Interview With Harry Boxer
While I was in Las Vegas attending the Trader's Expo, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Harry Boxer founder of the The Technical Trader website. It was a pleasure to sit down with him and not only interview him, but also learn from him in the process, and I hope by reading the interview below, you'll be able to say the same.
Ryan: I’m here with Harry Boxer from TheTechTrader.com and, you’re a day trader, you do a little bit of swing trading also, you have a large following and I just want to get some of your insights on how you day trade and how you swing trade. So let me start by asking, how you got your start trading?
Harry Boxer: When I was a young kid, probably late teens, I went up to the Catskills where we stayed in a bungalow. We were staying with a stockbroker, and he got me interested in—showed me a little bit about charting. Back then there were no computer programs, he literally taught me how to draw charts by hand. And I literally built my charts day by day, until I had a history of time where the charts were useful for because charts aren’t useful unless you can see some history. That’s the purpose of charts; history and be able to project forth.
Then I started getting very interested and did some trading which was very successful. I used to cut classes in college and went to my broker’s office and watch the tape, stuff like that, you know what I mean?
So then I became a young struggling stockbroker in the late 60s, early 70s when the market was trading five million shares a day. Five million shares a day! That was it.
Ryan: I’ve read a lot of times people who did draw charts back in the day they learned a lot more from that. They learned how the chart “flowed” by drawing it out by hand.
Harry: That’s the thing with me. I’m a big proponent of pattern recognition. I look at time frames, I look at formations, and most of the time, what I’m looking for are continuation patterns, patterns that indicate that the trend that was before it, is going continue and create an opportunity for trading. You know, things like triangles, pendants, flags, stuff like that.
Ryan: And what’s your preferred trading strategy?
Here's the remainder of the interview.