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Does TA Still Work?

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On Friday morning, a trading friend of mine wrote me and asked me if I thought technical analysis worked anymore. His point – – – and it’s one I’ve considered many times – – is, in this central-banker-planned world in which we now all live, do charts have predictive value anymore? I mean, let’s face it, technical analysis had its own shaky reputation to begin with, In this modern age, with Yellen at the helm, are charts just a waste of time?