Study of Cycles
Where Direction and Timing Matter Most

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GIANTS of the Elliott Wave style of cycle analysis are shown below on this page. It is recognition that no one's work stands alone, and, in fact, progress is most often made by standing on the shoulders of giants. A brief biogaphy and links to an important website or two are provided. Visitors are encouraged to engage in independent research to further explore these relevant ideas. A primary purpose of this page is to put a face to the people behind revolutionary, yet, highly accurate ideas as to how the world of finance truly works.
    Giants of Wave Cycle Theory Pictured Below

Last Updated: 01/02/2017

Benoit Mandelbrot

Author of The Fractal Geometry of Nature and studies showing the fractal nature of market prices, especially including longer term research on cotton price series. Born 20 November 1924 he is a French and American mathematician, best known as the father of fractal geometry. He is Sterling Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Emeritus at Yale University; IBM Fellow Emeritus at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center; and Battelle Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Mandelbrot was born in Poland. His family moved to France when he was a child, and he was educated in France. He is a dual French and American citizen. Mandelbrot now lives and works in the United States.
Robert Prechter, Jr.

Author of The Elliott Wave Principle, with A. J. Frost and several other works, including "The Crest of the Tidal Wave" and a "View from the Top".

Prechter attended Yale University and graduated with a degree in psychology in 1971. His career as an analyst began when he joined Merrill Lynch as a market technician in 1975, where he learned much about the trade from Merrill's Chief Market Strategist, Robert Farrell (June 1982). There Prechter also learned of Ralph Nelson Elliott and the Elliott wave principle and was deeply intrigued.

George Soros

George Soros, hedge fund manager, philanthropist and philosopher, developed the two principles of Human Fallibility and General Reflexivity and applied them to financial markets. Both of the principles are intuitive and their meaning in the markets is profound. George most recently conducted a series of lectures for the Central European University (CEU), of which the Introduction and Section on Finacial markets are of much value. These lectures are available on YouTube here and free for all. It would seem foolhardy to pass up the experience of such a relevant life and the high quality video series which documents the lessons learned.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Author of "The Black Swan" and "Fooled By Randomness" as well as numerous academic studies. Taleb received his bachelors and masters in science from the University of Paris and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Management Science from the University of Paris (Dauphine). He held senior positions at a number of Wall Street firms before starting a second career as a scholar in probability, and as an activist for what he calls a "Black Swan robust" society. He is also an active promoter of  "stochastic tinkering" as a means of scientific discovery.
Ralph Nelson Elliott

Ralph Nelson Elliott (July 28, 1871 – January 15, 1948) was an American accountant, author, and the creator of the Elliott wave theory, which is based on Fibonacci numbers and is used to describe market trends in the stock market. After studying 75 years worth of data of stock market indexes (including yearly, monthly, weekly, daily, hourly, and even half-hourly charts), Elliott published his third book (in collaboration with Charles J. Collins) called The Wave Principle (in August 1938). In it, Elliott advocated that, although stock market trends may appear random and unpredictable, they actually follow predictable, natural laws and can be measured and predicted using Fibonacci numbers.
Leonardo Fibonacci

Leonardo Pisano Bogollo, (c. 1170 – c. 1250) also known as Leonardo of Pisa, Leonardo Pisano, Leonardo Bonacci, Leonardo Fibonacci, or, most commonly, simply Fibonacci, was an Italian mathematician, considered by some "the most talented western mathematician of the Middle Ages." 

He introduced Hindu-Arabic numerals to Europe by publishing the book Liber Abacci and developed the Fibonacci Sequence. The sequence begins with digits 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 134 and so on .. where each subsequent digit is the sum of those two that preceded it. You can study more about Fibonacci at this video LINK 

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