Well, it is finally over! Or is it?
What is “it” anyway? It could be the pandemic, as on November 9 we got some excellent news on the vaccine front. Or it could be the election, which looks like a blue win but with a lot of legal challenges on the docket. Or maybe it was the end of ridiculously low T-bond rates? No, I don’t include any Fed changes in that one. Twitter? Zoom?
I’d go with all of the above, which was actually no answer.
So it goes as Halloween morphs into Thanksgiving. One thing is for sure: everyone cannot wait until 2021. Keep your extra hour of sleep as the clocks were changed back.
Fortunately, there is always something good happening in your Association. From a wildly successful India Summit to the upcoming Charles H. Dow Award competition to the next round of CMT exams, the CMT never sleeps. Our CMT Program enrollment numbers, including the cohort of candidates that had to postpone their exam in June, are up dramatically.
In this month’s edition of Technically Speaking, we have some good stuff, too. Our feature article is by Michaael Gayed, CFA, a two-time winner of the Dow Award, on market returns given the current level of the VIX. The result is actually against what we might think and that is what makes it valuable.
Ian McMillan, CMT is our member interview, the old faithful Minneapolis chapter is back with a speaker review, and we’ve got an announcement of the Reuters Investment Summit, for which the CMT Association is a sponsor.
Joel Pannikot gives us a taste of what to expect for the 2021 CMT Symposium, using the India Virtual Summit model to explain what the staff is changing about the Symposium and what’s staying the same.
And if you have been procrastinating, this is the last call to submit your paper for the next Dow Award with details inside. There is another entry from the photo archive and news from around the Association.
Enjoy! Just keep your pumpkin spice to yourself.
– Michael Kahn, Editor
Election Polling and Technical Analysis – Predict or Listen? We have now come through our second U.S. election where the professional pollsters were terribly wrong in both direction and magnitude....
Last Call for the Charles H. Dow Award 2021by Christopher Diodato, CMT, CFA | 2019 Charles H. Dow Award Winner
Deadline for entry – December 2, 2020 In 1994 the CMT Association established the Charles H. Dow award to highlight outstanding research in technical analysis. The Award has received over 160...
CMT Program Grows Numbers In 2020, Looks Forwardby Marianna Tessello
Registration for the December CMT exam administration has drawn to a close. After postponing the June 2020 test administration due to the global pandemic, we have planned a hybrid testing setup for...
2020 NAAIM Founders Award Winning Paper: Actively Using Passive Sectors to Generate Alpha Using the VIXby Michael Gayed, CFA
I’m extremely pleased that the latest paper I co-authored alongside my friends David Dierking and Matthew Bowler, “Actively Using Passive Sectors to Generate Alpha Using the VIX,” was declared...
Reuters Events’ Investment Summitby Emily E.A. Meyer
The CMT Association is honored to serve as an educational sponsor of the Reuters Events’ Investment Summit held virtually on December 3-4, 2020. After months of economic uncertainty and volatility,...
Minneapolis Chapter Meeting Reviewby Jamie Keelin, MBA, CMT
Featured speaker Lindsey Bell presented “Investing in 2021 – now what?” to the Minneapolis chapter on Oct 20th via webcast. Lindsey is the Chief Investment Strategist at Ally Invest. Ally...
Member Interview With Ian McMillan, CMTby Ian McMillan, CMT
Please tell us what you do professionally. I am an analyst/co-portfolio manager at an RIA/wealth management firm in Wisconsin. How did you get there? An acquaintance/friend of the Director of...
India Summit Experience Informs 2021 Symposium Planningby Joel Pannikot
Many industries have been crippled by quarantine lockdowns. As financial market professionals, we are fortunate that our daily work can largely be performed online. Global indices saw a dramatic...
CMT Photo Archiveby Michael Kahn, CMT
This is the second installment in an occasional series revisiting the Association in pictures. With shelter-in-place orders reemerging throughout Europe & South Asia and our transition to...
Membership Newsby Marie Penza
Members on the Move The CMT Association would like to congratulate the following member on his new position: Manav Chopra, CMT, Vice President at Kotak Securities- Institutional Equities Once again,...
New Educational Content This Month
The CMT Association video archives now contain all of the recorded sessions from the 2020 India Virtual Summit, held in October. More webcast recordings will be added in the coming month.
New Educational Content This Month
October 22, 2021
Systematic Multiple Time Frame Investing
Presenter(s): Bill Kelleher, CMT, CFA
October 20, 2021
Volume Analysis Series (Part 3): Volume Analysis with Indexes
Presenter(s): Buff Dormeier, CMT
October 13, 2021
Understanding Market Internals to Identify Turning Points
Presenter(s): Mike Hurley, CMT