Interview: Pivot Levels With Gareth Burgess by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
After spending many years dabbling in the financial markets, Gareth Burgess decided to take the leap to becoming an independent trader. Many years of research into charts led him to come up with a trading system that he believes is similar to Jesse Livermore’s tape-reading techniques. His research into charting techniques and backtesting to discover what works and doesn’t work also led to his book published by Wiley, Trading And Investing In The Forex Markets Using Chart Techniques.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with Gareth Burgess on February 8, 2018 to find out more about his trading system.
Gareth, tell us about how you got interested in the markets.
My grandfather worked at Coutts Bank in London. When he died, he left a portfolio of company stocks behind, so even though I didn’t understand anything about the financial markets when I was young, it wasn’t new to me when I eventually got involved in trading and investing. The first investment I made was in 1987, and that was through a student friend of mine who had a small portfolio of stocks in energy companies such as British Gas. I had just returned to university after working the summer holidays to get some money together for the winter semester ...