Richard Demille Wyckoff Part 1 by Stella Osoba, CMT
This article is the first of a five-part series about Richard D. Wyckoff and his contributions to the discipline that is technical analysis.
Richard Wyckoff was perhaps one of the most influential exponents of the discipline of technical analysis in the 20th century, and his influence continues unabated many years after his death in 1934. He was born on November 2, 1873. After graduating from public school in Brooklyn at 14 and spending one day in high school, he took a job as an office boy at a law firm with the idea that he would learn the law. By 15, he had left that job to accept a better-paying one as a stock runner at the Wall Street firm of Hazard & Packer. And so began an almost uninterrupted career on Wall Street, which would span the rest of his life...