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 – June 2024

Tuesday 11th June 2024
Mindset: The Missing Dataset in Analysis (an overlooked edge)

Looking at the aftermath…. did I do what I said I was going to do?

We all have underlying biases, patterns, and behavioural loops that influence our decision making and ultimately the bottom line. These are often deep rooted in our psyche and can lead to us behaving against our better (rational) judgement without us even realising.

In this presentation, we’ll explore the deeper meaning of behavioural finance as it applies to the individual, be they analyst, trader, investor or other finance professional and the consequential impact on our performance and beyond.

Offering a refreshing perspective along with tips and tools derived from the world of therapy and neuroscience to bring awareness and condition the mind to work with you, for you and in alignment with your intentions… so that you may exploit your edge.

Speaker
Sonal Darbar, Co Founder, Rfactory Ltd

STA Monthly Meeting – May 2024

Tuesday 14th May 2024
How to use technical tools to develop a profitable trading system

In this talk, Rajan Dhall MSTA will pay homage to the skills he learned at the STA. Raj used traditional tools and adapted them over a 15-year career to create a profitable trading strategy that ultimately led him to manage a group of traders at his new prop firm DND Capital. Rajan will explain how some of the strategies work and explain some of the results he has achieved from the three flagship strategies that the firm utilizes.

Speaker
Rajan Dhall MSTA, Managing Director, DND Capital

Rajan Dhall has been trading/investing professionally since 2007, managing various funds. He is a full member of the Society of Technical Analysts and is also a Chartered Financial Technician with the International Federation of Technical Analysts. Rajan has vast experience, in developing and testing complex trading systems, focusing on the equity, futures and foreign exchange markets. He also provides market commentary services to many dedicated investors, traders as well as financial institutions and hedge funds. Rajan believes psychology is the key to trading success and focuses on this aspect in all areas of trading.

Irish Chapter Meet-Up

Thursday 9th May 2024
Integrating Technical Analysis in the Investment Process: From Research to Execution

The UK Society of Technical Analysts’ Irish Chapter is delighted to be hosting its first meeting in the region for several years on Thursday 9 May 2024, 6.00pm.

Generously sponsored by LSEG, the event is being held at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, 7 Clare Street, Dublin 2, DO2 F902.

The speaker is Aiden O’Donnell. Aiden has over 15 years experience as an Investment Analyst, Research Analyst and Investment Manager with companies including Focus Investment Managers, Davy Stockbrokers and Elkstone Capital.

The meeting will close around 7.15pm-7.30pm. Networking drinks at a local pub will follow.

Speaker
Aiden O’Donnell, Founder, Bespoke Technical Analysis

Aiden O’Donnell has over 15 years experience as an Investment Analyst, Research Analyst and Investment Manager with companies including Focus Investment Managers, Davy Stockbrokers and Elkstone Capital. In 2015, Aiden founded Bespoke Technical Analysis with the vision of providing the […]

STA Monthly Meeting – April 2024

Tuesday 9th April 2024
Predicting the price
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 – March 2024

Tuesday 12th March 2024
Staying Ahead of the Game! How to Identify Significant Geopolitical Events Using Long-Term Gann Cycles - the Key Edge to Portfolio Management
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 – February 2024

Tuesday 13th February 2024

D’mitri will give an overview of the technical analysis components of Gann’s original system including a brief walk through of the process from exegeting Gann’s original methods from his writings, testing, crafting objective quantitative strategies, and finally to statistical representation.

Classic Gann

D’mitri will give an overview of the technical analysis components of Gann’s original system including a brief walk through of the process from exegeting Gann’s original methods from his writings, testing, crafting objective quantitative strategies, and finally to statistical representation.

Speaker
D’mitri D Richardson CMT, President, Arcanum Market Research

D’mitri is Founding Partner, RGS and President, Arcanum Market Research. After graduating from Trinity University with a master’s degree in the 1990s, D’mitri gravitated to finance, becoming VP of a midwestern lender. In the late 2000s, D’mitri helped floor traders […]

Scottish Chapter Meet-Up

Tuesday 6th February 2024

The UK Society of Technical Analysts’ Scottish Chapter is delighted to be hosting another meeting in the region, to be held at the offices of BlackRock, Edinburgh on Tuesday 6 February 2024, 5.00pm-6.30pm.

We are grateful to BlackRock for kindly hosting this event. To register please click here.

Why not all technical indicators are suitable for commodity markets

The UK Society of Technical Analysts’ Scottish Chapter is delighted to be hosting another meeting in the region, to be held at the offices of BlackRock, Edinburgh on Tuesday 6 February 2024, 5.00pm-6.30pm.

We are grateful to BlackRock for kindly hosting this event. To register please click here.

Speaker
Elizabeth Miller, Lead Commodity & Macro Economic Analyst, Mars Chocolate & Wrigley UK

Elizabeth has been a member of the Society since 1992, and holds an MSc in Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London. She is well known in the softs market, having been widely quoted on Reuters and other services.

Joint STA, ACI UK & The Broker Club Meeting – January 2024

Tuesday 9th January 2024

Join the STA, ACI UK and the Broker Club for what promises to be an interesting and lively debate on the economic outlook for financial markets participants in 2024. Our panel of experts – representing both fundamental and technical analysis perspectives – will provide expert input on key issues that will influence and impact the outlook for the year ahead.

The panel will be followed by networking drinks.

2024 Market Outlook: Fundamental vs Technical Perspective

Join the STA, ACI UK and the Broker Club for what promises to be an interesting and lively debate on the economic outlook for financial markets participants in 2024. Our panel of experts – representing both fundamental and technical analysis perspectives – will provide expert input on key issues that will influence and impact the outlook for the year ahead.

The panel will be followed by networking drinks.

Panel Speakers
Audrey Childe-Freeman, Chief G10 Currency Strategist, Bloomberg

Audrey Childe-Freeman is Chief G10 Currency Strategist for Bloomberg Intelligence, based in London, with expertise in G10 FX, macroeconomics and central banking. Before joining BI, Audrey was the founder, Managing Director and Chief Strategist of FX Knowledge Ltd. Prior to […]

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)

Trevor Neil, Fund Manager, Consultant Technical Analyst & Institutional Trader

Trevor Neil has been a trader for over 40 years and technical analyst for more than 30. He is a past board member of the STA and runs BETA Group, which gives market timing skill seminars to institutions internationally.

Sam Horowitz, Executive Committee Member, ACI UK

Sam’s nearly 30 year career in the financial markets has spanned a variety of trading and management roles across sellside, buyside and intermediary businesses. Prior to his current role advising CMC Markets on the next stages in their journey into […]

STA AGM & Christmas Party

Tuesday 12th December 2023

The Thirty Seventh Annual General Meeting of the Society of Technical Analysts Limited will be held at 6.30pm and followed by Christmas Drinks. Only Fellows and Full members may vote at the AGM.

AGM
Speaker
Eddie Tofpik MSTA, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM Investor Services International Ltd

Eddie started from school in the City of London as a Warrants Clerk for LME Metals traders Transworld Metals in 1980. Realising the potential the City had in the 1980s for growth of the financial services sector and recognising his […]

STA Monthly Meeting – November 2023

Tuesday 14th November 2023
Surfing the Waves of Social Mood
Speaker
Robert R. Prechter, CMT, CEO, 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.

STA Monthly Meeting – October 2023

Tuesday 10th October 2023
Quantitative Strategy Construction with 3 Critical Stats

The main reason for ineffective strategy construction which leads to non-reproducible results in real time and hence inconsistent performance is due to not knowing the 3 critical strategy stats. To overcome this challenge and construct sustainable, scalable and reproducible strategies in a quantitative manner, the Smart Money Framework was developed by the quants in the 1960s. With this framework we will have the 3 critical stats to help us construct optimal entries, stop loss and exits. When this is further combined with volume, our probability of capturing the bigger runners increases. All of the above will be explained further in detail by the presenter.

Speaker
Thiru Nagappan, Founder, Master of the Markets

Thiru Nagappan is a trader, entrepreneur, speaker and the founder of Master the Markets. His career started as a cardiovascular pharmacologist and through an interesting turn of events, left his PhD and pursued financial trading. He worked on a trading […]

STA Monthly Meeting – September 2023

Tuesday 12th September 2023
Elliott Wave outlook on Global Equity Markets

Elliott wave perspective on Global indices to understand the maturity of trend and exact location of the market post the crash of Covid 2020. Equity markets have shown strong recovery post the crash of Covid 2020 but the interest rate cycle is also on upside. Understanding the future probable path and if the rally is sustainable or is time to get cautious! Elliott wave acts as GPS of the markets and works on market fractals. It is one of the best forecasting tools that can help traders and investors to take objective trading or investment decisions and helps to stay ahead of the crowd.

Speaker
Ashish Kyal, Trader, Mentor and Founder, Wavesstrategy.com

Ashish Kyal is a Trader, Mentor, Founder of Wavesstrategy.com and Ashish Kyal Trading Gurukul and Author of International Book (Effective Trading in Financial Markets using Technical Analysis) – Global launch October 2020. He is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and […]

STA Monthly Meeting – July 2023

Tuesday 11th July 2023
STA, ACI UK & The Broker Club Panel Debate - 2023 Market Outlook: Mid Year Review

At the mid-year mark in an ever changing environment, the STA,  ACI UK  and The Broker Club are reconvening its expert panel of fundamental and technical analsysts to review an update their January 2023 ‘outlook’ on key issues influencing and impacting the economic outlook in the year ahead. Followed by networking drinks.

Panel Speakers
Tom Pelc MSTA CFTe, Chief Investment Officer, Fortu Wealth

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.

Michael Hewson, Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets (UK)

Michael is Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets (UK). With over 30 years’ experience in the financial markets, Michael is respected for his candid and direct market commentary. He’s a well-known face on both financial and mainstream TV, appearing regularly […]

Gavin Wells (Moderator)

Gavin Wells joined 360TGTX in February 2020 to further the development of their FX Swaps strategy. Following the successful trial of 360TGTX MidMatch he is working with market participants to ensure full and timely adoption of this market leading platform. […]

Shreyas Gopal, FX Strategist, Deutsche Bank

Shreyas leads UK macro strategy at Deutsche Bank in London and is a senior G10 FX strategist in the Bank’s FIC division. He publishes widely on a variety of macro and FX-related topics including currency valuations, macro trading strategies, and […]

STA Monthly Meeting – June 2023

Tuesday 13th June 2023

Does point and figure analysis actually add any value and does it make sense to trade based on it? This method has been around since the early days of technical analysis, but its merits or lack thereof are anecdotal. There really hasn’t been any deeper research into quantitative modeling and testing of this approach and it has been largely abandoned by all but the most loyal followers.

Point and Figure may seem outdated and obsolete, but it’s based on an interesting concept which shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand. Of course, without the ability to quantify and construct a testing methodology, any trading based on it would simply be faith based.

Luckily your intrepid and humble speaker has applied his very particular set of skills to the task. Skills acquired over a very long career. Skills which make him a nightmare for old school technical analysts. If there is value in point and figure, he will find it and he will prove it.

This presentation will demonstrate that there are flaws in point and figure, but flaws which can be fixed. By quantifying point and figure and constructing trading rules based on it, it becomes very clear which parts of the approach make perfect sense and which parts need to be modernised. By making one single, and perhaps controversial change to the point and figure framework, we can construct trading models and apply modern quantitative methodology.

Quantitative Point and Figure Trading

Does point and figure analysis actually add any value and does it make sense to trade based on it? This method has been around since the early days of technical analysis, but its merits or lack thereof are anecdotal. There really hasn’t been any deeper research into quantitative modeling and testing of this approach and it has been largely abandoned by all but the most loyal followers.

Point and Figure may seem outdated and obsolete, but it’s based on an interesting concept which shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand. Of course, without the ability to quantify and construct a testing methodology, any trading based on it would simply be faith based.

Luckily your intrepid and humble speaker has applied his very particular set of skills to the task. Skills acquired over a very long career. Skills which make him a nightmare for old school technical analysts. If there is value in point and figure, he will find it and he will prove it.

This presentation will demonstrate that there are flaws in point and figure, but flaws which can be fixed. By quantifying point and figure and constructing trading rules based on it, it becomes very clear which parts of the approach make perfect sense and which parts need to be modernised. By making one single, and perhaps controversial change to the point and figure framework, we can construct trading models and apply modern quantitative methodology.

This presentation will outline a modern approach to point and figure, and it will demonstrate how a seemingly ancient and arcane methodology can still provide value. There will be no black boxes, and the presenter will openly share his research on the subject in a way that you could replicate it and incorporate it into your own research and trading.

Speaker
Andreas Clenow, Author and Financier

Andreas Clenow is a Swedish Swiss financier and author based in Zurich, where he acts as Chief Investment Officer of a family office. Over the past three decades, he has been a tech entrepreneur, financial consultant, hedge fund manager, fintech […]

STA Monthly Meeting – May 2023

Tuesday 9th May 2023
Speaker
Matt Cowart, Founder/CEO, Rocket Scooter

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