J. Welles Wilder Jr. started his working life as a mechanical engineer, and remained an engineer for just seven years. This overlapped with his investing in the real estate market which he then did full time for a few years. His partners bought him out in the early 1970s.
He commenced 13 years of full-time market research and trading in his “retirement.” He became interested in buying silver, and concluded that futures were the best way to gain leverage. He embarked to study and learn all he could about futures markets.
Mr. Wilder soon became recognized as a market master, having made major contributions in the field of technical analysis. He has written many articles on trading, appeared on numerous radio and television programs, and conducted technical trading seminars in Asia, Australia, Canada, USA, and Europe. He has also developed the Delta market timing software, One Day at a Time. Around the world, there are probably more traders using Mr. Wilder’s systems and methods than any other discipline.
Welles Wilder® is best known for his technical indicators – now considered to be core indicators in technical analysis software. These include Average True Range, the Relative Strength Index, Directional Movement and the Average Directional Movement Index.
“… I’ve found that the most important thing in trading is always doing the right thing, whether or not you win or lose… this is market savvy… money management… I would go so far as to say that whether one makes money in the markets depends on whether or not one uses the proper money management – how much you make depends on where you enter and exit the markets.” – Wilder, J. Welles., “Wilder’s Back,” February 1986
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FORBES Magazine (October, ’80) singled out Mr. Wilder as “the premier technical trader publishing his work today.”
BARRON’S (July ’84) states that: “In 1978, the basis of mathematical analysis was expanded when J. Welles Wilder, Jr. published New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems.
FINANCIAL WORLD (July ’85) acknowledges that, “Over the years, Wilder has developed more accurate commodity trading systems and concepts than any other expert.”
Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities (Feb. 1986) “It’s not often that truly original discoveries are made in technical market analysis. J. Welles Wilder, however, lays claim to an entire collection of systems that have reshaped contempory commodities trading and analysis.”