Educational Web Series

The Educational Web Series is a one hour online lecture that covers an aspect of active investment management. With the MTA mission focused on advancing the discipline of technical analysis, we tend to feature presentations which focus on rules-based strategies, intermarket relationships and macro analysis, volatility, and approaches to managing market risk.

All presentations are focused on educational, not commercial content. The entire webcast runs for approximately one hour, with the presentation typically lasting for 45-50 minutes and the remaining 10-15 minutes reserved for a live Q&A session. In the past the MTA has hosted world-renowned investment professionals such as Martin Pring, Ned Davis, Dennis Gartman, Thomas Dorsey, Charles Kirkpatrick, CMT, and Ralph Acampora, CMT.

 

Upcoming Webcast Schedule

Jan25Wed
Webcast: “A Review of the Current State of Option-Oriented Indicators” with Lawrence McMillan
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Certain option data is useful in helping predict broad market movements. This presentation will discuss the current state of those indicators.
  • Put-call ratios are powerful, contrary indicators with a good track record of market prediction.
  • Volatility derivatives and indices are useful, especially in determining extreme oversold conditions and buying opportunities, but also in discerning the trend of the broad stock market.
  • The presentation will also include the current state of market breadth, and how it relates to market prediction as well.
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Feb1Wed
Webcast: “Gann For The Modern Trader” with Hima Reddy
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Like a tailored suit or a Chanel purse, Gann analysis is…timeless. But what if you can’t plaster your wall with paper charts? Or spend hours studying astrological relationships? Can you still apply some of the high-value methods that Gann’s teachings have to offer? Absolutely!

Hima Reddy has been applying Gann price and time analysis to markets in a “modern” way for over 15 years. She’s been an analyst at an independent research firm and on the sell-side. She’s also taught technical analysis to CMT candidates as well as experienced professionals. Now, Hima specializes in providing daily analysis of the E-mini S&P 500 futures market. But the education her array of content offers applies to any liquid market, on any timeframe. And those markets don’t have to be ones that existed during Gann’s era.

In this webinar, Hima will share a few of her go-to Gann analysis tools. Her book, The Trading Methodologies of W.D. Gann, further explores some of these concepts. Hima has also kept some of her favorite resources on Gann and technical analysis close to the vest. That changes now, and she will reveal a few during this presentation!

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Feb8Wed
Webcast: “Topic to be Announced” with Tony Welsh
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Details coming soon…

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Feb15Wed
Webcast: “Identifying and Campaigning Market Rotation and Institutional Sponsorship, Part II” with Roman Bogomazov & Bruce Fraser
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this three-webinar series, Bruce Fraser and Roman Bogomazov, both internationally recognized Wyckoff Method experts, will describe in detail several practical trading concepts and tools developed by Richard D. Wyckoff a century ago, focusing on institutional sponsorship, market campaigns and sector rotation.  Wyckoff was a highly successful trader, broker, market newsletter publisher and educator, who is considered one of the principal “titans” of technical analysis.  By carefully observing the market campaigns of large institutions and the legendary traders of his time (such as Jesse Livermore and James Keene), he originated the timeless trading and investing principles that many professional traders and money managers still rely upon.

In the first webinar (January 11, 2017), Bruce and Roman will discuss some fundamental Wyckoffian market campaign concepts, specifically:

  • Institutional sponsorship and the manufacturing of market campaigns
  • Accumulation: laying the foundation for a bull campaign
  • Distribution: successfully concluding a campaign

In subsequent sessions (February 15th and March 15th), Roman and Bruce will explore these concepts in greater depth using several case studies, and will illustrate both the key role of market rotation during a bull campaign and how to profitably identify such rotation in real time.  These veteran instructors and traders will also discuss tactics that one can use during different phases of a campaign.

Both Bruce and Roman have many years of experience trading and teaching the Wyckoff Method.  Bruce also publishes a popular blog at stockcharts.com: Wyckoff Power Charting.  Roman is President and the principal instructor at www.wyckoffanalytics.com, an enterprise dedicated to providing high-quality Wyckoff education to traders worldwide.

Disclaimer: Roman Bogomazov and Bruce Fraser (“Presenters”) are not registered investment advisors or broker-dealers and do not purport to recommend which securities individuals should buy or sell. You understand and acknowledge that there is a very high degree of financial risk involved in trading securities. You alone are responsible for your trading and investment decisions. Presenters assume no responsibility or liability of any kind for your trading and investment results. It should not be assumed that investments in or trading of securities, options, futures, ETFs, companies, sectors or any other markets identified and described in this course were, are or will be profitable.

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Feb22Wed
Webcast: “How Investors Can Benefit from Recurring Events, Cycles and Seasonalities” with Dimitri Smeck
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The investment industry follows a calendar that is influenced by habitual human and cultural behavior. Recurring events such as tax deadlines, holidays, options and futures contract expirations, the opening and closing bell, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual portfolio adjustments and restructurings all have an influence on traders and investors.

Markets, sectors, and individual stocks have all shown a tendency to post annual highs and lows around the same time every year. This cycle is known as market seasonality. Sector seasonality can be a valuable tool for improving trading and investing results. In this presentation, Dmitri will show that sector seasonality undeniably exists and how I think it can assist you in identifying opportune times to trade.

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Mar8Wed
Webcast: “What is Robustness of a Trading Strategy” with Alexey Krishtop
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In our previous webinars we already considered various important tools and methods used in systematic trading and development of trading strategies. We noted that systematic trading in general is based on quantitative analysis rather than qualitative assessment, and therefore it’s always important to know how to express our requirements to the trading strategy performance in form of numbers, and not only emotions.

When most people encounter a problem of assessing the performance of a trading strategy they normally start with visual analysis of equity curves — this is something that looks understandable and fair enough. At least this methods allows to quickly reject strategies which lose money long term. However when it comes to a problem of comparing two strategies with positive performance simple visual analysis may become quite misleading.

In this webinar you we will discuss the robustness of trading strategies. We will consider various metrics which help assessing the robustness quantitatively and be as objective as possible with the assessment. Besides that we will learn that sometimes a strategy may be robust even when its equity curve looks unpleasantly, and vice versa. You will understand why robustness is a measure of trading strategies upside potential and possible stability in the future.

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Mar15Wed
Webcast: “Identifying and Campaigning Market Rotation and Institutional Sponsorship, Part III” with Roman Bogomazov & Bruce Fraser
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this three-webinar series, Bruce Fraser and Roman Bogomazov, both internationally recognized Wyckoff Method experts, will describe in detail several practical trading concepts and tools developed by Richard D. Wyckoff a century ago, focusing on institutional sponsorship, market campaigns and sector rotation.  Wyckoff was a highly successful trader, broker, market newsletter publisher and educator, who is considered one of the principal “titans” of technical analysis.  By carefully observing the market campaigns of large institutions and the legendary traders of his time (such as Jesse Livermore and James Keene), he originated the timeless trading and investing principles that many professional traders and money managers still rely upon.

In the first webinar (January 11, 2017), Bruce and Roman will discuss some fundamental Wyckoffian market campaign concepts, specifically:

  • Institutional sponsorship and the manufacturing of market campaigns
  • Accumulation: laying the foundation for a bull campaign
  • Distribution: successfully concluding a campaign

In subsequent sessions (February 15th and March 15th), Roman and Bruce will explore these concepts in greater depth using several case studies, and will illustrate both the key role of market rotation during a bull campaign and how to profitably identify such rotation in real time.  These veteran instructors and traders will also discuss tactics that one can use during different phases of a campaign.

Both Bruce and Roman have many years of experience trading and teaching the Wyckoff Method.  Bruce also publishes a popular blog at stockcharts.com: Wyckoff Power Charting.  Roman is President and the principal instructor at www.wyckoffanalytics.com, an enterprise dedicated to providing high-quality Wyckoff education to traders worldwide.

Disclaimer: Roman Bogomazov and Bruce Fraser (“Presenters”) are not registered investment advisors or broker-dealers and do not purport to recommend which securities individuals should buy or sell. You understand and acknowledge that there is a very high degree of financial risk involved in trading securities. You alone are responsible for your trading and investment decisions. Presenters assume no responsibility or liability of any kind for your trading and investment results. It should not be assumed that investments in or trading of securities, options, futures, ETFs, companies, sectors or any other markets identified and described in this course were, are or will be profitable.

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Mar29Wed
Webcast: “Volume at Price: Not All Prices are Equal!” with Paul McLaren
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Volume At Price (VAP) is an extremely useful, easy to use visual tool that confirms other visual indicators. It has not been given much coverage in the Technical Analysis field. Paul will outline both the theory behind the indicator and it’s practical application.

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