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 – 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.

STA Monthly Meeting April 2017

Tuesday 11th April 2017 at 6pm

Volume at Price: Not all prices are equal!

Volume At Price (VAP) is an extremely useful, easy to use visual tool that confirms other visual indicators. It has not been given much coverage in the Technical Analysis field. Paul will outline both the theory behind the indicator and it’s practical application

The Theory
•         Steidlmayer Distribution: the current Market Profile®
•         Volume at Price(VAP): the new market profile
•         How the VAP is calculated
•         VAP confirms support and resistance
•         VAP and Pivot Points
•         VAP and gaps

The Practical
•         VAP and price targets in short term trades
•         VAP and the choice of strike prices in options strategies

Come prepared for an informative, interactive evening that will help all technical analysts view the price charts from a new perspective.

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 March 2017

Tuesday 14th March 2017 at 6pm

Trading Time: Using the 4th dimension to create a third spatial visualization from a two dimensional image

The talk will be preceded by the latest STA Awards Ceremony for those students who recently achieved MSTA status and the award for the 2016 Bronwen Wood Memorial Prize. This event was postponed following the threatened underground strike earlier this week.

Speaker

Shaun Downey, Senior Technical Analyst, CQG

Shaun is Head of Technical Analysis at charting software provider CQG. He provides daily research to CQG clients such as banks and hedge funds and is highly regarded for the reliability of his market forecasts. He is also a partner at Oasis Research.

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.

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Next STA Meeting

STA Monthly Meeting – March 2020

Tuesday 10th March 2020 at 6.30pm

Speaker

David Linton MSTA, MFTA, Founder and CEO, Updata

The future of Technical Analysis

In his talk ‘The future of Technical Analysis’, David will examine how the TA landscape is changing for investors and traders and what this means for all of us.

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STA Monthly Meeting – April 2020

Tuesday 14th April 2020 at 6.30pm

Speaker

Sankar Sharma MSTA, CEO, RiskRewardReturn.com

STA Monthly Meeting – May 2020

Tuesday 12th May 2020 at 6.30pm

Bitcoin: digital gold or a speculative growth asset

Speaker

Charles Morris, Head of Multi-Asset, Atlantic House Fund Management

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