From the Editor’s Desk
This issue of Technically Speaking offers insight into the excitement and energy within the Market Technicians Association. The recently concluded Long Range Planning Committee meeting merits prominent space on the cover of the newsletter to draw attention to the fact that the Board is looking to the membership for ideas on how to grow and improve the MTA. Inside, we bring you news that a new Executive Director has been hired to lead the implementation of our ideas. After more than 30 years as an organization, the future of the MTA looks brighter than ever.
At the Long Range Planning meeting, I had the opportunity to speak with Ralph Acampora. Ralph mentioned that he never expected to see the MTA grow from its humble beginnings to an organization recognized by the SEC and NYSE as legally equivalent to the CFAI. What amazed me, and many others that I spoke with, is that this growth in professionalism has not come at the expense of the “clubbiness” we have long enjoyed.
The greatest value of my MTA membership is the personal relationships which have come from actively participating in the organization. (Astute readers will recognize that the monthly pitch to volunteer is beginning here.) I began writing my first article for the newsletter less than 60 days after I became an affiliate. Then-editor Michael Kahn worked closely with me for years, and helped to develop the skill that I have. At Seminars, I have been able to meet the giants of our field, and have learned more from them than I could have by reading every book in the vast library we can access as a benefit of our membership.
I have never hesitated to contact MTA members for their insights, and have always been warmly greeted. Consider volunteering for a committee or chapter, and start taking advantage of the greatest value your membership offers – participation.
Mike Carr, CMT
From the President’s Deskby Phil Roth, CMT
MTA Members and Affiliates: I am very pleased to announce that the MTA has hired a new Executive Director! After a five-month search, our Executive Director Search Committee unanimously recommended,...
From the Executive’s Deskby Tom Silveri
MTA Members and Affiliates: I want to thank the MTA Board for allowing me the opportunity to serve and support all members and affiliates of the MTA. I will do all I can to continue the MTA’s...
Long-Range Planning Committee Meeting September 9, 2006
The Long-Range Planning Committee meeting, held at the Doubletree Hotel at Newark Airport, was attended by members from all across the U.S., Canada, and even Europe. MTA Vice President Larry Berman...
In Search of a Robust Portfolio Tiltby Clare White, CMT
Given the wide range of sector products available to traders via the futures, equity and options markets, the ability to create a portfolio tilt is easier than ever. However, the abundance of...
Sponsorshipby Michael Carr, CMT
Within the MTA bylaws is section BL4.02, defining application procedures for members and affiliates. The forms are easy to complete – some personal information and regulatory history are very...
New York Chapter Report September 2006by David Keller, CMT
How often is a technical analyst (or any financial professional for that matter) willing to stand up and publicly evaluate his or her performance over a six year period? Joerg Schroeder first...
New Educational Content This Month
February 1, 2023
An Introduction to Technical Analysis
Presenter(s): Ralph Acampora, CMT
January 4, 2023
High Profit Candlestick Patterns
Presenter(s): Stephen W. Bigalow
December 12, 2022
Structural Interest Rate Reversal Finally Underway?
Presenter(s): Louise Yamada, CMT