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Chartered Market Technician (CMT), Columnist, Barron's Online, Editor, Quick Takes Pro newsletter, and author of three books on technical analysis,


Unmasking The VooDoo: Guru Calls
The Dow 7500 level was the arguable bottom of the July 1997 - January 1998 trading range.
Unmasking The VooDoo: Fibonacci
Both the hammer and Fibonacci are tools used in their respective fields. A hammer is used in carpentry to, among other things, frame a house. A Fibonacci retracement is used in investment analysis to frame the market's recent move.
Unmasking The VooDoo: Sentiment
Sentiment is the true oddball of technical analysis because it is the only analysis that seeks to figure out what traders are thinking.
Unmasking The Voodoo: Moving Averages
Pundits and journalists like to report when the market breaks one of the more widely followed moving averages. Here we take a look at what a move through an average - or a "crossover" - really means.
The Fallacy Of Analogs
Stocks and bonds sometimes move together and sometimes they move opposite from each other. Sometimes they compete for investor dollars and sometimes they are risk-on Vs. risk-off proxies.
Unmasking The VooDoo - Head-And-Shoulders
Whenever I think about the head-and-shoulders pattern, I always seem to go back to the late, great Mark Haines of CNBC who in the summer of 2009 asked every guest, if they were worried about the head-and-shoulders pattern that formed in the market.




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Barron's Online (Dow Jones)
2001 - Present (17 years)
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 (16 years 3 months)
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