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Putting doji candlesticks into practice: Recent real-life examples

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 […]

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Gresham, Gresham Street, Gresham College and the Royal Exchange: Familiar names to bankers

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 […]

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A peek inside The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street: Mini-series on BBC2 TV

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 […]

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Patricia Elbaz on candlesticks for beginners for IG TV: Charting the Markets with Jeremy Naylor

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 […]

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The Old Lady banks on Alan Turing: The new face of the (polymer) £50 note

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 […]

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Murray’s minted performance: In tune with our summer party mood

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 […]

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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 […]

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When oscillators lie: We often call it divergence

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 […]

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Joshua Mahony on IG TV: Charting the Markets on a busy Friday in June

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 […]

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Do you know Aroon? I do, but not very well

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, […]

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Tom Hicks and Robert Carver’s ‘fireside chat’: In June and no fireplace

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, […]

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Charting the Markets with IG TV: Anchor, Jeremy Naylor, in his own words

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, […]

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Framing and tunnel vision: How do you see gold?

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 […]

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Charting the Markets with IG TV: Patricia Elbaz MSTA on the main markets

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, […]

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A specialist’s video from IG: Focusing on hammer and hanging men candles

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 […]

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Tim Harford OBE: The undercover economist

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 […]

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‘Price doesn’t align to time’: Read about Kevin Bull’s presentation Tuesday 14 May

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 […]

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Picking your moving averages apart: tweaking versus crossovers

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 […]

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An educational and entertaining video from IG: More Charting the Markets

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 […]

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Don’t cry for me Argentina: Just look at our stock market

I’ve gone and given the game away. I was going to get you to guess what my first chart was about, but was too tempted to use the line Elaine Page sang in her iconic role in the musical Evita […]

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Watch with IG TV: Charting the Markets

As part of the STA’s educational offering, here is today’s interview (24th April 2019) with Nicole Elliott FSTA on IG TV for their regular programme. Interviewed by Victoria Scholar, IG presenter and producer, who is also currently studying for the […]

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The fine line between maths, logic and technical analysis: Don’t chuck the whole lot out

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 […]

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Charting the Markets on IG TV: Victoria Scholar interviews Patricia Elbaz

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 – […]

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Watch with IG TV: The fifth in the Charting the Markets series of videos

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 […]

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Must read classics: Richard W Schabacker – the real bible of technical analysis

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 […]

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Watch with IG TV: The fourth in the Charting the Markets series of videos

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 […]

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Watch with IG TV: The third in the Charting the Markets series of videos

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 […]

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Fake News: And alarmist headlines

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 […]

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Eddie Tofpik on IG TV: Interview with Jeremy Naylor for Charting the Markets

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 […]

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Gann again: Gazing at the skies

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 […]

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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 trending@sta-uk.org

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