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David G. Hawkins

David Hawkins' degrees are in Physics, specializing in electro-optics. He has worked as a college instructor, then moved into industry as a design engineer, project manager, and eventually into sales & marketing. Throughout, he has nurtured an avid interest in the stock market, particularly in applying mathematical techniques to technical analysis.

In 1995 he started learning the MIDAS method of analysis from its founder, fellow physicist Dr Paul Levine, and quickly incorporated these techniques into his software and his trading. Since Levine's passing, David Hawkins has further expanded upon the MIDAS techniques and has coupled them with other technical analysis tools.

David Hawkins is an active member of the Boston Chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII), where he co-leads the New England Stocks Group. Over the years, he has given numerous presentations to various AAII groups on the MIDAS method and other technical analysis topics. He has published articles on the Thrust Oscillator, the Volume Weighted MACD, other volume related indicators, and has co-written, with Andrew Coles, three articles on the MIDAS Topfinder/Bottomfinder.

David Hawkins has served as a consultant to several technical analysis software developers on how to code the Topfinder/Bottomfinder algorithm, resulting in one which is now fully functionally and commercially available (see http://www.stocksharepublishing.com). And his consulting work has also resulted in a DLL plugin for the Topfinder/Bottomfinder for Metastock.

David Hawkins is also a prize-winning exhibiting photographer in the Boston area of the United States. His website is http://www.davidghawkinsphotography.com.

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Market-based publications

"Find Those Market Tops", Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES, volume 21:  July 2003

“Market Touch and MIDAS,“ Technical Analysis of  STOCKS & COMMODITIES,

volume 27: July, 2009. (With Andrew Coles)

"Applying MIDAS to Daily and Weekly Charts," Technical Analysis of STOCKS &

COMMODITIES, volume 27: August, 2009. (With Andrew Coles)

"Volume-Weighted MACD Histogram", Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES, volume 27:  October 2009

"Modified Volume-Price Trend Indicator", Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES, volume 28:  April 2010.

MIDAS Technical Analysis: A VWAP Approach to Trading And Investing

in Today's Markets, Bloomberg Press and John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2011.

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