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 […]
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 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 […]
Over to the conference centre at America Square yesterday evening, to an event jointly hosted by the Society of Technical Analysts (STA) and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA). A great layout with semi-circular tables for the many attendees, […]
Said author Margaret Drabble who came to my school to give a talk years ago. The quote was used recently by Penelope Freeland, a teacher at another school of mine, who was writing about how uncertainty is a condition of […]
All technical analysts have their favourite ways of drawing charts and the indicators and oscillators they find the most useful; that’s only normal. The trouble for those new to the discipline is that the same old charts, on the same […]
At last week’s STA monthly meeting one of the pale, male and greyer members of the society bounded up to me proffering a copy of that weekend’s colour supplement of a best-selling UK broadsheet. ‘’London Fashion week starts Friday’’, he […]
I was looking forward to the STA’s first monthly meeting after the summer break. What I hadn’t expected was a sort of ‘two for the price of one’ offering, with two executive committee members, Tom Hicks and Luise Kliem on […]
Randomness is one of my favourite subjects and I don’t really fancy getting into the subject of the efficient market hypothesis but I want to explain a story about technicals and odds analysis. At one of my previous places of […]
Last month my email provider, the increasingly popular and dominant Gmail, warned me they were going to tweak the service, offering a chance to have a peak at their new version. Oh no, I thought, not another new gismo I […]
Last week’s blog, inspired by the Guildhall Art Gallery (11 May – 28 October 2018) exhibition of the work of the artist William De Morgan, looked at symmetry, patterns, and working in three rather than our more usual (for technical […]
A small but exquisite exhibition with this title is now on, free to all visitors, at the Guildhall Art Gallery (11 May – 28 October 2018). I chose to pop in yesterday because I’d heard there was a guided tour […]
But I know of one who is! Philip E Tetlock, and colleague Dan Gardner, are the authors of the book ‘Superforecasting: the Art and Science of Prediction’ published by Cornerstone Digital in 2015. A Toronto-born academic, he works at the […]
And how I get by with a little help from my friends. This gem of a book was included in our book club article in Market Technician magazine, issue 84, because it’s a favourite of STA Committee member Mark Tennyson […]
Working the room at the STA’s 50th birthday party on the 7th June, I had the chance to ask some guests their thoughts on the society. How technical analysis had changed over the last half century, why they had joined, […]
STA members and the Committee are always a font of knowledge. Now that they know I’m always on the lookout for ‘content’ – as it’s known in the trade – they give me leads for further enquiry, newspaper clippings, photos […]
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