The AAII Washington D.C. Metro Chapter presents...

"Technical Analysis: Past, Present and Future"

    Jasmina Hasanhodzic
    Boston University

In this talk, Jasmina Hasanhodzic presents her findings from a broad study of technical analysis, a subject of two books and articles co-authored with Andrew Lo aimed at bridging the gap between practitioners of technical analysis and academic finance. In this study, Jasmina investigates technical analysis from three different perspectives. First, to place technical analysis in context, she conducts a historical study of its evolution through time and across cultures. Second, to understand how technical analysis is practiced today, she interviews its current leading practitioners. Finally, she reports on an innovative experiment, implemented as a video game, aimed to establish whether the human eye is capable of detecting meaningful patterns in charts of financial market data. Her results refute the widespread belief that financial markets look random to human beings.

Attend This Meeting and Learn...
A historical study of the evolution of technical analysis through time and across cultures
Insights from conversations with 13 of today’s top technicians
Recent research on market efficiency and human pattern recognition in financial data

Saturday, September 15, 2012
9:00 a.m.    Registration/ Social/Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.    Program
Marriott Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South
4641 Kenmore Ave. (at 395 and Seminary Rd.)
Alexandria, VA 22304
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