Robert R. Prechter, Jr, CMT, is President, Elliott Wave International and Executive Director, Socionomics Institute. He has written 14 books on finance, beginning with Elliott Wave Principle in 1978, which predicted a 1920s-style stock market boom. His 2002 title, Conquer the Crash, predicted the beginning of the 21st century debt crisis. In December 1989, Financial News Network (now CNBC) named him “Guru of the Decade.” In 1999, Bob received the CSTA’s first annual AJ Frost Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Technical Analysis. In 2003, Traders Library granted him its Hall of Fame award.