Ralph Acampora was Managing Director of Altaira Wealth Management in New York. He is a pioneer in the development of market analytics and has a global reputation as a market historian and a technical analyst, providing unique insights on market timing and related investment strategy issues.

Ralph Acampora was previously the Director of Technical Analysis Studies at the New York Institute of Finance. Ralph has taught at the institute for 40 years. Before joining NYIF, he was Director of Technical Research at Knight Equity Markets. Prior to this, he worked for 15 years at Prudential Equity Groups as its Director of Technical Analysis. Ralph has been consistently ranked by Institutional Investor for more than 10 years. Prior to his employment at Prudential, Ralph Acampora worked at several of the financial industry’s top firms, including Kidder Peabody and Smith Barney.

With 40 years of experience, Ralph has been instrumental in the development of modern-day technical analysis. He co-founded the Market Technicians Association (MTA) in 1970, is a past president and continues to be an active member of the society. Ralph established the MTA library in 1975 with the assistance of the New York Institute of Finance. He also founded and was the first chairman of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). Ralph continues to participate in the education of technical analysts, serving as teacher and lecturer for the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) for the past 37 years and the Security Industry Association’s annual Wharton seminars.

Ralph is a trustee on the Board of the Security Industry Institute (SII) and currently is involved in the establishment of the Securities Traders Association University (STAU). He attended Iona College, graduated from St. Joseph’s Seminary and is the author of The Fourth Mega Market: Now Through 2011.