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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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Brenda Sullivan

Head of Research, Sucden Financial

Brenda has been Head of Research at Sucden Financial Ltd since 2008. Brenda and her team provide economic and related views with technical analysis on a wide range of markets.

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Mick Swift

Deputy CEO & Research Director, Abbey Capital

Mick Swift is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Research Director at Abbey Capital. Abbey Capital is an alternative investment firm; its flagship multi-manager fund is focused on managed futures and foreign exchange.

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Richard Taffler

Professor of Finance, University of Warwick

Richard Taffler joined Warwick Business School in January 2011 as Professor of Finance from a chair at Manchester Business School. Previously he was the Martin Currie Professor of Finance and Investment at the University of Edinburgh. An authority on behavioural finance, he has published over a hundred academic and professional papers and books, and is frequently quoted in the media.

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Dr Van Tharp

Dr Van Tharp is the author of Trading Beyond the Matrix: The Red Pill For Traders, published by Wiley & Sons, in addition to four acclaimed books published by McGraw Hill: Super Trader, Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom, the […]

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Clement Thibault

Senior Financial Markets Analyst, Investing.com

Clement is a Senior Financial Markets Analyst for Investing.com, a leading internet global financial portal.  Clement joined Investing.com about three years ago, and was the first, full-time analyst for the company. As such, he pioneered the site’s efforts to provide […]

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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 […]

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