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David Knox Barker

David Knox Barker

Contributor since: 22 Apr 2010


David Knox Barker is the founder of Long Wave Dynamics, LLC, and the publisher and editor of The International Long Wave Dynamics Letter. Barker is one of the world's foremost experts on the economic long wave, stock market cycles and Fibonacci market analysis. He is the creator of the Market Cycle Dynamics (MCD) software and author of The K Wave (2012). He is a writer, entrepreneur and technical market analyst. He has researched stock market cycles and written on the impact of the long wave on international financial markets and the international political economy for over 25 years. Barker developed the powerful Market Cycle Dynamics Formula Timing Plan (aka Theory 144) approach to market cycle analysis based on decades of market cycle research. Barker was founder and CEO for ten years from 1997 to 2007 of a successful life sciences research and marketing services company, serving a majority of the top 20 global life science companies. Barker also founded ALP Life Sciences, LLC in 2007, which is managing research and development on the Nanoveson(TM) project. He received his bachelor's degree with a major in finance from Appalachian State University and a master's degree in political science from University of Central Florida, where his thesis research explored disequilibrium in the international political economy from the long wave perspective. He is happily married to Berdjette, a citizen of Switzerland, and they are the parents of three great kids. His hobbies include reading, writing, running and discussing big ideas with family and friends.

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    Published 14 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 08 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 24 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 13 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 19 April 2012 | viewed 0 times

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  • The ECB Gone Wild; Living in Interesting Times

    Published 25 February 2012 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 28 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 16 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 27 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 10 December 2011 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 15 November 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The late market analyst PQ Wall put forward a rather bold proposal concerning the regular business cycle, which is also known as the Kitchin cycle.…

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    Price, time and sentiment represent a three dimensional approach to technical analysis of any market or security. The Fibonacci drill-down grid method is particularly instructive…

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    Published 21 October 2011 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 23 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 11 September 2011 | viewed 0 times

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    Published 20 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

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