Letter From The Editor
Many readers already know that Fred Dickson, CMT, passed away at the end of October. In this issue, we look at an example of his work. It is an amazing example of clarity and focus and provides an example of how to turn ideas into actions. Fred dedicated much of his life to helping others turn ideas into actions.
As with most great individuals, outstanding professional accomplishments are just one small part of their life. Gail Dudack, CMT, notes, “Fred was probably the smartest and most gentile person i have known. And while he had a great reputation on Wall Street and CNBC, his true passion was counseling people who needed help and he did this for decades as deacon of his church. He was always there if you needed him. But his greatest passion was his harem: wife Linda, daughters Kathy and Barbara.”
Fred also played a significant role in turning the ideas of technical analysis into a respected profession. It is impossible to overstate the impact Fred had on the MTA. He became a member in September 1978 and served as president from 1983 tom 1984. Fred earned his CMT designation in April 1991.
Ralph Acampora, CMT, credits Fred with kick starting the CMT program. Ralph noted that Fred personally wrote the first 300 questions for the exam. Ralph also recalled that there was a period of time when the MTA Library was homeless and Fred stepped in to keep the library functioning. Along with his wife, Linda, Fred moved the books to his garage and made them available to members while the MTA looked for a new home.
In all likelihood, Fred would prefer that we take inspiration from his life rather than isolated memories. Even if never had the opportunity to meet Fred, consider Gail Dudack’s comments as a summary of his personality and consider Ralph’s recollections as a summary of his commitment to his profession. We can all find inspiration in his life and acting on those inspirations would be the legacy Fred would desire and deserves.
THE WARNING SIGNS OF MAJOR MARKET TOPS (UPDATED TO AUGUST 15, 2014)by LOWRY RESEARCH CORPORATION
Editor’s note: This paper was prepared and originally published by Lowry Research Corporation and is published here with permission. Paul Desmond is President of Lowry Research. Paul also wrote the...
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IN MEMORY OF FRED DICKSON, CMT
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
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