Interview: Charting Your Way With Steve Bigalow by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
Stephen W. Bigalow has more than 40 years of investment experience, including eight years as a stockbroker with major Wall Street firms: Kidder, Peabody & Company, Cowen And Company, and Oppenheimer & Company. This was followed by 15 years of commodity trading, overlapped with 12 years of real estate investing. He holds a business and economics degree from Cornell University, and has lectured at Cornell and at many private educational investment functions over the past 20 years.
Bigalow has advised professional traders, money managers, mutual funds, and hedge funds, and is recognized by many in the trading community as the “professional’s professional.” He is an affiliate of the Market Technicians Association (MTA, a not-for-profit association of professional technical analysts) and a member of AAPTA, the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with Stephen Bigalow on September 10, 2015 about the value of candlestick charts.
Steve, tell us about how you got interested in the financial markets and especially in candlestick charting.
My real interest started when I was in college, but I was always interested in investing. At a young age, my dad bought me one share of Eazor Express, which was a trucking company in the northeast. The stock split two-for-one, so I then had two shares of the company. I’d watch the stock every single day in the financial section of the newspaper...