A Conversation With Joseph W. Cotton by Leslie N. Masonson
Joseph Cotton has enjoyed a long career in the financial and real estate fields. A background in finance gives him an interest in incorporating fundamental analysis of companies in his work, and his long experience in charting, tape reading, and technical analysis has enabled him to have a career as a professional market technician. Early on, he became proficient in using charts to help him manage his own investments. When trading and charting software later became available, he became proficient at technical analysis. Along the way he has been a professional credit manager, finance manager, real estate broker, and market letter publisher. He first published his “Cotton’s Technically Speaking” newsletter in 1986. The newsletter provides a weekly market assessment and several weekly stock picks, displaying charts for each pick. He has won or placed in several stock-picking contests. His website is www.cottonstocks.net.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES contributing writer and ETF columnist Leslie N. Masonson interviewed Joseph Cotton via email exchange in late February 2021 to obtain some of his market insights from his 34-plus years in finance as well as some of his investing principles. They also discussed his approach for making stock selections that have the potential for price appreciation ...