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The Society of Technical Analysts (STA) is the oldest organisation dedicated to technical analysis in the world. Established in the late 1960s, it has grown to a membership of c1200 individuals who are located on all four continents.

There are no prerequisites to joining the STA. Anyone with an interest in technical analysis is welcome to join! Our membership is culturally diverse. It spans the whole spectrum from students to retired members and from professionals to retail investors. There are several levels of membership which include: Student, Associate, Full, Affiliate (for other technical analysis organisations) and Fellows.

Interest in technical analysis is still growing and the STA Diploma qualification is internationally recognised by employers, who are ever more familiar with the subject matter and require a certain level of expertise from their job applicants.

Through our educational programme you can expand your knowledge of technical analysis. Should you wish to solidify that knowledge with an internationally accredited qualification, the STA holds four to six examinations per year. These examinations are held online and moderated by video.

If you join as a member you will receive the STA Members Newsletter which features the latest information on technical analysis, educational courses, conferences and events.

Our monthly London meetings give you the opportunity to mix with professional and retail investors alike and to build a network with other like-minded technical analysts. These meetings can also help you maintain your FCA registration through Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Last but not least, several of our members have gained employment in banks, hedge funds or research institutions as technical analysts through the STA website job portal.


Resources and Benefits

With access to so many resources STA membership offers great value for technical analysts of all levels.


The STA holds half of its monthly meetings in the City of London, including a summer and Christmas party where canapés and refreshments are served. The other half of our monthly meetings are held online.

Key Benefits

  • Chance to hear talks by leading practitioners
  • Networking
  • International speaker line-up through our live webinar series


Members attending the monthly meetings can apply to the STA office for Certificates of Attendance as part of their own CPD self-certification process.

Endorsed by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), members of the STA are entitled to receive continuing professional development points for their attendance at the taught course lectures.

Key Benefits

  • Remain compliant
  • Be informed of all new industry developments

Learn TA

The STA has been running educational courses on technical analysis for over 25 years.

Key Benefits

  • Courses are taught by leading authorities in their field such as authors, highly regarded professionals and Fellows
  • The STA also offers a Home Study Course for self-study
  • Accreditation: Chance to become a qualified market technician

Latest Video

As a service to our members, many of whom are unable to attend all our in-person meetings, we have been making videos of meeting presentations for several years.

Key Benefits

  • Never miss the latest meeting
  • Browse our extensive video archive of previous meetings


The STA “Market Technician” journal is published online twice a year.

Key Benefits

  • Members receive the latest issue of the e-publication “Market Technician”
  • They are also able to access an archive of past editions in the member’s area
  • Technical analysts from all over the world contribute to the STA journal

STA Library

The STA has an extensive library of technical analysis texts. There are over 1150 books in the collection. UK members can also access the Barbican Library’s e-library.

Key Benefits

  • Members are encouraged to suggest new titles for the STA book collection and, where possible, these are acquired for the library
  • The complete listing of TA books held can be downloaded from within the member’s area
  • Access to the Barbican’s e-library via their Libby app


The Society of Technical Analysts and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) have formed a partnership to work together on areas of mutual interest for our respective memberships.

Key Benefits

  • CISI examination exemptions for STA Diploma Part 1 and 2 holders
  • MSTAs with 3+ years’ experience can become full members (MCSI)


Members have access to a student forum which is available in the member’s area of the website.

Key Benefits

  • Students can communicate with one another and share experiences. For specific questions on the home study course, classroom course or exams, students can email the STA office


STA members benefit from significant discounts on technical analysis books, magazines and software.

Key Benefits

  • STA members currently enjoy discounts from Harriman House and various external conferences and events

Become a member

There are currently four categories of membership:


Category Description Cost (annual)
STA Associate

Associate members have joined the STA but have not yet passed the STA Part 1 and Part 2 examinations.

STA Member (MSTA)

Full membership is awarded to those who have passed the STA Part 1 and Part 2 examinations and they are entitled to use the initials MSTA after their name provided that they remain members of the STA.

STA Fellow (FSTA)

Fellowship is conferred to those who are deemed to have made significant contributions to the subject of technical analysis and/or the workings of the STA. Members are entitled to use the initials FSTA after their name. Fellowships are bestowed by order of the executive committee.


Students of recognised academic institutions may join the Society for the duration of their course at a discounted rate.

Student members will have to demonstrate their student status each year.

In order to join as a student you must contact the STA Office by email to


International Members

International members are very welcome, some 25% of our associate and full members live outside the UK, across 50 countries. As a member living overseas you will receive the STA electronic journal and be able to attend meetings when visiting the UK, as well as having access to the member’s only section of the STA website with access to the videos of all the monthly meetings. The STA Diploma exam may be taken abroad, at either a British Council or a local university.

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Monthly Meetings

The STA holds 11 monthly meetings in the City of London, including a summer and Christmas party where canapés and refreshments are served.


Latest Videos

As a service to our members, many of whom are unable to attend all our monthly meetings, we have been making videos of meeting presentations for several years.


STA Libraries

The STA has an extensive library of classic technical analysis texts. There are over 1000 books in the collection. It is held at the Barbican Library with a smaller...


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