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About the Author

Ed Carlson was born(1959)in Wichita, KS and earned a Bachelors degree in Guitar Performance while studying under the jazz guitar legend Jerry Hahn at Wichita State University. After a short music career spent with travelling rock bands in the Pacific Northwest while in his early twenties, Ed returned to Wichita State University to earn his M.B.A. and was hired as a stockbroker by Dean Witter Reynolds in 1990. By April 1991 he had transferred to the Seattle office and spent the next 15 years at what was to become Morgan Stanley and 4 more years at Wedbush Morgan. During this time he became a husband and a father.

After the 2000 crash he became increasingly disillusioned with the brokerage industry and their approach to investors and investing. It was during this time that he began studying technical analysis and eventually earned the Chartered Market Technicians designation from the Market Technicians Association. Ed hosts the MTA Podcast Series:Conversations and is Chief Technician at He is the author of “George Lindsay and the Art of Technical Analysis”.