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Harold M. Gartley (1899-1972)  has long been a well-known name in the field of technical analysis. Beginning as a board boy and runner on Wall Street, he evolved into a master technician whose techniques on trading the markets are still used today. Gartley wrote many articles on the stock market hut his best work is considered to be his book Profits in the Stock Market Of special interest to many traders is his chapter “Volume of Trading” Gartley is said to have dune more work on volume than anyone else.

Bum in 1899, Gartley grew up in Newark, New Jersey He attended the Newark Technical School and then New York University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Science and 1m Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He began on Wall Street in 1912. Over the years he was a broker, a security analyst, and a financial advisor. In addition, Gartle gave lecture tours and private courses on the stock market that were attended by many of the prominent people of Wall Street.

Gartley was one of the founders and an active member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. He also founded the Wall Street Forum for younger analysts. From 1947 (in, Gartley worked in the field of financial and shareholder public relations. In his later years he was chairman of his own financial public relations Firm until he retired in 1969.