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Pro Talks: Top chart analyst says market top near

Jeff deGraaf, chairman and head technical analyst for Renaissance Macro Research, spoke to CNBC Pro on Thursday in a special Q&A for subscribers.

During his discussion with CNBC's Mike Santoli, deGraaf explained how the conditions that usually mark a top in the stock market are happening right now.

DeGraaf is the best chart analyst on Wall Street over the last decade, according to Institutional Investor magazine. He was formerly the head of the investment policy committee at ISI Group.

"When the market becomes so concentrated, that's the point when you start to develop a sort of top formation," he said. "The soldiers, if you will, are starting to fall off and you've just got a very few select names that are driving the market higher."

The strategist also discussed Facebook, Apple and Amgen.

And deGraaf explained why technical analysis works.

See the full video below.