Dear Subscriber,

On this Christmas Eve, I would like to wish all my subscribers a Merry and safe Christmas and the very best of health, wealth and happiness for the New Year.

It has not been an easy year for any of you and I thank you all for staying with us through these difficult times.

As a subscriber, you have an interest in technical analysis, and so we share a common interest in mathematics. As a physics/math major I was delighted to discover1 that in addition to the usual suspect we celebrate tomorrow, we can also celebrate the birthday of a giant on whose shoulders we stand2, Isaac Newton, who was born on or near Christmas Day 1642.

May we be led by giants in the New Year.

Mike Gibbons

The Ten Days of Newton

2 Newton famously remarked in a letter to his rival Robert Hooke dated February 5, 1676 that:
"What Descartes did was a good step. You have added much several ways, and especially in taking the colours of thin plates into philosophical consideration. If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants."