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Ed Carlson

Ed Carlson

Contributor since: 04 May 2012


Ed Carlson, author of George Lindsay and the Art of Technical Analysis, and his new book, George Lindsay's An Aid to Timing is an independent trader, consultant, and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) based in Seattle. Carlson manages the website Seattle Technical Advisors.com, where he publishes daily and weekly commentary. He spent twenty years as a stockbroker and holds an M.B.A. from Wichita State University.

  • Beyond Belief

    Published 23 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Last week's commentary, Beyond all Doubt, quickly turned to 'beyond belief' as the Dow exceeded its July 16 closing high. The market timing models of…

  • Beyond all Doubt

    Published 16 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    I have two pieces of good news this week (for bears). You will never again have to read about how the 2011 sideways movement has…

  • 6-Month Cycle

    Published 26 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    With the passage of the final high of the 2009 bull market high in the Dow (precisely forecast by the Lindsay model on July 17)…

  • Mirror Image

    Published 19 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    In the preserved, written work of George Lindsay, Lindsay makes several references to an approach he calls "mirror image". Unfortunately, the most he ever wrote…

  • Bull in a China Shop

    Published 12 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    On the one hand... Three weeks ago the Shanghai Composite (SSEC) broke out from a multi-year bullish wedge formation. Wedges imply a minimum move back…

  • Commodity Currencies

    Published 05 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Keeping an eye on the currencies of big commodity producing nations not only provides us insight into demand for commodities but the health of emerging…

  • Bearish Lindsay Forecast Only Applies to the DOW

    Published 29 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Regular readers will remember the column posted two weeks ago as well as last week's column confirming the bearish forecast by showing the positive divergence…

  • A Look at the CBOE Market Volatility Index

    Published 22 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The CBOE Market Volatility index, or VIX, is a key measure of market expectations of near-term volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices.…

  • Lindsay: The 2011 Basic Advance

    Published 15 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Over the past several months I have debated from which low of the 2011 Sideways Movement to count the current basic advance; 10/4/11, 11/25/11, or…

  • Summer Cycle Sit-Down in the US Dollar

    Published 01 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    A 3-year cycle points to an important low this summer. At 3-years, 3-months, July seems like a good bet but it is possible the cycle…

  • Dr. Copper

    Published 10 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    In March I wrote two columns about copper. On Friday, March 7 copper broke support at 3.20 and in my column, the following Monday, I…

  • Gold

    Published 03 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Gold lost $46/oz. last week to close at $1,245.60 and, while it might not feel like it, gold is still up $43.70 for the year.…

  • Update

    Published 19 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Last week's new high in the Dow puts the Lindsay forecast into flux. Long time readers know that the advance from the 2011 Sideways Movement…

  • VIX Term Structure

    Published 13 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The VIX term structure illustrates, by maturity, market expectations of volatility conveyed by S&P 500 stock index option prices. The chart (figure 1) below shows…

  • Partial Credit

    Published 06 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Last week's Hybrid Lindsay forecast didn't work near as well as the previous week's forecast which called for a high on 4/21/14 (the high of…

  • Hybrid Lindsay Anticipates a Decline This Week

    Published 29 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Last week's Commentary showed a forecast for an expected high in the Dow near Monday, 4/21/14. Last week's high came on Tuesday, one day later…

  • Middle Sections

    Published 15 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    An advancing Middle Section from early 2009 (top) pointed to two separate highs last week. The definition of a Middle Section is a period of…

  • Fib or Fact?

    Published 08 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    As of last Wednesday, the Dow has printed a double top. The time span between 12/31/13 and Wednesday's closing high is 92 days. A Fibonacci…

  • Lindsay Long Cycle: Low in 2016

    Published 01 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    In his seminal paper An Aid to Timing (published March, 1950) George Lindsay included a representation of all his long cycles from 1798 until 1949.…

  • Third Time's a Charm?

    Published 25 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The US Dollar index bottomed on Monday's 21-day cycle and then rallied over 1% last week (after the previous week's big cycle convergence). In doing…