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Classic Technical Indicators: Introduction to a New Series, Part I

April 16, 2016

We are starting a new series of articles to the CI lineup, covering the Classic Technical Indicators. Writing this series is Raymond Rondeau, a fairly well-known name in the field of technical analysis and one that is familiar to our AAII members. Ray has been involved with AAII for the last 10-plus years in various capacities, including writing for the AAII Journal, serving as the AAII Boston Chapter president and speaking at more than 20 local AAII chapters. Ray also lectured at the AAII Investor Conference last year (2015) in Las Vegas. More information about Ray can be found here.

With Ray’s first article scheduled for release in June of 2016, I thought that it would be a good idea to interview him on this upcoming series.

Because of the length of the interview, we are separating it into two parts. Here in Part 1, we discuss the many potential negatives and pitfalls of working with indicators and technical analysis in general. But be sure to look for Part 2 of the interview in the May CI, where Ray covers the benefits of working with technical indicators. This two-part interview serves as a good introduction to Ray’s new CI series called Classic Technical Indicators, which will debut in the June issue of CI.

Jackie: Let’s start off with what motivated you to write this series on the “classic technical indicators”?

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