Laszlo Birinyi is the founder and president of Birinyi Associates, Inc. His investment career began as a trader, which culminated in the development of the trading calendar and eventually one of the premier books on stock market trading, The Equity Desk. In 1976, Mr. Birinyi joined Salomon Brothers where he focused on equity research and market analysis. While there, he was the head of Equity Market Analysis and developed the firm's weekly commentary, Stock Week, as well as a variety of studies on market topics including volatility, flow of funds, market structure, and perhaps his best-known tool, Money Flows, which received widespread recognition. In addition, he was the architect of the Salomon-Russell International Index. In 1999 Mr. Birinyi was inducted into the Wall $treet Week Hall of Fame, and in 2004 he was named one of Smart Money's Power 30 market movers.