From the Editor’s Desk
Traders enjoy instantaneous feedback – seconds after placing a trade they know whether or not it’s working. Traders also have the ability to review their performance at any time just by checking their equity curve. In most other professions, an annual employee performance review is the only feedback available. In large corporations, it is possible to spend 364 days in a delusional bliss, only to learn on appraisal day that they have failed miserably at supporting corporate objectives. As editor of your newsletter, I must admit it would be great to receive constant feedback on whether or now we are meeting your needs. But, we rarely hear from the more than 2,600 recipients of Technically Speaking, and we are wondering if we are doing well or enjoying an extended period of delusional bliss. This month, we thought we’d ask for feedback, and we hope to hear from everyone.
Feedback of any kind is welcome: just send an email to email@example.com. For those thinking they have nothing to say, consider answering any, or all, of these questions:
- In the past year we have devoted a great deal of space to interviews. Do you find these articles to be useful?
- Book reviews are printed almost every month. Do you find these articles to be useful?
- Would you like to see more information about the operations of the MTA, such as this month’s “Letter from the Treasurer”?
- Are you aware of what is going on in your local Chapter? Should the newsletter provide more information about Chapters?
- What else would you like to see?
- Have you ever considered submitting an article?
Thanks! We’ll report back on what we learn and will incorporate all constructive feedback that we receive.
Mike Carr, CMT
Technically Speaking Editor
A Letter from the MTA Treasurerby Julia E. Bussie, CMT
This month, instead of A Letter from the Executive Director, we have decided to provide you with an update on the MTA financials from our Treasurer, Julia E. Bussie, CMT. As Treasurer, I am pleased...
Walter Bressert Thoughts on Cycles and Tradingby Matthew Caruso, CFA, CMT
This month, we feature excerpts from a discussion with Walter Bressert, a name synonymous with cycle analysis in the markets. Matt Caruso, CMT, recently spoke to Walt about his 30+ years in the...
2008 Charles H. Dow Award Competitionby George A. Schade, Jr., CMT
The competition for the 2008 Charles H. Dow Award is open. The award for excellence and creativity in technical analysis has been presented since 1994, and today it is the most important writing...
Trading Alert: Elimination of the Shorting Up-Tick Rule/ A New Fieldby Christopher Gurkovic, CMT
On July 6, 2007 the SEC fully eliminated the requirement for an up-tick needed for shorting. These rules were put into place in the 1930’s, first restricting shorting on a down tick in 1931, then...
Preferreds - Wall Street’s Best-Kept Income Secret by Kenneth G. Winans, CFA, CMTby Michael Carr, CMT & Ken Winans, CMT
Technical analysis is generally applied to common stocks, market averages, debt instruments and futures markets. An overlooked investment, preferred stocks, is rediscovered in this book, and the...
The Options Doctor, Options Strategies for Every Kind of Market by Jeanette Schwarz Youngby Michael Carr, CMT & Jeanette Schwarz Young CMT, CFP, CFTe, MS
Jeanette Schwarz Young, CFP, CMT, has written an easy-to-read book that will appeal to novice and professional alike, a rare accomplishment in the field of investment and finance publishing. In the...
Here are some updates on MTA happenings… Traders’ Library and the MTA have reached an agreement and have created a special website that offers all MTA Members and Affiliates our recommended...
New Educational Content This Month
December 6, 2023
Marrying Fundamental and Technical Analysis for Independent RIAs
Presenter(s): David Rath
November 22, 2023
Utilizing Trend & Mean Reversion in Breadth Studies to Gauge Market Conditions
Presenter(s): Victor Riesco
November 18, 2023
Beating the Bench
Presenter(s): Scott Brown, CMT