Ralph Vince

Ralph Vince

Ralph Vince is a technical analyst and computer programmer writing analytical programs for funds, large traders and professional gamblers. He is the author of five books on investing in his field of expertise, portfolio management and portfolio/trade optimization. In his latest book, The Leverage Space Trading Model, Vince offers a groundbreaking contribution to the literature that builds on a lifetime of expert analysis to deliver not only a superior new portfolio model, but takes the entire discipline of portfolio management to a new level. Mr. Vince’s books are utilized as textbooks for university financial engineering programs and he is a lecturer at universities and financial seminars worldwide.

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In this month’s issue, we are confident we have something for everyone.  Charlie Kirkpatrick, CMT, the only person to have written two Dow Award winning papers, explains an indicator he calls “the forward line.” In the first two articles of this issue, he explains the theory at the heart of the forward line, details the calculation of the indicator and demonstrates how to apply it to trading. In this month’s member interview, Anthony Abry explains his work and identifies position sizing and Commitment of Traders (COT) data as potential areas for further study. To help start your study, we turned to Ralph Vince who was the first to detail the theory of position sizing and John Kosar, CMT, who is one of the most innovative analysts working with COT data. We include some recent research from John and then added a chart showing how the market actually performed after John made his realtime market call.  We conclude this issue with an article about market geometry by Scott Hathaway. Scott has been working on new geometric techniques, in some ways picking up where and Gann and Elliott left off. Please let us know what topics you’d like to see covered in future issues by emailing us at Sincerely, Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, December 2014 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-december-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] => 367624 [post_id] => 44585 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_5_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"2518";} ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 48015 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2009-07-15 12:00:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2009-07-15 16:00:58 [post_content] =>

Letter from the Editor

This month’s newsletter focuses on the work of only two technicians. Ralph Vince defined the science of money management and offers some additional insights to our readers. Harry Dent approaches the markets from a unique viewpoint and offers our readers a lesson in thinking outside the box. These types of articles are much longer than we could have presented a year ago when we were restricted to our paper format. The charts presented are also of a higher quality. We hope you find this to be useful. And as always, please let us know what you think. Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, July 2009 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-july-2009 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-21 13:09:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-21 17:09:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 425278 [post_id] => 48015 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_0_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"2518";} ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 48464 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2007-12-15 12:00:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2007-12-15 17:00:08 [post_content] =>

From the Editor

While the MTA continues to grow, the need for volunteers grows as well. All committees need more help, and there are several positions on the Board of Directors to fill in the next election. (more information on the call for nominees on the insert). Many organizations seeing the growth that we enjoy would be desperate to find enough volunteers. The MTA is not facing desperate times, we are very fortunate to have a large number of active volunteers.  Hopefully no one will think we have enough volunteers, because there is always room for more. But, we are able to maintain the same amazing level of activity that we always have even as membership has grown.  If you’re not involved, look at the web site and see if there is anything that interests you. Many committees and chapters could use more help, and with more help they can deliver more high quality services. It’s your MTA, help make it even better. Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, December 2007 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-december-2007 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-25 12:03:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-25 16:03:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 434836 [post_id] => 48464 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_1_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:5:"48405";i:1;s:4:"2518";} ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 52497 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2005-03-15 12:00:13 [post_date_gmt] => 2005-03-15 17:00:13 [post_content] =>

From the Editor’s Desk

This month’s newsletter is the largest that we have published in recent memory. There are two reasons for that - the Seminar announcement and the incredible contributions from the membership. The second half of the newsletter is devoted to providing complete details on the upcoming Seminar. The intent is to answer any question you may have and allow you to decide whether or not this event is for you. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that this event is for anyone with an interest in the markets. Even without the seminar announcement, we would have a very large newsletter thanks to groundbreaking articles submitted by our own members and affiliates. This newsletter is a great opportunity to publish short pieces of research. Although it is not necessary to write in accordance with the scholarly standards of the Journal of Technical Analysis, we will gladly accept thoroughly tested ideas that can help fellow traders profit. Frank Testa provided an article on a new point-and-figure technique and Eric Davidson wrote about a practical means of attaining a disciplined approach to trading. We also have reproduced two pieces of research by Arthur Merrill, CMT, who passed away in January, with the assistance of John McGinley, CMT. We hope you enjoy this issue, and look forward to seeing many of you in New York. If you will be attending the seminar and would like to talk about a newsletter article, please let me know. I would be happy to sit with you and complete an interview or summarize your ideas on technical analysis. Cordially, Mike Carr, CMT Technically Speaking Editor [post_title] => Technically Speaking, March, 2005 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-march-2005 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-14 14:26:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-14 18:26:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 547679 [post_id] => 52497 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_7_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:5:"52518";} ) )