Are Technical Analysts a breed apart? Find out with Doctor Dementia’s Test

We are used to dealing with bars, candles and clouds. Points and figures, ratios and angles. But let’s see how we fare when letters and numbers out of order. Try reading this aloud; be warned, only a few can do so.
7H15 M3554G3 53RV35 7O PROV3 HOW OUR M1ND5 C4N DO 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5! 1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5!
1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG 17 WA5 H4RD BU7 NOW, ON 7H15 LIN3
YOUR M1ND 1S R34D1NG 17 4U70M471C4LLY, W17H OU7 3V3N 7H1NK1NG 4BOU7 17.
ONLY C3R741N P3OPL3 C4N R3AD 7H15.
PL3453 FORW4RD 1F U C4N R34D 7H15.

How did you get on?

Only great minds can read this – weird but interesting!

If you can raed this you are one of only 55 out of 100 people who can do so.

I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmeal pweor of the hmuan mind, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabridge Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcusea the huamn mnid does not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

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About Nicole Elliott

Nicole Elliott

A graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science (BSc Social Psychology) Nicole Elliott has worked in banks in the City of London for the last 30 years. Whether in sales, trading or forecasting technical analysis has always been the bedrock of her thinking. Key expertise lies within all areas of treasury: foreign exchange, money markets, fixed income and commodities.

She has also added to the body of knowledge of the industry writing the first western book on Ichimoku Cloud Charts. Strong media links and a cult following are due to her prescient calls on the markets and often entertaining format.

Nicole can be contacted at

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