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Smith Barney (retired)
Alan Shaw, now retired after 46 years on Wall Street, joined the brokerage firm of Harris Upham and Co. in 1958. He began his career as a fundamental securities analyst and, in the early 1960s, became actively involved in Technical Analysis. He served as Research Director at Harris Upham prior to its merger with Smith Barney in 1976. At the time of his retirement in April 2004, Alan was a Managing Director of the Technical Research Department at Smith Barney having turned over the management of the Department in 2000 to his protégé, Managing Director, Louise Yamada.
Having attended Susquehanna and Adelphi Universities, Alan received an honorary doctorate degree in May 1999 from Susquehanna University in recognition of his Wall Street accomplishments. Alan is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT), and was an Allied Member of the New York Stock Exchange and a Supervisory Analyst. A member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, Alan was a founder and first president of the New York Society of Junior Security Analysts, and was a founder and the second president of the Market Technicians Association. In 1997, he received the annual Market Technicians Association lifetime achievement award.