Jeanette Schwarz Young, CFTe, CFP, CMT, MS

Examination Director, International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA)
New York, USA


Jeanette Schwarz Young, CFTe, CFP, CMT, MS ? Author of the Option Queen Letter, and the OPTIONS DOCTOR, published by John Wiley & Son in 2007, was the first Director of the CMT program for the Market Technicians Association. She is the current and past President of American Association of Professional Technical Analysts (AAPTA) and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). Jeanette has been a Wall Street professional since 1981. Her career includes portfolio management, syndication, option strategist, hedger, operations principle, bond principal, pit trader and general market trader. Jeanette worked for the NYBOT (New York Board of Trade) and ICE (Intercontinental Exchange) where she produced, wrote and aired, two market reports daily covering the financials, currencies, and the softs (Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice, Sugar, Cocoa, Coffee and Cotton). She placed third in the globe in the National Investment Challenge Pro Option’s Division in the mid-nineties. Jeanette is member of the Adelphi University Presidents Counsel.

Presentation Abstract

Intermarket Analysis and the Markets

Intermarket analysis today holds importance for any type of market analysis. Ms. Jeanette Schwarz Young will review the behavior of major currencies (i.e. the US Dollar, the Euro etc.) and their impact on the price of the commodity and equity markets. Learning how to compare and understand the intricacies between markets can be the difference between underperforming the averages and outperforming your competitors. Although intermarket analysis can be time consuming, it is very advantageous. An illustration of global market relationships is that a strong US Dollar is detrimental to US multinationals; these companies will find selling their products overseas increasingly difficult. This presentation will examine the reasons as to why a strong US Dollar is deflationary to the US economy; the investor must understand these reasons to make a profit. Plain and simple chart reading using trendiness is all one needs to understand what the market is saying. No man is an Island entire of itself, likewise neither is any market isolated unto itself! Conversely, a weak dollar is not good for America, as weakness in the dollar causes inflation and stagflation. The behavior of copper and other metals is a good indicator of economic expansion or contraction. Essential to the investor is awareness of whether these metal commodities are being stockpiled or if China just converted their US Dollars into tools for future building. Another one of the hints would be the gold/platinum ratio that demonstrates how much the economy is expanding or contracting. The aforementioned are all clues that precede the news and should be understood by analysts.

It is an interconnected spider’s web that isn't easily navigated. However, with Jeanette’s methodology one is given the financial compass needed to win.