Charles Kirkpatrick II, CMT is currently president of Kirkpatrick & Company, Inc., Kittery, Maine. This is a private corporation specializing in technical research that publishes the Kirkpatrick Market Strategist advisory newsletter.
In the recent past, Charles Kirkpatrick has been a director of the Market Technicians Association—an association of professional analysts—and served on its Dow Award Committee, Education Committee, and as chairman of the Academic Liaison Committee. He was editor of the Journal of Technical Analysis—the official journal of technical analysis research—and an instructor in finance at the Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration in Durango, Colorado—one of only seven colleges (as opposed to universities) in the U.S. accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
In 2007, with co-author, Professor Julie Dahlquist, he published a textbook on technical analysis: Technical Analys — The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians—now used in university finance classes and the Market Technicians Association’s professional education programs.
In addition, Charles Kirkpatrick has received awards from his peers. In 1993 and 2001 he received the Charles H. Dow Award—for excellence in technical research—and in 2008, he received the Market Technicians Association Annual Award— an award given once a year to someone for “Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Technical Analysis.”
He is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and served as a decorated combat officer in the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. He currently resides on an island in Maine with his wife, Ellie, and various domestic animals.