About the STA: Who We Are & What We Do
The Society of Technical Analysts (STA) is recognised worldwide as one of the largest and most widely respected not-for-profit organisations which trains and accredits members of the investment community, from industry professionals to private individuals, interested in the study of technical analysis. We have been setting the standards in technical analysis for 50 years and have been teaching at several UK universities such as LSE, King’s College, Queen Mary etc. for 25 years.
Acknowledged as an increasingly important part of most investment house activity technical analysis helps forecast the direction of financial market prices. Its methodology can be applied in any market and its techniques applied to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, currencies, commodities, bonds, interest rates and equities. Over the past 50 years we have dedicated ourselves to the promotion and understanding of technical analysis and its role as a vital investment tool.Learn more
Which course is right for me?
Our industry leading courses have been designed to cater for newcomers and professionals alike. So if you want to develop the means, tools and confidence to make better informed trading and investment decisions, in a classroom setting or from the comfort of your own home, we have a course for every level and requirement.
We run the STA Diploma Part 1 course in October every year at the London School of Economics and every January sees the start of the Diploma Part 2 course. Our exams are available to take four times per year and can be sat all over the world at British Councils. For more information about our courses and when you can take the exams please click here.
The STA is the most established technical analysis organisation in the world. Whether you are looking to boost your career or break into the sector our expert tutors understand your challenges and goals.
We partner with the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) for membership and qualification accreditation. Our Diploma certificates are internationally-recognised professional qualifications.
The STA is one of the original founding members of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).
The STA courses are attended by individuals and represented by organisations with a diverse range of skills and job functions including:
Traders; brokers; dealers; fund managers; private investors; finance & economic students; market analysts………
…and many more.
You’ll be in good company
Employers of STA alumni include:
ANZ Bank * Bank of England * Bank of New York * Barclays Capital * Bloomberg * BNP Paribas * Commerzbank * Credit Suisse * Deutsche Bank * Dow Jones Newswires * EDF Trading * Fidelity Investments * Goldman Sachs * Government of Singapore * International Power * JPMorgan Securities * Merrill Lynch * Morgan Stanley * National Australia Bank * Noble Clean Fuels * Nomura * Schneider FX * Schroders * Shell * Standard Chartered * TD Securities * Tradition * Triland Metals * UBS * Westpac
Hear what past students say about our courses
“I thought the quality of the teaching staff was excellent, the course materials were very good and the organisation was superb.”
Nicholas Burdett, Standard Chartered Bank, Student on the 2018 Part 1 Course
“Good balance of theory and practice with very useful insights from market practitioners.”
Jun Anthony Garcia, Credit Suisse, Student on the 2018 Part 2 Course