John J Murphy
Current Company: StockCharts.com
John J Murphy, former technical analyst for CNBC, is author of several popular books including Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets. His three books on intermarket analysis created a new branch of market analysis emphasizing global linkages. His latest book, entitled “Trading With Intermarket Analysis – A Visual Approach to Beating The Financial Markets Using Exchange Traded Funds” was published by John Wiley in 2013. The International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) recognized his accomplishments with an award for outstanding contribution to global market analysis in 2014. He is also a recipient of the Market Technicians Association Annual Award. John relies heavily on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to implement global asset allocation and sector rotation strategies. His intermarket approach bridges the gap between economic, fundamental, and technical analyses. He is the chief technical analyst for Stockcharts.com website, and his current market views are published on that site.
Current Company: BETA Group
Trevor Neil was on the board which created the Society and served under four chairman for its first 10 years. He has been a trader since he was 18, when he was on the floor of the London Commodities Exchange for Merrill Lynch. He has been a broker, fund manager, Associate Director and an Investment Bank, worked again with traders on the LIFFE floor, then Global Head of Technical Analysis at Bloomberg and then ran a hedge fund in South Africa. In 2007 he returned to the UK to run BETA Group and manage his smaller systematically traded fund. Today, as well as managing his fund, he consults and teaches the institutional application of technical analysis. He has worked with many large and smallest institutions worldwide. He is recognised as the ‘go-to’ teacher of technical analysis skills in dealing rooms. He is also a Director of RRG Research.
He has presented the popular Trevor Neil’s Technical Analysis Surgery for over 15 years. This monthly webinar is hosted by Refinitiv and promotes the good and practical use of technical analysis in professional environments
Current Company: Investment Research of Cambridge Ltd.
Deborah Owen served as STA chairperson (2008-13), head of education (2013-16), IFTA board member (2012-15) and was the editor of the Society’s Journal, The Market Technician, for over two decades. She also sat on the STA’s ethics and grandfathering committees.
Deborah is the Managing Editor of Investment Research of Cambridge Ltd. and has co-written the book “Mapping The Markets: A Guide to Stockmarket Analysis” with Robin Griffiths, another STA Fellow. She is a visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London.
Current Company: Helmsman Economics Ltd
Tony has worked in financial markets for more than 40 years, and currently researches group behaviour in financial markets and economic activity. He is also on the investment advisory committee of the Osiris Property Fund, and is a trustee of two pension funds.
Tony is a Fellow of the STA and was, until recently, a Visiting Professorial Fellow in economics at Queen Mary, University of London. His seminal book ‘Forecasting Financial Markets’ is now in its 6th edition and has been translated into a number of languages. More recently, Tony has had two books published. The first, ‘The Law of Vibration’, was published in 2013. This book addresses the source of, and theory behind, the wisdom of William D Gann. The second, ‘The Life Cycle Hypothesis’, was published in 2018. This book explores the idea that there is a fundamental, and very specific, pattern of evolution behind fluctuations in financial markets and in economic activity.
Current Company: Elliott Wave International
Robert R. Prechter, Jr, CMT, is President, Elliott Wave International and Executive Director, Socionomics Institute. He has written 14 books on finance, beginning with Elliott Wave Principle in 1978, which predicted a 1920s-style stock market boom. His 2002 title, Conquer the Crash, predicted the beginning of the 21st century debt crisis. In December 1989, Financial News Network (now CNBC) named him “Guru of the Decade.” In 1999, Bob received the CSTA’s first annual AJ Frost Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Technical Analysis. In 2003, Traders Library granted him its Hall of Fame award.
Martin J Pring
Current Company: Pring Research
Martin J. Pring is the president of Pring Research and Chairman of Pring Turner Capital group, a money management and sub-advisory firm. Pring.com provides research to individuals and financial institutions around the world through the publication of the Intermarket Review, a monthly synopsis of the long-term technical position of the world’s principal financial markets, now in its 35 fifth year. In addition, he writes a monthly Chinese research report for institutional investors on their equity market.
He is the author of over 15 investment books; one of the more well-known ones is the classic, Technical Analysis Explained (TAE), now in its fifth edition. TAE is used by international technical societies and many universities for training and was required reading for the CMT certification for several decades. Others are his Investment Psychology Explained, cited by Worth Magazine as one of the fifteen best investment books of the last 150 years, as well as The All-Season Investor and Active Asset Allocation. He has also written Martin Pring’s Complete Guide to Technical Analysis: An Indian Perspective, released in 2010 by Shroff Publishing in Mumbai.
He is widely acclaimed by his peers and has received the Canadian Society of Technical Analysts‘s Jack Frost Memorial Award as well as the CMT Association’s coveted Annual Award. He has also been made an honorary member of the Swiss Association of Market Technicians as well as a fellow of the UK Society of Technical Analysts.
His latest endeavor, launching in late 2019, is an interactive, web-based compilation of all his video/DVD educational training courses. In his usual casual and informative style, Pring.comU offers over 15 hours of video training in the art of Technical Analysis; each lesson is followed by an interactive quiz. Pring.comU will be available on his website under the banner “Pring University”.
Axel Rudolph BSc (Hons) MSc FSTA MCSI
Current Company: IG
Axel Rudolph is Head of Education of the Society of Technical Analysts, and former STA Chairman (2013 to 2018). Prior to becoming chairman he was responsible for education and program organisation at the STA for six years. 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 nearly two decades. From 2007-2010 Axel was Vice-Chairman Europe on the board of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).
Axel is currently a senior market analyst at IG Group. Previously he has been a director and senior technical analyst at Commerzbank Corporates and Markets, Dow Jones’ Chief Technical Analyst for Europe and a bond, derivatives and proprietary trader in Paris and London. He is a Fellow of the STA.
Michael Smyrk is a past Board Member and a Fellow of the STA. He started charting in the commodity markets in 1965, and – although now retired – continues to use technical analysis for his private investments. He is a firm believer in the power of ‘the crowd’.
Michael is an examiner for the STA Diploma Part 2 Examination. His previous experience covers ground as varied as Floor Trader to Head of Research at two leading international brokerages. He has spoken at conferences across the world, and was for some years a lecturer on the STA/South Bank University Diploma Course and the STA/LSE Diploma Course.
Current Company: Credit Suisse
David Sneddon is a managing director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in London. He is global head of Technical Analysis and is responsible for overseeing the entire technical analysis product, covering the Fixed Income, FX, Equity and Commodity markets, as well as the provision of technical analysis education within Credit Suisse and for clients globally.
The Credit Suisse Technical Analysis team has won various awards, including the Extel European Fixed Income survey, Best Commodity and Best FX Technical Analysis by the Technical Analyst magazine, as well as being runner-up in the Euromoney European Fixed Income and US Institutional Investor Fixed Income surveys.
David regularly appears in the media and has been a guest anchor for CNBC on several occasions.
David joined Credit Suisse in 1994, having worked previously for Investment Research of Cambridge Ltd, and is a former board member of the UK Society of Technical Analysts and IFTA. He holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Current Company: Aptior Capital LLP
Adam Sorab was STA Chairman from 1998 to 2008 and was President of IFTA from 2010 to 2013. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the London School of Economics, an STA Diploma and a CFTe. Adam has been working in financial markets since 1984 and he is currently a Partner at Aptior Capital LLP in London, a hedge fund management company.
Current Company: AfricaAway
Dr Henry Southworth was for several years the editor of ‘The Chartist’ (as the STA magazine was then known), whilst conducting research into technical analysis at the University of Birmingham. Following on from this he set up and managed a technical analysis-based futures fund, before turning to the property market instead. After setting up and managing a UK-based student housing property fund, he then invested in property in Spain, from which followed the establishment of SpainAway, a tour operator focusing on Spanish holiday rentals. Presently his time is spent running an offshoot of this – AfricaAway – which specialises in organising safaris in sub-Saharan Africa. A long way from technical analysis perhaps, but with a just about identifiable route in between!
Mark Tennyson d’Eyncourt
Mark Tennyson d’Eyncourt started in the market in 1963, with Durlachers, arguably the leading equity jobber of the day. After spells with Govetts (later Hoare & Co Govett) and Scrimgeours, he moved into fund management with Wallace Bros Sassoon, just before the great bear market of 1973-74. This was when he started to look at technical analysis seriously, when, clearly, fundamental analysis wasn’t working. For ten years he ran the Qatar Investment Office in London, providing strategic advice for the state reserves. He joined ACTA in 1984 and the Committee in 1986, just before its incorporation as STA. For some years he has been involved with Programme Organisation and also acted as Company Secretary. He was honoured with a Fellowship in December 2009.
Simon Warren was Head of Investments at Bupa for seven years with responsibility for £3.7bn of assets and £1.1bn of debt. Prior to that he was Deputy Treasurer and Head of Front Office trading where he was responsible for all transactional and FX hedging.
Simon is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Accountants and began his career at Bupa in 1987 as an accountant before moving over to the Treasury and Investment areas where he utilised his technical analysis skills.
Simon was Treasurer of the STA from 2003 to 2018 and was also a Director of the International Federation of Technical Analysts for three years where he was Chairman of the Finance Committee.
David is a Trading System Consultant and professional engineer. He first became involved with the LIFFE markets after being commissioned to provide IT support and write a trading model for a number of LIFFE traders in 1992. Since then he has used his engineering expertise on a number of innovative trading projects. Commissions include the implementation of Dunnigan’s One Way Formulae, a technical trading model, the production of a number of swing timing models for traders within the Butterworth Group (1997-2000) as well as providing time series analysis tools for clients in the banking and fund management industry.
David was made a Fellow in 2023 in gratitude for all the work he has done and continues to do as a member of the STA Executive Committee.
Anne has been a technical analyst for over forty years. She started her career at Chart Analysis Ltd., working for David Fuller, and was Managing Director of the company from 1986 until she left in 1995. After that Anne went to set up a new technical analysis department at 4CAST Ltd., a company established in late 1994 to provide multi-media research to institutions. She left in 1999 to accept a position at a large investment bank, but after a brief spell was convinced that she was happier in smaller, and particularly new companies.
Anne is a past chairman of the STA and also a past board member of IFTA. While she was STA chairperson, the formalised courses for the Diploma examination were started at South Bank University.