Interview: TA For The Longer Term With Boon Chin Low by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
Knowledge, Patience, Discipline
BC Low has been a teacher and practitioner of technical analysis since the 1980s. He is one of Singapore’s earliest practitioners to attain the Chartered Market Technician credential from the Market Technicians Association, which is based in New York.
From 1991 to 2011, Low was a senior lecturer at Singapore Polytechnic, where he introduced education in technical analysis to the curriculum. He created and taught two modules of “Technical Analysis and Trading,” the only formal course on technical analysis in Singapore.
Low has been active in the Singapore Technical Analysts & Traders Society (STATS) since the 1990s. He launched the Certificate in Technical Analysis (CTA) through STATS in 2004; he launched the society’s Diploma in Technical Analysis (DTA) in 2010. Prior to his work at Singapore Polytechnic, Low was a technical analyst for Merrill Lynch Bank, where he provided currency views to dealers, private bankers, and institutional clients. Currently, he continues to trade his own equity. His recent book release is Integrating Technical Analysis For The Investor.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan communicated with him via email in early March 2015 to find out more about how longer-term investors can apply technical analysis.