With the vaccine roll-out in full swing, we can truly see the light at the end of the tunnel. For those of us in the colder Northern climates, the pending Spring is double good news since we’ve been cooped up inside our own homes. Who cannot wait to go to their favorite restaurant and not have to wear a parka?
The downside? Now we have to shed those pandemic pounds so we can wear more than sweat pants. I think I’ll take that.
Since mid-February, the markets have finally been interesting. Tech investors saw a “correction” while at the very same time portions of the rest of the market were at all-time highs. Gold is in the tank but oil is at multi-month highs. Remember last year when it went negative? Fun times – not. And have you seen copper?
Then, of course, there is all that debt out there. Liquidity … until the piper shows up for payment.
On a more somber note, over the past few weeks we’ve lost three great people and assets to the Association. Les Williams was a model of involvement, with participation and leadership in many areas in the Association over the years. Not only that, he was a genuinely nice guy and his signature adorns the CMT charter hanging on my wall. Bernadette Murphy, who was known to greater Wall Street as a leader for decades, was instrumental in legitimizing technical analysis as a true investment discipline. Younger members may not know of her, but they should. Memorials for both of these great people are in this month’s edition, and this month’s photo archive features a few shots of them. We’ve also got a brief tribute to Bill Sharp, co-founder and past President of the CSTA – the technical society in Canada.
This month’s member interview is with Michael Gayed CFA, who is a multiple winner of the Dow Award and awards from other groups. Walter Deemer, a now-retired technical analysis veteran, has put decades of his writings and analysis online for all to see. What was it like in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s? Just read his comments.
He also happens to be the subject of this month’s Fill the Gap, the CMT Association’s official podcast.
Of course, we have news from the Association, and President Scott Richter offers his thoughts about helping our colleagues out of any lingering career effects from the pandemic.
Don’t forget, you can submit articles for publication here. As long as they are about technical analysis or the business (not forecasts) we want to see them. Yes, even from brand new analysts. Write something. How do you think I, a physics major in college, got to be a columnist and editor? I wrote – a lot. Now it is your turn.
We want your photos, too. Book reviews, software reviews, thoughts on regulation, anything that members would find useful or interesting relating to technical analysis.
Michael Kahn, CMT
President’s Letterby Scott G. Richter, CMT, CFA, CHP
Focus on Other Members – the Case for Camaraderie in Personal Recovery Post-COVID This month’s message is short and to the point: help someone in our ranks that needs help due to the impacts of...
In Memory of Bernadette Bartels Murphyby Ralph Acampora, CMT & Michael Kahn, CMT & Fred Meissner, CMT & MaryAnn Bartels
Past President and pioneer technical analyst Bernadette Murphy, CMT, passed away March 3 at the age of 86. Bernadette was the first female President of the CMT Association (one of only two) and many...
In Memory of Les Williamsby Brad Herndon, CFA, CMT & Michael Kahn, CMT
Long-time member John Leslie (Les) Williams, CMT, passed away March 1 at age 77, possibly from health issues related to his service in Vietnam. He was very active in the CMT Association, including...
Fill the Gap: The Official Podcast of the CMT Associationby Tyler Wood, CMT
Episode 3: Walter Deemer – Streaming Now Join the CMT Association for a conversation with Walter Deemer, who discusses his current and historical view over more than 50 years on Wall St. on the...
Walter Deemer’s Archives Now Onlineby Walter Deemer
I downsized significantly after I retired in 2016, as there just wasn’t any room in the new place for the 2600+ memos I had written during the past fifty years which were stored in 49...
Job Opportunity at Investopediaby Marianna Tessello
Investopedia is looking for an experienced editorial leader to captain our team of trading and investing editors and writers. We seek an accomplished senior editor with a deep background in...
Member Interview with Michael Gayed, CFAby Michael Gayed, CFA
Please tell us what you do professionally. I’m the Portfolio Manager of the ATAC Rotation Fund (Ticker: ATACX) and the ATAC US Rotation ETF (Ticker: RORO) at Toroso Investments, LLC. As the...
CMT Photo Archiveby Michael Kahn, CMT
This is an occasional series revisiting the Association in pictures, just to offer a glimpse of in-person events and people in our organization. If you have any pictures from seminars, meetings or...
In Memory of Bill Sharpby Michael Kahn, CMT
This memoriam was excerpted from the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts website. William Morris Sharp died February 8, 2021 at the age of 83. Bill was a major contributor to the success of CSTA...
Register for the Virtual Behavioral Finance Seminar on March 20th
The Los Angeles Chapter of the CMT Association welcomes you to our next event on Saturday, March 20, 2021. We have the pleasure of John Nofsinger, Dave Keller, and Brian Brogan as our guest...
Membership Newsby Marie Penza
Members on the Move The CMT Association would like to congratulate the following member on their new positions: Samuel Beaudry, CFA, CMT, Planificateur Financier, Analyste & Représentant –...
New Educational Content This Month
In the past month, we’ve added a few exciting new recordings to the Video Archives! Notably, a new conversation led by Program Director Stanley Dash, CMT, has recently been posted. You can also find the recording of Chris Pollard, CMT’s recent webcast presentation below.
New Educational Content This Month
October 19, 2022
New Horizons on the Relative Strength Index
Presenter(s): Sofien Kaabar, CFA
October 12, 2022
Are The Streets Still Smart? Evaluating Swing Trading Strategies in Modern Markets
Presenter(s): Davide Pandini, PhD, CMT, MFTA, CSTA
September 14, 2022
Candlestick Analysis, Enhancing Portfolio Management Returns
Presenter(s): Stephen W. Bigalow