Spring has sprung in the northern climes, and as we start to return to more normal activities the stock market is still taking mighty gulps at the liquidity punchbowl provided by forever low interest rates and lots of government spending. How long can the market keep this up? That is for you and your charts to figure out. The real question, is how can we stay on top of things as they develop?
Last year, COVID stole our Annual Symposium but this year we are getting together virtually. Last autumn’s India Summit kicked things off, and at the end of this month, we will have the Americas Summit. I know it is short notice in this newsletter, but since it is online, there are no travel needs, hotels, cabs, or taking off from work. See the announcement below.
This month, we acknowledge this year’s Charles H. Dow Award winner Makenna Barbara with a brief summary of the paper and this month’s interview. We also look back in Association history to the first discussions on getting the CMT designation the respect it deserves and the Series 86 Exemption for technicians. This was a very big deal. CMT co-founder Ralph Acampora takes us back to those discussions in 2004.
We’ve also got the CMT Annual Meeting coming up with elections for new officers and Board members. Association President Scott Richter sets that up in his monthly letter, and the full meeting agenda is published later in this edition.
Don’t forget Association goings-on and this month’s podcast episode featuring Jeff DeGraaf.
Also, we still want your old photos of seminars, meetings and even the old favorite annual seminars at the beach. Got a book to recommend? A new charting software package? We could use a volunteer to write an occasional book or software review, too.
Until next month!
Michael Kahn, CMT
President’s Letterby Scott G. Richter, CMT, CFA, CHP
Elections Are Here…Get Ready to Vote! It’s that time of year again – time to cast your vote for the proposed slate of nominees that will serve on the CMT Board of Directors. You should have...
2021 Americas Summitby Tyler Wood
Join the CMT Association community at the 2021 Americas Summit on April 29th & 30th! Featuring a slate of industry-leading analysts, the Americas Summit is uniquely adapted to a digital-first...
Annual Membership Meetingby Robert Palladino, CMT
The Annual Membership Meeting of the CMT Association, Inc. is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Online proxy voting for the annual meeting will open May 13, 2021 and run through June...
2021 Charles H. Dow Award Winner – Makenna Barbaraby Timothy Hayes, CMT
The CMT Association has awarded the 2021 Charles H. Dow Award to Makenna Barbara for The Efficacy of Modified Momentum Based Technical Indicators on U.S. Equities: A Study of Parabolic SAR. The...
Fill the Gap: The Official Podcast of the CMT Associationby Jeff deGraaf, CMT, CFA
Episode 4: Jeff DeGraaf – Streaming Now As the discipline of technical analysis has evolved, so have the practitioners. Episode #4 of Fill the Gap features one of Wall Street’s current icons of...
This Month in CMT Historyby Ralph Acampora, CMT
The fight for recognition for the CMT designation may have been one of the biggest accomplishments of the CMT Association. The CMT is currently one of two designations recognized by FINRA for the...
Member Interview - Makenna Barbaraby Michael Kahn, CMT
In this month’s interview, we break protocol and speak with the Dow Award winner who is not yet a member of the Association. She assures us that she will be joining soon! Please tell us what you do...
Membership Newsby Marie Penza
Members on the Move The CMT Association would like to congratulate the following members on their new positions: William Yii, CMT, Chief Investment Officer at Airo Malaysia James Chen, CMT, Vice...
New Educational Content This Month
Paul Winghart, Richard Ross, and Sam Stovall have all had their recent webcasts added to our Video Archives! Listen at your convenience.
New Educational Content This Month
September 16, 2021
CMT Program Informational Session
Presenter(s): Stanley Dash, CMT, Tyler Wood
August 19, 2021
Volume Analysis Series (Part 2): Profiting from Trends
Presenter(s): Buff Dormeier, CMT
July 17, 2021
Popular Indicators Redefined – India Chapter Meeting
Presenter(s): Brijesh Bhatia, Joel Pannikot, Kusal Kansara