Letter from the Editor
This is the second issue where we provide a brief summary of a presentation available for viewing in the MTA video archives. Watching the speakers from years ago may seem like a nostalgic divergence from the current markets. Nothing could be further from the reality that these videos are an invaluable learning tool for novice and experienced technicians.
The MTA has always served more as a breeding ground of ideas instead of a ‘stock tout club.’ In conversations with early members of the MTA, that is frequently mentioned as one of their goals. They wanted to have meetings where the ideas discussed would withstand the test of time. They felt there were plenty of opportunities to gather and exchange tips. The MTA was designed to be different. The video archives meet this goal in a way that the founding members never dreamed of as a possibility.
Of course the technology that makes this possible was not known when the first meetings were held. At that time, New York City was the center of the organization, and the only place to have access to the expert presentations that have long been the standard of the New York meetings. I would guess the regional chapters and worldwide growth of the organization were never envisioned in their original discussions.
With the video archives, and other valuable services available through the MTA web site, you can benefit from membership without ever being in New York. We hope you find Technically Speaking to be one of the benefits of membership.
Mike Carr, CMT
Selling Short: A Reviewby Kim Husebye, CFA, CMT
The mechanics of selling short are not complicated: As with other financial assets, the aim is to buy low and sell high in order to capture a capital profit. The same is true with shorting, except...
Using Bond Spreads to Trade Equitiesby Kevin Berkowitz
With equity trading volume contracting last month in typical summer fashion, interpreting conviction behind movement in the indexes becomes more difficult. Indicators that can help provide...
Q&A: Technically Speaking Interviews Véronique Lashinski, CMTby Véronique Lashinski, CMT & Amber Hestla-Barnhart
How would you describe your job? I am a technical analyst. I work for Newedge, a leading Futures Commission Merchant. I cover a broad range of futures markets. My reports are meant to help market the...
Introducing the MTA Career Development Centerby Kristin Hetzer, CMT, CIMA, CFP
Continuing with our effort to bring increasing value to our membership, the MTA Board is announcing the MTA Career Development Center (CDC). David Keller, President of the MTA recently announced this...
Take a Technician or Trader to Lunchby THE MTA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
The MTA Educational Foundation is reprising its popular ‘Take a Technician or Trader to Lunch’ fundraiser. Just like last year, dozens of technicians, traders and even economists are making...
The Long Term Treasury Maniaby Jeb Handwerger
Since April 2010 and the emergence of the European Debt crisis, treasuries have been in a strong uptrend as investors are seeking protection from risky investments. It appears we are in a...
Technical Analysis for the Gold Marketby Michael Carr, CMT
On April 9, 2007, James Turk spoke at the New York Region Meeting. The video of his talk is available by clicking here. Turk presents his view on how the gold market looked at that time, and...
Career Development Center – New Additions! The MTA would like to announce that the following resources have been added to the Career Development Center. Linkages to Other Industry Related...
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