Letter from the Editor
This month’s issue brings a great deal of news about our organization. To paraphrase Executive Director Tom Silveri’s excellent presentation at the May Symposium, “The state of the MTA is stronger than it has ever been.” The letters from Past President Phil Roth and newly inducted President Larry Berman describe some of the efforts which have led to our growth and strength over the past few years.
We also have a detailed report about the MTA Educational Foundation course being taught at the University of Richmond. The Foundation has been actively promoting technical analysis within the academic community for a number of years. For those interested in learning more about this organization, more details can be found at their web site, www.mtaeducationalfoundation.org. A redesign of the site is currently underway, so check back often for the latest information.
Three pages of Technically Speaking are devoted to the life and work of Ian Notley, who will be missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting him. Ian’s work is certainly important, and we are able to present a few examples. We also hope you’ll take the time to read the remarks of Ian McAvity and Karl Wagner. We received several other remembrances of Ian that we didn’t have room to print.
This space is not just to pay tribute to a life well lived. Ian inspired many during his career, and we hope that more will be inspired by reading about him. He embodied all that the MTA is – knowledge, innovation, friendship, and mentorship.
In Memoriam Ian Sydney Notley
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of long-time MTA Member and friend, Ian Sydney Notley. Our thoughts are with him and his family
Mike Carr, CMT
Turning Over the Reins: A Letter from Past President Phil Roth, CMTby Phil Roth, CMT
On June 30 I completed my two-year term as President of the MTA. It was my third term as President, having served in 1989-1990 and in 1996- 1997. So I was President in the 1980’s, the 1990’s, and...
A Letter from Current President Larry Berman, CMT, CFA, CTAby Larry M. Berman, CMT, CTA, CFA
Dear Members and Affiliates, I am very excited to be your new MTA President. In my previous executive roles as Vice-President of the MTA, President of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts...
New MTA Chapter: Utahby Edward Goettig, CMT
With the establishment of the Utah Chapter, those interested in the financial markets in our area can come together to discuss, debate, and learn secrets and insights to unlocking profitable trading....
Technical Analysis: An Academic Perspective, presented by Dr. Andrew W. Lo, Ph.D.by Michael Carr, CMT & Andrew W. Lo, PhD
After being presented the MTA Recognition Award, Dr. Lo spoke briefly about the way academia perceives technical analysis. In his opinion, the field of technical analysis is gaining respect. He...
Trading With Relatives: Presented by Charles D. Kirkpatrick, II, CMTby Michael Carr, CMT & Charles D. Kirkpatrick
Kirkpatrick spoke at the MTA Symposium after being recognized with the MTA Annual Service Award. He presented his stock selection technique as a complete methodology that could be implemented by any...
On the Campusby Dr. John H. Earl, Jr, CFA, CLU, CHFC, ARM, CFP, CIC
In the fall semester of 1996, the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond offered the first course in technical analysis at an accredited four-year university. (Similar to the debate...
MTA Profile: Ian Sydney Notley
This profile describes Ian Notley’s life and work in technical analysis. It was compiled by Clare White, CMT, Optionetics. com. Ian Sydney Notley — 2006 Annual Lifetime Achievement Award The work...
Reflectionsby Ian McAvity
What follows is a long personal reflection on how Ian got to be in North America that I pulled together this morning in reflecting on the loss of an old friend for some younger friends who did not...
Below are two examples of Ian Notley’s work in the field of technical...
Did You Happen To Really Know Ian Notleyby Karl Wagner, CMT
Did you happen to really know Ian Notley.. I did. I served with Ian Notley on the Boards of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts and the International Federation of Technical Analysts. I think...
“What’s Hot” The MTA Library Announces...
Donations from Trader’s Library The MTA would like to thank Trader’s Library for its recent donations to the MTA Library. Trader’s Library has included the MTA on its mailing list of Review...
A Letter from Current President Larry Berman, CMT, CFA, CTA
New Educational Content This Month
December 6, 2023
Marrying Fundamental and Technical Analysis for Independent RIAs
Presenter(s): David Rath
November 22, 2023
Utilizing Trend & Mean Reversion in Breadth Studies to Gauge Market Conditions
Presenter(s): Victor Riesco
November 18, 2023
Beating the Bench
Presenter(s): Scott Brown, CMT