Episode 21: Andrew Thrasher, Portfolio Manager at The Financial Enhancement Group

Andrew Thrasher is the perfect guest to have on the podcast this month. His expertise in Volatility made him the 2017 Charles Dow Award winner, ironically the year that the US Stock market saw the lowest volatility on record. Today, Andrew is an Indianapolis-based Portfolio Manager at The Financial Enhancement group and we’re thrilled to have him on. In this episode, Andrew walks us through the Volatility spike in early February, some of the things that accelerated the move and what we should expect moving forward. We discuss his thoughts on market breadth, internals and sector rotation. This is a timely conversation with one of the smart ones!

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Episode 20: Louise Yamada, Managing Director of LY Technical Research Advisors

Louise Yamada has been an inspiration to me for my entire career. Bringing nearly 4 decades of experience as a technical analyst, Louise adds a unique perspective on markets that makes her the perfect compliment to some of the younger guests that we’ve had on the podcast. Louise, who for a number of years received Institutional Investor’s top ranking, was a special guest on “Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street” and you can still find her regularly being featured on Bloomberg, CNBC and other financial media outlets. Today, Louise Yamada, CMT is the Managing Director of Louise Yamada Technical Research Advisors (LYA). In this conversation we talk about the long-term cycles of interest rates and precious metals going back almost 100 years. While we do dive into these longer time horizons, in this episode Louise also gives us her short-term take on U.S. Stocks, Gold, Bitcoin and even lays out her favorite strategy for the Bond Market right now. This is such a treat for us to have a legend share her time and be a guest on our show. She has been a huge influence on my work over many years, so I hope you enjoy this discussion as much as I did!

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Episode 19: Mark Dow of Behavioral Macro

Mark Dow has been a favorite follow of mine on Twitter for a long time. His global macro perspective is directly in line with the way I view the world. We come from very different backgrounds, however. Mark worked for the U.S. Treasury Department and was in charge of Emerging Markets in the early 90s. After that he was a sovereign analyst at a Mutual Fund before running money for a Global Macro Hedge Fund in New York City. Today, Mark runs a Family Office from southern California and recently launched a Private Twitter Account that you can subscribe to called Behavioral Macro. In this conversation, Mark talks about the current environment for stocks, interest rates and the rotation into emerging markets and base metals. He brings a disciplined process and approach to the market that I’ve respected for many years. I really enjoyed this conversation with someone who I consider to be one of the smartest guys in the room.

You can learn more at BehavioralMacro.com

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Episode 18: Daniel Crosby, Author of The Laws Of Wealth

Studying the behavior of market participants is something that we do on a daily basis, whether we recognize it or not. Especially as Technical Analysts who focus on changes in price at very specific levels, understanding the psychology behind why investors are behaving in certain ways is part of that process. Dr. Daniel Crosby is an excellent resource for investors looking to learn more about themselves and investor psychology. In this conversation we discuss the cognitive behavior traits seen on a daily basis from investors with elevated levels of stress due to active positions in the market. Recognizing these flaws is step 1 in our journey to learn more about ourselves so we can be in a position to make the best decisions possible in order to succeed. This is a podcast episode that I have wanted to record for a while now because I think it’s a good breakup from the more traditional market analysis and commentary. I hope this conversations inspires you to take a step back and become more aware of what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. I believe the more self-aware we are, the more efficiently and intelligently we can move forward as market participants.

Daniel Crosby, Ph.D. is the Author of The Laws of Wealth and The Behavioral Investor. I encourage you to check them both out!

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Episode 17: Chart Summit 2018 Review With Tom Bruni

On January 27th, 2018 the 2nd Annual Chart Summit was broadcasting LIVE from the Internet, bringing together an elite group of professional technicians who walked the audience through their process and showed us how to apply their methods in the current market environment. This impressive list of industry experts includes active traders, top Wall St. analysts, wealth managers, swing traders and long-term Investors who each brings a unique perspective on the market.

Hosted by the Founder of Allstarcharts.com, JC Parets, Chart Summit was a FREE event and could be viewed online in the comfort of your home from anywhere in the world. The presentations are intended for investors of all kinds: retail investors with short or long-term time horizons, professional investment advisors, traders, fund managers, analysts, professors, and students. This event was the first of its kind and is still fully committed to providing both educational value and actionable market commentary. If you missed this year’s event, you can still watch the videos of the presentations for FREE by clicking here.

In this episode, I’m joined by Tom Bruni, a long time friend of Allstarcharts.com and former intern. He brings a unique perspective on markets as he is fresh out of college and finishing the process of earning his CPA, CFA and CMT designations. I couldn’t think of anyone else I would rather have to discuss and review this year’s Chart Summit, the presentations, charts and presenters. This is a special podcast episode dedicated to Chart Summit 2018.

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Episode 16: Joseph Fahmy, Managing Director of Zor Capital

Joe Fahmy is a trader whose work I’ve respected for nearly a decade when I was first introduced to him and his investing style. What makes Joe special in my opinion is his awareness of when to press his long positions and be aggressive, while at the same time incorporating a more neutral or defensive approach whenever the market dictates. This discipline is not always easy, but he does it well. Joe and I have known each other for a long time and the conversations we’ve had over meals or drinks is a large part of the inspiration to start this podcast. Joe Fahmy is one of the premier voices for the importance of relative strength analysis throughout an investing process. In this podcast episode we discuss the current U.S. Stock Market environment, sentiment and some select areas where he is currently seeing rotation and strength. This was a great conversations with someone who I consider to be one of the smartest guys in the room! I hope you enjoy.

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