Joshua Hayes Of Big Wave Trading by J. Gopalakrishnan & B. Faber
Surfer Trader Dude.
Is it the ideal life? Joshua Hayes is CEO, president, and founder of Big Wave Trading, a Maui, HIĖbased stock market advisory service. Hayes is a well-respected stockpicker and technician who combines fundamentals, psychology, and money management to trade professionally. Hayes also runs BigWaveTrading.com, an online stock market commentary and stock selection service for short- and intermediate-term investment strategies using CANSLIM and other strategies.
Hayes has been a contributor to TeleChart, Realmoney.com, and TokyoJoe.com. He is currently a contributor to SeekingAlpha.com, iStockAnalyst.com, BestWayToInvest.com, StraightStocks.com, and InvestorsParadise.com. He also posts trading advice at MauiTrader.blogspot.com.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan and Staff Writer Bruce Faber interviewed Joshua Hayes on September 8, 2008, via telephone.
Joshua, how did you get interested in trading?
Early on, I used to go over to my friendís house and his
dad would have the CNBC ticker on and I recognized two stocks, Iomega and AOL. There were others but these two
really stuck out for me. By the time I was 16, I had developed a major passion for the markets and my father helped start me out by suggesting I read [what was then] Investorís Daily. He recommended it because his grandmother recommended it to him two weeks before she died. So I read it.
Intrigued, I got William OíNeilís book, How To Make Money In Stocks. It clicked with me immediately, and off I went.