From the Editor
Just like every other function within the MTA, the newsletter is poring over the results of the Member Survey and will be changing to meet the needs of the membership. Two trends that jump out in the initial review are the growing international membership and the increased number of younger members. We intend to respond with more articles about markets outside the US and increasing the variety of technical analysis topics we cover. As we do this, we will keep in mind the fact that our readers are professionals. You aren’t reading Technically Speaking for articles like “What is RSI?” We think you want actionable information that builds on the basics. Advanced topics, requiring detailed explanations, are covered in the Journal of Technical Analysis. That leaves intermediate-level topics for the newsletter, and we will strive to deliver them in the months ahead.
Often, as in this month’s issue, we will include charts, the tool that has been a staple of technical analysis for decades. Knowing that you are professionals, we print charts that provide a general idea of the topic. Cost prevents us from printing high resolution graphics and we realize that the vast majority of our readers can call up any chart on their computer terminals in seconds. As we work to bring you more TA, and more charts, we ask that you recognize our purpose is to provide research ideas, not specific trading tactics.
I look forward to the improvements we have planned in coming months and, as always, appreciate your feedback.
Mike Carr, CMT
MTA Newsletter Editor
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