LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
This month’s magazine is focused on actionable ideas for traders. After reading this issue of Technically Speaking, you will have specific ideas for designing a lon-g or short-term trading strategy or advancing your career potential as an investment manager. We’ve also included an article that demonstrates the value of investment skill by reviewing how Berkshire Hathaway performed before Warren Buffett became involved in the company.
In addition to Technically Speaking, the MTA provides actionable ideas at chapter meetings and at the Annual Symposium. It’s time for many of us to start planning for that meeting which will kick off on April 6, 2015 and run through April 8. It will be held in New York City. You can learn more here.
You will also obtain actionable ideas at local chapter meetings. You may have noticed the word “will” in that previous sentence. It jumps out because as investment professionals, we often hedge our statements with phrases including “is likely to” or words like “could.” I am confident you will be exposed to new ideas at MTA chapter meetings and broke with tradition to make an unequivocal prediction. If you haven’t been to a chapter meeting, check for local events by clicking here.
Finally, feel free to share your own actionable ideas with readers of Technically Speaking. Please let us know what you’d like to see in Technically Speaking this year by emailing us at email@example.com.
THE WORLD’S LONGEST TREND-FOLLOWING BACKTESTby Wes Gray, Ph.D.
Editor’s note: this was originally published at Alpha Architect on November 9, 2015 and is republished here with permission. We’re in the middle of an academic research project and we ran a...
AVOIDING THE BIG DRAWNDOWN: DOWNSIDE PROTECTION INVESTMENT STRATEGIESby Wes Gray, Ph.D.
Editor’s note: this was originally published at Alpha Architect on August 13, 2015 and is republished here with permission. Chasing the Investing Unicorn: Give me “High Returns with Limited...
CALL FOR NAAIM WAGNER AWARD PAPERSRSITY
Launched in 2009, the NAAIM Wagner Award is designed to expand awareness of active investment management techniques and the results of active strategies through the solicitation and publication of...
INTERVIEW WITH LOUIS CIVITARESE, CMTby Amber Hestla-Barnhart
How would you describe your job? My current role within Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group as the Investment Analyst entails a 75/25 mix of investment and portfolio work vs....
THE IMPORTANCE OF ACTUAL RETURNS IN THE DUE DILIGENCE PROCESS: SEVEN REASONS WHY INVESTMENT MANAGERS SHOULD DOCUMENT ACTUAL PERFORMANCEby Mike Posey
Editor’s note: This article was originally published by Theta Research and reprinted here with permission. Introduction “…imperfect as it is, actual performance beats whatever is in second...
ENTRY TRIGGERS FOR SUCCESSFUL TRADING
Editor’s note: This article was originally published at The Educated Analyst, an education blog maintained by Market Analyst. Although this article is focused on Entry Triggers for trade...
BERKSHIRE BEFORE BUFFETTby Dr. Bryan Taylor
Editor’s note: This article was originally published at the Global Financial Data blog and is reprinted here with permission. Everyone is aware of the incredible returns that Berkshire Hathaway has...
CHART OF THE MONTH: AROON
The most successful traders tend to use tools that aren’t widely followed. That doesn’t mean they have secret techniques, it just means they use indicators many traders ignore. The Aroon...
New Educational Content This Month
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Utilizing Trend & Mean Reversion in Breadth Studies to Gauge Market Conditions
Presenter(s): Victor Riesco
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Beating the Bench
Presenter(s): Scott Brown, CMT
October 25, 2023
Equity Risk & Potential – Q4, ’24 & Beyond
Presenter(s): Timothy Hayes, CMT