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Technically Speaking, January / February 2008

From the Editor

This year marks my tenth year of involvement in MTA activities. Within months of becoming an Affiliate, I asked if I could help with the newsletter. Mike Kahn, then the editor, agreed to give me an opportunity, and that single email exchange helped me to become a market professional and CMT. I feel that writing for the newsletter was the best study tool available for CMT preparation. There are twenty committees in the MTA, and I have served on eight of them and been involved with two regional chapters. With all of those activities, the newsletter has taught me the most and allowed me to develop more technical skills than any other. But, those other commitments require time, and I need to find more of that precious commodity to  effectively serve the MTA. To do that, we need a new editor of this newsletter. The job takes about 20 hours a month, on average. Someone with excellent time management skills might be able top schedule an hour a day – that was not my experience as I usually spent all

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What's Inside...

From the Executive Director

by Tom Silveri

MTA Membership: I hope all of you and your families had a safe and happy holiday season. Starting off the New Year there are a few items I wanted to make you aware of. I would like to make you all...

Charlie Kirkpatrick, CMT

by Molly Schilling & Charles D. Kirkpatrick

Molly Schilling [MS]: Hi Charlie. Tell me what motivated you to write this book, and have you written books before? Charlie Kirkpatrick [CK]: No, I’ve never written a book on technical analysis. I...

Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians by Charles D. Kirkpatrick, CMT, and Julie R. Dahlquist

by Michael Carr, CMT & Charles D. Kirkpatrick & Julie Dahlquist, Ph.D., CMT

As Directors of the MTA Educational Foundation, Charlie and Julie understand the importance of teaching technical analysis at the college level. Putting that thought into practice, they learned that...

Nominations Committee

by Jordan Kotick, CMT

MTA Members, At this point, we have filled all nominating committee positions for the upcoming Board selection process. I am pleased to announce that our nominating committee this year has the...

MTA Journal of Technical Analysis

by Connie Brown, CFTe, MFTA

Hello Colleagues! Let me start by thanking Charlie Kirkpatrick for his editorial leadership surrounding the Journal of Technical Analysis. The task of sourcing valuable articles is time consuming to...

2008 Charles H. Dow Award Competition

by George A. Schade, Jr., CMT

The competition for the 2008 Charles H. Dow Award is open. The award for excellence and creativity in technical analysis has been presented since 1994, and today it is the most important writing...

From the Executive Director

From the Executive Director

MTA Membership:

I hope all of you and your families had a safe and happy holiday season. Starting off the New Year there are a few items I wanted to make you aware of.

  • I would like to make you all aware of how important this Nominations process is. All Officer positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) and two at-large Board positions are up for consideration. Please write to the Nominating Committee at nominations@mta.org with any questions/ comments and, of course, suggestions!
  • As seen in the posting on page 6, the MTA is looking to hire a part-time position. This position is that of Educational Coordinator.  A complete listing of requirements and job responsibilities are listed on the MTA Job Board.
  • The MTA is beginning its search for a new Editor for this newsletter. Please carefully read the Letter From the Editor for more details.
  • Registration for the Spring 2008 CMT Exams is open.

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Charlie Kirkpatrick, CMT

Charlie Kirkpatrick, CMT

Molly Schilling [MS]: Hi Charlie. Tell me what motivated you to write this book, and have you written books before?

Charlie Kirkpatrick [CK]: No, I’ve never written a book on technical analysis. I did write one on hunting and fishing guides in NH and VT about 15 years ago. But a few years back, I was teaching a credit course here in Durango, Colorado at the local business school and there wasn’t a decent textbook that covered the material I thought should be covered. And so I decided to write one and asked Julie Dahlquist, a Professor at the University of Texas and MTA member, if she would like to join me.

MS: Was there anything in particular that you wanted your students to walk away knowing?

CK: Not especially. It was to be a comprehensive textbook that covered the entire subject of technical analysis, history and methods.

MS: Is there anything that particularly

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Molly Schilling

Charles D. Kirkpatrick

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Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians by Charles D. Kirkpatrick, CMT, and Julie R. Dahlquist

Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians by Charles D. Kirkpatrick, CMT, and Julie R. Dahlquist

As Directors of the MTA Educational Foundation, Charlie and Julie understand the importance of teaching technical analysis at the college level. Putting that thought into practice, they learned that there was no text on the subject to adequately address the needs of college students or business professors. They set out to change that.

The fact that Technical Analysis is a textbook should not discourage anyone from picking it up. This book is an exhaustive resource of technical research, richly detailing the history of the field and providing practical examples. Everyone from the novice being exposed to the field for the first time to the expert practitioner with decades of experience will learn something, and be able to apply that knowledge in the pursuit of profits.

In part I, the authors provide a readable discussion on

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Contributor(s)

Michael Carr, CMT

Michael Carr, CMT

Charles D. Kirkpatrick

Julie Dahlquist, Ph.D., CMT

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Nominations Committee

Nominations Committee

MTA Members,

At this point, we have filled all nominating committee positions for the upcoming Board selection process. I am pleased to announce that our nominating committee this year has the diversity of MTA representation that truly covers the general membership of the MTA.

As you know, all Officer positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) come up for consideration for the 2-year term that commences July 1, 2008. In addition, two (2) At-large Board positions also come up for consideration for the 3-year term that commences July 1, 2008 — A total of six (6) positions!

Over the next two (2) months, we are encouraging any Member, Honorary Member or Emeritus Member in good standing to submit your name for consideration by the nominating committee, along with a description of the Board position you are seeking. The nominating committee will then seek out your completion of a tailored questionnaire as part of

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MTA Journal of Technical Analysis

MTA Journal of Technical Analysis

Hello Colleagues!

Let me start by thanking Charlie Kirkpatrick for his editorial leadership surrounding the Journal of Technical Analysis. The task of sourcing valuable articles is time consuming to say the very least, but for those of you who know Charlie, no task is too daunting for him. The MTA owes Charlie a big THANK YOU!!

When the MTA asked me to be the Editor for its Journal of Technical Analysis I must admit I was excited. The Journal has been the repository of some of the best TA papers in the market. In my view, the Journal must continue to represent the best of technical analysis thinking out in the market today. It also needs to have a good mix of classical, quantitative analysis, and academic research support. It is extremely important to those of us on your Journal Committee to begin to ensure all areas of specialties within our industry

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Connie Brown, CFTe, MFTA

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2008 Charles H. Dow Award Competition

2008 Charles H. Dow Award Competition

The competition for the 2008 Charles H. Dow Award is open. The award for excellence and creativity in technical analysis has been presented since 1994, and today it is the most important writing competition in the field.

The last day to submit papers is February 1, 2008. The Board of Directors has approved a $2,000 cash prize. The standards for writing content and style have been raised.

The winning author will be invited to discuss the paper at a national MTA seminar or at a monthly meeting of an MTA regional chapter. The paper or a summary may be published in the MTA’s Journal of Technical Analysis, in Technically Speaking, and the MTA website. The author of the runner-up paper may receive a certifi cate.

The guidelines are posted on the MTA’s Web site under Activities. Address inquiries to DowAward@ mta.org.

Recipients of the Charles H. Dow Award have been:

  • 1994 Charles D. Kirkpatrick, II,

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George A. Schade, Jr., CMT

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