From the Editor’s Desk
As we prepare for the MTA’s Long-Range Planning Meeting to be held in September, we face a very fundamental question here at Technically Speaking – “What is our purpose?” This newsletter can serve many purposes:
- Publish the original work of members and affiliates.
- Reprint articles from other sources which contribute to the knowledge of our membership.
- Disseminate news from the MTA.
- Connect Regions by collecting news from their meetings. Meeting summaries share knowledge and news, and seem to be enjoyed by our readers.
In the past, we have attempted to do all these things, and in this issue we include information from each of these categories. But we have never learned what you, our readers, are actually expecting from us. Over the next month, please take a moment and send us your comments about what you think our purpose should be. You can e-mail me at email@example.com.
While thinking about that question, we hope you’ll enjoy the newsletter. On the cover, you noticed an interview with Welles Wilder, previously published in The Trader’s Journal. We have all seen Wilder’s work, and this interview offered us a chance to learn more about the technician behind RSI and other indicators. To me, the most interesting part of the interview is when he attributes his success to his ability to write advertising copy. What an interesting insight – no one knows how good you are until you tell them about your work.
We also have a software review, prepared by Matt Blackman, a frequent contributor to our newsletter who recently moved from affiliate to member status. Writing for us helped Matt
to become better known within the MTA, and made it easier for him to find sponsors. (That last sentence is my subtle monthly request for your contributions.)
You’ll also find an original study on seasonality by Frank Testa in this issue. Along with the list of Regions contacts and assorted news about our Association, it’s a typical newsletter. However, you have many choices of where to publish your work, and where to read about technical analysis. Maybe Technically Speaking no longer meets the needs of our members. Perhaps you’d rather a slimmer newsletter with only MTA news, or a longer newsletter with more current analysis. Unless you tell us what you’d like to see, we’ll continue delivering what we hope is a high-quality, must-read product every month.
Mike Carr, CMT
From the President’s Deskby Phil Roth, CMT
Greetings Members and Affiliates: I trust everyone is taking some time off this summer to reinvigorate. I did. But the MTA is a year-round operation, and our meetings and planning goes on. Let me...
J. Welles Wilderby Stuart McPhee
interview they did with Welles Wilder. They have graciously allowed Technically Speaking to reprint a portion of their interview. Please see their web site, www.traders-journal.com, for more...
Stocks’ Seasonalityby Frank E. Testa, CMT
The direction of the overall market has a paramount impact on the success of one’s investment approach. Wall Street recognizes the importance of the overall health of the market through the adage...
“The Fusion Trader’s Secret Weapon” A Review of VectorVest Online Softwareby Matt Blackman, CMT
Traditionally, the gap between fundamental and technical traders/investors has been more gulf than line. Each group views the other with skepticism more akin to enemy troops rather than members of...
New Educational Content This Month
December 6, 2023
Marrying Fundamental and Technical Analysis for Independent RIAs
Presenter(s): David Rath
November 22, 2023
Utilizing Trend & Mean Reversion in Breadth Studies to Gauge Market Conditions
Presenter(s): Victor Riesco
November 18, 2023
Beating the Bench
Presenter(s): Scott Brown, CMT