LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
The Market Technicians Association has always been at the forefront of technical analysis and in this issue we demonstrate some of the ways the organization is doing that. We provide summaries of a few of the presentations made at the Annual Symposium in May which included thought provoking and practical ideas. More summaries will be in next month’s issue.
We also offer a review of a book by Paul Ciana, CMT. New Frontiers in Technical Analysis includes some original research from Paul and features the work of several other technicians, including some members. This book adds to the Body of Knowledge of technical analysis with the new techniques that are presented and for those without access to a Bloomberg terminal it delivers details on what the most commonly used features of that system are.
Last month, while acknowledging those recognized by the Awards Committee, I inadvertently overstated the role that George Lane had in the development of the stochastics. George Schade, Jr., CMT, provides corrected information in a Letter to the Editor that is included in this month’s issue. George’s work is another example of the leadership that members have in the field. He has studied in depth the history of technical analysis and is an invaluable resource to the organization and this newsletter.
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COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS BY PIERRE VAYSSE, PH.D.by Michael Carr, CMT & Pierre Vaysse
This is a summary of Dr. Vaysse’s presentation made at the 2012 Annual Symposium on April 19th – 20th, 2012 in New York City. The complete presentation is available in the MTA Archives at...
TAM’S 100-YEAR MARKET THEORY BY KEVIN TUTTLEby Kevin A. Tuttle & Michael Carr, CMT
This is a summary of Kevin Tuttle’s presentation made at the 2012 Annual Symposium on April 19th – 20th, 2012 in New York City. The complete presentation is available in the MTA Archives at...
WHAT CAN VOLATILITY DO FOR YOU? FEATURING CARSON DAHLBERG, CMT AND KIRK NORTHINGTON, CMTby Carson Dahlberg, CMT & Kirk Northington, CMT & Michael Carr, CMT
This is a summary a presentation made at the 2012 Annual Symposium on April 19th – 20th, 2012 in New York City. The complete presentation is available in the MTA Archives at...
CORRECTION: LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Editor’s note: In last month’s issue, the article about George Lane contained an inaccuracy and we are indebted to George Schade, Jr., CMT, for providing a more accurate description of George...
MTAEF SPRING FUNDRAISER RAISES $20,000 WITH LUNCH AUCTIONby THE MTA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
The MTA Educational Foundation (MTAEF) completed its spring 2012 “Take an Analyst to Lunch” fundraising event. The most recent auction was also referred to as, “Take an Expert to Lunch” and...
NEW FRONTIERS IN TECHNICAL ANALYSIS BY PAUL CIANA, CMTby Paul Ciana, CMT & Michael Carr, CMT
As an Application Specialist at Bloomberg LP, Paul has access to information that many traders will find useful, and in New Frontiers in Technical Analysis he presents some of that data along with...
INTERVIEW WITH ERIC LEAKEby Eric Leake & Amber Hestla-Barnhart
How would you describe your job? I’m a portfolio manager for two mutual funds and a hedge fund. What led you to look at futures markets instead of stocks or another tradable? Managing both global...
JPMORGAN TRADING LOSSES HIGHLIGHT RISK MANAGEMENT LESSONS FOR TECHNICAL ANALYSTSby Michael Carr, CMT
By now, the story is well known. In early May, JPMorgan announced that some hedges designed to limit risk had not worked as planned and the bank was facing losses of at least $2 billion. The trades...
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