Peter Eliades

Peter Eliades

Peter Eliades is the President of StockMarket Cycles, a financial advisory entity that published a periodic market newsletter from 1975 until 2015.. In 2001, Peter was honored by the CMT Association with the prestigious Charles Dow Award for excellence and creativity in Technical Analysis. Peter has been working for decades developing his own interpretation of J. M. Hurst’s theories of cycle price projections. In 2018, his long-term market analysis colleague, Larry Williams, introduced Peter to Steffen Scheuermann, a talented European programmer. Steffen filled in the missing link and in 2020 Peter and Steffen introduced the Eliades Cycle Price Projection application to the computer and financial worlds. It has been greeted with great acclaim.

In 1985, Peter earned Timer Digest’s “Timer of the Year” award and placed second in 1986 in a close race which wasn’t decided until the final trading day of the year. In 1989, Mark Hulbert (Hulbert Financial Digest) named Peter as the “Most Consistent Mutual Fund Switcher” based on his timing signals for the years 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988. Mr. Eliades was a regular weekly panelist on ABC Network’s weekly Sunday show, Business World in the 1990s, and has made frequent guest appearances on FNN, CNBC, Wall Street Week, Larry King Live, and Nightly Business Report, as well as more recent appearances with Neil Cavuto on Fox News. He has been featured in some of the nation’s most prestigious publications including Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes among others, and in a cover story in Futures Magazine. He has authored several articles published in Barron’s.

Peter is a graduate of Harvard College and Boston University Law School. He passed the Massachusetts Bar before diverting his career into “show biz” in Manhattan and Los Angeles. It was in Hollywood that he initiated his stock market studies and began another career diversion into the world of technical market 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] => 357907 [post_id] => 44163 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_7_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"1845";} ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 52305 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2005-09-15 12:00:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2005-09-15 16:00:24 [post_content] =>

From the Editor’s Desk

Although September is seasonally a weak month for the stock market, it looks like a pretty strong one for the MTA and Technically Speaking. On the cover, long-time MTA Member and cycles expert Peter Eliades pays tribute to James M. Hurst, who passed away on August 18th at the age of 81. Mr. Hurst is one of the founding fathers of technical analysis. His classic book, “The Profit Magic of Stock Transaction Timing”, was the reason Peter chose technical analysis as his life’s work. Inside, there are some terrific educational articles by Dave Landry on swing trading (Part 2 in a 3-Part series), by Larry Connors on up days in a row versus down days in a row in the stock market, and on inflation-adjusted stock market trends by Dr. Brett Steenbarger. In addition, our Executive Director John Kirby gives us a progress report in the MTA’s transition to our new technology platform, Net Forum by Avectra. Early this year, fellow MTA Board Member Duke Jones and I were personally involved in the process of evaluating our then-current platform, and deciding whether the Association needed to make a change. Although change is always difficult and this situation was no exception, Duke and I determined that it was imperative for the MTA to move to a platform that could accommodate its recent growth, and handle the additional growth expected in the years ahead. Duke and I believe this platform will be the gift that keeps on giving to the MTA in the years to come, and would like to thank John Kirby and his staff for all their hard work during this transition period. Please take a look at the line-up of speakers and agenda for the 18th Annual IFTA Conference in Vancouver in early November, hosted by the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (CSTA), and the MTA’s 2005 Mid-Winter Retreat in mid-January in Miami Beach. Two great locations, and two great opportunities to learn from and network with other technicians. Check them out. Finally, Technically Speaking would like to welcome four new Contributing Editors; Matt Blackman, Mohan Turaga, Jeannette Young, CMT and Garry Rissman. We look forward to reading articles and reviews by these MTA Members in future issues. The MTA still needs more Associate Editors. If you are interested in getting involved with Technically Speaking, by writing an article, covering a regional meeting, whatever, please contact me at All Contributing Editors will be sent a digital camera with all the accessories so we can include more photos in futures issues. We all know technicians like pictures! Hope everyone enjoys this issue. Respectfully, John Kosar, CMT, Editor [post_title] => Technically Speaking, September, 2005 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-september-2005 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-12 13:06:39 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-12 17:06:39 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 540576 [post_id] => 52305 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_2_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"1845";} ) )