Rob Hanna

Rob Hanna

Rob Hanna has been a full-time market professional since 2001 and has served as president of Hanna Capital Management, LLC since that time.  He first began publishing his market views and research in 2003.  From 2003 to 2007 his column “Rob Hanna’s Putting It All Together” could be found twice a week on In January of 2008, Rob founded Quantifiable Edges.  In 2012 Rob opened his 2nd website, Overnight Edges.  Both sites use historical analysis to asses current market action and odds. 

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            [post_content] => Happy Equinox, shut ins. Yes, as the seasons change, all over the globe we are staying inside and away from each other. Does that affect your mental state? You bet it does. And does it affect your market analysis and trading? Probably, but maybe not as much as it might have done a few bear markets ago when technology was still finding its way.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is quite fluid so I won’t comment. However, as markets try to find their footing and our day-to-day lives are different, we’re here to provide resources for you to make the best of it. Most importantly, we can tell you that the CMT Association is still up and running, having planned for an emergency situation months and years ago. Remember, back in 2001 our headquarters were in Tower 1 of the World Trade Center, so we know a few things about preparation and resilience.

This issue of Technically Speaking will feature an article by Rob Hanna about how he operates using quantitative analysis alongside technical indicators. Our member interview is with Patrick Hennessey, a trader who has a story many members likely mirror.

Everything else touches on resources available to members, even as the office downtown is closed. Association CEO Alvin Kressler offers a few words letting us know that we are alright and will come out of this just fine. And finally, I offer up a few words about my own situation working at home, which perhaps is what so many of us are now doing. Personally, I find it a step up.

That’s all. Be safe, stay home, wash your hands and stay connected by voice or digital. Think of all this as a story you can tell your grandchildren and don’t forget to laugh about toilet paper hoarders.

Michael Kahn, CMT

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As always, the MTA Annual Symposium was a success in every sense of the word.  The presenters are chosen for their ability to deliver valuable and actionable ideas. Networking opportunities provide a chance to meet with old colleagues and make new contacts. In the past few years, the location has provided out-of-town visitors with expansive views of New York City, allowing for limited sightseeing while maintaining a busy schedule. In the next few months, videos of many of the presentations will be added to the MTA web site and summaries of the presentations will be presented here. While the presentations are the core of the Symposium, equally valuable are the vendor exhibits. Many of us turn to the same tools every day. We know there have been new products introduced since we selected our software but we also know that is difficult to keep up with new products and even more difficult to assess the capabilities from a description on a web site. The Symposium always brings together a small group of product partners that understand they will be facing a demanding audience.   If you were unable to make it to New York to see what’s new in the industry, you should still consider contacting the service providers that took time to learn how their product meets the needs of the MTA’s members. Several of the Symposium sponsors have agreed to extend special offers to all members for a limited time. More details are provided in this issue and contact information for all sponsors is also provided. Please give us any feedback on vendors and let us know what you would like to see in upcoming issues of Technically Speaking by emailing us at Michael Carr [post_title] => Technically Speaking, May 2013 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-may-2013 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-03 11:34:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-03 15:34:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 392395 [post_id] => 46036 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_1_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:5:"46053";} ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 47947 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2009-10-15 12:00:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2009-10-15 16:00:06 [post_content] =>

Letter from the Editor

This month we only have a few articles, but it will take serious students of technical analysis several hours to get through them and many more hours thinking about the ideas we present here. Eric Leake and Rob Hanna, CMT, have allowed us to reprint some of their work. Both papers offer detailed and profitable trading strategies. Enough detail is presented for someone to immediately take their ideas and start trading. More importantly, they each provide enough detail that you can  generate your own research ideas and use these papers as a starting point to develop a strategy that matches your own trading style. They should spawn countless research projects, and as you build on their work, you may want to follow their lead and publish it here for the benefit of your fellow MTA members. Also featured in this month's newsletter is an announcement from the MTA Educational Foundation discussing an online eBay auction and fundraising event. These are exciting and important events to help raise awareness and celebrate the opening of the MTAEF/MTA Library at Baruch College. I’m certain that Rob and Eric are not the only two MTA members delivering such high quality research to clients. If you’d like to share your work with your colleagues, please send it to us at Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, October 2009 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-october-2009 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-20 17:33:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-20 21:33:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 423418 [post_id] => 47947 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_1_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:5:"46053";} ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 52144 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2005-12-15 12:00:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2005-12-15 17:00:02 [post_content] =>

From the Editor’s Desk

Happy Holidays to all our Technically Speaking readers. Since this is the season for giving and also for giving thanks, I’m going to use a little of this space to request the former and do the latter. First of all, many thanks to people like Ashton Dorkins, Garry Rissman and Matt Blackman, who have been a huge asset for the Newsletter since I have been Editor. They have been providing content almost every month. Also, thanks to people like Jeannette Young in New York City and Ross Leinweber in Chicago, we are now starting to get some newsletter participation from the MTA’s regional chapters. That’s the good news. However, there are 16 more Chapters out there that we have not heard from yet, so we clearly can do much better. So, to those involved with a regional group, please drop me a line at and let me know that you are willing to give a gift to your fellow MTA colleagues by covering your Chapter’s next meeting. For those of you that are relatively new to the business and/or the Association, Technically Speaking is a great way to get your name and face in front of the rest of the membership as we will include your picture and bio in every submission to TS that gets published. I also encourage anyone who has an interesting analytical technique they would like to share, or who has read a great book on technical analysis and would like to share their views on it with the rest of us, please consider writing an article for TS. This is your Newsletter – we would like to fill it with content from as many of you as possible. Now, on to this month’s issue. On the cover, Michael Covel discusses some simple but important techniques for equalizing risk between investments to adjust for differences in volatility and leverage. Inside, MTA affiliate and CMT candidate Matt Blackman reviews a new investment software product that integrates several different approaches into one package. In addition, money manager Rob Hanna uses back-testing to come to some interesting conclusions regarding the effectiveness of the 200-day moving average as a investment tool. Finally, Executive Director John Kirby reports on the MTA’s two most recent accomplishments, the launching of our new technology platform and the debut of the new and improved MTA website. Hope you enjoy the issue. I also hope you will consider contributing to future issues of TS. John Kosar, CMT Editor [post_title] => Technically Speaking, December, 2005 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-december-2005 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-06 10:58:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-06 14:58:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 537337 [post_id] => 52144 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_3_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:5:"46053";} ) )