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The Heretics of Finance: Conversations with Leading Practitioners of Technical Analysis by Jasmina Hasanhodzic, Andrew W. Lo

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Acknowledgments

This book is the culmination of countless discussions and debates between us and with various colleagues over the years regarding the pros and cons of technical analysis in theory and in practice. Therefore, we have accumulated a long list of intellectual debts that may never be repaid but which we would like to acknowledge.

First and foremost, we thank Mike Epstein for his boundless energy and enthusiasm for technical analysis and for making this project possible. A number of the technicians interviewed in this volume would probably not have agreed to speak with us if it weren't for introductions from Mike. All the faculty, students, and staff at the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering have benefited tremendously from Mike's willingness to share his remarkable store of knowledge with us over the years, and we treasure not only his expertise but also his kindness and positive outlook on the markets and, more generally, on life. This book is dedicated to him.

We also thank the interview subjects: Ralph Acampora, Laszlo Birinyi, Walter Deemer, Paul Desmond, Gail Dudack, Robert Farrell, Ian McAvity, John Murphy, Bob Prechter, Linda Raschke, Alan Shaw, Tony Tabell, and Stan Weinstein. They are the main attraction of this volume and were extraordinarily generous with their time and knowledge. In addition, many of them opened their homes and their hearts to us, and we are humbled by their gracious hospitality. We hope we have captured in these interviews at least a ...

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