LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
We have a variety of articles for you to consider this month. We start with a look back. Many of us forget that trading software is relatively new and in the first article, one of the pioneers in the development of trading software, Louis Mendelsohn, provides insights into the evolution of software and technical analysis. We are also reprinting some of Lou’s work from the 1990’s which detail problems the financial industry still faces today.
We then look at volatility using articles that rely more on the common VIX indicator including the thoughts of three Federal Reserve economists. Other articles provide insights into the state of the markets and work being done by MTA members and chapters around the world.
MTA member, Stella Osoba, CMT, published “Women on Wall Street” on Traders Planet. The article provides valuable career advice for both individuals breaking into the field and those in established positions. The article highlights ten valuable career tips for those seeking a job or for those looking to advance within their current position. You can read the whole article at http://go.mta.org/12184
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THE EVOLUTION OF TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: THE CATALYZING FORCEby Brandon Jones
Evolution is about change… adaption… survival. For a thing to evolve, though, it needs a catalyst – an environmental shift of a substantial magnitude or a subtle mutation – that...
BROADENING THE SCOPE OF TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: THE IMPORTANCE OF AN INTERMARKET PERSPECTIVEby Louis B. Mendelsohn
Editor’s note: this was originally published in the March 2001 issue of Technically Speaking. With the proliferation of microcomputers and trading software over the past two decades, there has been...
VOLATILITY IN PERSPECTIVEby Ed Easterling
Editor’s note: This was originally published by Crestmont Research (www.CrestmontResearch.com) and is reprinted with permission. Who or what is rocking the boat? Is the current level of volatility...
WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM PRIOR PERIODS OF LOW VOLATILITYby Fernando Duarte & Juan Navarro-Staicos & Carlo Rosa
Editor’s note: This was originally posted at the New York Federal Reserve’s Liberty Street Economics, a site that “features insight and analysis from economists working at the intersection of...
CONTRARY OPINION FORUMby Susan Berger
Editor’s note: Susan recently attended the Contrary Opinion Forum, an annual meeting sponsored by Fraser Advisors that “centers around the idea of learning to think for yourself in solving...
SUMMARY OF MTA SINGAPORE CHAPTER MEETINGby Jamie Coutts, CMT, CFTe
The MTA Singapore Chapter Meeting was honored to host Alex Siew, Dr Sun, and Caner Seren Varol, CMT, CFA, ERP at the September 30th, 2014. There were over 110 market professionals and investors who...
INTERVIEW WITH GREGORY HARMON, CMT, CFAby Greg Harmon, CMT & Amber Hestla-Barnhart
How would you describe your job? I don’t know that I really have a job in the sense that many see it. I have two small businesses that require an awful lot of my time. It is more a lifestyle...
SUMMARY OF THE CHICAGO MTA CHAPTER EVENTby Brian Stoner, CMT, CFA
Ralph Acampora is an excellent lecturer and it was no surprise that he drew a large crowd to the Chicago chapter meeting last month. He gave us a rich perspective of what Wall Street was like 40...
REMEMBERING 1995 DOW AWARD WINNER WILLIAM X. SCHEINMAN
William X. Scheinman received the Charles H. Dow Award in 1995 for his paper, Information, Time and Risk. In his paper, William outlined the core principals of Dow Theory and concepts by Edson H....
U.S. SECTOR ETF PORTFOLIOby Jonathan Beck
Editor’s note: This was originally published on September 29, 2014 at WWW.JBECKINVESTMENTS.COM and is reprinted with permission. ETF selection has been based upon a traditional approach to ETF...
WINANS LEGACY STOCK INDEX (WILSI)by Ken Winans, CMT
The Winans Legacy Stock Index (WILSI) is an unweighted composite of approximately 110 common stocks (from diverse industry sectors) that have been continuously traded on the New York Stock Exchange...
CHART OF THE MONTH
Other Winans Indexes include the Winans Real Estate Index™ (WIREI) and the Winans Preferred Stock Index® (WIPSI). The data is available through Global Financial Data, Metastock or Stockcharts. The...
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