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Richard J. Bauer, Jr., Ph.D., professor of finance at the St. Mary’s University Bill Greehey School of Business and coauthor Julie R. Dahlquist, Ph.D., senior lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business, and have been selected by the Market Technicians Association (MTA) to receive the 2011 Charles H. Dow Award.

The award was presented in recognition of their paper titled “Analyzing Gaps for Profitable Trading Strategies” which presents a detailed template for analyzing gaps filtered for various market conditions to identify actionable trading opportunities while focusing on relative market performance. The Dow Award is given for excellence and creativity in technical analysis. It includes a $5,000 prize and is the most significant competition for recognition in the field of technical analysis.

“Congratulations to Dr. Dahlquist and Dr. Bauer for bringing new thought and rigorous analysis to the existing body of knowledge regarding gap theory,” said Martin J. Meaney, the MTA’s Dow Award Committee Chair. “Their stature in the academic community broadens the scope of technical analysis as a valuable tool in seeking alpha in the marketplace.”

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