Letter from the Editor
This issue contains a few more summaries of MTA Symposium speaker presentations. There were two other presentations that no one should miss, but are in some ways too important to offer in summary form.
The Technician’s Technician Panel brought together the technical analysts employed by the largest firms. Jordan Kotick, CMT, Managing Director and Head of Technical Trading Strategy for Barclays Capital, led the discussion and shared the stage with:
- Richard Adcock, MSTA, Executive Director, Fixed Income Technical Strategy (London), UBS
- Mary Ann Bartels, Head of US Technicals and Market Analysis, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- Muray Gunn, CFTe, Head of Technical Analysis, HSBC
- Michael Krauss, Managing Director and Head of Global Fixed Income Technical Analysis, J.P. Morgan Securities
- Tom Pelc, MSTA, CFTe, Head of Technical Strategy, RBS Group
- David Sneddon, Managing Director, Credit Suisse
While their market views and favorite techniques differ, all of these esteemed analysts share one opinion. They agreed that technical analysis is in a bull market and opportunities are more plentiful than ever in this field.
Always popular, the Market Forecast Panel brings several distinguished technicians together to discuss what they see in the markets and how they think the future will unfold. Rather than trying to present the views of Ralph Acampora, Dr. Hank Pruden, Ken Tower and Chris Cady into simple bullish or bearish calls, the video of this discussion should be watched in full. What is most important is the thought process that some of the greatest minds in technical analysis apply to formulate their opinions. Each uses a different approach, and each has attained a great deal of success with their technique.
As we work on future issues, we would like to hear what is important to you, our readers. Please let me know what you’d like to see in upcoming issues. The MTA Directory lists my phone number, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Carr, CMT
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New Educational Content This Month
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Systematic Multiple Time Frame Investing
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