Martin J. Pring entered the financial markets in 1969 and has grown to become a leader in the global investment community. Since 1984, he has published the “ InterMarket Review” a monthly market letter offering a long-term synopsis of the world’s major financial markets. He is also chairman of Pring Turner Capital Group (pringturner.com), a money management firm, and president of pring.com an educational technically oriented web site. Coming November 2020, pring.com will offer a 15-hour plus online course in technical analysis. The course comes complete with self-testing for each lesson. Since 2015 he has been the Chief Technical Strategist for StockCharts.com, a premium charting site. He also edits a technical report on Chinese equities, circulated to Chinese financial institutions through China Economic and Business Monitor.
Demanded as a speaker worldwide, he is the author of many outstanding books including, the classic Technical Analysis Explained, now in its fifth edition. Since this unique book first appeared in 1979, Technical Analysis Explained has established itself as the number one guide of its kind. It is required reading for the International Technical Analysts (IFTA) in their CFTe certification, as well as many universities. For three decades, until replaced by their own guide, the book was required reading for the Chartered Market Technician’s CMT certification. Translated into over 7 languages, the book is, as quoted in Forbes, “widely regarded as the standard work for this generation of chartists”. According to Futures Magazine “it is one of the best books on technical analysis to come out since Edwards & Magee’s classic text in 1948…belongs on the shelf of every serious trader and technical analyst.” Barron’s and Business Insider also included this title in their 2020 assessment of the five and six top books for “essential reading on technical analysis”.
His book, Investment Psychology Explained, has also been required reading for a higher level CMT exam. In 1997 Worth Magazine selected it, as one of the fifteen best investment books of the last 150 years.
Other book titles include How to Forecast Interest Rates, Global Investing Made Easy, The McGaw Hill Handbook of Commodities and Futures, Introduction to Technical Analysis ,Technician’s Guide to Day Trading, Candlesticks Explained, How to Select Stocks Using Technical Analysis, Martin Pring on Price Patterns , How to Select Stocks using Technical Analysis , Breaking the Black Box , A Complete Guide to Technical Analysis-an Indian Perspective and a two volume course on Market Momentum. His most recent book, Investing in the Second Lost Decade, was co-authored with his three partners at Pring Turner Capital Group.
Described by Barron’s as a “technician’s technician”, Martin’s articles have been featured in Barron’s, and he has been quoted in The Wall St. Journal, Financial Times, The New York Post and Los Angeles Times newspapers as well as the National Review.
Recognized by his peers as a technical leader and innovator he was awarded the A.J Frost Memorial Award by the Canadian Technical Analysts Society in 2000 and in 2004 was honored with the coveted CMT Annual Award. In 2007 he received the Trader’s Library Hall of Fame award. He is also a fellow of the British Technical Society (STA) and an honorary member of the Swiss Technical Society (SAMT). In 2015 he, along with Pring Turner, received the most venerable writer award by Advisor Perspectives, a site oriented to registered investment advisors.
In 2012 he, along with S&P Dow Jones Indexes (then Dow Jones Indexes) created and published the Dow Jones Pring Business Cycle Index, based on his financial market rotational theory outlined in his All Season Investor and Active Asset Allocation Around the Business Cycle books.
Martin pioneered the introduction of videos as an educational tool for technical analysis in 1987, and was the first to introduce educational, interactive CD’s in this field. One of his proudest achievements will culminate with the launching of PringU in 2020. This completely interactive 15-hour technical analysis course, complete with testing, is believed to be the most comprehensive of its kind in the world.
For many years, Martin’s primary interest has been educating students of technical analysis in the basic and finer points of this art. He enjoys mentoring students of technical analysis from the college level to professionals already in the field, sharing the wealth of knowledge he has gained through his own experience and research. In this regard, he has spoken on technical analysis to the Darden Business School, SDA Boconni, Harvard Medical School and University of Richmond, VA. As an adjunct professor, he recently collaborated on an online post graduate course for technical analysis at Golden Gate University.