The best way to strike a healthy balance between Technical and Fundamental disciplines is through a two step filtering. The best from both fundamentals and technicals can be obtained by maintaining the integrity of each discipline.
Dr. Henry O. Pruden (Hank) (1936–2017) earned his B.S. degree from Chico State, an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD (with Honors) from the University of Oregon. In 1993, Hank became a full-time faculty member in the Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Prior to joining the GGU faculty as an adjunct in 1976, Dr. Pruden taught marketing and related business subjects in various universities in the United States and abroad, principally at the University of Texas at Austin, where he held a tenured position.
Dr. Pruden pioneered the nationally prominent, graduate Technical Analysis program designed to enhance the professional capabilities of traders, advisers, portfolio managers, and brokers in stocks, bonds, derivatives, and commodities, teaching the latest in investor psychology and behavioral finance as well as the classic techniques of R.D. Wyckoff and of Edwards and Magee.
An active scholar as well as an active trader, Dr. Pruden was the Editor of the Market Technicians Association Journal, a Board member and recent member of the Technical Securities Analyst Association of San Francisco, and past regular lecturer at investment seminars around the world. Hank developed the ‘Action Sequence’ method of active learning and wrote ‘The Three Skills of Top Trading’.
Dr. Pruden served as a GGU Trustee from 1982-1993. He was a Board member and past President of the Technical Securities Analysts Association of San Francisco, executive director of the Institute of Technical Market Analysis, vice chair of the Internantional Federation of Technical Analysts and a board member of the Market Technicians Association.