Technical Analysis: Dutch Study Misses The Broader Point, Says Parets

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Mark Melin
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On March 17 ValueWalk reported on a white paper that drew the conclusion that individual investors lost money using technical analysis.  This was followed by other articles on the topic in the Financial Times and Business Insider. Now comes a rebuttal from J.C. Parets, Founder & President of Eagle Bay Capital and co-chair of the New York city chapter of the market technicians association.  Parets makes the points that individual investors speculating with options and using a short term time horizon typically lose money regardless of the analytical method, fundamental or technical. Technical analysis: Not comparing apples to apples “Individual investors…

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.