About the author STEVE NISON, CMT, is founder and President of Nison Research International Inc., which provides customized educational and technical advisory services. Mr. Nison, the first to reveal candle charts to the Western world, is the acknowledged authority on Japanese charting techniques as applied to Western markets. His book, Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques, continues to be an international bestseller. Mr. Nison's work has been highlighted in financial media around the world, including the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Worth Magazine, Euroweek, and Institutional Investor. He is an instructor at the New York Institute of Finance and has been a guest lecturer at four universities. As a sought-after speaker, he has presented his trading strategies in seventeen countries to thousands of traders and analysts including, by request, the World Bank and the Federal Reserve. Mr. Nison holds an MBA in Finance and Investments and was among the first to receive the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation from the Market Technicians Association (MTA). Formerly, he was a Senior Vice President at Daiwa Securities and Senior Technical Analyst at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Nison lives with his family in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Mr. Nison's Web site is www.candlecharts.com. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.