Stephen W. Bigalow possesses over thirty years of investment experience, including eight years as a stockbroker with major Wall Street firms: Kidder Peabody & Company, Cowen & Company and Oppenheimer & Company. (Followed by fifteen years of commodity trading, overlapped with twelve 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 thirty years.
Mr. 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.org – A non-profit association of professional technical analysts) and a member of AAPTA, the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts. (aapta.us)
His first book, Profitable Candlestick Trading: Pinpointing Market Opportunities to Maximize Profits, published by John Wiley & Sons, hit the market in January 2002. The book is directed towards the new investor all the way up to the most sophisticated professionals. It demonstrates a wealth of information, about price movement and the investor psychology, built into the Candlestick signals. Mr. Bigalow’s second book, High Profit Candlestick Patterns: Turning Investor Sentiment into High Profits, released in December 2005. This book takes trading to the next level, combining the proven results of Japanese Candlestick charting with effective Western technical analysis. The self-mastery of profitable investing simplified by visual evaluations. His latest book released the end of 2010, Candlestick Profits: Eliminating Emotions with Candlestick Signals, explores the reasons most investors do not make money in the markets. While there are many books on trading methods, this one takes on what happens in the human psyche that prevents investors from making consistent profits.
Throughout his investment career, Mr. Bigalow has directed his investment acumen towards developing improved methods for extracting profits from the investment markets. His research, encompassing all fundamental and technical methods, resulted in verifying that Candlestick analysis was superior to any other method. In consulting with money management and energy trading firms, he has successfully combined conventional research methods with Candlestick analysis that greatly enhance investment returns. His implementation of statistical analysis with the Japanese Candlestick methodology has produced some unique successful trading programs.