Past Meetings

Past Meetings

The STA has been holding monthly lectures and meetings in the City of London since 1968.

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STA Monthly Meeting – October 2019

Tuesday 8th October 2019 at 6.30pm

Logical Price Action: Utilising Wyckoffian Principles in Modern Times

Speaker

William Reardon, CEO and Founder, Feibel Trading

William Reardon is CEO and founder of Feibel Trading Ltd and the creator of Logical Price Action. He specialises in exploiting the supply/demand imbalance by using the lost art of bars and volume and is internationally recognized as one of […]

STA Monthly Meeting – September 2019

Tuesday 10th September 2019 at 6.30pm

The Role of Subjectivity in Technical Analysis

Speaker

Tim Parker MSTA, CEO, Messels

Tim Parker is the CEO and founding partner of Messels Ltd, an independent technical analysis research firm based in the UK.

STA Monthly Meeting & Summer Party – July 2019

Tuesday 9th July 2019 at 6.30pm

Technical Analysis - Trading Tool or Social Science?

Technical analysis has proven to be an invaluable method for trading or investing. But is it more than that? Rather than searching for new ways to slice and dice price into ever more complex indicators, should our focus not be on promoting the theoretical underpinnings of technical analysis to the wider investment community? Murray will explore the history of technical analysis and uncover why conventional, “fundamental” analysis actually followed it. He will highlight how the developing social science of Socionomics was born out of technical analysis and why it deserves to be front and centre in the debate over rethinking macroeconomics. Murray will bring it all together with a look at current market charts and forecasts.

The talk will be followed by the STA Summer Party and preceded by the STA Diploma Awards Ceremony. For catering reasons members are requested to book in for this meeting.

Speaker

Murray Gunn, Head of Research, Elliott Wave International STA Meetings : Speakers : Murray Gunn

Murray Gunn MSTA is Head of Research for Elliott Wave International’s Global Market Perspective, a monthly summary of the firm’s 25 analysts’ views on every major freely traded market in the world. (You can follow his Elliott Wave analysis at www.elliottwave.com)

STA Monthly Meeting – June 2019

Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 6.30pm

Fireside Chat with Robert Carver, author of "Systematic Trading"

Speaker

Robert Carver, Independent Systematic Futures Trader

Robert Carver is an independent systematic futures trader, writer, and a visiting lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of “Systematic Trading: A unique new method for designing trading and investing systems”, and “Smart Portfolios: A […]

STA Monthly Meeting – May 2019

Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 6.30pm

Price does not align to time

Kevin will look to demonstrate what it is he looks for when placing a trade. This includes market entry point, stop and target calculations. There are only 4 trades that are ever placed. In addition, this will include the frustrations experienced by the format that traditional charting packages use. This is always a series of open, high, low and closing price data, traditionally bar charts and or candlesticks.

Kevin has a view that many aspects of Technical Analysis remain in their “infancy”. Market movement understanding is not common. Kevin is also of the belief that markets do not reflect “mass psychology”. That markets are mathematical, not psychological.

Kevin has the viewpoint that the format that price data is viewed in is simply incorrect. Data becomes a by-product of your chosen time frame. Time frame does not change market position. Time would need to align to your chosen time frame to be relevant, which it does not.

Speaker

Kevin Bull

Kevin Bull started his career in financial markets in 2009, by studying technical analysis on a full-time basis. These studies led Kevin to sit the STA Diploma in 2010 and subsequently to form fxtradingcompany.com. Kevin has since spent the past […]

STA Monthly Meeting – April 2019

Monday 8th April 2019 at 6.30pm

Global Cash Flow

Determine which market is leading and how to examine it. How to define and handle timing differences in revolving markets. Understand how European markets are positioned relative to global indexes for timing and price projection. This presentation covers many different methods but in a tight package for the purpose of building intermarket relationships to improve probability and timing.

Speaker

Constance Brown CFTe MFTA

Time Factors. That is the key to surviving today’s volatility. W.D. Gann was a master of Time and Price forecasting. Constance Brown, better known by clients as Connie Brown, is one of the world’s leading practitioners of Gann Analysis. Other […]

STA Monthly Meeting – March 2019

Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 6.30pm

10 Things I've learned Coaching Traders and Investment Professionals

In this talk, leading trader performance coach Steven Goldstein shares powerful insights from almost a decade of coaching traders, portfolio managers and asset managers inside leading investment banks, hedge funds, commodity & energy trading businesses, asset management firms and private traders.

The talk will focus mostly on matters related to performance and behaviour, but will also veer into practical aspects of working in financial markets.

Speaker

Steven Goldstein, Risk Performance Consultant, Alpha R Cubed Ltd STA Meetings : Speakers : Steven Goldstein

Steven Goldstein is a Performance Coach and Consultant working with traders and participants in the financial markets. He is the founder of BGT Edge Ltd and coaches traders and managers at a growing number of investment banks and hedge funds in the UK and Europe. In addition to that Steven provides technical analysis on a number of currency pairs for 3CAnalysis.

STA Monthly Meeting – February 2019

Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 6.30pm

When Overbought Or Oversold Signals Continuation

Richard will discuss how he overcomes the problem of markets continuing trends, even though traditional momentum tools suggest overbought or oversold conditions. He will also highlight an approach he has developed within G10 FX, using a number of indicators to establish ‘technical relative value’ of each individual currency and what this means for G10 crosses.

 

Speaker

Richard Adcock MSTA, Managing Director, Adcock Analysis STA Meetings : Speakers : Richard Adcock MSTA

Richard Adcock is managing director, Adcock Analysis, an independent technical research service, offering subscriptions for weekly reports and daily updates, on FX and rates markets. Adcock Analysis Ltd has been voted top independent technical research house for FX in 2017 & 2018, and Richard Top Fixed Income Technical Strategist, in the Technical Analyst magazine poll for 2009, 2011 & 2013, as well as runner up in 2010 and 2012. Top spot in the best Fixed Income Technical Analyst section of the Extel Awards was also achieved during his time with UBS.

STA Monthly Meeting – January 2019

Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 6.30pm

Market Outlook Panel

As is traditional, we start the 2019 speaker programme with a Market Outlook panel for the year.

Chaired by Tom Hicks MSTA, panellists include Avramis Despotis, Robin Griffiths and Clement Thibault.

It will take place at our new meetings venue – One Moorgate Place, Chartered Accountants Hall, 1 Moorgate Place, London, EC2R 6EA. Click here for a map.

Panel Speakers

Avramis Despotis, Founder and CEO, Tradepedia STA Meetings : Speakers : Avramis Despotis

An enthusiastic educator, authoritative voice in price action trading and inspiring personal coach, Avramis Despotis has been immersed in the financial markets for over two decades. Founder and CEO of Tradepedia, he is an expert instructor in technical analysis, risk […]

Robin Griffiths FSTA, Chief Technical Strategist , ECU STA Meetings : Speakers : Robin Griffiths FSTA

Robin Griffiths joined Cazenove Capital in 2008 as Technical Strategist, providing strategic input and marketing support, primarily to Private Wealth Management.

Clement Thibault, Senior Financial Markets Analyst, Investing.com STA Meetings : Speakers : Clement Thibault

Clement is a Senior Financial Markets Analyst for Investing.com, a leading internet global financial portal.  Clement joined Investing.com about three years ago, and was the first, full-time analyst for the company. As such, he pioneered the site’s efforts to provide […]

STA Christmas Party and AGM

Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 6.30pm

Speaker

No speaker for the party.

STA Monthly Meeting – November 2018

Thursday 22nd November 2018 at 6.30pm

MiFID II Research Unbundling Speaker Panel - A Year On!

Panel Speakers

Tom Hicks MSTA, Partner, Dantom Consulting STA Meetings : Speakers : Tom Hicks MSTA

Tom is a Fixed Income Trader and Ex Big Four Consultant. He has over 15 years’ experience in the financial industry as a Fixed income trader and Sales person.  Tom has a wealth of experience and regulatory knowledge having worked […]

Steve Kelly, Special Adviser, Euro IRP

Steve is one of the foremost authorities on European investment industry opinion and has been consulted by industry bodies and leading companies for advice for many years. In 1999, he took over the Extel Survey and built it into a […]

Tim Parker MSTA, CEO, Messels

Tim Parker is the CEO and founding partner of Messels Ltd, an independent technical analysis research firm based in the UK.

Jeremy Davies, Co-Founder, RSRCHXchange

Jeremy worked for 16 years on the buy side as a portfolio managers, latterly running global special situations at multi strategy hedge fund, CQS. He launched RSRCHX, the research aggregator and marketplace, with co-founder Vicky Sanders in 2014. RSRCHX currently […]

STA Monthly Meeting – October 2018

Thursday 11th October 2018 at 6.30pm

On Thursday 11 October, we are delighted that our guest speaker will be Dr Van Tharp. Please note that the event is taking place at One America Square rather than the usual CISI offices, and that it is being held on a THURSDAY rather than the usual Tuesday.

Jointly organised with the Chartered Alterntive Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, come join our exclusive live interview about “Trading Beyond the Matrix” with the world’s top trading pschologist, Dr Tharp.  Key topics include Dr Tharp’s ‘road to transformation’ and what he learned from modelling over 5,000 traders and investors.

The interview will be hosted by Ron William who serves as board member to the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).

Speaker

Dr Van Tharp

Dr Van Tharp is the author of Trading Beyond the Matrix: The Red Pill For Traders, published by Wiley & Sons, in addition to four acclaimed books published by McGraw Hill: Super Trader, Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom, the […]

STA Monthly Meeting – September 2018

Tuesday 11th September 2018 at 6.30pm

Quantitative Strategies for Technical Analysis

All too often a Technician’s first foray into being quantitative is performing a back test. Statistically, this is one of the worst places to start a quantitative process. A back test that is performed too early is based on many false assumptions and compounds many errors into the process. The result is that the back test returns are rarely repeatable in real life. In this presentation, Mathew will be explaining what these errors are, how we can avoid them (regardless of what tools you use), and reveal a new Monte Carlo method he developed which allows us to review a valid p-score for our models no matter if they are long term trend following or short term mean reversion strategies. Mathew will go on to explain how as Technicians there is a process that we can follow to rigorously test quantitative ideas.

For any Analyst who wants to research new ideas, or be able to present ideas that can stand up to rigorous quantitative scrutiny, this presentation will help you to see that not only is a quantitative approach is achievable, but as Technical Analysts, we are in the best position to drive advanced quantitative models.

Speaker

Mathew Verdouw, Founder and Global CEO, Market Analyst International

Mathew Verdouw is the Founder and Global CEO of Market Analyst International, a group of companies dedicated to developing Technical Analysis software for traders of financial markets. With an honours degree in Computer Systems Engineering from RMIT in Australia, Mathew has taken the company, and the Market Analyst program, from a spare-room start-up in 1996 to a world-wide solution used by traders from large institutions to private traders.

STA Monthly Meeting – May 2018

Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 6.30pm

Trading: It's completely mental!

In 2007, the Chairwoman of Qantas, Mrs Margaret Jackson, was supportive of a takeover bid for Qantas at $5.45 per share. With acceptances of the offer waning, Mrs Jackson told the Australian Financial Review regarding the impending withdrawal of the bid, “If anyone thinks this will happen without affecting the (share) price then they have a mental problem with how the market works.” She received sharp criticism for her comments, especially from the mental health community. In addition, she was accused of underestimating the abilities of the shareholder, many of which were retail investors, to make a rational decision. By late 2013, Qantas (QAN) shares hit a record low of 96 cents.

Had Mrs Jackson suggested that those shareholders who failed to accept the takeover offer were subject to several cognitive biases including the Status Quo Bias, and the Endowment Effect, she may have escaped the criticism, even if few people understood what she was referring to.

Sadly, the term “Mental” has been hijacked in popular parlance to represent a slur on a person’s character, and is short for mentally ill. However, its original meaning refers to things of the mind, specifically intellectual (cognitive) and emotional.

During this session, Paul will demonstrate that all aspects of trading can be affected by cognitive biases in two key parts.

  • How we trade; including mechanical versus discretionary trading, decision making and risk management.
  • Why and what markets we trade, which trading platform / software we use, which instruments we trade with, which broker we use, and our approach to financial education and training.

Key to the presentation will be an attempt to model the cognitive biases together to demonstrate those we are susceptible to at each stage of the trade, rather than viewing them as distinct phenomenon as is typically the case.

Of course, options trading will be a key part of the discussion. Paul will suggest that the first trade any new trader should make is a long call.

Paul will demonstrate to the audience that trading is completely mental! Be prepared for a fun, interactive and informative session.

Speaker

Paul McLaren, Managing Director, Enhance Your Options Pty Ltd

Paul McLaren is Managing Director of his own company, Enhance Your Options Pty Ltd, specialising in training and education of options trading strategies. He has over 20 years’ experience in the local share market, and has a keen interest on options on futures.

STA Monthly Meeting – April 2018

Tuesday 10th April 2018 at 6.30pm

Avoiding the spikes…uses and abuses of Andrews and Schiff Pitchforks

Speaker

Eddie Tofpik MSTA, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM Investor Services International Ltd

Eddie started from school in the City of London as a Warrants Clerk for LME Metals traders Transworld Metals in 1980. Realising the potential the City had in the 1980s for growth of the financial services sector and recognising his […]

STA Monthly Meeting – March 2018

Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 6.30pm

Fireside Chat with Tom Rubython

Jesse Livermore Boy Plunger is Tom’s first financial book and came about as a result of his admiration of Jesse Livermore and his trading methods over 20 years. The book was over 10 years in the planning as Tom and his close associate, David Peett, also a Livermore disciple, waited for Livermore’s own anonymous biography, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator,  to go out of copyright. Boy Plunger, which told the whole story of the life of Jesse Livermore in intimate detail, warts and all, was finally published in 2014. It has since sold steadily since in Britain and America. It is currently being licensed in most countries of the world for translation including China. Tom believes it will sell forever and many future generations of financiers, traders and analysts will want to read about the incredible life of Jesse Livermore.

In this special “Fireside Chat”, Charles Newsome MSTA, Investec Wealth & Investment, will interview Tom about Jesse Livermore in what promises to be a very revealing session!

Speaker

Tom Rubython STA Meetings : Speakers : Tom Rubython

Tom Rubython started his career as a market trader and wandered around England for six years selling china and pottery. In 1989, he noticed a gap in the market for a market trader’s newspaper and launched Marketeer, Britain’s first nationally […]

STA Monthly Meeting – February 2018

Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 6.30pm

BEHAVIOURAL JAPANESE CANDLE TRADING CLUES FOR 2018

In this special presentation, veteran trader and leading educator Dan Gramza president of Gramza Capital Management, Inc. and dangramza.com will share with you his proprietary strategy for trading Behavioural Japanese Candle charts.  His simplified approach will provide clarity to how you look at the markets. Dan will apply his unique way of trading current markets.  He will explore: What happened? Where are we now? Where are we going?  He will discuss these issues fundamentally and technically as he examines stock-indexes, FX, interest rate, metals, energy, bitcoin and markets identified by the participants.

 

 

Speaker

Daniel Gramza BSc Eng MBA, President, Gramza Capital Management STA Meetings : Speakers : Daniel Gramza BSc Eng MBA

Daniel Gramza is President of Gramza Capital Management, Inc. He is a trader, consultant, advisor to hedge funds, developer of equity and derivative securities, and co-inventor of two issued security patents. Daniel is quoted in media worldwide. He has authored […]

STA Monthly Meeting – January 2018

Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 6.30pm

Outlook for 2018 - Interactive Panel Discussion

The STA meeting programme will start the year with an interactive review of last year and outlook for 2018. Where are the key trends going? Which sectors look set to provide the best returns? Essential predictions and analysis for the up and coming year.

The panel will be chaired by Nicole Elliott MSTA, known to many of you as the writer of the STA Blog and twitter feed. A graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science (BSc Social Psychology) Nicole has worked in banks in the City of London for the last 30 years. Our panel of speakers includes:

Panel Speakers

Richard Adcock MSTA, Managing Director, Adcock Analysis STA Meetings : Speakers : Richard Adcock MSTA

Richard Adcock is managing director, Adcock Analysis, an independent technical research service, offering subscriptions for weekly reports and daily updates, on FX and rates markets. Adcock Analysis Ltd has been voted top independent technical research house for FX in 2017 & 2018, and Richard Top Fixed Income Technical Strategist, in the Technical Analyst magazine poll for 2009, 2011 & 2013, as well as runner up in 2010 and 2012. Top spot in the best Fixed Income Technical Analyst section of the Extel Awards was also achieved during his time with UBS.

Nick Kennedy MSTA, Independent Strategy Ltd STA Meetings : Speakers : Nick Kennedy MSTA

Nick Kennedy is currently Senior Economist at Independent Strategy Ltd, having spent over 20-years working in firms across the City in sales, trading and strategy roles. He is involved in all aspects of Independent Strategy’s investment research process, with a focus on […]

Clive Lambert MSTA, Founder, FuturesTechs STA Meetings : Speakers : Clive Lambert MSTA

Clive is the founder, and continues to be the main contributor, for FuturesTechs. He has been in the City for 24 years, has been in the futures market for 20 years as a broker and trader, and has been writing technical analysis for over 10 years. He is the author of the book “Candlestick Charts: An Introduction to Using Candlestick Charts”.

David Watts MSTA, STA Committee, Software/Systems & Website STA Meetings : Speakers : David Watts MSTA

David is a Trading System Consultant and professional engineer. He first became involved with the LIFFE markets after being commissioned to provide IT support and write a trading model for a number of LIFFE traders in 1992. Since then he has used his engineering expertise on a number of innovative trading projects

Ben Tyler MSTA, STA Commitee Member STA Meetings : Speakers : Ben Tyler MSTA

Ben has had three formal careers: auditor, finance director of new media companies and, since 2000, investment strategy developer for pensions and long term savers. He stopped work at 50 to manage trials of proprietary strategies, write multi-asset research papers […]

STA AGM & Christmas Party – 12 December 2017

Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 6pm

Speaker

No speaker this month as it is the Annual General Meeting

STA Monthly Meeting – November 2017

Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 6pm

Panel Speakers

Chris Deavin, Chairman, Euro IRP

Chris Deavin is Chairman of Euro IRP, having served on the Board since 2014.  He is currently the Global Head of Sales for TS Lombard, an independent research provider specialising in macroeconomic and political analysis. Previously, Chris led the development […]

Pedro Fernandes, CEO, ResearchPool

Pedro has 15 years’ experience in financial markets, serving for 4 years as Head of Exchange Traded Products at Euronext for Europe, before co-founding ResearchPool in January 2015. Pedro has extensive and unique knowledge on market infrastructure, financial regulation and […]

Tom Hicks MSTA, Partner, Dantom Consulting STA Meetings : Speakers : Tom Hicks MSTA

Tom is a Fixed Income Trader and Ex Big Four Consultant. He has over 15 years’ experience in the financial industry as a Fixed income trader and Sales person.  Tom has a wealth of experience and regulatory knowledge having worked […]

Tim Parker MSTA, CEO, Messels

Tim Parker is the CEO and founding partner of Messels Ltd, an independent technical analysis research firm based in the UK.

STA Monthly Meeting – October 2017

Tuesday 10th October 2017 at 6pm

Detecting Market Cycles using Inverse-Logic Spectral Analysis

The ability to detect market reversals in a timely manner has become a key task for traders and analysts. Inverse-Logic Spectral Analysis (ILSA) takes it to the next level by overcoming limitations of traditional methods. It was developed by the speaker for the purpose of cycle detection in a volatile environment and is currently pending patent (No GB1709967.2).

ILSA operates with input data of any length, even shorter than the cycle itself. It detects market cycles earlier than conventional methods (based on Fourier or Hilbert transform), and generates in-phase functions, which can used as oscillators or trading signals with virtually no lag.

Practical results demonstrate fast and accurate cycle detection and show cyclical market reversals forecasted months before they occur. The performance of a simple trading model using ILSA for daily GBP/USD trading is presented for a 27-year period, showing a robust P/L growth with the Sharpe ratio of 2.5.

Speaker

Dr Dmytro Bondar

Dr Dmytro Bondar holds a PhD in electronics engineering. He has over seven years of experience working as a technical strategist in the City of London with most of it in fixed income research at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

STA Monthly Meeting – September 2017

Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 6pm

Trevor Neil will present the VIX Pop Trading Method. This method uses spikes in the VIX to generate buys in the S&P. While this is a known trading method, but the practical problem is defining the VIX spike itself. Trevor uses two timeframe Bollinger Bands and a reversal trigger. It is a system and has a trailing exit. The full system testing results will be shown. The method was created using modern development and testing software. This method with these parameters was first shown at the 2015 IFTA conference. We can see the results at the time. We can now do a true walk forward test and study the performance since then and determine if it is genuinely a robust method. All rules and code will be made available to those interested.

Speaker

Trevor Neil, BETA

Trevor Neil has been a trader for over 40 years and technical analyst for more than 30. He is a past board member of the STA and runs BETA Group, which gives market timing skill seminars to institutions internationally.

STA SUMMER PARTY & AWARDS CEREMONY

Tuesday 11th July 2017 at 6pm

Speaker

Stephen Hoad, The Stop Hunter STA Meetings : Speakers : Stephen Hoad

Stephen Hoad is a trader and technical analyst who founded The Stop Hunter, a financial markets training company, in 2015. He now uses his 20 years City experience as a commodity trader, quantitative analyst and senior risk manager to teach […]

STA Monthly Meeting June 2017

Tuesday 13th June 2017 at 6pm

Ignore the noise of the crash and profit from this bull run

Speaker

Zaheer Anwari, The Dynamic Trader

Zaheer is a full time trend trader and a member of The Dynamic Trader community since 2007. He specialises in FX, stocks and commodities. Zaheer is regularly invited to guest speak on his much sought-after but little understood approach to trading and also contributes to FX Street and FX Trader Magazine. He first presented at the STA back in 2014.

STA Monthly Meeting May 2017

Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 6pm

Finding Value across asset classes using Volume Profile

Rajan will speak on Volume Profile and Value.

Speaker

Rajan Dhall MSTA

Rajan Dhall has been trading/investing professionally since 2007, managing various funds. He is a full member of the Society of Technical Analysts and is also a Chartered Financial Technician with the International Federation of Technical Analysts. Rajan has vast experience, in developing and testing complex trading systems, focusing on the equity, futures and foreign exchange markets. He also provides market commentary services to many dedicated investors, traders as well as financial institutions and hedge funds. Rajan believes psychology is the key to trading success and focuses on this aspect in all areas of trading.

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STA Monthly Meeting – November 2019

Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 6.30pm

Speaker

Andy Dodd MSTA, Louis Capital Markets

Price Matters But Process More So

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Tuesday 10th December 2019 at 6.30pm

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