Craig Johnson, CFA, CMT
Craig W. Johnson, CFA, CMT, is a Principal and Senior Technical Research Analyst at Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC), where he directs its technical research product. Johnson joined Piper Jaffray in 1995 as an analyst in the firm's PCR Group. He offers frequent technical commentary on the broader market and individual stocks. Johnson earned his B.S. degree with an emphasis in finance and marketing and his M.B.A. from Drake University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Market Technician designations, and is an active member of the Twin Cities Society of Securities Analysts.
Barry Sine, CFA, CMT
Mr. Sine is the director of research of CapStone Investments, a boutique investment bank headquartered in San Diego. He utilizes fundamental, quantitative, economic and technical tools to identify promising investment opportunities.
He has frequently been a top-ranked analyst in The Wall Street Journal Best on the Street analyst rankings. Sine has also held positions with JP Morgan, Prudential Securities, and Oppenheimer. He is a director of the New York Society of Security Analysts and a past director of the Market Technicians Association. He founded and was the first director of the CMT Institute. He was awarded both the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation for technical analysis and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation for fundamental analysis. Sine holds an MBA in finance and international business from New York University's Stern School of Business and a BA in finance and economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Stanley Dash holds the position of vice president of Applied Technical Analysis, at TradeStation, where he heads the TradeStation Labs initiative. Mr. Dash and his group support active and institutional traders with analytical tools and education designed to help them be more effective traders. He began his career on Wall Street with E. F. Hutton & Co. in 1975. Mr. Dash's experience includes institutional and retail trading, management, and compliance. He was also an active floor trader at one of the leading US futures and options exchanges. Mr. Dash's relationship with TradeStation began as a consulting arrangement in 1997 and turned into a full-time position in 2003. In the fields of training and public speaking, he has had long affiliations with such noteworthy organizations as the New York Institute of Finance and the Institute for Financial Markets. Mr. Dash has written and lectured on topics including stocks, futures, options, and technical analysis, and is a frequent resource for the press, being quoted by Investor's Business Daily,USA Today, TheStreet.com, Reuters, and the BBC, and has appeared on FoxNews.com Live and FOX News Radio Network. He is currently registered as an associated person (futures) and general securities principal and is also an affiliate of the Market Technicians Association.
Walter Deemer began his Wall Street career as a Merrill Lynch research trainee in 1963 and moved into their market analysis department in 1964, where he worked directly under technician Robert Farrell. He has been a full-time market analyst ever since.
Deemer joined Jerry Tsai's Manhattan Fund just before its record-breaking offering in 1966, observing the "go-go years" from one of the epicenters. He went to Putnam in 1970 to head their market analysis department, eventually becoming a senior vice president and investment policy committee member. He struck out on his own in 1980 via Deemer Technical Research and advised institutional investors until his quasi-retirement in 2010 (he still writes commentaries for some of his old clients). His book, Deemer On Technical Analysis, was published in February 2012 by McGraw-Hill.
Deemer is a founding member and past president of the Market Technicians Association, and a founding member of the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts. He has appeared on the Nightly Business Report and has been the special guest on Wall $treet Week. He was the featured technical analyst in "Dean LeBaron's Treasury Of Investment Wisdom," joining such luminaries as John Bogle, Peter Lynch, and George Soros. And finally, Deemer was one of the analysts featured in The Heretics Of Finance: Conversations With Leading Practitioners Of Technical Analysisby Andrew Lo and Jasmina Hasanhodzic.
Jeff Zipper, CFA, CMT, CFP®
Experience and Education
- More than 20 years of investment industry experience
- Prior to joining PNC, served as Senior Portfolio Manager at SunTrust Personal Asset Management, where he ran the Mid Cap Growth Equity Model using technical & fundamental analysis (fusion analysis), and focused on high-net-worth clients; also served as Portfolio Manager at FleetBoston Financial.
- BA, University of Albany; MBA, Suffolk University
- Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Market Technician and Accredited Asset Management Specialist designations
- Guest speaker and panelist at various functions including CFA Society of South Florida Financial Forecast Dinner, IVY Family Office Symposium, and MTA South Florida Roundtable Discussions.
- Interviewed by publications including South Florida Business Journal and Financial Planning on Wall Street.
- Board member of The Palm Beach County Sports Commission; former board member of the CFA Society of South Florida; Chairman- South Florida Chapter Market Technicians Association
- Winner of 2008 Strategas Research Partners Institutional Stock Market Contest
Areas of Specialization
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Market Technicians Association
The Market Technicians Association is a not-for-profit professional regulatory organization servicing over 4,500 market analysis professionals in over 85 countries around the globe. The MTA's main objectives involve the education of the public, the investment community and its membership in the theory, practice and application of technical analysis.
The MTA has the following stated mission: Attract and retain a membership of professionals devoting their efforts to using and expanding the field of technical analysis and sharing their body of knowledge with their fellow members. Establish, maintain, and encourage the highest standards of professional competence and ethics among technical analysts. Educate the public and the investment community of the value and universality of technical analysis.