Austin Harrison, CFA, CMT

investment strategist and senior equity research analyst

Austin Harrison is an investment strategist and senior equity research analyst at a Missouri-based advisory firm. In 2019, he started Means to a Trend, a blog dedicated to identifying both fundamental and technical trends in financial markets. He employs a weight-of-the-evidence approach to his research, focusing on the macroeconomic environment, intermarket relationships, and relative strength to identify investment opportunities.

A proud alumnus of Benedictine College, Austin’s formal education centered on accounting, finance, and economics. After graduation, he worked toward earning the CFA and CMT charters, both of which he attained in 2019. The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation is a globally recognized, graduate-level credential that provides the strongest foundation in advanced investment, analysis, and real-world portfolio management skills. Earning the Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) designation demonstrates mastery of a core body of knowledge of investment risk in portfolio management and is the preeminent designation for practitioners of technical analysis worldwide.

Austin resides in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and three children. When he isn’t working, you can find him playing with kids, cooking, or watching sports.