Rohr International is primarily a technical price trend analysis advisor that includes politico-economic observations within the context of the prevailing trends. We believe thorough and cohesive trend analysis requires review of many factors, including the major fundamental background and event horizons, as well as a sense of how fundamental influences and technical indications are blending. Ultimately prices do not move because people draw lines on charts and use technical indicators.
Aggressive evaluation of significant technical indications across many time frames is required to develop the long-, intermediate- and short-term trend insights required to serve our broad clientele. The scope of this analysis includes monthly, weekly and daily histories, with moving average, oscillator, MACD, RSI and Stochastic indications assessed for appropriate time frames and intermarket influences.
Clients achieve significant benefits from the Rohr Report. It focuses on confluences of trend indications as well as important politico-economic perspectives. Together these reinforce the critical nature of specific price levels at distinct points in time. It provides an extensive review of key trend decision levels, exploring the basis of the most important technical patterns and trend indications in the context of fundamental factors. Concise telephone consultation that refines analyses to address specific client needs is also available.
Alan Rohrbach, President and Lead Analyst
Education and Introduction to Markets After finding nothing in school that was intellectually or psychologically stimulating enough to retain his attention for more than a single term in engineering, speech, theater, psychology, philosophy and communications, Mr. Rohrbach had the profound good fortune to wander onto the trading floor of the old Chicago Mercantile Exchange as an order clerk in 1969. (Yes, those were the closing days of folks standing on catwalks marking quotes on chalkboards. The Rohr EDGE page emphasis on History does not mean just so many extended historic data analyses.)
Personal and Industry Evolution After a brief period he realized the challenges of price discovery and trend analysis were what his extremely diverse education was actually preparing him for. Gracious, highly skilled mentors provided the encouragement to develop market analysis expertise in agriculturals and metals which would later be applied to the financial derivatives arena. He also feels a debt of gratitude to industry leaders who securitized foreign exchange, fixed income and equities trading. These developments ultimately also fostered his proficiency in broad business model assessment along with price and yield trend analysis.
Teaching and Consultation From that base Mr. Rohrbach launched a career which has variously included floor trading, account service, and teaching independent as well as exchange or institution sponsored versions of his proprietary training courses; including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Technical Analysis Course while Ken Shaleen was on sabbatical in 1975. That is in conjunction with his early 1980's evolution from the futures industry into independent institutional trend advisory on international interest rates, equities and foreign exchange, along with views on energy markets and other areas.
Writings and Appearances He has written both articles and training manuals on the background and application of price trend analysis, and specializes in the foundation conceptualization of its techniques. His focus in this area includes consideration of how technical projections relate to fundamental analysis, a somewhat unique insight included in his proprietary courses. His letters and comments on various politico-economic topics can be regularly found in the financial press, along with some interviews.
Ad Hoc Consultation There have been selective occasions where he has also consulted on other matters. Those include direct involvement in major data vendor assessments of the best practice for adjusting price histories when exchanges changed contracts' deliverable basis, various instances of Graphical User Interface evolution, and education organizations' course content conceptualization, among others.
Personal Life In his personal life he pursues extensive avocations. He has also undertaken selective ad hoc leadership roles in preserving and improving the local quality of life in the suburban Chicago community where he is happily ensconced with his family, dogs and friends.
Radio Interview of Alan Rohrbach (2008)
Career Development from Runner to Institutional Research, Individuals vs. Institutional Advantages on the Evolutionary Trend View, and a radical Spring 2008 thought.
Back in 2008 successful floor trader Craig Weil hosted the Saturday morning radio show Traders Talk Live. On May 24th Alan Rohrbach was very happy to be his guest for a review of how he had evolved out of very extensive derivatives business experience into international institutional market advisory. In addition to all of that background, Alan also offered a very interesting, and at the time highly contrarian, market view.
This perspective on trend analysis and the institutional trader mindset is useful education as well as background on Alan Rohrbach’s career evolution.
I: Introduction and how he was drawn to market analysis (6 min.) Listen to MP3
II: Mentors, and moving on to institutional consultation (9 min.) Listen to MP3
III: Institutional vs. individual: ‘evolutionary’ trend view (6 min.) Listen to MP3
IV: Questionable equities basing, and ‘radical’ tech thought (6 min.) Listen to MP3