Ken Tower, who holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, is the CEO of Quantitative Analysis Service, Inc (QAS). Ken joined QAS in 2008 after a brief foray into asset management and five years as chief market strategist with Charles Schwab & Company’s CyberTrader Inc. unit, returning to the realm of institutional research where he spent the first 20 years of his career. QAS has, for over 40 years, analyzed financial markets using behavioral, technical, and quantitative tools in support of hedge fund and portfolio managers with our rules-based momentum system. We also use our system to create models that are used by both hedge funds and available to RIAs on the Global View platform.
Ken has appeared in well-known financial media outlets, including Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and MarketWatch Radio on many occasions, as well as in a variety of newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and the New York Times. He has had articles published in the Journal of Technical Analysis along with Active Trader, SFO, and Stocks and Commodities magazines, and has guest-lectured on technical analysis topics extensively.
Ken is a former president of the CMT Association and currently serves on the Advisory Panel of the Technical Analysis Educational Foundation. He earned his CMT charter in 1991 and was part of the CMT Association’s 2004 presentation team that resulted in the FINRA decision to recognize the passage of CMT exam levels I and II as a Series 86 exemption as they do with CFA levels I and II. He has been a guest speaker at numerous CMT Association Seminars and Chapter meetings, and received the CMT Association’s Best of the Best award for Point and Figure charting on behalf of his research team. His point and figure work is cited in John Murphy’s bestselling Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets, Jeremy du Plessis’ The Definitive Guide to Point and Figure, and he has a chapter in New Thinking in Technical Analysis.