LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Magazine covers are a widely followed market indicator. Paul MacRae Montgomery first noted the link between covers and markets and explained that popular media can be a contrary indicator of the markets. Covers have also been the subject of academic research that supported their use as an indicator. A 2007 paper by three University of Richmond professors, Are Cover Stories Effective Contrarian Indicators, “study found a statistically significant correlation between appearance on the cover of one of the magazines and the subsequent performance of the company’s stock.”
This month, Tom Vician provides a survey of the magazine indicator with a number of charts. Technical analysis is built on charts and Tom’s work is helpful for technicians who want to understand this indicator in historical context. We conclude this issue with a classical interpretation of charts prepared by Susan Berger, who learned to analyze charts while working for John Edwards. Her work shows how durable the basic principles of technical analysis are and how ideas contained in books written nearly seventy years ago are still relevant. If you would like to comment on Technically Speaking or share your work with the MTA membership, please email us at email@example.com.
MAGAZINE COVERS AT MARKET TURNS?by Thomas Vician, CMT
Skewed sentiment is an important coincident indicator at market turns. By definition, financial markets are most bullishly optimistic at major tops and most bearishly pessimistic at major bottoms....
TRADE LIKE A STOCK MARKET WIZARD - HOW TO ACHIEVE SUPERPERFORMANCE IN STOCKS IN ANY MARKET BY MARK MINERVINIby Lance McDonald, CMT
Mark Minervini’s new book Trade Like A Stock Market Wizard – How To Achieve Superperformance In Stock In Any Market (McGraw Hill, 2013) is a look into the mind and strategy of a top stock...
WHY IS MY STOCK GOING DOWN? THE SUPREME FUNDAMENTALby Mark Minervini
Editor’s note: This was originally published at Mark Minervini’s Official Blog and is republished here with permission. “What’s making the market go up?” “Why is my stock going...
GEORGE LINDSAY TRAINING COURSE: 1921- 1942 LONG CYCLE BY ED CARLSON, CMTby Michael Carr, CMT
George Lindsay’s work was largely lost to time until several years ago when Ed Carlson located old newsletters and pieced together the methods that Lindsay used. The reason Lindsay’s work was...
EQUITIES, BONDS, AND THE DOLLAR: A STRATEGIC ANALYSISby Rafael Diamond, CFA
Editor’s note: This report was prepared by Archaea Capital Research for release in October 2013 and is reprinted here with permission. It begins with comments made by leading figures in investment...
CHART OF THE MONTH: INDICATOR SUMMARYby Susan Berger
Editor’s note: This was originally published in the beginning of October and is republished here to demonstrate how effective chart analysis can be. The NASDAQ is a classic Major Base Breakout and...
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An Introduction to Technical Analysis
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