In this week’s Investors Chronicle column I’m writing about the very basics of approaching charts for technical analysis. My extensive reader-base is well above average age, has well above average income and assets, and often has well entrenched views. Not […]
Welcome to the STA’s educational blog which is written by the Nicole Elliott who has worked in banks in the City of London for the last 30 years. For the first time ever we are introducing a blog to our website, a regular feature that is intended to be a forum for new ideas, reviews, and trends in the thinking behind behavioural finance and technical analysis.
Designed to be educational, and hopefully entertaining, we would like to canvass opinion for content that members would feel is useful, enjoyable, and hopefully both! Unlike other blogs, it will not be a trading tip-sheet type of thing – there are probably way too many of those already – but something more along the lines of informed opinion and discussion. Themes are myriad and as well as techniques, tactics, software and publications, we aim to include discussions of the industry in general, employment conditions, and help in Diploma exam preparation.
The sixth in our series of educational videos produced by spread betting firm IG, university lecturer and technical analyst at Financial Trends, Patricia Elbaz, rattles through five key markets. Clear candlestick charts are used – daily and weekly ones – […]
As part of the STA’s educational offering, here is today’s interview (11th April 2019) with Lee Sandford MSTA CFTe on IG TV for their regular programme. Interviewed by Victoria Scholar, the latest recruit to their TV team, she’s had some […]
Softly spoken, Canadian educated engineer Connie (Constance) Brown CFTe MFTA spoke at our monthly meeting as part of her European tour, which includes Sweden and Switzerland. Promising a tempting array of goodies for STA members, including a free online Q&A […]
In the mornings I work from a desk, admittedly of Victorian workhouse-style layout, facing East over The Shard at the Financial Times’ headquarters. Always the first one in on the 5th floor, it’s lovely to watch the sun rise and […]
As part of the STA’s educational offering, here is today’s interview (5th April 2019) with Nicole Elliott on IG TV. Many will recognise her as a regular attendee at our monthly meetings, and Jeremy is a veteran, and ex-Bloomberg presenter […]
As part of the STA’s educational offering, here is today’s interview (29 March 2019) with Ron William, of Ron William Advisory, with Jeremy Naylor, on IG TV. Many will recognise Ron as a regular attendee at our monthly meetings, and […]
Never mind the ‘fake news’ on social media. Alarmist headlines, sloppy opinion pieces masquerading as reporting, and targeted advertising mean many – like me – are becoming increasingly cynical. On Tuesday morning, in a print version of a free newspaper […]
Yesterday, the day before the Spring Equinox, MSTA and Head of Marketing for the Society of Technical Analysts Eddie Tofpik, sprang into action with his first interview for IG TV. As part of an educational tie-up with the company, we […]
As technical analysts, we are used to working with Fibonacci retracements and projections, moving averages and Elliott Wave counts – ‘magic’ numbers, if you will. Many of us struggle with the latter, and even more so with WD Gann. Both […]
Steven Goldstein delivered a great presentation at the latest STA monthly meeting at the outstanding new One Moorgate Place venue. Performance coaching and behavioural psychology are becoming more and more important and widespread in the markets. STA members and market […]
Over the years, STA members and members of the public, will have seen television interviews with technical analysts on commercial and business TV channels. The society has agreed to a tie-up with IG TV, where we will post editions of […]
Trends, cycles, circles and surprises – all part of a day’s work for this blogger. Last week I briefly wrote about Robin Wilkin’s presentation at IFTA’s annual conference in London, 2014, attaching the video for visitors to www.sta-uk.org to watch. […]
Robin Wilkin, Director of Global Cross Asset Strategy at Lloyd’s Banking Group, uses R. N. Elliott’s wave count theory as his main technical analysis tool. Market professionals – and amateurs even more so – often find this topic tricky and, […]
Normally in soaring markets one is guaranteed oscillators that cannot cope, almost non-existent consolidation phases – and therefore few recognisable chart patterns – and moving averages that lag badly. Associated with such moves investors start hyperventilating, suggesting the sky’s the […]
The STA is very lucky in that its pool of talent is deep and its contacts list extensive. Because February’s speaker unfortunately had to pull out at short notice (Kevin Bull will instead speak on the 14th May), Richard Adcock, […]
One of technical analysis’ great legends, and a slick speaker, Robert Prechter enthralled his audience – even the sceptics among them – with his presentation at IFTA’s annual conference held in London in 2014. As part of our effort to […]
Today at the office I was given a new telephone. I hadn’t asked for one, and it wasn’t just for me; everyone was warned by email that they were on their way. (Please look at the photo attached for details.) […]
Continuing our series of videos of lectures recorded at IFTA’s annual conference held in London in October 2014, I give you one of my favourites: Robin Mesch, who founded the firm and is a veteran US futures trader. Not only […]
As has been the case for the last few years, January’s STA monthly meeting takes a panel format, each speaker asked to cover a topic of their choice, outlining their forecasts for the coming year. Hosted by Tom Hicks, our […]
At our December monthly meeting and Christmas party, Credit Suisse veteran and member David Sneddon was awarded a Fellowship by the Society, recognising his contribution to technical analysis. After what he described as ‘’a very stimulating and fantastic career’’ he […]
Just before Christmas we posted the quiz questions, organised by Clive Lambert, on our blog – an entertaining game for the holidays. Testing the ‘specialist skills’ of the audience at the STA’s December party, they got into the spirit of […]
Yesterday, Tuesday the 11th December, the STA held its last meeting at CISI’s offices in the ‘walkie talkie’ tower. As from January 2019 monthly meetings will be held at the Chartered Accountants’ Hall, 1 Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA. Half-way […]
FTMoney, one of the sections of the Weekend Financial Times, has guest contributors writing on a regular basis. On Saturday 10th November City legend Terry Smith posed the question above, and the article was so very good I urge you […]
As part of our offering to members (plus all and sundry), we are sharing videos of lectures by some the most important contemporary technical analysts. We start with legend John Murphy, who’s text book ‘Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets’ […]
For years now STA members have had access to videos of guest speakers’ talks at our monthly meetings, available in the members’ section of our web site – www.sta-uk.org Now, thanks to the efforts and industry of a STA Committee […]
Earlier this month an STA member wrote to me suggesting I look the relative breadth of the US stock market because his proprietary model of US-Generating Factors had instigated sell signals in the Growth and Momentum subsets. Reminding us that […]
Last week we looked at the NYSE Arms Index for the S&P 500, a technical tool I hadn’t used in years and couldn’t remember what it was. It set me thinking: there must be lots of people like myself who […]
Being a ‘fear and greed’ sort of technical analyst, I’ve been having a great time with stock market indices this month; big moves, punchy candlesticks, speechless equity analysts backpedalling. Such fun! One thing that did make me sit up and […]
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