Robert Colby, CMT

Robert Colby, CMT

Robert W. Colby, who holds a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, is the Chairman and Founder of the Robert W. Colby Asset Management, Inc, a technical market analysis company. He also writes a daily newsletter, performs custom technical research for institutional investors, and designs trading systems tailored to clients’ objectives. His clients include some of the most successful traders and investors in the world.

Robert has more than 40 years of experience in applying technical research and analysis to trading in financial markets. In the 1980s, he was a vice president of research at Smith Barney, later becoming a proprietary trader in the 1990s. More recently, he has been an adjunct professor at both New York University and the New York Institute of Finance, where he developed new courses on investment analysis and market timing.

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The MTA Educational Foundation (MTAEF) will be cosponsoring an event marking the 160th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dow. On November 3, there will be a celebration at the Museum of American Finance. You can learn more at Among the speakers will be Robert W. Colby, CMT. We have included an article he wrote several years ago about Dow Theory in this month’s newsletter. It is the first of several articles we are offering on the revered technical tool in this month’s Technically Speaking. Paul Shread, CMT, offers a more detailed look at several aspects of the Theory. We are also offering highlights of a presentation that Ralph Acampora, CMT, made in May 2009 on the Dow Theory. Ralph will be the Master of Ceremonies at the event. We are continuing our efforts to provide members and affiliates with more information about ethics, not because that is a problem area within our organization but because it is what helps define us as professionals. Like the Dow Theory, the MTA’s Code of Ethics has also proven to be timeless. We would appreciate any suggestions you have on topics to cover in upcoming Ethics Corner articles. Please send them to Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, October 2011 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-october-2011 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-25 13:23:08 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-25 17:23:08 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 407018 [post_id] => 47100 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_0_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:3:"941";} ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 52389 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2005-06-15 12:00:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2005-06-15 16:00:40 [post_content] =>

Award Winners

The volunteers of the MTA are the people who make the organization run. With a staff of 6 and a membership of 2500, the MTA could not run without the active participation and frankly the selfless giving of the volunteer time of so many people. From the board to the committees to the grading to the speaking engagements, many are giving and more people are participating in the volunteer effort every day. MTA is fortunate to have so many willing volunteers. Thank you all very much. Your organization appreciates your efforts. Because you give so much and so few thank yous are said, Duke Jones, Chair of the annual Awards Committee championed an effort to expand the recognition process beyond one annual award. That is not to diminish the MTA annual award. John Bollinger was the winner of that prestigious award this year. His contributions to the MTA and the field of technical analysis are long and legendary. John Murphy said it best when presenting the award at the recent annual seminar in New York city. My own thanks to John for pushing the MTA on completing the body of knowledge study. Without his eloquent emails, we might still be debating the process. Thank you John. Brad Herndon received a service award for his efforts on the accreditation committee, the CMT exam process, the body of knowledge study and his service on the finance committee. Thank you, Brad. David Upshaw received a service award for his long term service to the accreditation committee. David has quietly given more of his time and his thoughtful comments to that committee than perhaps any other member. Thank you, David. Tim Snavely received a service award for his efforts on the regions committee. Thanks in large part to Tim’s efforts our chapters have grown tremendously over the last year. His “regional initiative” accepted by the Board at their December 04 meeting has resulted in more speaking engagements supported by the MTA than ever before. Thank you, Tim. Barry Sine received a service award for his efforts on the accreditation committee, the body of knowledge study, providing guidance to CMT candidates and the seminar committee. Everywhere I turned this year Barry seemed to be there willing to lend a hand. He also stepped into an unexpired term as secretary to the Board. Thank you, Barry. If you have the opportunity, please extend your thanks to these outstanding contributors. Thank you. Sincerely, John R. Kirby Executive Director [post_title] => Technically Speaking, June, 2005 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-june-2005 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-08-12 17:02:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-08-12 21:02:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 544754 [post_id] => 52389 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_10_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:3:"941";} ) [2] => 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] => 547430 [post_id] => 52497 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_5_contributor [meta_value] => a:1:{i:0;s:3:"941";} ) )