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Chartered Market Technician (CMT), Columnist, Editor, Analyst, Instructor, Speaker and Author of three books on technical analysis,


S A Good Kind Of Overbought
Sometimes overbought is a warning for a pullback. Other times, it is the most bullish thing that can happen.
S Big Tech Makes The Nasdaq Respectable
A few quick observations about the giant tech stocks dominating the market today.
S Everybody Is Wrong
Everybody has an opinion but is filtered through the expertise they enjoyed in normal times. Know your tools and stop working for click bait.
S It’s Not 2000 But The Market Is Mighty Narrow Again
Market breadth indicators don't look bad but the market is still very narrow in is leadership.
S Offense/Defense Index Looking Better
Ratio analysis using sectors helps determine the tone of the market. Right now, a ratio of offense sectors to defensive sectors suggests a bullish breakout ahead.
S An Obligatory Market Commentary
If I listened to the headlines, I'd be 100% in cash. But I am not.


Latest Comments
Why You Should Take The Green New Deal Seriously
3 years ago

You missed the point of the piece. It had nothing to do with supporting the NGD but rather in identifying a trend already in place.

Reasons To Be Cheerful – There’s Three
4 years ago

I now call them craptocurrencies. Just a ridiculous exercise in human greed. Good concept but basically useless as a currency.

In this article: GLD, JNK, LQD, TLT, IWM
A Yogi Berra Stock Market
4 years ago

No, I will not post them here. However, you can always view the stock i cover at my website Ally does some sort of archiving.

In this article: VIX, SPX, AAPL, DJI
A Yogi Berra Stock Market
4 years ago

August saw a significant pullback that caused the moving average cross/ whipsaw. It also created an anchor point for the trendline mentioned.

In this article: VIX, SPX, AAPL, DJI
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Latest Posts
Post Rally Gold Update
Last week, I posted my thoughts of gold trading at the top of a huge base. Arguably, the market broke out Thursday. Here's an update to that post.

Work Experience

Barron's Online (Dow Jones)
2001 - Present (21 years 10 months)
Writes the widely read twice weekly "Getting Technical" column For Barron's Online discussing all markets using charts and technical analysis. While understandable by investors at all levels it is not afraid to introduce and explain more advanced analytical topics.
Editor in Chief
Michael Kahn Research LLC
October 2001 - Present (21 years 1 month)
Researches and produces a daily market letter for investors, money managers and traders covering all markets but weighted towards domestic equities. Includes charts and analysis of major indices, sectors, stocks, commodities, currencies and bonds. Actionable ideas offered and tracked for performance. Also includes teaching sections and learning supplements.
Chief Technical Analyst
Bridge News
September 1996 - September 2001 (5 years 1 month)
Developed technical analysis coverage. Wrote daily and weekly commentary on global stock markets with an emphasis on US markets, sectors and stocks. Wrote alerts on breaking technical events including the popular "Stocks to Watch" column highlighting stocks that were in position for trading opportunities.


New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Brandeis University
BA, Physics, Economics
Physics / Economics Double Major