Striving to further the profession with diverse opportunities in continuing education, advocacy, ethics awareness, and networking.
Fred Meissner, who holds a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, is the founder and President of The FRED Report. His professional career spans 34 years in the investment business. Fred has a multifaceted background encompassing market analysis, trading strategies/portfolio management and business development/relationship management in diverse environments. He is known as creative and intuitive thinker who leverages extensive knowledge of financial markets and economic trends to consistently generate significant profits.
A team builder and leader who has a track record of successfully guiding groups towards organizational goals, Fred has high multicultural awareness and knowledge of international business practices acquired through extensive travel and education abroad. Fred’s working career includes senior market analysis positions at The Robinson – Humphrey Company (at the time, the largest regional brokerage in the United States), Merrill Lynch and Co., Inc. (at the time, the largest national brokerage in the United States), and four years as President of the CMT Association (the largest association of professional technical analysts in the world). While President of the CMT Association, that organization moved to a new structure encompassing the hiring of professional managers, and successfully changed Sarbanes-Oxley to include the CMT designation as an exemption to the Series 86 requirement for financial analysts. This effectively placed the CMT on par with the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), thus making Technical Market Analysis and traditional Fundamental Analysis equal in the eyes of FINRA and in the securities laws of the United States of America.
Fred holds a BS degree in Business Administration (with a minor in Economics) from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and an MA degree from The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Latin American Studies encompassing an interdisciplinary curriculum of International Business, History, and Sociology.