Gavin Holmes sent this notice:
“Tom died peacefully at home surrounded by Dallas, his wife, and myself, following a short illness. Although we are all naturally very sad at Tom’s passing, we know – because he told us – that Tom was satisfied his life’s work was being passed on to traders and investors world-wide and that the latest technology developments he witnessed shortly before he died, would see VSA a core component for investors and traders everywhere.
Tom had a long and varied life. In his 87 years he worked as a syndicate trader in Beverly Hills California, studying the Wyckoff course in Chicago. When Tom retired he spent a decade computerizing the methodology and bringing it to the world-wide trading community. Over the years he has travelled to many countries educating and enlightening traders. This culminated in him being awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Gate University in 2009.”
The photo at the top of this post is of Tom at Golden Gate University when he received its lifetime achievement award.
Tom was a friend and mentor to many traders. I spent a few weeks with Tom and Gavin in Worthing not long ago after a seminar we all did in London. I have some fine memories of Tom in his trading room trading the markets and just quietly sitting in his garden enjoying the sunshine and talking VSA. He had an incredibly sharp and creative mind and it was fun to engage him on a variety of topics. Tom enjoyed a long and full life and developed close relationships with other traders. He also cared for others who couldn’t care for themselves. As a psychologist, I found this especially endearing. Tom wrote The Undeclared Secrets that Drive the Stock Market, which I consider to be one of the most important books on the Wyckoff Method. Tom leaves a wonderful legacy in VSA and his computerization of the Wyckoff Method that began decades ago with Genie Software and culminated with TradeGuider. He actively contributed to the TradeGuider software platform until shortly before his death.
He will certainly be missed.
A memorial webpage for Tom has been posted on the TradeGuider website. The link below will take you there where you can post your condolences: