Tim Knight has been charting and trading since 1987. His first stock trade was, in fact, on October 19, 1987 – the day of the crash – which perhaps goes a long way explaining his disposition toward bearishness. He has been involved in personal computers since late 1979 and, starting at age 16, began writing a couple dozen books about using and programming computers. His most recent writing has been focused on charting and the history of financial markets. His newest book, Panic, Prosperity, and Progress, will be published early in 2014. He has been running Slope since 2005 and has, during that time, penned more than 12,000 posts on the blog.
In 1992 Knight founded Prophet, a web-based technical analysis company that was acquired by Investools (and, later, Ameritrade) in January 2005; he served as Senior Vice President of Technology for Investools from 2005 through 2010. His book, Chart Your Way to Profits, published by John Wiley, offers a solid introduction to both technical analysis and the ProphetCharts product.
Knight directed his passion for the markets to fuel the innovation for which Prophet.Net was known. In fact, Barron’s and Forbes consistently named Prophet.Net the #1 Web Site for Technical Analysis. In his professional role as a hedge fund manager today, Tim relies on technical analysis as the primary basis for his investment decisions
Before starting Prophet, Tim was Vice President of Technology Products at Montgomery Securities in San Francisco, where he led the development of an institutional online-trading platform. Additionally, he has held various positions in marketing management at Technical Tools and Apple Computer. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife, children, many hens, a pond full of fish and turtles, a couple of reptiles, and an overly-yippy dog named Pikachu as well as the sweetest old dog in the world, Kobe.
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