LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
We take an extended look at the trading philosophy of Ian Woodward in this month’s issue. Ian has created a complete investment methodology based on the work of William O’Neil, Richard Arms and John Bollinger and the articles we feature offer an example of the thought process required for successful market analysis. The format is different than seen in most issues of this newsletter because it is a mix of figures and explanatory text that develop the ideas logically.
Ian came to my attention after John Bollinger, CFA, CMT, mentioned his work. John met with Ian as a result of an MTAEF luncheon fundraiser. John found that Ian’s work inspired him and will result in a new suite of indicators from this market master. Based on that fact, I set out to find Ian and learned he was a second-career technician, devoting his efforts to the market after retiring as an engineer. His story seemed similar to that which the late Art Merrill, CMT, might have shared. Art retired as an engineer and spent the next 34 years (a Fib number I believe) as a technician who advanced the field in many ways. I think Ian may do the same in the second half of his technical analysis career.
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