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Can technical analysis be used for the value investment style and are there jobs using it for that purpose?

I am not sure that I know the answer. Technical analysis definitely has more application to the momentum style than the value style. However, I use it for the value style as described in much of my published work and videotape. Finding a job as a technical analyst, however, is not easy - there are very few such jobs. However, technical analysis has a role in adding value to the fundamental approach in investment management and analysis. We are training several hundred people a year in technical analysis as part of their Graduate Diploma through the Securities Institute

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