Melvin Pasternak bought his first stock, IBM, in 1962 when he was a teenager. He is the author of "21 Candlesticks Every Trader Should Know," a book on how to use Japanese candlestick charts to trade effectively. For nearly five years, he wrote a very successful newsletter combining fundamental and technical analysis: The Street Authority Swing Trader. Dr. Pasternak has addressed numerous stock market conferences and was a regular market commentator for a nationally broadcast CBC radio show. Melvin taught a university stock market course for many years. For more than a decade he instructed investment seminars at brokerage T.D. Waterhouse. Melvin holds both Ph.D. and MBA degrees.