• 27+ years teaching at Mount Royal University
  • 15+ years of experience teaching investing
  • 4+ years as a writer for “The Swing Trader”


Dr. Melvin Pasternak integrates technical and fundamental analysis in his approach to the stock market. He has taught both of these disciplines for more than 15 years to T.D. Waterhouse investors as well as a college-level course. For almost five years, he wrote a newsletter aimed at short-term investors called The Swing Trader. He is also the author of "21 Candles Every Trader Should Know", which teaches how to use Japanese candlesticks and indicators such as stochastics in short-term trading.

Melvin’s work includes writing about estate planning, real estate investing, technical analysis. He has addressed numerous stock market conferences and has commented on the market for a nationally broadcast CBC radio show.


Melvin received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin Madison.