Miyoko Nakashima, MBA, MFTA
Senior Technical Analysts, Vice President | Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
From 2003 to 2015, Miyoko worked for one of Japan’s leading commodity brokers as branch manager, trainer, stock futures dealer, and technical analyst and strategist. She also contributed to the company’s Diversity Project to make it easier for female employees to continue working after giving birth. During this period, she found time to earn an MBA at Graduate School of Business and to raise her two young children. In 2014 she joined the company’s investment research division as a technical analyst and strategist. In 2015, she became the first woman to be awarded IFTA’s John Brooks Memorial Award. Since joining Mizuho in 2016, she has presented over 100 technical and macro-economic seminars to potential customers throughout Japan and has generated over 100 market reports per year. She provides commentary regularly for Nikkei CNBC and TOKYO FM, and occasionally for Tokyo MX TV, BS Japan, Nikkei newspapers, and other media outlets. As an NTAA member, Miyoko has played roles of Executive Officer for International Planning Department, Councillor and Coordinator.
Presentation Topic : Chasing SKURT signals
In my presentation the two statistical measures SKEW and KURT (affectionately, “SKURT”) are introduced to generate trade signals and investigate their effectiveness for actual trades. In other words, if SKEW suggests a rise in price and KURT suggests some upward trend, then they suggest that we have a buy signal. If SKEW suggests a decline in price and KURT suggests some downward trend, then they suggest that we have a sell signal. And if either should disappear, we have a closing signal. We report the effectiveness of the signals for conducting trades in several representative indexes including Asian emerging markets.