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Recently semi-retired, Gregory L. Morris was Sr. Vice President, Chief Technical Analyst, and Chairman of the Investment Committee for Stadion Money Management, LLC. He also serves as the chairman of the Station Trust Board. In this capacity Greg educates institutional and individual clients on the merits of technical analysis and why Stadion utilizes a technical rules-based model. Greg oversees the management of over $6 Billion in assets in six mutual funds, separate accounts, and retirement plans. From December, 2003 to May, 2005, Greg served as a Trustee and advisor to the MurphyMorris ETF Fund. He also served as Treasurer and Chief Executive Officer of MurphyMorris Money Management Co, the Advisor to the Fund.
Greg has written three books with McGraw-Hill; The Complete Guide to Market Breadth Indicators, a book introducing market breadth analysis for investors, a third edition (original edition in 1992) to his best-selling and vastly expanded Candlestick Charting Explained was released in March, 2006, and Candlestick Charting Explained Workbook, which was published in December, 2011. Greg recently completed his fourth book, "Investing with the Trend - A Rules-based Approach to Money Management" published by John Wiley under the Bloomberg Press label. This is a book about the flaws of modern finance, research on risk and trend analysis, and how to build a rules-based trend following model. In 2011, Greg produced Japanese Candlestick Pattern Recognition software for MetaStock. This is an add-on package that not only offers automatic identification of real patterns, but provides a sophisticated trend analysis measure and automatic support and resistance identification.
Greg is a member of the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM) where he currently chairs the Wagner Paper Contest, the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts (AAPTA), and the Market Technician's Association (MTA). During college he was a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
From 1996 to 2002, Greg was CEO of MurphyMorris.Inc., the leading provider of web-based market analysis tools, education, and commentary. MurphyMorris, Inc. was acquired by StockCharts.com, Inc. in October, 2002. In 1999, Greg and three associates started MurphyMorris Money Management Co. to manage assets for individuals. This focus was later changed to address the firm becoming the Advisor to the MurphyMorris ETF Fund in January, 2004, and later merged into the Stadion (PMFM) family of funds.
From 1994 to 1996, he was President of G. Morris Corporation, a Dallas, Texas headquartered business that provided products and services for investors and traders. His lead product was a series of over 450 Indicators & Trading Systems that supported most windows-based technical analysis software packages. From 1993 to 1994, Greg was part of MarketArts, Inc. which launched the first windows-based technical analysis software program, Windows on Wall Street.
In 1992 he published a book on Japanese candlestick analysis called CandlePower, now available in soft cover as Candlestick Charting Explained (McGraw-Hill). Widely recognized as an expert on candlesticks and the developer of candlestick filtering, he has lectured around the world on the subject. From 1982 until 1993, he worked in association with N-Squared Computing, producing over 15 technical analysis and charting software titles, many of which are actively used today. In May, 1989, he was awarded outstanding alumni for 1989 from Pratt County College.
Greg earned his pilot's license in 1967 and flew many versions of Cessna (Cessna 150 maximum takeoff weight = 1,500 pounds) and Mooney single-engine aircraft. During his 7 years as a Navy pilot he flew the T2-C Buckeye, A-4J Skyhawk, and his favorite military jet, the F-4J Phantom. While in the Navy, he logged over 240 carrier landings (103 at night) and exceeded twice the speed of sound. From 1978 to his retirement in 2004, Greg was a Captain for Delta Air Lines flying the Boeing 727, Lockheed L-1011, McDonald Douglas MD-88, MD-90, Boeing 757, Boeing 767, and his favorite airliner, the McDonald Douglas MD-11 (maximum takeoff weight = 625,000 pounds). With his private pilot time, the Navy fighter pilot career (1971 - 1978), and airline career he accumulated 21,000 hours of flying time, and as he likes to say, never put a scratch on an airplane.
He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1971, has a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering, has authored numerous investment-related articles, speaks at numerous seminars and investment groups, appeared many times on Financial News Network (FNN), Fox Business, CNBC, and Bloomberg TV. Greg was featured in Investor's Business Daily in December, 2007, Business Week in July 2008, Barron's in January, 2009, Stocks and Commodities in September, 2009, and Bloomberg Markets in May, 2011. Greg has been invited to Italy, Brazil, Vietnam, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, and China to lecture on the merits of technical market analysis. From 1971 to 1977, he was a Navy F-4 fighter pilot aboard USS Independence who was selected for, and graduated from, the Navy Fighter Weapons School known as Top Gun. Greg and his wife, Laura, live in the mountains of North Georgia.