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Tech Talk FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is the author of Tech Talk?
    • Don Vialoux has 37 years of experience in the Investment Industry. He is a past president of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (www.csta.org) and a former technical analyst at RBC Investments. Don earned his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation from the Market Technician Association in 1995. His CMT paper entitled “Seasonality in Canadian Equity Markets” was published in the Spring-Summer 1996 edition of the MTA Journal. Don also has extensive experience with Exchange Traded Funds (also know as Index Participation Units) as well as conservative option strategies. In 1990 he wrote a report that was released in the International Federation of Technical Analyst Journal entitled “Profiting from a Combination of Technical and Fundamental Analysis”. The report introduced ” The Eight Phases of the Stock Market Cycle”, an investment concept that continues to identify profitable entry and exit points for North American equity markets. He is currently a member of the Toronto Society of Fundamental Analyst’s Derivatives Committee. Now he is the author of the daily Tech Talk letter on equity markets available free on the internet. The reports can be accessed daily right here at www.dvtechtalk.com.

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  • What do institutional investors say about the topic of timing the market?
    • Impossible! That’s what institutional investors say about “Timing the Market”. Mr. Vialoux will explain that, indeed, it can be done with the appropriate analysis. He also will explain why timing the market will be important during the next decade. Buy and Hold strategies are not working anymore; Investors are looking for alternatives. Mr. Vialoux will demonstrate four techniques that can be used to time intermediate stock market swings lasting 5-15 months. The preferred investment vehicles for investing in intermediate stock market swings are Exchange Traded Funds.

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  • How often is the Tech Talk market letter published?
    • Tech Talk is published daily from Monday to Friday, inclusive. Each report offers an analysis of the previous day’s market activities, as well as a market outlook for the following days of trading. As well, a weekly report is offered by Tech Talk in the Globe Investor  section of the Globe & Mail, Canada’s national newspaper.  Latest stories can be accessed via TheGlobeAndMail.com

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  • How much does Tech Talk cost?
    • Tech Talk is completely free. Both Don and Jon donate our time to this site. Site advertisements help cover our internet related costs (web hosting, domain registration, etc.), therefore by accessing our site ads you are helping to support the ongoing effort of Tech Talk.

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  • How can I access previous Tech Talk reports?
    • Previous reports are available dating back to May 2010.  They are available at http://TimingTheMarket.ca through The Archive.   Look for the calendar/previous months drop-down on the front page or sidebar to the right, and select the appropriate day/month.

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  • When I click on the Today’s Report link through DVTechTalk.com a Tech Talk report from a previous date appears. Why?
    • All of the links to the Tech Talk reports through DVTechTalk.com are driven off of the user’s computer clock. It is set up this way such that multiple pages across the net do not have to be updated with links on a daily basis. It is the best way to keep the site and links up-to-date such that you can access the reports in a timely manner. Solution: If a Tech Talk report other than Today’s is appearing by clicking on the Today’s report button, simply update the clock on your computer (it should remain accurate anyways for security reasons). You can do this through your computer settings, or by simply double clicking on the time in the bottom right corner of your screen and update the date (and time, if desired) to the correct settings and click apply. After refreshing the page the Today’s Report link should work.

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  • Who can I contact about the Tech Talk site?
    • To contact either Jon or Don Vialoux, please use the comment section at the bottom of each post to allow either of us to respond.   Chances are that if you have a question, other people will also have that same question.   Using the comment section will allow us to review and answer either privately or publicly, depending on the question.

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  • Disclaimer
    • Security positions held or not held by Mr. Vialoux will be indicated at the end of each Tech Talk report. Comments in Tech Talk reports are the opinion of Mr. Vialoux. They are based on technical, fundamental and/or seasonal data that is believed to be accurate. The tech talk comments are free. Mr. Vialoux receives no remuneration from any source for these services performed for Tech Talk. Comments should not be considered as advice to buy or to sell a security. Investors, who respond to comments in Tech Talk, are financially responsible for their own transactions.

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