From the Editor’s Desk
In recent months, this newsletter has included articles about volunteering and highlighted the benefits you’ll see from being involved. Michael Kahn, Fred Meissner and Larry Berman have written about how much they enjoyed being involved in the MTA. These three talented individuals would have doubtlessly succeeded in this business even without the MTA. But, I certainly would not have been able to attain my career goals without the MTA.
A month after I joined the MTA, nearly ten years ago, Michael Kahn, then-editor of Technically Speaking, allowed me to prepare one page summaries of the New York MTA meetings. Each month, I forced myself to learn enough about the speaker’s area of expertise to write a concise review, making me a better technician. I would not have passed my CMT tests without this exposure to all aspects of technical analysis. Another benefit of this writing came when the newsletter arrived in my mailbox each month, and I analyzed each of Michael’s helpful edits. If you’re reading this, Michael, thanks for making me a better writer.
Eventually, I became your editor, and that has allowed me to call and email many of you to see if you can submit something. If I haven’t gotten to you yet, please feel free to send me your articles at any time.
I have also had the opportunity to serve on the Nominating Committee and the Journal Committee. Committee work requires a small amount of time and a great deal of interaction with fellow members. In other words, I’ve enjoyed talking to the best and brightest in the field and learned an incredible amount by listening to their decades of accumulated wisdom.
I firmly believe that experience is the best teacher. I have just found that sometimes it’s less expensive to learn from someone else’s experience. My involvement in the MTA has allowed me to learn from the experience of true giants in the field of technical analysis. I urge you to look at what you can do within our organization. The MTA will be stronger with your help, and you’ll grow as a technician through your work alongside fellow volunteers.
Mike Carr, CMT
Editor, Technically Speaking
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Presenter(s): Andrew Thrasher, CMT
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