Past Meetings

Past Meetings

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The STA has been holding monthly lectures and meetings in the City of London since 1968.

As a service to members we video most of the meeting presentations and these are available for members to view free of charge.

STA Monthly Meeting – September 2020

Tuesday 8th September 2020

Via Webinar

Tail Hedging the Age of Machine Learning

Tail hedging does not necessarily involve options and the annoying time decay of premium. Dr Chan will discuss how his fund utilizes a simple intraday trend-following strategy called Tail Reaper to generate enormous alpha during market crises, and explain how machine learning can help reduce premium burn.

Speaker
Dr Ernest Chan, Managing Member, QTS Capital Management

Ernie is the Managing Member of QTS Capital Management, LLC., a commodity pool operator and trading advisor. He is the author of “Quantitative Trading: How to Build Your Own Algorithmic Trading Business” and “Algorithmic Trading: Winning Strategies and Their Rationale”, both published by Wiley. He maintains a popular blog “Quantitative Trading” at epchan.blogspot.com.

STA Monthly Meeting – July 2020

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Via Webinar

The Five Modes of Mindful Investors

A mindful investor is aware of behavioural biases and actively works to minimise their impact. During this presentation, Dave will use current charts to discuss how to recognise, restrain, respect, review, and reflect- the “five modes of mindful investors”- as a methodology to systematically identify common misbehaviours, adjust for them, and improve one’s trading results for much better returns.

Speaker
David Keller CMT, Chief Market Strategist, StockCharts.com

David Keller, CMT is Chief Market Strategist at StockCharts.com, where he helps investors minimize behavioral biases through technical analysis. He is also President and Chief Strategist at Sierra Alpha Research LLC, a boutique research and consulting firm helping investors make better decisions through market awareness. He is a Past President of the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) Association and most recently served as a Subject Matter Expert for Behavioral Finance.

STA Monthly Meeting – June 2020

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Via Webinar

The Most Critical Economic and Financial Time Period of Our Generation

During the course of this presentation you will learn how markets and geopolitics repeat with absolute precision. You will know how to forecast forthcoming panics and booms.

Andrew Pancholi predicted the 2007 global financial crisis using this methodology along with the commodity bull runs of 2008 and 2010. He also believes that we are in a modern day revolution.

You will learn how Trump, Brexit and global polarisation mathematically tie in to the rise of Hitler, Karl Marx and the European revolutions as well as the American revolution. In turn, you know what financial and geopolitical cycles are coming together right now and how they are affording us the greatest opportunities of our lifetimes.

Pancholi’s work as author of The Market Timing Report has been globally recognised and he consults to some major institutions and administrations. He sits on the board of The Foundation for the Study of Cycles. www.markettimingreport.com

Speaker
Andrew Pancholi

Andrew Pancholi is a world-renowned trading expert specializing in market timing. With over 30 years’ experience in navigating the financial markets, he is the creator of the highly acclaimed ‘Market Timing Report’ (MTR). The MTR is based on output from the proprietary Cycles Analysis software system that Andrew built and uses daily to predict turning points in markets way ahead of time, right down to months, weeks and even days. When combined with seasonality and CoT data this all helps to provide highly accurate low-risk setups.

STA Monthly Meeting – May 2020

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Via Webinar

Using the UK and US indices to determine bullish and bearish markets

This is Zaheer’s third presentation for the STA. Following the correction in the markets due to COVID-19, in this presentation, Zaheer will be covering how he establishes both a bullish & bearish bias to the stock markets using the major UK and US indices and also why it is imperative to also have both commodities and currencies on your global watchlist.

Zaheer is an investor looking for long-term opportunities in the market using the monthly, weekly and daily timeframes. Like most, his journey started as a day trader but quickly moved to trend-following when he understood the approach and benefits of compound growth.

Zaheer is also the co-founder of Sublime Trading, a growing global online community for private investors training members on a system that helps them regain full control over their finances and their financial future and that can be adapted around their careers and businesses.

Speaker
Zaheer Anwari, The Dynamic Trader

Zaheer is a full time trend trader and a member of The Dynamic Trader community since 2007. He specialises in FX, stocks and commodities. Zaheer is regularly invited to guest speak on his much sought-after but little understood approach to trading and also contributes to FX Street and FX Trader Magazine. He first presented at the STA back in 2014.

STA Monthly Meeting – April 2020

Tuesday 14th April 2020

Via Webinar

Crush it With Clouds

You will discover:
How, under five minutes, you can spot the following on any price chart:

  • Trend and direction
  • Momentum
  • Strength and the momentum
  • Stops
  • Entries and exits
  • Where to add to a winning position
Speaker
Sankar Sharma MSTA, CEO, RiskRewardReturn.com

Sankar Sharma is passionate about Technical Analysis, Training, Speaking and Trading. Sankar is the author of the book ‘Stock Trading Made Simple’. He is the founder of RiskRewardReturn.com, a Global Strategist and CEO RiskRewardReturn.com.

STA Monthly Meeting – March 2020

Tuesday 10th March 2020

PLEASE NOTE THAT IN LIGHT OF CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A VIDEO RECORDING OF DAVID’S TALK WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL MEMBERS.

The future of Technical Analysis

In his talk ‘The future of Technical Analysis’, David will examine how the TA landscape is changing for investors and traders and what this means for all of us.

Speaker
David Linton MSTA, MFTA, Founder and CEO, Updata

David is founder and CEO of Updata, which he founded in 1991. Updata now has technical analysis clients in over 60 countries with offices in London and New York. David is a member of the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts and holds the Master Financial Technical Analyst qualification awarded by the International Federation of Technical Analysts. He is a well known market commentator in the press and on finance TV. He is the author of Cloud Charts: Trading success with the Ichimoku technique.

STA Monthly Meeting – February 2020

Tuesday 11th February 2020
Robin Griffiths

Robin Griffiths

Review of the past 50 years and outlook for the future

Robin will talk on what he used to do in his career (spanning over 53 years), how it has changed and what he is doing now. The presentation will involve a global overview for all asset classes. Robin will also include anecdotes on his sailing round the world.

Speaker
Robin Griffiths FSTA, Co Editor, Dynamic Investment Alert

Robin Griffiths is one of the world’s most experienced and highly regarded market analysts. Together with Rashpal Sohan, Robin is joint managing editor of Dynamic Investment Trends Alert, published by Southbank Investment Research.

STA Monthly Meeting – January 2020

Tuesday 14th January 2020
2020 Outlook: Fundamental vs Technical Perspective

On 14 January, the STA are joining forces with ACI UK for what promises to be an interesting and lively debate on the economic outlook for financial markets participants in 2020. Our panel of experts, representing fundamental and technical analysis perspectives, will give their thoughts on the year ahead with a new Government… possibly… ongoing Brexit shenanigans… probably… and everything else that might inflluence and impact the outlook for the year ahead. The panel will be followed by short networking drinks reception.

Panel Speakers
Murray Gunn, Head of Research, Elliott Wave International

Murray Gunn MSTA is Head of Research for Elliott Wave International’s Global Market Perspective, a monthly summary of the firm’s 25 analysts’ views on every major freely traded market in the world. (You can follow his Elliott Wave analysis at www.elliottwave.com)

Tomasz Pelc MSTA CFTe, Global co-head Macro Technical Strategy, Nomura International

Tom has 24 years’ experience of financial markets, starting as a technical analyst/strategist with Standard and Poors. After Merrill Lynch, he comanaged Othon Investment, a $2 Billion Hedge Fund, before becoming Head of Technical Strategy at RBS for 10 years.

Adrian Schmidt, Senior FX Strategist, Continuum Economics

Adrian is senior FX strategist, Continuum Economics, covering G10 currencies. Adrian has 33 years’ experience as an economist and FX strategist in financial markets; previously head G10 FX strategist at RBS and Lloyds he was also chief European economist at Chase Manhattan Bank.

Gavin Wells (Moderator)

Former Head of Europe at Digital Asset, the New York-based provider of distributed ledger solutions, Gavin is a member of the ACI UK Executive Committee. Previously, Gavin spent 8 years at LCH, building its Foreign Exchange and Credit Default Swap […]

STA AGM & Christmas Party – December 2019

Tuesday 10th December 2019

On Tuesday 10 December the STA its thirty-third AGM followed by the Christmas drinks party. Click below to see gallery.

Speaker
There will be no speaker at this event - AGM and Christmas Party instead

STA Monthly Meeting – November 2019

Tuesday 12th November 2019
Price Matters But Process More So
Speaker
Andy Dodd MSTA, Louis Capital Markets

Andy Dodd started his career in financial markets in 1986, initially as a market-maker in UK equities, before moving into broking in the 1990s where he gained experience in both U.S and Emerging Markets during my time at Instinet. Andy […]

STA Monthly Meeting – October 2019

Tuesday 8th October 2019
Logical Price Action: Utilising Wyckoffian Principles in Modern Times
Speaker
William Reardon, CEO and Founder, Feibel Trading

William Reardon is CEO and founder of Feibel Trading Ltd and the creator of Logical Price Action. He specialises in exploiting the supply/demand imbalance by using the lost art of bars and volume and is internationally recognized as one of […]

STA Monthly Meeting – September 2019

Tuesday 10th September 2019
The Role of Subjectivity in Technical Analysis
Speaker
Tim Parker MSTA, CEO, Messels

Tim Parker is the CEO and founding partner of Messels Ltd, an independent technical analysis research firm based in the UK.

STA Monthly Meeting & Summer Party – July 2019

Tuesday 9th July 2019

This year, it was preceded by a special signing ceremony cementing our new industry collaboration with ACI UK and a talk by Murray Gunn MSTA, Elliott Wave International. Click below to see gallery.

Technical Analysis - Trading Tool or Social Science?

Technical analysis has proven to be an invaluable method for trading or investing. But is it more than that? Rather than searching for new ways to slice and dice price into ever more complex indicators, should our focus not be on promoting the theoretical underpinnings of technical analysis to the wider investment community? Murray will explore the history of technical analysis and uncover why conventional, “fundamental” analysis actually followed it. He will highlight how the developing social science of Socionomics was born out of technical analysis and why it deserves to be front and centre in the debate over rethinking macroeconomics. Murray will bring it all together with a look at current market charts and forecasts.

Speaker
Murray Gunn, Head of Research, Elliott Wave International

Murray Gunn MSTA is Head of Research for Elliott Wave International’s Global Market Perspective, a monthly summary of the firm’s 25 analysts’ views on every major freely traded market in the world. (You can follow his Elliott Wave analysis at www.elliottwave.com)

STA Monthly Meeting – June 2019

Tuesday 11th June 2019
Fireside Chat with Robert Carver, author of "Systematic Trading"
Speaker
Robert Carver, Independent Systematic Futures Trader

Robert Carver is an independent systematic futures trader, writer, and a visiting lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of “Systematic Trading: A unique new method for designing trading and investing systems”, and “Smart Portfolios: A […]

STA Monthly Meeting – May 2019

Tuesday 14th May 2019
Price does not align to time

Kevin will look to demonstrate what it is he looks for when placing a trade. This includes market entry point, stop and target calculations. There are only 4 trades that are ever placed. In addition, this will include the frustrations experienced by the format that traditional charting packages use. This is always a series of open, high, low and closing price data, traditionally bar charts and or candlesticks.

Kevin has a view that many aspects of Technical Analysis remain in their “infancy”. Market movement understanding is not common. Kevin is also of the belief that markets do not reflect “mass psychology”. That markets are mathematical, not psychological.

Kevin has the viewpoint that the format that price data is viewed in is simply incorrect. Data becomes a by-product of your chosen time frame. Time frame does not change market position. Time would need to align to your chosen time frame to be relevant, which it does not.

Speaker
Kevin Bull

Kevin Bull started his career in financial markets in 2009, by studying technical analysis on a full-time basis. These studies led Kevin to sit the STA Diploma in 2010 and subsequently to form fxtradingcompany.com. Kevin has since spent the past […]

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