Masters in Business: Ralph Acampora

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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In this week's "Masters in Business" podcast, I talk with Ralph Acampora, founder of the Market Technician's Association.

Acampora has been closely charting markets for almost a half-century. He tells how he was in the seminary, on the way to becoming a priest, when fate intervened. After a car accident, he went into the field of finance instead (much to his parents' disappointment). Today, he is high priest of charts, and has been called the "Godfather of Technical Analysis."

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Next week, we speak with Mark Cuban, owner of Dallas Mavericks, co-founder of and a regular on ABC's Shark Tank.

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