LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
This issue starts with an update on the CMT Program. The recent addition of Bob Johnson to the Program is a step toward making a great program even
The rest of the issue is a collection of insights from practitioners in the field. Classic chart patterns still form the core of the discipline, but the patterns are being used in a number of different ways and the articles that follow will show just a small sample of the type of work technicians are doing today.
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BOB JOHNSON ON THE CMT PROGRAMby Michael Carr, CMT & Robert Johnson, CFA
Recently the MTA hired Robert Johnson, Ph.D., CFA, CAIA, in a consulting capacity as Director, CMT Studies. This position was specifically created to enhance the professionalism of the CMT Program...
DOW 20,000by Mukul Pal
Proportion is mathematical. This is why Elliott beautifully illustrates the proportional structures on markets. In this update we question some Elliott assumptions and highlight some observations on...
TWO BASIC PRICE ACTION SETUPSby Manuel Amunategui
To most of us, price-action trading is closely related to technical analysis and stock charts. But to a subset of traders, it goes much further than the technical versus fundamental issue, it is...
ARE PRECIOUS METALS FLASHING A BUY?by Matt Blackman, CMT
Since bottoming in Q4-11, a number of stocks have been exhibiting some interesting stock patterns according to trader Dan Zanger. Market leaders include well-known stocks like Apple (AAPL), Priceline...
INTERVIEW WITH MATT BLACKMANby Matt Blackman, CMT & Amber Hestla-Barnhart
How would you describe your job? As a full-time freelance trading, finance and global markets writer, my job has two major components. First, find major market related events and trends that have the...
MARKET TIMING USING THE VIXby Laurence Connors
The following was transcribed and edited from TraderTalk, a free, live, interactive workshop conducted for TradingMarkets members by Larry Connors. It originally appeared at http://go.mta.org/274 and...
HOW MARKETS REALLY WORK: A QUANTITATIVE GUIDE TO STOCK MARKET BEHAVIOR BY LAURENCE A. CONNORS WITH CESAR ALVAREZ AND CONNORS RESEARCHby Michael Carr, CMT
In reading this book, I was struck by a similarity between the work of Connors and Alvarez and the original work of Ben Graham and David Dodd in their classic book, Security Analysis. Graham and Dodd...
A BULL MARKET IN THE UKby Amber Hestla-Barnhart & Michael Carr, CMT
Sovereign debt problems have dominated the news around the world. The issues are complex and seem to be influenced by immediate political concerns, short-term factors, and long-term economic trends....
ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE TO HALF DAY LECTURE PROGRAM AT PACE UNIVERSITYby Lawrence Laterza
On March 23rd Phil Roth and I had the pleasure of staging a half day lecture program on the campus of PaceUniversity, just blocks away from the heart of the financial district in downtown New York...
BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD: SEARCHING FOR THE TREND’S ENDby Scott Hathaway, CFTe
For my 3rd and final article in this series I would like to present some geometric perspectives of a potential top in the NASDAQ 100, specifically relating current price to previous important points...
MTAEF SPRING 2012 AUCTIONby J. Cody Tafel, CMT, CAIA
The Market Technicians Association Educational Foundation (MTAEF) will hold an auction this May to raise funds for the mission of identifying and supporting educational programs in the field of...
New Educational Content This Month
October 22, 2021
Systematic Multiple Time Frame Investing
Presenter(s): Bill Kelleher, CMT, CFA
October 20, 2021
Volume Analysis Series (Part 3): Volume Analysis with Indexes
Presenter(s): Buff Dormeier, CMT
October 13, 2021
Understanding Market Internals to Identify Turning Points
Presenter(s): Mike Hurley, CMT