Louise Yamada

Louise Yamada

Formal First Name

Louise Yamada is the Managing Director of Louise Yamada Technical Research Advisors, an independent research company based in New York, NY. Prior to this, she had a 25-year career at Smith Barney. She authored “Market Interpretations," a weekly flagship report where she identified a number of significant market moves. Yamada is a regular guest on CNBC, BNN TV, and Bloomberg TV and Radio. She is also frequently featured in print and online media, including Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Yamada holds a Chartered Market Technician designation.
  • She was the 2016 recipient of the CMT Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • She was a perennial leader in the Institutional Investor poll and the top-ranked market technician in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004.
  • She is a member of the CMT Association, the American association of Professional Technical Analysts, and the Financial Women’s association.
  • She has been a frequent guest speaker at conferences and organizations, including the 2009 Fall conference of the National Organization of Investment Professionals and the 2010 FEI NYSE forum.
  • She has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.
  • At LYA, Yamada has made major calls:
    • the structural decline of the financial sector beginning in March 2007
    • the 2008-2009 Equity Bear Market
    • the emerging bull in spring 2009
    • the topping in Gold in 2013
    • the structural decline in Energy in early 2014
    • the 2015 equity market topping process
  • She identified the following market moves in "market Interpretations":
    • the developing structural bear market and the technology decline in 1999-2000
    • the lift in gold in 2002
    • the small and mid-cap outperformance leadership in 2002
    • the emerging structural energy bull in 2004
    • a multi-year low-interest-rate environment