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 February 2017

Tuesday 7th February 2017 at 6pm

Cycles in Trading, Empirical Mode Decomposition

The concept of cycles is very popular among technical analysts. Books and articles define them in various shapes and lengths. They are also very appealing to investors since they imply the old idea of buying low and selling. Unfortunately, trading is not that easy and in reality, identifying and measuring cycles properly seems to be very hard. Most of the tools suggested fail since asset prices behave non-linear and most of the properties are time depending. This presentation describes a technique to identify cyclical behaviour called Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD).

Speaker

Dr Rolf Wetzer, CEO and Founder, Ghiribizzo

Rolf Wetzer, PhD, is past president of IFTA. He redesigned the CFTe syllabus, was the editor of the IFTA journal and is heading the MFTA program since 2011. He is a member of the Swiss Association of Market Technicians (SAMT) and the prestigious German Statistical Society (DStatG). Rolf is a portfolio manager with a twenty-year track record of managing institutional and private assets, heading teams and trading successfully proprietary money within major financial institutions. Currently he is CEO and co-founder of Ghiribizzo, a company specialized in algorithmic trading of proprietary money.

STA Monthly Meeting January 2017

Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 6pm

The STA meeting programme will start the year with a special panel of speakers giving their outlook for the market in 2017. The panel will be chaired by Nicole Elliott MSTA, known to many of you as Trending@sta-uk.org and author of the STA blog. 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.

Panel Speakers

Stéphanie Aymès, Societe Generale CIB

Stéphanie is Senior Technical Analyst, joining SG CIB in 2006 where she first developed the Commodity technical analysis before developing and coordinating the cross-asset technical analysis with a special focus on Forex and Rates. Stéphanie has 15 years experience in technical analysis on various financial markets and from 2000 to 2005 she lectured technical analysis at Paris IX Dauphine University to BSc students.

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.

Chris Clarke, Managing Partner, Lawrence Clarke Investment Management LLP

Chris Clarke is Managing Partner, Lawrence Clarke Investment Management LLP. After spending 10 years in the City as a senior trader, primarily as Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, Chris left to trade his own money. After 5 years of research, design and testing of systematic approaches to futures trading Chris set up a fund in 2005 which subsequently became a fully FCA regulated UK based investment management business in 2010.

STA Meeting, AGM & Christmas Party, December 2016

Tuesday 13th December 2016

Speaker

Russell Napier, Co Founder, ERIC

Russell Napier, ASIP, is an independent strategist at and co-founder of ERIC, an online platform for the sale of high-quality individually priced investment research. He is the author of “The Solid Ground,” a global macro report originally published by CLSA and now published independently. Mr. Napier is a director of the Mid Wynd International Investment Trust and the Scottish Investment Trust.

STA Monthly Meeting November 2016

Tuesday 8th November 2016

Speaker

Nicole Elliott, Investors’ Chronicle STA Meetings : Speakers : Nicole Elliott

After graduating from the London School of Economics Nicole Elliott started her banking career in the City of London in 1982. Whether in trading, sales or an advisory capacity Technical Analysis has been the bedrock of her methodology.

STA Monthly Meeting October 2016

Tuesday 11th October 2016 at 6pm

Gann's Master Time Cycle

Speaker

Stephen M Barrett

Stephen M Barrett is the author of the very controversial book “From Plato to Wall Street”. It was written as a result of a trade gone wrong in 1983 which prompted him to investigate TIME. From his decoding of Gann’s work “The Tunnel thru the Air” to the mysteries of the Platonic Schools, he has uncovered a remarkable mathematical matrix which determines the Time Cycles for Stocks and Commodities. During his talk, Stephen will show participants Gann’s Master Time Cycle.

STA Monthly Meeting September 2016

Tuesday 13th September 2016 at 6pm

High probability day trading strategies

Lee Sandford MSTA, founder of Trading College, will be the speaker at the first STA meeting of the Autumn, giving a talk on “High  probability day trading strategies”.

Speaker

Lee Sandford MSTA, Trading College

Following an 18 year career in professional football, Lee Sandford has traded for nearly 20 years (full time 13 years) and earns his living predominantly as a trader.

STA Summer Party & Monthly Meeting July 2016

Tuesday 12th July 2016 at 6pm

A classic crash with chinese characteristics

Philip Gray FSTA, a founder member of the STA, will be the guest speaker at the annual STA Summer Party, where he will give a talk on “A Classic Crash – with Chinese Characteristics”.

The event will start with a Diploma Awards Ceremony where certificates will be presented to newly qualified MSTA by STA chairman, Axel Rudolph. Worldwide we have over 40 new MSTAs so far this year and although many are unable to attend this Diploma presentation in person, our congratulations go to all our new cohort.

Speaker

Philip Gray FSTA

Philip Gray has over 30 years’ international experience in all aspects of investment banking, especially investment management and stock broking. He has also been a director of various companies listed on the UK, Zurich, Frankfurt and Johannesburg stock exchanges, and is currently a director of an ASX listed industrial company.

STA Monthly Meeting June 2016

Tuesday 14th June 2016 at 6pm

Multi-Asset & Macro Technical Analysis

Speaker

David Sneddon MSTA, Managing Director, Credit Suisse STA Meetings : Speakers : David Sneddon MSTA

David Sneddon is a managing director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in London. He is global head of Technical Analysis and is responsible for overseeing the entire technical analysis product, covering the Fixed Income, FX, Equity and Commodity markets, as well as the provision of technical analysis education within Credit Suisse and for clients globally.

STA Monthly Meeting May 2016

Tuesday 10th May 2016 at 6pm

Systematic Trading based on Elliott-Fibonacci applications

Speaker

Thomas Anthonj MSTA, Executive Director and Senior Technical Strategist of FX Strategy, JPMorgan STA Meetings : Speakers : Thomas Anthonj MSTA

Thomas joined JPMorgan in September 2009, taking over the role of FX Technical Strategist. His main focus is on G10 and European currencies where he develops trading and investment strategies, mainly on the basis of Elliott and Fibonacci-applications.

STA Monthly Meeting April 2016

Tuesday 12th April 2016 at 6pm

‘Risk Type’ – How your core risk personality impacts your trading decisions and behaviours

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 March 2016

Tuesday 1st March 2016 at 6pm

Speaker

Tom DeMark, Founder and CEO, DeMark Analytics STA Meetings : Speakers : Tom DeMark

Tom DeMark is the creator of the DeMark Indicators® and the founder and CEO of DeMark Analytics LLC. The DeMark studies are known internationally for their objective and mechanically-driven approach to both trading and investing, and are designed to anticipate potential price activity in the financial markets.

STA Monthly Meeting February 2016

Tuesday 9th February 2016 at 6pm

Trend Following

Speaker

Riccardo Ronco, Head of Technical Analysis, Aviate Global

Riccardo follows large- and mid-cap European and US equities, paying attention to domestic and foreign equity indices, currencies, commodities and interest rates. As a medium-term trend follower, his approach is strongly quantitative in nature; particular attention, however, is devoted to identifying reversal patterns characterized by excessive consensus among investors.

STA Monthly Meeting January 2016

Tuesday 12th January 2016

Panel Speakers

Stéphanie Aymès, Societe Generale CIB

Stéphanie is Senior Technical Analyst, joining SG CIB in 2006 where she first developed the Commodity technical analysis before developing and coordinating the cross-asset technical analysis with a special focus on Forex and Rates. Stéphanie has 15 years experience in technical analysis on various financial markets and from 2000 to 2005 she lectured technical analysis at Paris IX Dauphine University to BSc students.

David Fuller FSTA, Fuller Treacy Money

David Fuller is a global strategist and Chairman of Fuller Treacy Money http://www.fullertreacymoney.com.  He joined the STA in 1970 and is also a Fellow of the Society.

Christian Schirmeister, Senior Consultant, London Metal Exchange

Christian is a Senior Consultant to the London Metal Exchange. He started his professional career 1979 as an apprentice at Metallgesellschaft AG in Frankfurt, Main. After years in Cologne and London he joined the Copper Department in Frankfurt and was finally appointed one of the four members of the all Commodities Managing Team (Geschaeftsbereichsleitung).

Nicole Elliott, Investors’ Chronicle STA Meetings : Speakers : Nicole Elliott

After graduating from the London School of Economics Nicole Elliott started her banking career in the City of London in 1982. Whether in trading, sales or an advisory capacity Technical Analysis has been the bedrock of her methodology.

STA AGM & Christmas Party

Tuesday 8th December 2015 at 6pm

Speaker

Russell Napier, Co Founder, ERIC

Russell Napier, ASIP, is an independent strategist at and co-founder of ERIC, an online platform for the sale of high-quality individually priced investment research. He is the author of “The Solid Ground,” a global macro report originally published by CLSA and now published independently. Mr. Napier is a director of the Mid Wynd International Investment Trust and the Scottish Investment Trust.

STA Monthly Meeting November 2015

Tuesday 10th November 2015 at 6pm

Speaker

Steve Ward, High Performance Global

Steve Ward, Trader Performance and Psychology Coach, has spent over ten years working with traders, trading desks and fund managers from banks, hedge funds, global energy companies, asset management funds, proprietary trading groups and with independent traders helping them to enhance their performance, improve their decision making and maximise their returns through coaching, training and consulting interventions.

Steve is the author of ‘High Performance Trading – 35 Practical Strategies To Enhance Your Trading Psychology and Performance’  (Harriman House, 2009),  ‘TraderMind – Get A Mindful Edge In The Markets’ (Wiley, 2014) and ‘Sports Betting To Win – The 10 Keys To Disciplined and Profitable Betting’ (Harriman House, 2010). He was the consultant trading performance coach to BBC TV’s ‘Million Dollar Traders’ series, co-managed a team of 45 professional proprietary traders in London, and has been featured in interviews with both Reuters and Bloomberg Markets . He has also traded stock indicies and FX on his own account.

STA Monthly Meeting October 2015

Tuesday 13th October 2015 at 6pm

Point and Figure in the 21st Century

Point and Figure is just as important today as it was 150 years ago. Jeremy will discuss how it has evolved over the years without losing any of it’s unique character and how it fits into 21st Century analysis.

Speaker

Jeremy Du Plessis FSTA, Head of Technical Analysis, Updata STA Meetings : Speakers : Jeremy Du Plessis FSTA

Jeremy is head of technical analysis at Updata and founded Indexia Research in 1983. Jeremy is an expert on Point and Figure charts. He lectures the Point and Figure module for the STA, and sets the Point and Figure module for the International Federation of Technical Analysts.

STA Monthly Meeting September 2015

Tuesday 8th September 2015 at 6pm

Relative Rotation Graphs

In his talk Julius gives a brief introduction on Relative Rotation Graphs, their background, construction and interpretation and then focuses on a number of the most frequently asked questions that he ran into after their introduction in 2011.

Speaker

Julius de Kempenaer, RRG Ltd

Julius de Kempenaer is the creator of Relative Rotation Graphs™ which are available on Bloomberg since January 2011 under the mnemonic RRG<GO>. Julius is the Director of RRG research and based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Graduated from the Dutch Royal Military Academy (KMA) in 1986. In 1990 he left the air force as a captain and entered the financial industry as a portfolio manager for Equity & Law (now part of AXA investment managers).

In 1992 Julius moved to IRIS/Robeco as a buy-side quant/technical analyst until 1997 when RABObank acquired Robeco. He then moved to RABObank International as head of technical analysis on the trading floor in Utrecht. Until June 2007 he served in a similar role on the trading floor of Kempen & Co. in Amsterdam.  From 2007 to mid 2014 Julius was the director of quantitative strategy at Taler Asset Management Ltd. where he co-authored various asset allocation strategies that have been successfully implemented in discretionary managed accounts as well as a UCITS investment fund.

He left Taler in 2014 to be able to solely focus on the growth of RRG research primarily through partnerships with professional data vendors and software developers to make RRGs™ available to a wider audience and provide relative strength based research to professional investors and professional entities (websites, brokers, asset managers etc) that serve retail clients.

STA Monthly Meeting & Summer Party July 2015

Tuesday 7th July 2015 at 6pm

Bubbles, Baths and Blood

Personal Reminisces of some Great Historical International Events

Speaker

Philip Gray FSTA

Philip Gray has over 30 years’ international experience in all aspects of investment banking, especially investment management and stock broking. He has also been a director of various companies listed on the UK, Zurich, Frankfurt and Johannesburg stock exchanges, and is currently a director of an ASX listed industrial company.

STA Monthly Meeting June 2015

Tuesday 9th June 2015 at 6pm

A Poisonous Competitive Environment

Since the 1960s cognitive psychology has demonstrated many apparently unrelated ‘heuristics’ that lead to cognitive errors. Behavioural Finance, which is the study of how these errors affect financial decisions, has developed rapidly since its start in the early 1990s, but it remains an unstructured area of research and the effects of some of the heuristics seem to contradict each other.

Dr Anderson surveys the most important heuristics with some surprising examples and relates them to how investors think. He will also cover in detail why we might expect these heuristics to weigh particularly heavily on the decisions of financial analysts and fund managers.

  • We don’t think how we think we think – examples
  • Information processing problems: Forecasting errors, Overconfidence, Conservatism, Sample size neglect, Representativeness, Availability
  • Biased decision making: Framing, Mental Accounting, Regret Avoidance, Prospect Theory
  • Experts’ decisions: Historical examples, Configural processing, Economic forecasts
  • Analysts’ forecasts: Over-optimism, Herding, Career concerns
  • Fund managers: Groupthink, Short-termism, Benchmarks, Career concerns

Speaker

Keith Anderson, University of York

Dr Keith Anderson worked in systems development for some years, latterly at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, before becoming interested in finance as a private investor. He is currently a Lecturer in Finance at the York Management School, University of York.

STA Monthly Meeting May 2015

Tuesday 12th May 2015

Technical Analysis in a Multi-Asset World

Gerry’s talk will cover the use of chart analysis in modelling long term trends in a multi-asset world, whilst working down to useful short term trading ideas.

Speaker

Gerry Celaya, Redtower Asset Management

Gerry Celaya runs Redtower Asset Management which advises banks, brokers, hedge funds, central banks and real money managers. Gerry has been a professional technical analyst for over 25 years and still learns something new every day, and firmly believes that the best way to learn is to have the courage to make mistakes.

STA Monthly Meeting April 2015

Tuesday 14th April 2015

Elliott Waves, Chaos Theory and Fractals.

Julien Camberlin will present new ideas about how markets behave according to Elliott Waves, Chaos Theory and Fractals. These ideas have been developed in his MFTA.

His studies explain how Fibonacci ratios are formed by strange attractors that are part of the chaos theory and that prices are not stopped by Fibonacci ratios but are rather attracted by them and vibrate in their direction, according to fractal model.

The idea that markets movements are vibrating in the direction of objectives is a real revolution in the understanding of market formation.

Speaker

Julien Camberlin, Market Chaology

Julien Camberlin, CFTe, MFTA, CEWA Level 1, member of SAMT As an Elliott wave specialist, Julien Camberlin has developed new ideas about how markets behave according to Elliott Waves, Chaos Theory and Fractals. His studies explain that prices are not […]

STA Monthly Meeting March 2015

Tuesday 10th March 2015

Sector Momentum Analysis Using Relative Strength

On his talk, Yann says “Most long-only asset managers use a fundamental approach in their process – especially in the equity world. However, that does not mean portfolio construction and market timing are not part of their plan. The way such managers use technical analysis is generally twofold: (i) upstream, to target the size of their cash pocket, leverage, or beta; and (ii) downstream, as a timing tool to enter a new position, trade around it and eventually exit.

We think a third dimension is worth emphasizing, too: sector momentum analysis based on the relative strength concept. The information such charts can bring to the portfolio manager are particularly useful if you use several methods and a multi-timeframe analysis. After showing the additional information given by relative charts, we shall compare different methods and try to determine the most relevant combination of technical indicators to carry out sector analysis. Finally, we will analyse the current shape of DJ Stoxx 600 subsectors in order to build a European equity portfolio based on a top-down approach.

Speaker

Yann Cordier, AXA Framlington

Yann has been working as a European equity portfolio manager at AXA Framlington since 2006, following 7 years spent in a similar role with Barclays Asset Management. Previously he worked as a sell-side analyst for a French stockbroker.

STA Monthly Meeting February 2015

Tuesday 10th February 2015

Advancements in Market Profile/Auction Market Theory

In his talk, Clive will discuss the evolution of the Market Profile and particularly recent advancements that are gaining traction on the other side of the pond, specifically “Auction Market Theory”; looking at “Volume at Price” data over longer time periods to establish where “Value” is for a market, and levels of acceptance for said value.

Speaker

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”.

STA Monthly Meeting January 2015

Tuesday 13th January 2015

Trading Thalesians – What the ancient world can teach us about trading

During his talk Saeed will focus on what the ancient world can teach us about modern money markets. How can we use examples from the ancient world, philosophers and writers to better understand the markets? Just as historians such as Herodotus living in ancient Greece examined the past, can traders look to their past to learn something new? Based on the rationale that if your primary objective is purely to make money from trading quickly, you can make decisions that perversely increase the likelihood of losing; Saeed will examine how successful trading can actually be achieved as a by-product of good trading. Relating concepts from the ancient world, such as water and risk, diversified knowledge, Herodotus and historical bias to the modern world money markets, Saeed demonstrates that by focusing on goals that go beyond making money, lateral thinking, targeting risk adjusted returns, and keeping drawdowns in check, investors will indirectly make more money in the long run.

Speaker

Saeed Amen, Thalesians

Saeed Amen is a Managing Director and a Co-founder at Thalesians Ltd, currently publishing ground-breaking quant strategy notes, drawing upon nearly a decade of experience both creating and running systematic trading models successfully with real cash. Independently, he is also […]

STA Monthly Meeting & Christmas Party December 2014

Tuesday 9th December 2014

Goals to Gold

Lee believes in keeping it simple. His best trading strategies are easy to follow but can provide some fantastic trading profits.
During his presentation Goals to Gold, he’ll be talking about the similarities between professional sportsmen and professional traders and the skills set that both require.

Speaker

Lee Sandford MSTA, Trading College

Following an 18 year career in professional football, Lee Sandford has traded for nearly 20 years (full time 13 years) and earns his living predominantly as a trader.

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STA Monthly Meeting – September 2019

Tuesday 10th September 2019 at 6.30pm

Speaker

Tim Parker MSTA, CEO, Messels

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STA Monthly Meeting – October 2019

Tuesday 8th October 2019 at 6.30pm

Speaker: TBC

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