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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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Steven Goldstein: 10 things I learned coaching traders and investment professionals

Steven Goldstein delivered a great presentation at the latest STA monthly meeting at the outstanding new One Moorgate Place venue. Performance coaching and behavioural psychology are becoming more and more important and widespread in the markets. STA members and market […]

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Watch with IG TV: A new educational service from @STA_ORG

Over the years, STA members and members of the public, will have seen television interviews with technical analysts on commercial and business TV channels. The society has agreed to a tie-up with IG TV, where we will post editions of […]

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Technical analysis works with trends: As every good fashionista knows

Trends, cycles, circles and surprises – all part of a day’s work for this blogger. Last week I briefly wrote about Robin Wilkin’s presentation at IFTA’s annual conference in London, 2014, attaching the video for visitors to www.sta-uk.org to watch. […]

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Robin Wilkin’s video: On the divisive Elliott Wave theory

Robin Wilkin, Director of Global Cross Asset Strategy at Lloyd’s Banking Group, uses R. N. Elliott’s wave count theory as his main technical analysis tool. Market professionals – and amateurs even more so – often find this topic tricky and, […]

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Trend channels extraordinaire: See palladium fly and platinum sag

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 […]

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Richard Adcock: ‘When overbought or oversold signals continuation’

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, […]

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Robert R Prechter: Speaks on Socionomic Theory: An Alternative to EMH

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 […]

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Alexa gives a helping hand: Volunteering informatio

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.) […]

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Mesch Capital Management, Inc: On Market Profile

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 […]

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Panellists kick off with a bang: New year and new venue

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 […]

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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 […]

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And the correct answers are: To our special Christmas quz

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 […]

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AGM and Christmas Party: Complete with quiz and a new Fellow

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 […]

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‘First Impressions Count’: Advice from Dotmailer.com

Today, when so many are working in the so-called ‘gig economy’ (myself included), a good grasp of new technology, marketing, sound bites and so on are needed. Often frightening, worried about putting a foot wrong, these can become obstacles to […]

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‘Do equities outperform bonds?’ Ask Terry Smith

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 […]

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‘Trading with Intermarket Analysis’: By John J Murphy

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’ […]

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Offering for the festive season: A gift for all from the TA

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 […]

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Halloween horrors: Or just a bit of a scare?

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 […]

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More secondary technical indicators: But do you care?

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 […]

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Secondary technical indicators: Their moment in the limelight

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 […]

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Dr Van K. Tharp: And his Super Trader Programme

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, […]

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Ambiguity: “When nothing is sure, everything is possible”

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 […]

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Platinum’s parabolic curve: Time to stop and reverse?

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 […]

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Fashion hits London: But what about the trends?

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 […]

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Back with a bang! Two for one offer

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 […]

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The Trading Game: By Rajan Dhall MSTA

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 […]

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Careful with email: Tips from the professionals

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 […]

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You have the option – But do you want to pay for it?

Many novice traders think that options are a great idea: You buy unlimited potential to profit and a guaranteed stop-loss which you can quantify right from the very beginning.  What’s not to like?  But as my daughter found out on […]

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The views and opinions expressed on the STA’s blog do not necessarily represent those of the Society of Technical Analysts (the “STA”), or of any officer, director or member of the STA.

The STA makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any information on the blog or found by following any link on blog, and none of the STA, STA Administrative Services or any current or past executive board members are liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use.

None of the information on the STA’s blog constitutes investment advice.

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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