LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
This month, we have tried to collect examples of thought provoking analysis techniques. Several members have contributed their unique perspectives and our hope is that others can benefit from the ideas they share. This issue is focused on the practical aspects of technical analysis.
As a group technicians tend to focus on obtaining practical results in the markets. Being right is secondary to making money. That means the analysis presented may be outdated by the time you read this. They are still valuable examples of the analytical process.
We’ve been using this new format for several months and would appreciate any feedback you have. The goal of Technically Speaking has always been to offer interesting information about technical analysis and the MTA, but over time the format has changed. Please let us know what we can do to deliver content that meets your needs by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Carr, CMT
TOWARDS PROVING THE VALIDITY OF TECHNICAL ANALYSISby George Rahal
From where does the theoretical stance against technical analysis come? Although often paired against it, fundamental analysis attempts neither to prove nor disprove technical theory. On the...
A GAME OF TELEPHONEby Carson Dahlberg, CMT
“I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story”. – Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome (1911) This line pretty much sums...
WHICH INDICATOR WILL WORK FOR YOU?
Editor’s note: ChartFilter Newsletter originally published this article. To choose which technical indicators work best for you, we suggest following some key steps to develop a technical analysis...
TRIFECTA: STOCK, OPTION, IMPLIEDSby Kirk Northington, CMT
Editor’s note: This article is reprinted as an example of a well-defined and insightful style of technical analysis. The chart is an integral part of the analysis and should be viewed in full size...
INTERVIEW WITH AJAY G. JANI, CMTby Ajay G. Jani, CMT & Amber Hestla-Barnhart
How would you describe your job? I manage an emerging markets focused Global Macro fund which invests in all liquid asset classes (interest rates, credit, currency and equity) on a directional basis....
IF HISTORY TENDS TO REPEAT ITSELF, THEN EGYPTIAN STOCK MARKET INDEX IS LOOKING FOR A BOTTOMby Ramy Rashad, CMT
It’s our job as technical analysts to search for repetitive patterns in the charts. Who lied to you and told you that TA is all about H&S and trend lines? Technical analysis’s most basic...
MAJOR CATALYSTS AHEAD TO TRIGGER NEXT BREAKOUT IN GOLD MARKETby Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
In bull markets, corrections and consolidations are needed to periodically cleanse the market of extreme optimism and an overbought condition. After a market has strong run it inevitably reaches a...
TECHNICALLY URANIUMby Merv Burak, CMT
BASIC NOTES Uranium Companies: There are very few pure uranium companies. Most companies, especially the small exploration type, are active in more than the uranium industry. This blog makes no...
ETHICS CORNER: DEFINING PROFESSIONALISMby Michael Carr, CMT
Technical analysis is a profession, but it is also an activity that is undertaken by many nonprofessionals. Professionals are experts who practice in accordance with well-defined standards. The...
New Educational Content This Month
June 29, 2022
The Institutional Use of Technical Strategies
Presenter(s): Brennan Basnicki, CFA, CMT
June 15, 2022
How You Can Benefit from Little Known Seasonal and Cyclical Patterns
Presenter(s): Dimitri Speck
May 11, 2022
Clearing Away the Clutter
Presenter(s): Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA