LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
In this month’s newsletter, we discuss ethics in two of our articles. There isn’t any reason except professionalism for this. Members of the MTA strictly follow the Code of Ethics, and concerns are rarely brought before the Ethics Committee. Even rarer is the need for the Ethics Committee to take any action.
Ethics articles will simply be featured as a reminder of the professionalism and high standards of the Market Technicians Association. Membership in the MTA and earning the CMT designation demonstrate that research and opinions are based on facts and are supportable. As professionals, CMTs have studied the body of knowledge that defines technical analysis and are committed to delivering information that is based on the body of knowledge. Many members of the MTA complete their own research and help advance the profession.
We hope that you’ll find these ethics articles as interesting as the rest of the topics we cover. If you have ideas for articles you’d like to see, please let us know with an email to email@example.com.
Mike Carr, CMT
DEATH CROSS MAKES THE NEWS, AND LOUISE YAMADA PRESENTS THE PATTERN FAIRLYby Michael Carr, CMT
All too often analysts overstate their case for a bull or bear market, but in a recent interview, Louise Yamada, CMT presented an ethical and balanced delivery. Technical analysts seem to be the most...
ANALYZING GAPS FOR PROFITABLE TRADING STRATEGIES WITH JULIE R. DAHLQUIST, PH.D., CMT AND RICHARD D. BAUER, JR., PH.D. CFA, CMTby Michael Carr, CMT
The winners of the 2011 Dow Award presented a summary of their paper in a June 8, 2011 web cast. The video may be viewed here: http://go.mta.org/82 A gap is seen on a chart when the opening price is...
GEORGE LINDSAY AND THE ART OF TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: TRADING SYSTEMS OF A MARKET MASTER BY ED CARLSON, CMTby Michael Carr, CMT
This newly released book (FT Press, 2011) should be the model other authors use to present ideas of the masters in technical analysis. Ed begins with a review of the life of George Lindsay. The short...
ETHICS CORNERby Michael Carr, CMT
This is the first of what will be a series of case studies related to the MTA Code of Ethics. This one is brief, and seemingly simple, but we want to present the general idea behind the case study....
TECHNICALLY SPEAKING INTERVIEWS MAZHAR RASOOL, CMTby Mazhar Rasool, CMT & Amber Hestla-Barnhart
How would you describe your job? I have been trading my own money since 1992. At some times, I have worked as a trader with a few local companies. What led you to look at the particular markets you...
TRADING IN PAKISTANby Michael Carr, CMT
After reading this month’s interview questions, I was decided to research Pakistan and the stock exchange in that country. The first thing I realized is that the news media really does only focus...
THIS TIME IS DIFFERENTby Michael Carr, CMT
Many traders cite those four words as the most expensive phrase in the English language. When investors become overly euphoric, they find new ways to justify high stock market valuations because this...
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