Ralph Acampora


Technical Analysis

One of Wall Street's most respected technical analysts, Ralph has been consistently ranked by Institutional Investor for more than 10 years. With 47 years of experience, he is a pioneer in the development of market analytics and has a global reputation as a technical analyst and market historian.


Ralph is a Senior Managing Director at Altaira Ltd., which offers wealth management services to family offices and high net worth individuals. Relied on for his technical expertise, Ralph provides insights on market timing and related investment strategy issues. He is regularly consulted for his market opinion by the major business news networks as well as national financial publications. Ralph is a trustee on the board of the Security Industry Institute and is involved in the establishment of the Securities Traders Association University.


A former director of technical research at Knight Equity Markets, Ralph worked for 15 years at Prudential Equity Groups as director of technical analysis. He worked at several of the financial industry's top firms, including Kidder Peabody & Co. and Smith Barney. He co-founded the Market Technicians Association, is a past president and continues to be an active member. He also founded and was the first chairman of the International Federation of Technical Analysts.


BA, history, Iona College St. Joseph's Seminary


Chartered Market Technician (CMT)


Co-author, Chartered Market Technician examination. Author, The Fourth Mega-Market, Now Through 2011: How Three Earlier Bull Markets Explain the Present and Predict the Future, Simon & Schuster, 2000