Letter from the Editor
Technical analysis is a varied discipline, including such diverse forms of analysis as chart patterns, Elliott Wave, and relative strength. If this month’s newsletter has a theme, it could be described as “whatever works.” Larry Williams is a world renowned trader and first class researcher. He recently made a presentation to the Los Angeles chapter of the MTA. Those who have been fortunate enough to take in one of his many presentations always get a variety of ideas. Larry seems to look at any idea, adopting those that can lead to profits. He doesn’t appear to be interested in being right or being pigeon holed as an expert on any one topic. Everything he presents is simply designed to make money in the markets.
We also have a summary of an archived video presentation that demonstrates ways to combine technical and fundamental data into a single trading opinion. Dennis Gartman explained his strategies more than a year ago. One advantage of using the archives for education and strategies is that you can look at how effective the ideas have been since they were presented. Gartman’s is yet another example of the timeless ideas available to traders and analysts in the MTA’s video archives.
Finally, as I read the publications of the CFA Institute, I am struck by the number of articles that build on ideas rooted in technical analysis. This issue discusses one of those articles. Please consider sharing ways that you combine other disciplines with technical analysis. You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d like to print your techniques in a future issue of Technically Speaking.
Mike Carr, CMT
Career Development: PlacingTraders.comby Michael Carr, CMT
EDITORS NOTE: In previous issues of the Technically Speaking e-Newsletter, we’ve reviewed various technical analysis books, products, and software. This article is a review of a free online...
Chart of the Month: Stocks for the really long-termby Mark Cremonie, CMT, CFA & Ronald L. Griess
While it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day movements of the stock market, a long-term view can help provide perspective. The declines of the 2008-2009 bear market were significant, but they...
Ten Things Everyone Should Know About the VIX
Editor’s note: We wanted to take an opportunity to present some information on trading vehicles that allow traders to enter positions designed to capitalize on volatility. This article was...
Los Angeles MTA Chapter Meeting November 15, 2010by Kristin Hetzer, CMT, CIMA, CFP
Our last chapter meeting of the year was held at the Long Beach Grand Event Center Monday evening. It was a grand event, too. Larry Williams, a widely recognized futures trader for 48 years, was our...
Fundamentals and Technicals: Stealing from Both Schoolsby Dennis Gartman
Dennis Gartman made a presentation as part of the MTA Educational Web Series on August 3, 2009. The archive of this presentation is available in the On Demand Video Archives. This presentation was...
Fundamentals are Technicalsby Michael Carr, CMT
Sometimes without even realizing it, fundamental analysts seem to use technical analysis. A recent example is in the current issue of CFA Magazine, a publication of the CFA Institute. “Why...
Blogs of Noteby G. Edward Gruber, CMT
Many MTA members regularly make their work available to the general public. EM Trend Advisors, maintained by G. Edward Gruber, CMT, is one of those sites. Ed offers clear analysis designed to help...
MTA Board of Directors Nominations For the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2011, three (3) At-Large Board positions are up for consideration for a 3-year term. Over the next two months, we are...
New Educational Content This Month
February 1, 2023
An Introduction to Technical Analysis
Presenter(s): Ralph Acampora, CMT
January 4, 2023
High Profit Candlestick Patterns
Presenter(s): Stephen W. Bigalow
December 12, 2022
Structural Interest Rate Reversal Finally Underway?
Presenter(s): Louise Yamada, CMT