Louise Yamada Technical Research Advisors, LLC

Louise Yamada Technical Research Advisors, LLC

February 1998

April 2000

About Louise Yamada  


Louise Yamada is the Managing Director of Louise Yamada Technical Research Advisors (LYA), a company she founded in October 2005. Previously, Louise was Managing Director and Head of Technical Research for Smith Barney (Citigroup), and while there, was a perennial leader in the Institutional Investor poll and the top-ranked market technician in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

At Smith Barney for 25 years, in her years as head of Technical Research, Louise authored a weekly flagship report "Market Interpretations." It was there that she identified:

  • In 1999-2000 The Developing Structural Bear Market for the equity markets, and the Technology / dot com collapse.
  • The lift in Gold in 2001-02 for a New Structural Bull Market
  • The Small- and Mid-cap Outperformance leadership in 2002
  • The Emerging Structural Energy Bull Market in 2004
  • And Other Major 20 plus-year structural reversals then taking place, and not seen since 1980-82

Additionally, Louise penned several notable special TRENDS reports, including "Bull Market Extension? There is Historic Precedent" (1994) and "New Horizons for the 21st Century" (1996), both the subject of feature interviews in Barron's on May 8, 1995 and September 9, 1996, as well as the special 1999 TRENDS report "Shifting Sands," projecting major long-term structural trend shifts that have correctly evolved.

At LYA Louise made major calls on: The onset of the relative strength structural decline of the Financial sector (beginning March 2007); the continued structural bull market for Gold (from 2002); her 2004 Alternate Hypothesis demonstrating that the 2000-2002-2008 equity market could track the 1929-1932-1938- stock market (it did); Bonds, the last 20+-year trend yet to reverse (2006); and many other key calls on the domestic and foreign stock markets, Energy, Interest Rates and Commodities.

She is also the author of the book, "MARKET MAGIC: Riding the Greatest Bull Market of the Century" published by John Wiley & Sons, released in March 1998 and reviewed as "The thinking bull's bible" and "a monumental book, one that all serious and professional investors should read."

Louise received a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.S. from Bank Street College of Education.

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