to hear from great speakers. Leslie Jouflas, CMT, shares insights from Market Wizard Ed Seykota’s recent presentation in Washington. We also have new ideas about how to apply the principles of technical analysis in this issue and we’d like to hear from you about how you apply those principles. If you have ideas for articles in upcoming issues of the newsletter, please send me a note at Sincerely, Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, April 2015 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-april-2015 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:31:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:31:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 362012 [post_id] => 44322 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_4_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"1752";} ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 44625 [post_author] => 35924 [post_date] => 2014-11-15 12:00:12 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-11-15 17:00:12 [post_content] =>

Letter From The Editor 

Many readers already know that Fred Dickson, CMT, passed away at the end of October.  In this issue, we look at an example of his work. It is an amazing example of clarity and focus and provides an example of how to turn ideas into actions.  Fred dedicated much of his life to helping others turn ideas into actions. As with most great individuals, outstanding professional accomplishments are just one small part of their life.  Gail Dudack, CMT, notes, "Fred was probably the smartest and most gentile person i have known.  And while he had a great reputation on Wall Street and CNBC, his true passion was counseling people who needed help and he did this for decades as deacon of his church.  He was always there if you needed him.  But his greatest passion was his harem: wife Linda, daughters Kathy and Barbara." Fred also played a significant role in turning the ideas of technical analysis into a respected profession.  It is impossible to overstate the impact Fred had on the MTA.  He became a member in September 1978 and served as president from 1983 tom 1984.  Fred earned his CMT designation in April 1991. Ralph Acampora, CMT, credits Fred with kick starting the CMT program.  Ralph noted that Fred personally wrote the first 300 questions for the exam.  Ralph also recalled that there was a period of time when the MTA Library was homeless and Fred stepped in to keep the library functioning.  Along with his wife, Linda, Fred moved the books to his garage and made them available to members while the MTA looked for a new home. In all likelihood, Fred would prefer that we take inspiration from his life rather than isolated memories.  Even if never had the opportunity to meet Fred, consider Gail Dudack's comments as a summary of his personality and consider Ralph's recollections as a summary of his commitment to his profession.  We can all find inspiration in his life and acting on those inspirations would be the legacy Fred would desire and deserves. Sincerely, Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, November 2014 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-november-2014 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:30:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:30:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 368256 [post_id] => 44625 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_6_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"1752";} ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 46322 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2012-11-15 12:00:35 [post_date_gmt] => 2012-11-15 17:00:35 [post_content] =>


This edition of Technically Speaking consists almost entirely of ideas discussed in Seattle at the recent MTA Regional Seminar. I did not attend the Seminar hoping to find these ideas but all MTA events result in a large number of ideas for me.  The speakers are always thought-provoking and discussions with participants who travel to the events are equally inspiring. In the end, I always find more ideas than I have time to test or write about. Meetings of the MTA have been serving this purpose for years. As the number of members increased, the MTA adopted technology to bring the benefits of meetings to members around the world. Blogs and discussions forums on the MTA web site are offering me an increasing number of trading ideas and increasing networking opportunities. The MTA will certainly keep improving the opportunities for members to interact, but there is no way anyone can improve the quality of the interactions among market professionals that have defined the organization for nearly 40 years. I encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to gain insight, discover new techniques and celebrate with the global technical community at the 2013 MTA Annual Symposium in New York on April 4 &5, 2013. For complete information please visit Please send any comments you have about our newsletter to Sincerely, Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, November 2012 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-november-2012 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:34:38 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:34:38 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 396606 [post_id] => 46322 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_2_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"1752";} ) )