Once again, we find ourselves dealing with the external market forces of a China trade deal. Will we, or won’t we? But this time, China went into the currency markets and nobody liked that very much.
And the internal forces, somewhat internal, anyway, of the Fed dropping rates – giving the market what it asked to get – was not fun either. Apparently, it was not enough.
I get that the yield curve almost demands further cuts but the economy is also pretty much at the higher end of possibilities. Why exactly do we need cuts? To appease the bond market? Or is the bond market inverted because it knows the Fed will act?
What will the historians say in 20 years? I cannot wait to find out!
Gold has a long-term breakout. Copper looks terrible. Oil, too. The Baltic Dry rate is soaring but sources tell me it has nothing to do with demand, rather for ships out under adjustments. And the amount of global debt offering negative yields is at another record.
I’ll leave it to you to decide if that is reason enough to shun stocks. But a pundit – one who is not paid to advise investors – said on the tube this morning that a trade deal with China will be good for 5000 Dow points. A different pundit said that there will be a deal before the end of the year.
Hold your nose and buy? Again, that’s up to you. It’s a good thing you use charts.
In this edition, the summer doldrums have taken hold and there is not much sizzle to report around the Association. However, the meat continues to cook, from CMT testing to international symposium summits. The Association may not be making soundbites, but rest assured things are still happening.
For example, Association Executive Director Alvin Kressler reports on not one but two events in the planning stage for our overseas members. We welcome a new crop of freshly minted CMTs. And we are about to start accepting submissions for the Charles H. Dow Award.
In chapter news, we have two reviews for presentations by the same speaker in two different cities. It is interesting to see the different takeaways in nuance, although the main points were the same.
This month’s member interview is with trading legend and all-around nice guy Larry Williams. Larry is one of the most generous people around when it comes to sharing his accumulated knowledge.
And finally, this month’s feature from Chis Cain, CMT, about his experiences programming with Python. Python has become the hottest programming language on Wall Street and is now being used by the biggest and best quantitative trading firms in the world.
Michael Kahn, CMT
Letter from the Executive Directorby Alvin Kressler
As we continue to expand the Association’s reach globally, the CMT Association board and staff are very pleased to announce that the inaugural summit event is in the planning stages for Mumbai...
Member Benefits Updateby Emily E.A. Meyer
Our March newsletter featured an article that explained our website transition to accommodate member restricted content, which was related to the broader shift in our online strategy to improve the...
How Python Made Me A Better Traderby Christopher Cain, CMT
As investment professionals, one thing we all have in common is that we are constantly looking to improve our trading and investment results. It’s a never-ending passion that’s well worth...
Member Interview with Larry Williamsby Larry Williams
Please tell us what you do professionally. I primarily trade, lecture occasionally and publish my weekly commentary, LarryTV, for a few loyal followers. How did you get there? I have a degree in...
Members in the Mediaby Marianna Tessello
Many of our members were featured in a range of news stories this month, including videos, print publication stories and podcasts. Below, glance through our most-shared Members in the Media posts....
New York Chapter Speaker Review
The New York City Chapter of the CMT Association welcomed Tony Dwyer, Chief Market Strategist at Canaccord Genuity to its meeting on July 23. Tony provided an interesting perspective. While he...
Minnesota Chapter Speaker Reviewby Mahesh Johari, CFA
Tony Dwyer, chief market strategist at Canaccord Genuity, a Canadian wealth management and brokerage firm, presented at the July meeting of the Minnesota chapter to a good-sized crowd of 25...
Membership Newsby Marie Penza
Membership The CMT Association would like to congratulate the following members on their new positions: Darren Heil, CMT, Co-Founder & Partner at QM Advisors Jacob Elwood (former CMT Association...
New Educational Content This Month
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
October 25, 2023
Equity Risk & Potential – Q4, ’24 & Beyond
Presenter(s): Timothy Hayes, CMT