Richard A. Dickson

Richard A. Dickson

Richard A. Dickson, former Senior Market Strategist, Senior VP and market commentator for Lowry Research, was a technical market analyst for more than 33 years. His analysis emphasized longer-term market trends and prioritized the identification of major changes in market leadership. Prior to joining Lowry, Dickson served as Senior Technical Strategist at two major regional brokerage firms. Dickson served as Education Chair and as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the CMT Association, and was a member of the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts (AAPTA).

Richard Dickson passed away on June 1, 2020.

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The funny thing about time is that this time is never different. While we usually apply that to analysis and the behavior of crowds, we are still applying it to the news of the day. Brexit was supposed to happen March 29, but it was delayed and still they argue over what it will look like. Trade with China is still up in the air. The Mueller report is finally out, and while we don’t know all the details inside, everyone still clings to their previous views.

What else is not different? Headlines! The three-month Treasury yield ticked above the 10-year yield and suddenly the media was in a panic over the curve inversion. Funny, the 2-year is still below the 10-year and that seems more important to me, especially now that the Fed said it’s done raising rates for now.

All of that hides the fact that the domestic stock market continued to claw its way back towards last year's highs. That’s pretty good for a geriatric bull market, yes? If you want to argue whether the bull started in 2008 or 2015 or some resistance breakout, be my guest. We don’t get paid to label things, only to make money.

Vincent Randazzo, CMT, from Lowry’s returns with another article and one indication why the current rally is not done yet.

And on a more mundane, although really important, topic, George Schade, CMT, introduced us to publishing and copyright specialists Joyce and Daniel Miller. The Millers offer part one in a series of articles walking us through the details of staying on the right side of the law. Whether you write books, newsletters or just post to your blog, this is important stuff to know.

I’ve found another of my vintage articles, explaining how to be a good interviewee on financial TV. This is a loose part 2 to last month’s article talking about dealing with the media. If you want to get invited back for another round of talks, you need to know this stuff.

And this month’s member interview is with Richard Dickson, also from Lowry’s. One more in a long, long, long list of professionals who started with the analysis herd and then saw the light that is technical analysis.

We also have a brief recap of those who received Association honors at the Symposium. They are listed within. And finally, we'll top this edition off with the usual news about the goings on around the 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] => 238781 [post_id] => 35979 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_3_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:4:"2039";} ) )