John Murphy (technical analyst)

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John J. Murphy is an American financial market analyst, and is considered the father of inter-market technical analysis.[1] He has authored several books including Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets.[citation needed] He later revised and broadened this book into Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets.[2]


Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets is regarded as the standard reference of technical analysis.[3] Intermarket Analysis: Profiting From Global Market Relationships is a primary source for the Market Technicians Association Chartered Market Technician Level 3 exam.[4]

He emphasizes the use of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to implement asset allocation and sector rotation strategies as well as global trading. He is Chief Technical Analyst, at[5][6] His investment opinion has appeared in Barron's.[7]

He has appeared on Bloomberg TV,[8] CNN Moneyline, Nightly Business Report,[9] Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser[1] and 7 years on CNBC.[2][10]


  • 1992 outstanding contribution to global technical analysis by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.[11]
  • 2002 Market Technicians Association Annual Award.[12]



  1. ^ a b "John Murphy, Transcription, 03/15/03 | Financial Sense Newshour". 2003-03-15. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  2. ^ a b "John Murphy to MC Vegas Money Show", Business Wire, June 2 1999
  3. ^ "John Murphy, Chip Anderson, and". Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  4. ^ "Investment Analyst Professionals - Chartered Market Technicians". MTA. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  5. ^ "John Murphy's Ten Laws of Technical Trading - ChartSchool". Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  6. ^ "About John Murphy - Support". Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  7. ^ "DJ Barron's(12/13) Market Watch: A Sampling Of Advisory Opinion. | HighBeam Business: Arrive Prepared". 2004-12-11. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  8. ^ "John Murphy, Tom DeMark Discuss Currency Trading, Market: Panel". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  9. ^ More Shorts. "Nightly Business Report | Watch Online | PBS Video". Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  10. ^ Louis B. Mendelsohn (1994-04-22). "Market Technologies - A Conversation with John Murphy, CNBC Technical Analyst and Lou Mendelsohn, President Market Technologies". Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  11. ^ "DJU Faculty Bios". Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  12. ^ "Investment Analyst Professionals - Chartered Market Technicians". MTA. Retrieved 2012-05-25.