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Axel Rudolph BSc (Hons) MSc FSTA MCSI

Director, Commerzbank

Axel is a Fellow and former Chairman of the STA (2013-2018) and Vice-Chairman Europe from 2007-2010 on the board of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). Axel is currently head of education for the STA. He has been a lecturer on the STA Diploma Part 1 and 2 courses at the London School of Economics and at Queen Mary University of London for over a decade.

Axel is currently a senior Market Analyst at IG Group. He was previously a director and senior technical analyst at Commerzbank AG and part of a team which has consistently ranked among the top three in the FX Euromoney survey, winning the technical analysis award in 2014.

Previously Axel was Dow Jones’ chief technical analyst for Europe, and a bond, derivatives and proprietary trader in Paris and London.

In addition to his MSTA he holds a MSc (Econ) in European Studies from the London School of Economics and a BSc (Hons) in Economics from University College London.

STA Monthly Meeting & Summer Party July 2004 Sell in May and go away?

Axel will use the title as his theme, to examine the accuracy of this old London stockmarket lore, and the methodology to quantify it. He will analyse the Dow Jones Index as well as the DJ Euro-Stoxx-50 Index to show how a technical analyst can beat equity markets over a three to five year time span whilst keeping risk exposure to roughly half of that of a buy and hold strategy. He will end his talk with an outlook for the year ahead.

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