Michael Oliver is the Chief Executive Officer of Momentum Structural Analysis. He began to develop his own momentum-based approach of technical analysis in the 1980s. In this process, Oliver learned that conventional price chart technical analysis too often deceived those who trusted in price chart breakouts, support, and resistance. It was then that he decided to develop his structural momentum tools into a full analytic methodology. In 1987, Oliver technically anticipated and caught the Crash. Several years after, he shifted from brokerage to full-time technical research.