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Lee Sandford MSTA

Trading College

Following an 18 year career in professional football, Lee Sandford has traded for nearly 20 years (full time 13 years) and earns his living predominantly as a trader.

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Christian Schirmeister

Senior Consultant, London Metal Exchange

Christian is a Senior Consultant to the London Metal Exchange. He started his professional career 1979 as an apprentice at Metallgesellschaft AG in Frankfurt, Main. After years in Cologne and London he joined the Copper Department in Frankfurt and was finally appointed one of the four members of the all Commodities Managing Team (Geschaeftsbereichsleitung).

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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.

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Jack D Schwager

Chief Research Officer, FundSeeder

Jack D Schwager is a recognized industry expert on futures and hedge funds, and the author of the iconic Market Wizards series in which he interviewed many of the trading legends of our time. Previous books in the series include: Market Wizards (1989, revised edition 2012), The New Market Wizards (1992), Stock Market Wizards (2001), Hedge Fund Market Wizards (2012), and The Little Book of Market Wizards (2014). His newest book in the series, Undiscovered Market Wizards is scheduled for publication in November 2020. Mr Schwager’s other works include, A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets (revised edition January 2017), Market Sense and Nonsense (2013), Getting Started in Technical Analysis (1999), and the three-volume Schwager on Futures series (1995-96).

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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.

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Denise Shull, MA

Founder, The ReThink Group

Denise Shull’s Wall Street career began in 1994 when she joined one of the first electronic trading firms in Chicago. She then traded at Schonfeld Securities before she was recruited to move to New York to run her own desk […]

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Giorgos Siligardos

Giorgos Siligardos holds a PhD in Mathematics and a Market Maker certificate from the Athens Exchange.He is a financial software developer, co-author of academic books on finance and a frequent contributor to the ‘Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities’ magazine.

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Christeen Skinner

Christeen has been monitoring solar activity and planetary cycles for 30 years, and in that time has held key positions in the astrological community. She is the author of “The Financial Universe” (2004), and has worked with many entrepreneurs, traders and managers. Her interest is in the correlation between planet and business cycles.

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Michael Smyrk

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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David Sneddon MSTA

Managing Director, 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.

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Rashpal Sohan

Asset Allocation Analyst, Rathbone Investment Management

Rashpal graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a first class degree in Actuarial Science. He has been working as an asset allocation analyst at Rathbone Brothers, formerly assistant to Robin Griffiths (before his retirement in December 2007) and specialises in the use of quantitative techniques in the analysis of global markets with particular emphasis on building models for system trading and investment purposes.

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Adam Sorab

Head of Technical Research, CQS

Adam Sorab, a Fellow of the STA, was STA Chairman from 1998 to 2008 and was President of IFTA from 2010 to 2013. He has been working in financial markets since 1984 and is currently Head of Technical Research at CQS, a hedge fund management company.

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Eugene Sorenson

Bloomberg LLP

Eugene Sorenson joined Bloomberg in 2006 as a business manager responsible for the development of the charting and technical analysis platform of the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service.

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Fred Stafford

Gann Management

Fred Stafford is one of the world’s leading exponents of the works of William D Gann and has enjoyed an uninterrupted career in the Financial Services industry for almost 50 years. During this time he has accumulated an impressive expertise as a teacher and practitioner of the techniques of one of the great traders of the 20th century.

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Ian Stannard

Senior Currency Strategist, BNP Paribas

Ian Stannard is the Senior Currency Strategist for BNP Paribas in London, with 25 years experience in financial markets. Ian combines Fundamental Economic Research with Technical/Quantitative and Flow Analysis to provide FX Strategies.

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