From the Editor
As Randy Quaid’s character said as he was about to slay the alien ship in Independence Day, “Hello boys – I’m baaack!”
Hello boys and girls! After a 20-year hiatus, I am back at the helm of Technically Speaking. The good news is that unlike last time when it was just me, with the indomitable Barbara Gomperts handling production, we’ve got a full team handling the particulars, including gathering some of the content. Shout outs to Tyler Wood, Shane Skwarek, CMT Association CEO Alvin Kressler and the staff for all the help.
The biggest change you will notice is that we’ve taken Technically Speaking back to a more traditional association newsletter where we focus on you, the member, and how the CMT Association can help you in your careers. Kudos to Mike Carr, CMT for his stewardship over the past few years. That was a flashback for me, because the last time I was editor, I relied on Mike for all sorts of content. Maybe we can twist his arm again!
Aside from bringing you your association news, this inaugural newsletter is also a call to arms for members and associates. We need volunteers to help us deliver a well-rounded offering with:
- seminar reviews
- book reviews
- software reviews
- articles on how you analyze, trade or “do” the technical analysis business
- suggestions for interviews with industry titans
- your own career move announcements.
With that said, we’ll kick of the member interview series with the Godfather, Ralph Acampora, CMT, one of the founders of the CMT Association. We also have part 1 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 big thank-you to Vincent M. Randazzo, CMT and the team at Lowry’s Research for their take on the advance-decline line.
Rounding it all out will be news from around the association – committees, strategy, CMT news and events.
Let us know what you think!
Michael Kahn, CMT
President's Cornerby Scott G. Richter, CMT, CFA, CHP
As I started penning this short CMT Association update with the phrase “summer has ended…” it struck me that the accuracy of that statement depends on which hemisphere the reader is in! ...
Judgment for Traders: Lessons from Dead Pilots (Part I)by Mark Eidem, CMT, CFA
Originally published June 2000 Alaska is the “flyingest” state in America, having more pilots and airplanes per capita than any other state. Alaska pilots fly through some of the...
Ethics: A Critical Part of the CMT Program and the CMT Associationby Stanley Dash, CMT
An integral part of the CMT Association’s mission is to establish, maintain, and encourage the highest standards of professional competence and ethics among our membership. As such, CMT...
A Market of Stocks - A new look at the Advance-Decline Lineby Vincent M. Randazzo, CMT
As we have learned over the course of many bull and bear markets, prices alone can sometimes be misleading, especially those of large-capitalization-weighted indexes. When the vast majority of...
Member Interview featuring Ralph Acampora, CMTby Ralph Acampora, CMT
Each month, we will bring you interviews or stories from members who have been there and done that. It is fitting that we start with the “Godfather of Technical Analysis” and CMT Association...
CMT Association News & Member Updatesby Marie Penza
Exemption for CFA Charter Holder At the February 13, 2018 board meeting, the CMT Association Board of Directors approved an exemption to CFA charter holders enrolling in the CMT Program for the CMT...
CMT Program News - You’ve Completed CMT Level III – Now What?by Chelsey Clevenger
You’ve worked hard studying for your exams and are eager to get your CMT designation. Even before you get the word you’ve passed the Level III Exam you can start your application for membership...
Chapter News - Houstonby Adin Gosine
On July 12, 2018, at Morton’s The Steakhouse in downtown Houston, the CMT Association partnered with GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals) to host a presentation on machine learning and...
Categories 2016 Annual Symposium Annual Symposium Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Boston, MA Chapter Events Charlotte, NC Chicago, IL Chile ...
Scott G. Richter, CMT, CFA, CHP
Scott Richter, CMT, CFA, CHP is a senior portfolio manager for Westfield, which manages over $4B in AUM. He is the lead portfolio manager for alternative assets and is also responsible for investments in the energy and utility sectors. He was formerly the co-manager...
Mark Eidem, CMT, CFA
Mark Eidem, who holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, is a Regional Manager with Charles Schwab Trading Solutions. He is a 1978 graduate of West Point and was previously a retail broker in Anchorage for over a decade. He has served as a Flight Instructor...
Stanley Dash, CMT
Stanley Dash is the CMT Program Director at the CMT Association, a global credentialing body. In this role, Mr. Dash works with subject matter experts, candidates, and the Association's members to maintain and improve the curriculum, the test experience, and the value of the...
Vincent M. Randazzo, CMT
Vincent Randazzo, who holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, is a Senior Market Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Lowry Research Corporation. Previously, he was a Managing Director and Chief Market Analyst at NASDAQ. Vincent has close to 20 years of experience...
Ralph Acampora, CMT
Ralph Acampora, CMT is a pioneer in the development of market analytics. He has a global reputation as a market historian and a technical analyst, providing unique insights on market timing and related investment strategy issues to a wide audience within the financial industry....
Marie Penza serves as the Director of Member Services for the CMT
Chelsey Clevenger is the former Member Services Coordinator for the CMT
Adin Gosine, who holds a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, is a Commodity Market Analyst at Kinder Morgan, which he joined in 2015. As a Commercial Analyst, he performs market analysis on various commodity markets to support the company’s CAPEX decisions. Adin was...
New Educational Content This Month
March 24, 2023
CMT Level III Informational Session
Presenter(s): Stanley Dash, CMT, Tyler Wood, CMT
March 15, 2023
Why the Dow Theory? Multimarket application, Outperformance, Drawdown reduction, and a 120+ years record
Presenter(s): Manuel Blay
March 8, 2023
Money and the Fork in the Road for the Year Ahead
Presenter(s): Brendan McCarty, CMT