All Star Interviews Season 2, Episode 3: Dan Russo, Chief Market Strategist at Chaikin Analytics

I’ve known Dan Russo for a long time and he always brings amazing insights and trade ideas. He’s experienced, knows the markets and most importantly, he puts in the work. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him and his technical analysis. It was a real treat picking his brain and discussing what he is currently seeing in the market. In this episode, we talk about U.S. Stocks and the sector rotation that is taking place. He shares his thoughts about Healthcare stocks, Consumer Discretionary and life. I really enjoyed this conversation!

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Season 2, Episode 2: Todd Sohn, Technical Analyst at Strategas

Todd Sohn does amazing work on a daily basis. We’re constantly communicating and sharing ideas with one another. I can tell you for a fact, there are few people in this world who look through as many charts as Todd. Our process is similar so I have really been looking forward to this conversation. We covered a lot of topics in this episode including U.S. Stocks and the sector rotation we’ve been seeing underneath the surface. Sentiment is a big part of their work over at Strategas and I find it really interesting how he incorporates analyst ratings to find ideas in the market. This is a good one!

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Season 2, Episode 1: Mark Dow of Behavioral Macro

This conversation with Mark Dow kicks off Season 2 of the All Star Charts Interviews. Mark worked for the U.S. Treasury Department in charge of Emerging Markets in the early 90s and later was a sovereign analyst at a Mutual Fund before ultimately 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 Episode, we talk about the benefits of Technical Analysis throughout both process and execution, where we are in the US Stock Market cycle, rates, precious metals and emerging markets. Him and I both speak really fast so we covered a lot in a short period of time!

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Episode 25: Rick Bensignor, Behavioral Market Strategist

Rick Bensignor is an analyst whose work I’ve followed for a long time. In my early days as a technician I always appreciated his intermarket and behavioral approach to investing. When he reached out to me earlier this year I took advantage and invited him on to the podcast right away. Since we don’t know each other very well yet, I tried to really get a good understanding of both his experience and approach to markets. I think you’ll come away from this episode with a better understanding of the changes in the business of wall street research, new perspective on the secular cycles for interest rates and an appreciation for technical analysis as a tool, and not a career. Rick talks about the importance of sector rotation analysis for the long only community and I tend to agree with a lot of what he has to say. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.

Learn more about Rick Bensignor and Intheknowtrader.com

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Episode 24: Jon Najarian, Co-Founder of Investitute

Jon Najarian has been trading options since the early 80s when he first entered the Chicago pits. I’ve always had an appreciation for the way Jon looks at the behavior of market participants through the options market, particularly the largest institutional players. By monitoring the volume size of these trades, he pays close attention to what the biggest participants are doing, often times trading alongside the “smart money”. I think his perspective on this specific area of the market adds a ton of value to our conversations about Technical Analysis. In this episode, we discuss the new higher volatility regime in U.S. Stocks, what to expect moving forward and a few areas in the market where Jon is seeing unusual options activity. Since we’re lucky enough to have “Dr J” on the podcast, we had to ask him about the Chicago Bears, what the trading life in the city of Chicago was like, how things have changed through Technology and even a few words on Bitcoin and Crypto Currencies. I really enjoyed this conversation with someone whose work I have really admired for a long time.

Learn more about Jon Najarian and Investitute

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Episode 23: Jay Woods, NYSE Floor Governor

Jay Woods has been a designated market maker on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for over 25 years. This being Technical Analysis Radio, I think it’s important to understand what goes on down there and how it’s changed over time. In this episode Jay shares old war stories from one of the most important and symbolic buildings in America. This conversation is the perfect compliment to some of the other perspectives we’ve heard throughout season one of the podcast. Jay Woods is a Chartered Market Technician who focuses on price behavior and sentiment. We discuss the current U.S. Stock Market environment including sector rotation, particularly in Financials and Technology. With volatility coming back in 2018, I think this is a great time to hear from Jay and find out what he’s seeing from the floor of the NYSE.

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