LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
The MTA has long recognized the value of diverse techniques in the field of technical analysis. In this month’s newsletter we try to live up to that tradition and present both visual and quantifiable approaches to analysis.
We start with an overview of the career of John Bollinger, CFA, CMT. We then summarize the career of Susan Berger who has spent 45 years working in technical analysis (so far) using the techniques she learned from John Magee. It is fascinating to read how Susan did things when working with Magee. It is equally fascinating to think back at the advance that Bollinger Bands represented when they were introduced about 15 years into Susan’s career. Chart paper and grids for calculating indicators were being replaced by personal computers in the 1980’s and John Bollinger was among the first to recognize that new environment. He introduced an indicator that would have been unthinkably complex to implement in the 1970’s.
Several newer techniques are also featured in articles by Scott Hathaway and Alan Hall who works with Dr. Robert Pechter, Jr., CMT, at the Socionomics Institute. Dr. Prechter will be sharing his latest work at the MTA Symposium in a few weeks along with a number of other speakers. The Symposium will truly be a showcase for the diverse techniques of technical analysis as an amazing group of experts share their research and experience.
As always, we would appreciate receiving any comments you have on the newsletter, which can be emailed to email@example.com.
JOHN BOLLINGER: A BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE OF TECHNICAL ANALYSISby Michael Carr, CMT & John Bollinger, CMT, CFA
There are always a number of ways to characterize a career. John Bollinger made a significant contribution to the Body of Knowledge and the practice of technical analysis with Bollinger Bands. This...
22 BOLLINGER BAND RULESby John Bollinger, CMT, CFA
Editor’s note: In Bollinger on Bollinger Bands, there were “15 Basic Rules” included, a list that has grown to 22 as John incorporated new experience and insights into his work. Bollinger...
MORE MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF GAIL DUDACK, CMT
Last month we highlighted the career of Gail Dudack, CMT, now the Managing Director of Dudack Research Group a division of Wellington Shields & Co. LLC. After the newsletter was released, George...
IN MEMORIAM: DR. MARTIN ZWEIG
The investment community lost one of its leaders in February when Dr. Martin Zweig passed away. Dr. Zweig contributed to the acceptance of market timing in the 1980’s. He achieved success with an...
DEFINING SUCCESS IN TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: SUSAN BERGER’S 45 YEARS IN TAby Michael Carr, CMT
Technical analysis is still a relatively young field of study. Edwards and Magee first published Technical Analysis of Stock Trends in 1948. John Magee would continue his work for almost forty years...
CURRENT VIEWS OF CLASSIC TECHNICAL ANALYSIS TECHNIQUESby Susan Berger
Editor’s note: this is an example of Susan’s work. It is interesting to see how it applies the fundamentals defined by Edwards and Magee. Dow Theory (prepared January 7, 2013) The Dow Theory is...
INTERVIEW WITH MUKUL PAL, CMT
THIS ARTICLE WAS EDITED. REVISED ARTICLE IN NEXT MONTH’S...
THE PERFORMANCE OF INSTITUTIONAL PORTFOLIO MANAGERS WHO USE TECHNICAL ANALYSISby David Smith & Christophe Faugere & Ying Wang
Editor’s note: This paper was recently published at the Social Science Research Network, http://go.mta.org/3437. It presents an academic view of how technical analysis contributes to the...
MTA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION UPDATES
Mike Epstein Award. The MTAEF announced the presentation of the 2012 Mike Epstein Award to Julie R. Dahlquist, Ph.D, CMT and Charles D. Kirkpatrick II, CMT. The Mike Epstein Award, established in...
THE THIRD, PART TWO: TWO DISTINCT PARABOLIC POSSIBILITIES FOR THE S&P 500by Scott Hathaway, CFTe
I offer this parabolic article exactly 1 year after my previous parabolic article in Technically Speaking, Mar 2012, which can be used as a reference for this article. INTRODUCTION As of this writing...
SOCIONOMICS AND THE ELLIOTT WAVE MODEL PROVIDE A FRAMEWORK FOR PROJECTING THE LAG TIME FOR NEWSby Alan Hall
One of the most important things to understand about the stock market is its relationship to news. Aside from emotional reactions lasting just minutes, news does not cause the market to move in any...
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