To Richard D. Kirkpatrick, my father, and ex-portfolio manager for Fidelity beginning in the 1950s. He introduced me to technical analysis the age of 14 by asking me to update his charts. In the year of his retirement, 1968, he managed the best-performing mutual fund in the world.

To the Market Technicians Association, through which I have met many of the best innovators and practitioners of technical analysis, and especially to staff members Cassandra Townes and Marie Penza for their support and assistance in making available the MTA library.

To Skip Cave, past dean of the Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration, for allowing me to assist him in teaching a course in technical analysis, for getting this project going ...

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