While teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is only half-way across the North Atlantic Ocean in her seriously carbon-neutral sailing yacht, central bankers from all over the world flew in yesterday – many in private jets – to Jackson Hole, Wyoming’s […]
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.
Recorded on the morning of 14th August 2019, the day after President Trump decided to postpone new trade tariffs on Chinese goods until the 15th of December – just in time for Americans to buy their Christmas presents – Chris […]
Technical Analysis by Clive Lambert MSTA: A journey through a career in the City using Technical Analysis
Technical Analysis is the study of the markets using price action and data. That’s probably the simplest way to describe it, but what does that mean? To explain this I thought I’d take you through my own journey; my 30+ […]
On the 19th of July Jeremy Naylor’s guest on Charting the Markets for IG TV was Patricia Elbaz, independent technical analyst and university lecturer. She gave an excellent introduction to the basics of candlestick charts: how they are constructed, the […]
Recorded on the 6th August 2019, the Monday after China allowed to yuan to weaken in response to President Trump’s imposition of new trade tariffs Thursday last week, Joshua, a frequent fixture on the business media circuit, covers a broad […]
Adding to our recent blogs about central banks and bankers, and there’ll be more fun when Madame Christine Lagarde takes the helm at the European Central Bank, I wanted to give you a peek into the controversial and fabulous life […]
As we mentioned last week, the Bank of England’s been avidly working on their social media profile, partly as a consequence, which they still won’t admit to, of their handling of the finances of the economy this century, which have […]
This week’s guest on Jeremy Naylor’s Charting the Markets show is Patricia Elbaz, independent technical analyst and university lecturer. The programme is an excellent introduction to the basics of candlestick charts: how they are constructed, the importance of the bodies […]
At Threadneedle Street they’ve been working on their social media profile avidly for the last year or so. For the launch of the new £50 pound note they’re in overdrive, an opportunity to show off their softer side. For the […]
MACD: what is it, how is it used and looking at its application with EURUSD GBPEUR DAX & GOLD. IGTV speaks with Lee Sandford from TradingCollege.co.uk. Click here to view.
Murray Gunn, currently with Elliott Wave International and previously head of technical analysis at HSBC, told us his talk would last between 30 and 45 minutes. Timed to perfection, he wound up his presentation after 37 minutes commenting on the […]
Another warm evening for the JP Morgan Challenge: Didn’t stop Team STA from raising money for Cancer UK
Rocking up in time – appropriately on the 4th of July – at the Prince Albert pub by Battersea Park, ready to perform my cloakroom attendant duties, Mark Tennyson d’Eyncourt and Rajan Dhall had already nabbed the best table in […]
Prompted by a viewer suggestion, IG anchor Jeremy Naylor contacted Nicole Elliott to see if she would do a special slot on TV about how to start with, and trade, based on the Ichimoku Kinko Hyo cloud charting system. Not […]
As John Maynard Keynes famously said, ‘’the market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent’’. Markets can also, unlike leopards, change their spots, moving from crushingly boring and lethargic for months to quite the raging tiger. This has […]
Friday’s regular Charting the Markets slot on Friday the 21st June was covered by IG’s in-house analyst Joshua Mahony. Taking a broad sweep through indices, foreign exchange and commodities, he saved the best until the end. Gold, where the ratio […]
I’m not one to promote or push one form or another of technical analysis – especially when it comes to oscillators. I find the choice of what to use – and what’s rubbish – can lead to heated arguments. Personally, […]
The two have a lot in common, as do I, who also switched between banking and a commodity broker who ran one of the first hedge funds – with a stint of proprietary trading along the way. However, unlike Robert, […]
The team at IG take their technical analysis seriously. Not only do they employ analysts and commentators Chris Beauchamp and Josh Mahoney, but the TV team are keen on the subject too, running regular daily and weekly slots on charting, […]
Gold bugs are probably a happy bunch this month, as suddenly the spot price of the precious metal on the wholesale markets has perked up considerably. Not surprising really, what with Trump tariffs, trade wars, sagging stock markets and shrivelling […]
Never the shrinking violet, STA member and technical analyst at Financial Trends, Patricia wades right in as cable sits perilously on what many believe to be key support at $1.2600. Using the phrase ‘base-building’, and interestingly a 52-week moving average, […]
I’m lucky in that outside my local tube station there is a metal stand dispensing the City AM newspaper – along with hundreds of Metro ones which aren’t even picked up; does editor George Osborne not understand waste and climate […]
Today, 24th May, as PM Theresa May tenders a weepy resignation, producer and presenter Jeremy Naylor of IG TV interviews Lee Sandford of TradingCollege.co.uk His focus is on the hammer candlestick, which some confuse with the hanging man – one […]
I’ve read the Financial Times newspaper for longer than I care to admit. Over the years our relationship has had its ups and downs, me favouring some writers over others, complaining about coverage of certain topics, and shocked by the […]
Yesterday, Thursday the 16th May 2019, founder of RelativeRotationGraphs.com introduced viewers to this interesting system comparing the relative performance of equity groups. This is not the Relative Strength Index (RSI) that we all know and many use, but a way […]
Interesting to hear that Kevin dedicated himself full time to the study of technical analysis in 2009 and passed the STA Diploma exam in 2010; congratulations, say members and fellows. His first year’s trading foreign exchange resulted in losses, and […]
If I use moving averages at all – and these are certainly not one of my preferred technical analysis tools – I opt for the 9 and 26-period ones of the Ichimoku cloud system; I will also use a crossover […]
On Tuesday 7th May producer and presenter Jeremy Naylor of IG TV writes this of the episode: ‘Eddie Tofpik of ADM ISI uses his charts SPX, EURUSD, GBPUSD & Nymex. We discuss the Andrews Pitchfork (as well as the modified […]
Another of the STA’s educational offerings, here is a programme with Josh Mahoney MSTA, Senior Market Analyst at IG TV on their regular daily Charting the Markets series. Underlining the calibre of IG presenters’ understanding of financial markets, Josh earned […]
Yesterday I was lucky enough to be interviewed on IG TV for their Charting the Markets show (which you can view in the blog section [top right] of the STA’s homepage www.sta-uk.org. ). Before and after we went on air […]
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