Certifications and Disclosures
by Richard T. Williams, CFA, CMT
Senior Software Analyst, Summit Analytical Partners
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Current Ratings Distribution (as of 5/2/07)
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© 2006 Richard T. Williams, CFA, CMT
Richard T. Williams, CFA, CMT
Senior Software Analyst
Summit Analytic Partners
Jersey City, NJ