Well gang, we made it. The New Year is here and 2020 is in the rear-view mirror. I hope we all learned something, and that includes something about market behavior.
Although the stock market ended at all-time highs, it was a rather lackluster December with not much in the way of enthusiasm. Of course, we can come up with all sorts of excuses, such as politics, pandemics (not to make light of it) and payments (stimulus, or lack thereof). This did not matter, as Santa came a-calling and stocks came out of the gate at full gallop. Bitcoin at $42,000. Nothing to see here, bubbleheads. Maybe a breakout in bond yields might get you worried? Move along. How about Tesla? Who cares, as long as the Russell is outperforming?
You can take away what you like from all of that. Most of us, of course, will let the charts tell us when something is changing.
The January edition of Technically Speaking is Association-centric, with news of and about our membership and activities. Topping the list is the inaugural edition of our new official podcast, Fill the Gap, featuring first Association president Bob Farrell. We even have an old photo of Bob in the Photo Archive this month.
Also, read about the Academic Partner Program, as we expand the presence and teaching of technical analysis at the university level. And don’t forget, nominations for new Directors of the Association are now open. This is a good time to network and find out who can help steer the Association for the next few years.
This month’s member interview is with Jeff Weiss, CMT, who many members know as an energetic speaker and educator, not to mention a pretty good technician. We’ve got the regular Association news, including some career opportunities, a chapter speaker summary and announcement of the upcoming Weath365 Summit, where several of our members are speaking and all members are welcome at no cost.
Don’t forget, we are always looking for contributed articles and you can repurpose something you’ve already written. Just limit it to education, market environment or the business of being a technician. Market forecasts do not age well. We are always here at email@example.com.
Michael Kahn, CMT
President’s Letterby Scott G. Richter, CMT, CFA, CHP
CMT Association Value – Part II First – I would like to wish all of our members and friends a belated Happy New Year! It is my desire that 2021 be filled with health, friendship and prosperity...
Applications for New Association Directorsby Salma Abdulla, CFA, CMT
The Governance Committee of the CMT Association Board of Directors is now accepting applications for new Directors for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2021. The Board is seeking to build a...
Wealth365 Summit - January 18-23by Barbara Terry
2020 brought unprecedented market volatility, with the fastest-ever 35% market decline and subsequent fastest recovery to new highs. And with a powerful rotation from mega-cap tech to small-cap and...
Academic Partner Programby Tyler Wood
The CMT Association has been working for nearly 50 years to advance the discipline of technical analysis through education and application of the highest professional standards. In an effort to...
Opportunities from Core London TV and WealthChartsby Marianna Tessello
Core London: Share your market analysis and build awareness for your research Core London is looking for professional technical analysts who hold the CMT charter to contribute to a daily video...
Fill the Gap Podcast Now Streamingby Dave Lundgren, CMT, CFA
The official podcast of the CMT Association is now streaming! The inaugural edition features special guest Bob Farrell, who discusses lessons for every market analyst and money manager on the...
Member Interview With Jeffrey S. Weiss, CMTby Jeffrey S. Weiss, CMT
Please tell us what you do professionally. Presently, I am Chief Technical Analyst at Clearview Trading Advisors where I publish a market letter and interim reports. The luck I’ve had in attracting...
CMT Photo Archiveby Michael Kahn, CMT
This is an occasional series revisiting the Association in pictures. With shelter-in-place orders reemerging and our transition to online-only member programming, we’d like to offer a glimpse of...
Membership Newsby Marie Penza
Members on the Move The CMT Association would like to congratulate the following member on his new position: Louis R. Civitarese, Chief Investment Officer at GA Investment Management Updating Your...
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