Letter from the Editor
Last month, we carried the news that Julie Dahlquist, PhD, CMT, had been named as the new editor for the Journal of Technical Analysis, which is the scholarly publication of our organization. Many of us look forward to the next issue, as we always have, to learn the details of new techniques in our field and to see examples of in-depth research topics.
Research articles can also be submitted to this newsletter. Generally, shorter articles will be found in the newsletter while detailed and thorough examinations of a topic are more suitable for the journal. The monthly publication schedule also allows for immediate feedback to the author from the thousands of members around the world who will see the article.
Hopefully you’ll find the research being offered in Technically Speaking useful. We’ve also included member profiles in this issue, which may help newer members see that there is no single career path in the field. MTA members have varied backgrounds, and success is determined by hard work more than any other factor.
We strive to provide content that is useful, readable, and varied. If you have ideas for articles you’d like to see, please let us know with an email to email@example.com.
Mike Carr, CMT
A Market Technician Considers Value at Riskby Michael Carr, CMT
Value at Risk (VaR) is an important risk management tool used by many institutional traders. In an article called “A Primer on Value at Risk” posted by the New York Society of Security Amalysts...
Product Review of EidoSearch: Forms Shape Ideasby George Rahal
Any opinions expressed in the review are those of the author and not an official position of the MTA, which does not endorse this orany other commercial product. The purpose of this article is to...
Interview with Keene Little, CMTby Keene Little & Amber Hestla-Barnhart
How would you describe your job? I have been a full-time trader since early 2000. In addition to trading my own account I also manage and trade several small accounts for others. I analyze the...
From Snow to Lo: Data Visualization and Tradersby Michael Carr, CMT & Amber Hestla-Barnhart
Traders use charts to visualize data, and price charts are an indispensible aspect of technical analysis. One of the many interesting aspects of technical analysis is that academia takes many of the...
Member Profile: Ed Carlson, CMTby Amber Hestla-Barnhart
Ed Carlson, CMT, has enjoyed a long and interesting career in the financial industry. Traditional jobs, or at least what many think of as traditional analyst positions, are disappearing and Ed’s...
Long-Term Fundamentals Offer Clues to Technicalsby Michael Carr, CMT
Technicians usually focus on price action in a stock or market. Fundamentals are often thought of as an unnecessary input to the decision making process. Robert Edwards, co-author with John Magee of...
Trading with Volatilityby Michael Carr, CMT & Amber Hestla-Barnhart
Global markets have recently reminded investors that volatility is a part of the investment environment. In US markets, volatility is defined and measured by the VIX Index. This offers traders a...
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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