USA stockbroker since 1969, educator, author, lecturer, newsletter writer, market researcher and fund manager, Martin J. Pring has been active longer than most professionals in this industry.
He is the world's first author to put together a book and CD package in 1997 for the absolute beginner to learn price charts principles fast and well confirming my belief that, no matter how big the fund a money manager handles, that money manager - if he is the real McCoy - can still find time to educate the public.
Among his many books, instructional CDs and videos is his masterpiece the 'Technical Analysis Explained', the bible of price charts reading.
The recipient of several prestigious industry awards, Martin distinguished himself not only by steady returns from the funds he managed, but also by developing his own mechanical trading system, Know Sure Thing (KST), which he made available to the public.
In one of the most secretive industries where money managers see no reason to reveal their moneymaking concepts to outsiders, Martin was not afraid that his signature system would stop working for him if he publicizes it. After all Martin is the second strongest character on Earth in the Chinese zodiac.
"Secrets" about KST flood the Internet by now and MetaStock sells an add-on with that name for years.
Energetic and influential, Martin also succeeded in making his wife, Lisa, dabble in securities. How many traders can say the same in a world where lots of them had to divorce their shopping-happy and excessive spending other significant half in order to achieve peace of mind and continue their value creation work?
Martin lives in Florida, USA, is present at major investment shows on the international circuit and continues his activity at all levels: educator, author and fund manager. He is the perfect proof that if someone really loves what he does for a living, that person is blessed with finding time, energy and resources to do many things at the same time, not just one at a time.
For his seminal contribution to the dissemination of technical analysis of the financial markets to the masses, for his royal attitude of fearlessly sharing his KST mechanical trading system with all of us, for his pioneer work in bringing innovation to the publication of textbooks and for enduring success in a field where not many pros last long and where his name will last forever, Mr. Martin J. PRING has been awarded The Technical Analysis Society of St. Lucia Honorary Award in August 2014 on our 8th anniversary.