March 16, 2023 | The Sherman Show

TSS Episode 135: Fairlead’s Katie Stockton Charts a Path Into Technical Analysis

DoubleLine Deputy Chief Investment Officer Jeffrey Sherman and Portfolio Manager Samuel Lau welcome Fairlead Strategies Founder and Managing Partner Katie Stockton, the first technical analysis specialist to visit The Sherman Show. Ms. Stockton kicks off the show by recounting what drew her to technical analysis, a discipline she says is best used for risk management; her accreditation as an official Chartered Market Technician; and why she launched Fairlead (2:00). The three then get into what technical analysis is (6:01), the main reason it is useful (10:43) and which asset types its most helpful in application (14:29). “It’s useful for anything that really has a price and liquidity,” Ms. Stockton notes. “It’ll be as useful for GE as it is for one of the altcoins.”

They also discuss, among other topics, how Ms. Stockton works with clients who have more of a fundamental tilt (24:24), her stance on the Elliott Wave (28:02) and what she would say to young technicians getting into the business (29:35). Ms. Stockton encourages people interested in technical analysis to give part of their screen over to tracking a chart. “You’re just going to start seeing things,” she says, “whether it’s price patterns or moving averages or acting as support.” This episode was recorded March 9, 2023.

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  • Jeffrey Sherman, CFA

    Jeffrey Sherman, CFA

    As DoubleLine’s Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Jeffrey Sherman oversees and administers DoubleLine’s Investment Management sub-committee coordinating and implementing policies and processes across the investment teams. He also serves as lead portfolio manager for multi-sector and derivative-based strategies. Mr. Sherman is a member of DoubleLine’s Executive Management and Fixed Income Asset Allocation Committees. He can be heard regularly on his podcast “The Sherman Show” (Twitter @ShermanShowPod, where he interviews distinguished guests, giving listeners insight into DoubleLine’s current views. In 2018, Money Management Executive named Jeffrey Sherman as one of “10 Fund Managers to Watch” in its yearly special report. Prior to joining DoubleLine in 2009, Mr. Sherman was a Senior Vice President at TCW where he worked as a portfolio manager and quantitative analyst focused on fixed income and real-asset portfolios. He was a statistics and mathematics instructor at both the University of the Pacific and Florida State University. Mr. Sherman taught Quantitative Methods for Level I candidates in the CFA LA/USC Review Program for many years. He holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of the Pacific and an M.S. in Financial Engineering from the Claremont Graduate University. Mr. Sherman is a CFA® charterholder.

  • Samuel Lau

    Macro-Asset Allocation

    Samuel Lau

    Macro-Asset Allocation

    Mr. Lau joined DoubleLine in 2009. He is a Strategist on the Fixed Income Asset Allocation (FIAA) Committee and a contributing member on the Global Asset Allocation and Macro committees. Mr. Lau is a Portfolio Manager on DoubleLine’s strategic commodity strategy while working in portfolio management and trading for derivatives-based and multi-asset strategies, including DoubleLine's Shiller Enhanced CAPE®, Shiller Enhanced International CAPE®, Real Estate and Income, and Multi-Asset Trend strategies. He also co-hosts the Sherman Show (Twitter @ShermanShowPod, and Monday Morning Minutes (Twitter @DLineMinutes, podcasts. Prior to DoubleLine, Mr. Lau was a Vice President at TCW where he worked under Jeffrey Gundlach as a Research Analyst in the Mortgage Group. He holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.