An interesting article about the growing popularity of technical analysis. This is a good sign for traditionally technical areas like Tactical Asset Allocation. I’m happy to see that it is becoming more accepted, especially by some progressive members of the CFA community. On the other hand, I can see why some technical analysts feel like King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans when you look at the disparity in the numbers of people taking the exams to become chartered. This year, 128,600 people are taking the Chartered Financial Analyst exams versus only 700 taking the Chartered Market Technician exams!