Ken Tower is senior analyst, senior vice president at Quantitative Analysis Service, Inc. (QAS), Jersey City, NJ, has joined the Foundation Board. Ken appears regularly in the financial media including television appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg TV as well as AP Radio, MarketWatch Radio, Bloomberg Radio, and a variety of newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and The New York Times. He has had articles published in the MTA’s Journal of Technical Analysis along with Active Trader, SFO and Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazines. He has been a guest lecturer at many CFA Institute member societies as well as various universities.
Ken is a member and former president of the Market Technicians Association (MTA). He earned his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) charter in 1991 and was part of the MTA’s 2004 presentation team that resulted in the FINRA decision to recognize the passage of CMT exam levels 1 and 2 as a Series 86 exemption as they do with CFA levels 1 and 2. He has been a guest speaker at numerous MTA seminars and Chapter meetings, received the MTA’s Best of the Best award for Point & Figure charting on behalf of his research team, regularly assists with the grading of CMT level 3 exams, and is on the article review committee of the Journal of Technical Analysis. His point and figure work is cited in John Murphy’s best selling Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets, Jeremy du Plessis book The Definitive Guide to Point & Figure and he has a chapter in New Thinking in Technical Analysis.