Louis Llanes, CMT, CFA

Louis Llanes, CMT, CFA

Louis Llanes is a technical analyst and the Founder & Managing Principal of Wealthnet Investments, LLC. Wealthnet is an asset management and research firm. In 1997, Louis founded Blythe Lane Investment Management and later merged the firm with Centric Investment Group, which became Wealthnet Investments, LLC.

He also served as a Senior Portfolio Manager for the US Bank Private Client Reserve, and an Investment Consultant for Kemper Securities. Early in his career he worked as a Financial Analyst for Intellogic Trace, a spin-off of DataPoint, and as a Quantitative Analyst.

Louis holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designations. He earned an MBA at the University of Denver and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado in Denver. Louis is a contributing author in The Handbook of Risk published by John Wiley, and has written white papers about investment management issues for practitioners. Louis has held chair positions on the board for the Colorado chapter of the Institute for Chartered Financial Analyst and the CMT Association.

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From the Editor

Well, October certainly lived up to its spooky and quite volatile reputation. From leading momo tech stocks tanking to multiple multi-percentage point intraday moves everywhere else, I am sure antacid makers made a tidy profit. Of course, coffee, sugar and crude oil had their own action and did you see palladium’s all-time high? This is my second edition of the new Technically Speaking and once again I must ask for volunteers to help us deliver a well-rounded offering with: Drop us a line at We welcome everyone, including newly minted members. In this edition, we offer another of our member interviews with Phil Roth, CMT, a legend in the field and one of the most generous members with his time. And if I have not hit you over the head enough about getting involved, I’m re-running a piece I did a while ago called “Thoughts on Volunteering.” We also have part 2 in a series that ran back in the 1990s called “Lessons from Dead Pilots,” written by Mark Eidem CMT, CFA, which gives a fascinating comparison with traders. And a report from Clint Sorenson, CMT, CFA on how an investment advisor incorporates technical analysis into an otherwise fundamentally-driven business. Rounding it all out will be news from around the association – chapters, strategy, CMT news and events. Michael Kahn, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, November 2018 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-november-2018 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:17:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:17:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 238761 [post_id] => 35979 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_1_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"2760";} ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 42980 [post_author] => 35924 [post_date] => 2016-09-15 12:00:53 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-09-15 16:00:53 [post_content] => [post_title] => Technically Speaking, September 2016 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-september-2016 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:25:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:25:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 341134 [post_id] => 42980 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_4_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"2760";} ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 43137 [post_author] => 35924 [post_date] => 2016-04-15 12:00:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-04-15 16:00:56 [post_content] =>  


This month we provide a small sample of work from a few of the speakers who will be presenting their research at the Annual Symposium. In the next few issues we will be providing summaries of some of these presentations in Technically Speaking. As there are every year, this year’s presentations will include a number of new ideas for your consideration and at least a few of the ideas could add to your profits in the coming year. This issues also includes a summary of the material presented at the inaugural meeting of the Philippines Chapter of the MTA. Regional chapter meetings are a way to learn more about technical analysis and more importantly to meet other analysts. If you haven’t been to a chapter meeting, check for local events by clicking here. The Symposium, Chapter meetings and this magazine are all benefits of membership. The MTA is focused on providing information to you, the members, through a variety of means. To help us personalize the experience, please let us know what you’d like to see in Technically Speaking this year by emailing us at Sincerely, Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, April 2016 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-april-2016 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:25:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:25:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 342894 [post_id] => 43137 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_6_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"2760";} ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 46361 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2012-10-15 12:00:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2012-10-15 16:00:49 [post_content] =>


Once again, we have tried to present a broad array of work in technical analysis to you in this month’s issue. Eric Leake uses economic news and interest rates to discuss the outlook for high yield bonds. Scott Hathaway applies geometric techniques to the gold market.  Larry Berman, CMT, CFA, CTA, and Keith Richards, CMT, offer general trading guidance that they first offered on MTA blogs. While Larry points out that Canadian investors need to watch global events, this is good advice for traders and investors in any country. There is an increasing degree of globalization in the markets and events in any country could set off a global crash. Keith highlights the role of the Federal Reserve, a force that no analyst can ignore anymore. We wrap up with a very brief look at two bubbles – tulips and subprime mortgages share some similarities that could help us spot future bubbles. I would appreciate any feedback you have on bubbles or any comments you have on our newsletter. Email us at Sincerely, Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, October 2012 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-october-2012 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:34:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:34:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 396989 [post_id] => 46361 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_3_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:4:"2760";i:1;s:5:"43131";} ) )