Watch with IG TV: Charting the Markets

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 a Distinction in our Diploma exam, which I’m sure members will wish to congratulate him on. Recorded on the 2nd May, we apologise for the slight delay in posting this video.

Keen technical analysts may want to skip the first 5 minutes where he discusses recent policies and thinking at the Bank of England and the US Federal Reserve, their issues with inflation and PMI data.

He then moves on to 3 key stock indices with a consistent use of MACD, Stochastics, and 200-unit simple moving averages. This methodology follows in his choice of 3 currencies, gold and Brent crude oil. For his short term views he switches between daily, 4-hourly and hourly charts. IG, as do other spread betting firms, often publish the net positioning of their trading clients. Note that 75 per cent are currently long of gold. This is another way of looking at consensus opinion, something contrarians love!

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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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