Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (72-76): Interview: Harry Boxer by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
With over 30 years of Wall Street investment and
technical analysis experience, Harry Boxer is a widely syndicated and featured guest on many financial programs and websites, including CNBC, CBS MarketWatch, Winning on Wall Street, Stockhouse, DecisionPoint, and more. A former chief technical analyst and columnist for AmericaInvest.com, Harry’s impressive credentials include eight years as chief technical analyst with three Wall Street brokerage firms, and the honor of winning both the 1995 and the 1996
worldwide Internet stock-market trading contest, “The Technical Analysis Challenge.” You’ll find Harry’s daily wisdom at The Technical Trader (www.thetechtrader.com), an ongoing, real-time diary of his trading ideas and market analysis.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan interviewed Harry Boxer via telephone on July 13, 2005.
Q: How did you get started in technical analysis?
A: Actually, that’s a good story—I was a teenager growing up in the New Jersey and New York area and I would spend the summers in a bungalow colony in the
Catskills. The guy in the bungalow next door to me was this old, crotchety stockbroker named Hank Greenstein, who taught me about charts. At that time, computer programs didn’t exist and you had to draw a chart yourself, so Hank taught me how to create my own hand-drawn charts, how to keep them and use them. When computerized programs came out, like Worden Brothers Telechart 2000 (now TC net, which I use religiously), my chart-making ability obviously became a great help.
Q: They say that people who can draw charts by hand actually have a better understanding of chart movement.
A: I agree. I like to say that I’ve been charting for over forty years. My history is that I spent some time on Wall
Street as a broker/technical analyst. I wrote a newsletter for a couple of brokerage firms called The Trader’s Corner, which was completely technical...