Brian Shannon, CMT

Brian Shannon, CMT

Brian Shannon is the Founder of Alphatrends. Brian is a successful trader, speaker, and educator.

He published his first book, “Technical Analysis Using Multiple Timeframes” in 2008 to educate swing traders.  In 2023 he published his second book “Maximum Trading Gains with Anchored VWAP’ which has become an instant bestseller.   

Brian began educating and mentoring people about technical analysis and trading techniques as Head of Research and Training for MarketWise. In 2006, he created Alphatrends, where he provides technical analysis updates of the markets and individual stocks through blog posts and daily video updates. Brian’s primary focus is on price action and his approach is focused on assisting people to make decisions about market direction and risk management.

Brian’s work has been published or written about in Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, Barron’s, Active Trader, Stock Futures and Options Magazine, among others.


  • Specific Anchored VWAP Strategies for All Timeframes

    A presentation as part of the 50th Anniversary of the CMT Association's Annual Symposium in New York City. A systematic approach to using the Anchored VWAP (AVWAP) to make better entries and exits, time breakouts and breakdowns, and manage risk. We will review specific...

  • Northern Ohio Virtual Chapter Meeting featuring Brian Shannon, CMT

    The Northern Ohio Chapter of the CMT Association welcomes you to our next event on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.  We are pleased to have Brian Shannon as our guest speaker. Greg Harmon, CMT CFA  Steve Muir, CMT CFA Patrick McKenna, CMT Kevin Pietrzyk, CMT,...

  • Interactive Session - Anchored Volume Weighted Average Price Analysis Techniques

    The "Anchoring Bias" has gained widespread acceptance as a motivator of price action in financial markets but it is seldom explained how to use this bias for greater profitability and risk management. Price, volume, and time form what is the best true representation of who...

  • Visualizing volume with the Anchored VWAP, Anchored Volume by Price, and Raindrop(TM) Charts

    A webcast presentation originally held by Brian Shannon, CMT and Jake Wujastyk on January 8, 2020 as part of the Educational Web Series. In this webinar, Brian Shannon, founder of Alphatrends, and Jake Wujastyk, founding member at TrendSpider, discuss different ways to...

  • Is The Anchored VWAP The Perfect Indicator?

    A webcast presentation by Brian Shannon, CMT originally held on September 27, 2017 as part of the CMT Association’s Educational Web Series. Price, Time and Volume, these three components are the most important factors to study for profitability in any timeframe and in any...

  • Best Moving Averages To Use for Swing/Daytraders

    A webcast presentation by Brian Shannon originally held on July 24th, 2013 as part of the CMT Association's Educational Web Series. If you just had one moving average per timeframe, what would it be? In this presentation, we examine 3 timeframes to: Find Ideas Assess...

  • Dynamics of a Good Short Squeeze Candidate: How to Find and Profit from Short Squeezes

    A webcast presentation by Brian Shannon, CMT originally held on October 8th, 2014 as part of the CMT Association's Educational Web Series. Short sellers aren't stupid but like anyone, their thesis may be wrong about their bearish position and that can create dynamic trading...

  • Multiple Timeframe Analysis

    Multiple Timeframe Analysis (Video) A presentation by Brian Shannon at the 2011 Southeast Regional Seminar on January 29th, 2011 in Charlotte, NC.

  • Multiple Timeframe Analysis

    A presentation by Brian Shannon on September 1st, 2010 as part of the CMT Association Educational Web Series.