For he’s a jolly good fellow: And so say all of us!

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 can now tag the letters FSTA onto his name. Well done him.

What you may not know, or were unable to watch, was his lecture at IFTA’s annual conference held in London in October 2014. There David gave a presentation entitled: De-cyphering Market Trends; Pattern and Ratio Analysis. In it he lays out his stall, and how his investment bank uncovers profitable opportunities in financial markets. He explains the practical methods they use, which include ranking, layering, and measures of confidence so that they can stack the odds in their favour.

The link is here:

I’m sure you’ll find this a really good talk.

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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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