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03
SEP
2017

Very sad news for technical analysis, Hank Purdon has passed away.

Very sadly for all of us, Dr. Henry O. “Hank” Pruden passed away on Saturday, August 26th at St. Francis Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Hank was a towering figure in the field of Technical Analysis for decades, publishing numerous research articles on the markets as...
12
APR
2017
RRG Research

All about Relative Rotation Graphs Weights

Mathew Verdouw, CMT, CFTE, has written a very good piece on weighting for the message of RRG graphs and RRG analysis steps. His software, Optima allows scripting of RRG. Optuma is the Market Technicians Association’s preferred software, is used in their manuals. MTA exam...
07
DEC
2016

Dispelling Myths Surrounding the Professional Practice of Technical Analysis

The Market Technicians Association and the CFA Institute have jointly published a literature review entitled Technical Analysis: Modern Perspectives.  Recent research has addressed the role of technical analysis in the broader context of financial markets and begins to trace the...
14
JUN
2016
eLearning with BETA Group

The Complete Course in Technical Analysis

In 2015 Trevor Neil commenced his 24-part Comprehensive Course in Technical Analysis. This course, delivered in monthly one-hour session is hosted by Thomson Reuters. The one-hour sessions take place at 2pm Singapore time, 10.00am London time and noon New York time and each is...
12
JUN
2016
Black Swan

Why are There so Many Crashes?

Risk modelling, for example, Value-at-Risk, measures and quantifies the level of financial risk within a firm or investment portfolio over a specific time frame. We use Value at risk to measure and control the level of risk which our firms undertake. But consistently the answer...
01
JUN
2016

What is Advanced Technical Analysis?

nearly 15 years now, I have run courses, mainly in technical analysis, at all levels teaching institutional traders, portfolio managers, analysts, corporate and bank treasuries, commodities, particularly energy, hedgers. Many many people from many asset classes and levels. Most...
08
DEC
2015

Interview with risk guru, Ralph Vince

Here are some very insightful interviews with Ralph Vince of Optimal f fame. His book, Portfolio Management Formulas helped me a lot and has gone on to write other excellent stuff on portfolio risk measurement. Learn and enjoy.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLikimv90P8...
26
NOV
2015

The Collective Noun for Technical Analysts

There is no collective noun for a group of technical analysts. Let us decide what to call ourselves before anyone else decides something unflattering like: A Confusion of Technical Analysts. Our language has some wonderful collective nouns for the various groups of animals. We...
28
SEP
2015

Courses now approved by CFA Insitute

We are pleased to announce our Introduction and Advanced Technical Analysis, Short Term Trading Techniques and Portfolio Construction Techniques courses operated by The Technical Analyst at CE Approved Activity. You will receive 12 hours credit for each of these two-day courses....
13
MAY
2015

Empowering professional investors to do more of what they’re good at, and less of what they’re not.

The buy-side is notoriously bad at reflecting critically on its own processes and performance. I find them to be very susceptible to biases such as over confidence. Last night at an MTA UK talk at Cass Business School Clare Levy, the Founder and CEO of the software house...
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