by JACK K. HUTSON
Thank you for your very kind and in some cases flattering response to the "Reader Service Form"
published in Technical Analysis July 1983 issue. Feedback from you, our readers, helps guide both our
growing staff and authors to what you would like to read about. In general, based on the forms received
so far, our readers want to see more about trading technique application and theory presented in such a
way that everyone can understand. It is probably apparent by now that some of our articles are not easy
reading. In fact, to really get the most out of Technical Analysis the reader should study the material just
as you would a college text. Usually by the time you see Technical Analysis articles they have gone
through a number of changes that are intended to improve their readability. There still exists the
probability that the author and our editing will not clarify some things sufficiently for every reader.
The trader need not be a mathematician or computer programmer to make money in the markets. In fact,
my own experience has shown that if you cannot make money without a crutch, then with all the
advisors, computers and aides in the world you will never do much better than break even. If you, as a
trader, can financially "live" through your first two dozen trades and show a net profit, then every issue of
this magazine should give you a means to help systemize your winnings and reduce losses. Since this is
not a news letter service written by one individuals the form and content of Technical Analysis varies
greatly. The only guidelines imposed on our authors' presentations are the editorial staff's very fallible
ideas as to what is good clear information and what is not.