Stocks & Commodities V. 24:10 (58-65): Interview: Jerry Toepke Of The Moore Research Center by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
Watching the rhythm of the markets, and being able to anticipate market movement, can give the
involved trader a boost. Jerry Toepke, who is editor at Moore Research Center, Inc. (MRCI), has
gained an appreciation for the power of the seasonal study as well as how it integrates with
technical and fundamental analysis since he joined MRCI in 1988. His interest in the futures
market started in 1977, and since then, he has been a private trader and retail broker. STOCKS
& COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan interviewed MRCIíS Jerry Toepke on August
9, 2006, via telephone.
Q: Can you tell us about the Moore Research Center?
A: The Moore Research Center is an independent, privately owned company engaged in seasonal research. The company has, and still does, conduct research under contract to certain futures exchanges, but generally, it is in the business to provide research to individual traders, from beginners to professionals to commercials, so they can better make their own trading
decisions. The company is not an advisory service, and does not presume to make trading recommendations.
Rather, our intent is to perform an objective analysis of historical futures prices, looking for price movements
that are so reliably repetitive that traders can anticipate their recurrence on their own.
Q: Is that kind of predictable repetition
only in the futures markets?
A: I suspect itís true in most markets, but
our forte is futures and that is pretty
much where we stay. We have done
some special reports, special publications,
that we put out once in a while on
the Dow Jones industrials, and on the
Standard & Poorís 100. We determine
when a specific stock, over the last x
number of years, tends to make a seasonal
high, a seasonal low, and seasonal
trends in one direction or other. But
primarily, our clientele, our business,
and our focus are on futures.