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J T L  Market  Technicals

Financial  market  intelligence,  through  decades  of  research





The markets act as a discounting mechanism, constantly looking out on the horizon to chart their next course.  By evaluating  Market Technicals — gauges for underlying supply/demand balance, our research assesses risk and explores opportunities in the markets. 


"History doesn't repeat but often rhymes..." or "Is this time different?"  Well, the truth often lies somewhere in between.  


Decades of research on hundreds of years of data allow for in-depth looks at what is the same and what may be different this time. 


"...chance favors only the prepared mind."    —  Louis Pasteur  —


By focusing on Market Technicals, we listen not to what the markets say, but watch what they do.  Actions often speak louder than words.    


No market operates in a vacuum.  In this interconnected world of ours, we survey U.S. and international equity markets, U.S. sectors and stocks, interest rates, currency spot rates, energy and metals... and, most importantly, how one may affect the other.






Chief Strategist



Honorary Guest Contributor

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Consultant Emeritus

Jonathan Lin has been analyzing global financial market trends for more than two decades, having served as the Global Technical Strategist at Louise Yamada Technical Research Advisors, and Vice President at Citigroup / Smith Barney’s top-ranked Technical Research team. Through his investment research career, he has advised some of the world’s leading mutual funds, pension funds and hedge funds.

Jonathan has been quoted by printed media and appeared on numerous TV interviews, including Fox News, CNBC, Canadian BNN and Phoenix TV. As an instructor at The New York Institute of Finance, he has trained many desk traders and fellow analysts in the craft of technical analysis.

Jonathan received a B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, and earned a MBA from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business while working as a programmer at Merrill Lynch.  He also holds the professional recognition of Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter, and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

Louise Yamada is the Managing Director of Louise Yamada Technical Research Advisors (LYA) founded October 2005. Previously Louise was Managing Director and Head of Technical Research for Smith Barney (Citigroup), and while there, was a perennial leader in the Institutional Investor poll and the top-ranked market technician in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

She is also the author of "MARKET MAGIC: Riding the Greatest Bull Market of the Century" published by John Wiley & Sons, released in March 1998 and reviewed as "The thinking bull's bible" and "a monumental book, one that all serious and professional investors should read."


Louise is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and a member of the Charted Market Technicians Association (from whom she received a Life Achievement Award in 2016), the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts and the Financial Women's Association. Louise appeared as a special guest on "Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street" and has appeared frequently on Bloomberg TV and Radio, CNBC and BNN TV as well as in print and online media including Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Yahoo Finance and the Financial Times. She has been a frequent guest speaker at conferences and organizations, including the 2009 Fall Conference of the National Organization of Investment Professionals and the 2010 FEI NYSE forum.

Louise received a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.S. from Bank Street College of Education.

Alan Shaw, who spent 46 years as a market technician on Wall Street before his retirement in 2004, is both a former president of the CMT Association and a recipient of the CMT Association’s Annual Award. Prior to his retirement, Alan was a Managing Director of the Technical Research Department at Smith Barney, having turned over the management of the department in 2000 to his protégé, Louise Yamada.

Alan began his career as a fundamental securities analyst after joining the brokerage firm of Harris Upham and Co. in 1958. In the early 1960s, he became actively involved in technical research and market analysis, and served as Research Director at Harris Upham prior to its merger with Smith Barney in 1976.

Having attended Susquehanna and Adelphi Universities, Alan received an honorary doctorate degree in May 1999 from Susquehanna University in recognition of his Wall Street accomplishments. He holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, and was an Allied Member of the New York Stock Exchange and a Supervisory Analyst. A member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, Alan was a founder and first president of the New York Society of Junior Security Analysts, in addition to co-founding the CMT Association.




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