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Steve Nison

Steve Nison is founder and President of which provides premier educational products and trading services.

Traders and investors everywhere have discovered the power of candle charting because of Steve’s groundbreaking work.

Nison, the very first to reveal the startling power of candlestick charts to the Western Hemisphere, is acknowledged as the leading authority on the subject. Before Nison’s work not one charting system in the Western world had candle charts. Now every charting package has them.

While recognized as the authority on candlestick charts, Nison is also an expert on Western technical analysis with over 30 years real world experience. As such, as a result many of his products and services incorporate both Eastern and Western technical trading techniques.

Nison is the author of Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques" and "Beyond Candlesticks". Sales of over 100,000 copies, in eight languages, have made these books the “bibles of candlestick analysis” around the world.

Nison’s work has been highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Worth, Institutional Investor, and many other publications around the world.

Nison has appeared numerous times on CNBC, and his segment on FNN (the precursor to CNBC) brought in the most viewers that network ever had.

As a renowned and sought after speaker, Nison has trained professionals in 18 countries and from almost every major investment firm, on how to apply - and profit from - these methods.

Mr. Nison has spoken, by request, before the World Bank and the Federal Reserve, He has taught at numerous Universities, and major stock and commodity exchanges.

He was among the first to receive the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation from the Market Technicians Association (MTA) and was nominated for the MTA's "Best of the Best" for Price forecasting/Market analysis.
Mr. Nison holds an MBA in Finance and Investments and was a Senior Technical Analyst at Merrill Lynch and a Senior Vice President at Daiwa Securities.


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Japanese Candle Charting

Feel the scales drop from your eyes as you experience new depth of field from the basic price data that you've always used.

If you want to maximize the reward/risk ratio of your trades, or if you think you have to dump bar charts and other Western tools for analyzing markets in order to use Japanese candle charts, think again. In this clear and concise presentation, market technician Steve Nison shows you how to interpret candle charts and how to combine them with Western analytical techniques to maximize your reward/risk ratio. Steve also includes insights not contained in his beautifully illustrated Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques, which is recommended for use with this video.

From the MTA Education Seminar 2005 -
Advanced CMT Topics

Polish your CMT exam skills by hearing from the experts in the toughest exam areas

Our Advanced CMT Topics track is designed for candidates in the CMT Program and recent graduates. This track covers seven topics with which candidates tend to have the most difficulty, particularly on the CMT Level 3 essay exam. The presentations cover three of the most complex topics:

Japanese candle charting, point & figure charting and Elliott Wave Principle, all taught by practitioners. These areas seem to give candidates the most difficulty on the exams, so an hour with the experts should prove to be a valuable education. The presentations on equities, foreign exchange, commodities and currencies are taught by individuals whose careers are dedicated to analyzing these markets. Many CMT candidates only focus on one of these markets; these sessions are designed to get candidates up to speed on analyzing markets with which they may not be familiar.

Altogether, these seven sessions are designed to give attendees insights into how technical analysis Is applied in the real world. As well, these sessions are designed to be the perfect preparation for the essay questions on the CMT Level 3 exam which covers each of these areas. The insights of the practicing technicians who lead these sessions are representative of those insights required to pass the exams. These sessions were designed with CMT candidate feedback in mind. Often, candidates who spend their work day analyzing one market or primarily utilizing one technique, have a difficult time shifting gears to address all of the markets and techniques covered by the CMT Program.

Other Products by Steve Nison

Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques, 2nd Edition

The Candlestick Course

Beyond Candlesticks:
New Japanese Charting Techniques Revealed

Strategies for Profiting with Japanese Candlestick Charts


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