Letter from the Editor
We had to add two more pages this month to fit all the content that we think you want and deserve as members of the Market Technicians Association. Technical analysis is a dynamic field and we all struggle to keep up with new developments. We read a lot of research and MTA news and as we prepare Technically Speaking each month, we struggle to fit in all the content that we would like to print while being constrained by our format limitations.
I am working closely with the MTA staff to find the best way to deliver high-quality content, and we want to make it more timely, as well. Our goal is to deliver more value for your membership, and the staff has been very responsive in trying to do this. Their efforts are not limited to the newsletter – they look to improve the organization and our benefits as they work for us every day. So we can’t say when we’ll have a solution, but as soon as possible we will expand the information we deliver to you monthly.
This month’s newsletter focuses on quantitative techniques. A few investment techniques are presented in great detail, along with back-tested results. You should be able to work with these ideas immediately and make them your own. Profitable trading ideas are one membership benefit that we hope you find among the most valuable.
But in bringing you this type of research, we quickly identify the limits of our ability to present readable graphics. The charts need to improve, and that is one of the things we will accomplish as we look at different formats.
Mike Carr, CMT
Bear Market Strategies; or, How I Learned to Stop Holding and Love the Death Crossby Greg Gazurian
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Letter from the Regions Chairby David Keller, CMT
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A Book Review: Quantitative Strategies for Achieving Alpha by Richard Tortorielloby Richard Tortoriello & Michael Carr, CMT
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On the Campusby Katie Stockton, CMT
In the eleven years that I have been a practicing technical analyst, acceptance of technical research as a viable tool for investing has increased dramatically. This is heartening because it has...
2009 Charles H. Dow Award Competitionby George A. Schade, Jr., CMT
The competition for the 2009 Charles H. Dow Award is open. The Award for excellence and creativity in technical analysis has been presented since 1994, and today is the most significant writing...
The Importance of Mid-Term Year Lowsby Paul Shread, CMT
Much has been made of the extraordinary stock market gains that have historically followed mid-term election year lows, but not nearly enough has been made of the importance of the lows...
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