Ron Meisels

Ron MeiselsRon Meisels, Founder and President of Phases & Cycles Inc. is one of North America's most successful technical analysts with over 40 years of stock market experience.  He specializes in independent research of Canadian and U.S. securities.  Institutions ranked him among the top three technical analysts for six consecutive years (Brendan Wood Survey). He is listed in the Canadian Who's Who.

He has been publishing the technically oriented Phases & Cycles® reports since 1970.  He was Vice President and Manager of Technical Research at Nesbitt Thomson Inc. (now BMO Nesbitt Burns) from 1982 to 1990.  He founded Phases & Cycles Inc. in 1990.   

He has a truly distinguished track record in anticipating stock market moves, as illustrated by his famous “10,000 in 2000” prediction in January 1995 (based on his discovery of the 40-year cycle) when the DJIA was at 3800 (An audacious call in 1995 looks golden now, Report on Business, March 30, 1999). He first presented this research at the 1995 IFTA Seminar in San Francisco and subsequently in Chicago, Toronto, New York, London and  Cairo (for the Egyptian Society of Technical Analysts).

Mr. Meisels is a co-writer of  a weekly column in the Globe and Mail (“What the charts say”); he is a frequent guest on BNN-Business News Network (Market Call Tonight) and is frequently quoted in major financial media such as Barron's, the Globe & Mail, The National Post, Les Affaires, Bloomberg, Canadian Press, Reuters and MarketWatch.


Mr. Meisels is also:

• Founder and first President of the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts (CSTA), and founding Secretary and past Director of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).

• First Canadian recipient of the A. J. Frost Award for outstanding contribution to the development of Technical Analysis.

• Recipient of an Honorary Lifetime Membership in the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts “For recognition of special services to the Society”.

• Developer of the “Meisels Index”, an overbought/oversold indicator based on daily closings. It is feature on the Metastock System.

Our Team

Phases & Cycles Inc. specializes in the independent research of North-American equities.  It was formed in 1990.
Ron Meisels, President,has been active as an Analyst since 1971.  He was Vice President and Director of Technical Research of Nesbitt Thomson (now BMO Nesbitt Burns) from 1982 to 1990.  He was ranked among the top three technical analysts by Canadian Institutions for six consecutive years (Brendan Wood Survey).  He is a regular guest on BNN and is frequently quoted by Barron's, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Bloomberg, Canadian Press and Reuters. 
Nancy Lydon, Vice President, joined in 1991 and has twenty years' experience in the investment industry. Her specialty is Point & Figure charting, the basis for all publications produced by Phases & Cycles.  She is also responsible for collecting, interpreting and reporting on all research relating to market cycles.
Monica Rizk, Senior Technical Analyst, has been with Phases & Cycles since September 2000 and specializes in the research of Canadian and US stocks.  Monica is also responsible for “What the charts say”, our weekly contribution to the Globe and Mail.    She has a degree in Business Administration and has completed the Canadian Securities Institute course. 
Carolyne Mignault Administrative Assistant, assists in the preparation of all reports, including the data for Point & Figure Charts.
David Tippin, PhD, has been a contributor since 1995.  He has over 20 years of stock market experience.  He provides a monthly Market Comment.
Olaf Sztaba is President of Olafinvest Research.  He has been a contributor since May, 2003. He has been involved in the European and North American markets for over 15 years.