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Alan Shaw, who spent 46 years as a market technician on Wall Street before his retirement in 2004, is both a former president of the CMT Association and a recipient of the CMT Association’s Annual Award. Prior to his retirement, 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, Louise Yamada.
Alan began his career as a fundamental securities analyst after joining the brokerage firm of Harris Upham and Co. in 1958. In the early 1960s, he became actively involved in technical research and market analysis, and served as Research Director at Harris Upham prior to its merger with Smith Barney in 1976.
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. He holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, 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, in addition to co-founding the CMT Association.