STA Monthly Meeting September 2004
The Wyckoff Method of technical analysis is a pattern recognition system that requires judgment. Although the Wyckoff Method is not a mechanical system per se, nevertheless high reward/low risk opportunities can be routinely and systematically identified using Wyckoff’s three laws and nine tests. Hank will present and illustrate these laws and tests.
Dr. Hank Pruden is a professor in the School of Business at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, where he has been teaching for 37 years. Dr. Pruden is the executive director of the Institute of Technical Market Analysis (ITMA). At Golden Gate University, he developed the accredited courses in technical market analysis in 1976.
STA Monthly Meeting & Summer Party July 2004
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.
Axel is a director and senior technical analyst at Commerzbank Corporates and Markets. Previously he was Dow Jones’ Chief Technical Analyst for Europe, a bond, derivatives and proprietary trader in Paris and London. He is a Fellow of the STA.
STA Monthly Meeting June 2004
Stephen will demonstrate why he believes controlling Risk is so important, and why it represents one of the most fundamental building blocks for a successful approach to trading. He will outline recent trades on different time frames, from Daily to three minute charts to demonstrate the principles involved. Stephen will also introduce advanced trade management techniques that will help maximise profits that traders can utilize, to help run their profits when applicable.
Steve Griffiths has been involved in the markets since 1987 as a Private Trader as well as a Software Developer. In 2001 he launched his MTPredictor software program that utilizes his unique “Isolation approach” to Elliott wave analysis. Thirteen years on and MTPredictor is now used by thousands of Traders and Fund Managers worldwide.
STA Monthly Meeting May 2004
WD Gann’s swing chart looks like the ideal chart for swing trading, but the stop losses required are so huge that some modifications are necessary. Marc will talk about the modifications he has made to the Gann swing chart and show how essential it is either to draw the swing chart or visualise it on the chart. Marc will demonstrate how the modified swing chart is ideal not only for trend definition of the market as a whole, but also as practical trading tool.
Marc has been the charting columnist for Britain’s leading financial weekly, Investor’s Chronicle for the past 7 years. He is also the author of a book on swing trading. He remains a practising barrister.
STA Monthly Meeting April 2004
Optimisation is a controversial subject. 20 years ago it was thought by many, including the speaker, to be the path to the ‘Holy Grail’. When it was discovered not to be the case, it was abandoned. Jeremy will look at Optimisation from a Technical Analyst’s point of view. He will discuss what it is and explore whether it can in fact be used by Technical Analysts to improve their decision-making.
Jeremy is head of technical analysis at Updata and founded Indexia Research in 1983. Jeremy is an expert on Point and Figure charts. He lectures the Point and Figure module for the STA, and sets the Point and Figure module for the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
STA Monthly Meeting March 2004
Nicola will give a brief introduction on the methodology used; relative trends, key sectors and stock picking to building market views. She will give her current views on a wide range of charts, covering global markets and stocks with a particular emphasis on European markets.
After training as a technical analyst with Standard and Poor’s, Nicola joined forces with Nick Glydon at Flemings. Subsequently the team moved to JP Morgan before helping found Redburn Partners in 2003.
STA Monthly Meeting February 2004
Clive’s main “brief” in writing his daily analysis is to KISS, and he has found that Candlestick patterns do this very well. They can be used in long and short term charts on any market, if there is an understanding of the psychology behind the myriad patterns. Clive will cover a few of the more common and important reversal patterns, (Hammers, Shooting Stars, Doji, Morning & Evening Stars and Engulfing Patterns), with examples, explaining their formation from a “psychological” point of view.
Clive is the founder, and continues to be the main contributor, for FuturesTechs. He has been in the City for 24 years, has been in the futures market for 20 years as a broker and trader, and has been writing technical analysis for over 10 years. He is the author of the book “Candlestick Charts: An Introduction to Using Candlestick Charts”.
STA Monthly Meeting January 2004
Making use of his knowledge of Behavioural Finance, and incorporating some references to neuroscience, Michael will discuss why some price patterns work, and why some don’t. He will not attempt to cover the full range of Reversal Patterns, but will try to draw universal lessons from a limited number of examples.
Michael Smyrk is a Fellow of the STA. He started charting in the commodity markets in 1965, and has been expanding his technical analysis horizons ever since. He is a firm believer in the power of ‘the crowd’.
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STA AGM & Christmas Party
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.
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