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Welcome to the STA’s educational blog which is written by the Nicole Elliott who has worked in banks in the City of London for the last 30 years. For the first time ever we are introducing a blog to our website, a regular feature that is intended to be a forum for new ideas, reviews, and trends in the thinking behind behavioural finance and technical analysis.

Designed to be educational, and hopefully entertaining, we would like to canvas opinion for content that members would feel is useful, enjoyable, and hopefully both! Unlike other blogs, it will not be a trading tip-sheet type of thing – there are probably way too many of those already – but something more along the lines of informed opinion and discussion. Themes are myriad and as well as techniques, tactics, software and publications, we aim to include discussions of the industry in general, employment conditions, and help in Diploma exam preparation.

‘Trading an adapted Gann Theory in the 21st Century’: Yesterday’s (8th June 2021) polished presentation for the STA

Delivered via webinar, the technology ‘du jour’ of the 2020s, Dr Alexander Aburumieh was confident, presentable and speaking very elegant English from Vienna. His biography is brief: trained as a physician at Vienna’s Medical School, he left the profession in […]

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Emerging markets and growing pains: None invited to next week’s G7 meeting in Cornwall

The countries which make up the G7 ( Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and USA) have met each year since the 1970s. The 2021 summit will be the 47th meeting to take place and the first to be […]

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The new delights of working from home (WFH): Nuisance calls, phishing and fraud

I’ve rearranged some of my living arrangements so that I have a decent space to work in – luckily unhindered by kids or extended family – upgraded my internet access to BT’s latest 5C offering (the mobile phone is not […]

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‘Trading with footprint charts’: IFTA presentation by Peter Becker

Herr Becker is a very personable and confident man; he apologises for his (very slightly) broken English – but there really is no need. He is also an optimist, with a 3-year old and a 5-month old children to bring […]

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‘New Thought on Market Profile’: Trading the Flow of Control

Robin Mesch, President of Mesch Capital Management INC of Portland, Oregon, gave an excellent presentation at yesterday’s (11 May 2021) STA Monthly Meeting. Her speciality is Market Profile, learnt first hand from its developer Peter Steidlmayer, who also set up […]

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‘How to Plan for an Emergency’: A webinar, part of Financial Literacy Month

I’ve been using Reuters news and terminal products since 1982; I still do. The company has now rebranded itself as Refinitiv – Financial Solutions-Advanced Tech, Data, Expertise. Owned by the London Stock Exchange Group since 2018 when Thomson Reuters sold […]

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Markets, motion and moving averages: Alternative options for a perennial favourite

All and sundry use moving averages, wittingly or unwittingly. A long-standing tool of choice for many technical analysts, the method, in its many guises, is used by other financial professionals, laymen and statisticians around the globe. Take UK consumer prices […]

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‘Long Term Forecasting using Interdisciplinary Price Analysis (IPA)’: A presentation by Tom Bundgaard of Kairos Commodities

My heart sort of sank when it was announced that his system involved technical analysis, fundamental analysis and macroeconomics; not only that, these were then integrated in three dimensions. Things looked up when Jeff Boccaccio MSTA introduced him, and Tom […]

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Hello darkness my old friend: I’ve come to talk with you again…

‘The song [written by Paul Simon when he was 21 years old] makes an allusion to the extreme capitalism and consumerism that is suffocating society – “the people bowed and prayed to the neon god they made” (neon represents the […]

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‘Zoom fatigue’: As coined by Jeremy Bailenson of Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab

If you weren’t already a little wary of anyone working with Artificial Intelligence, pushing crypto-currencies, calling themselves a ‘disruptor’, then how are you left feeling about this chap’s organisation? It’s not as scary as you might fear. As per their […]

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The World for Sale: Money, Power and the Traders who Barter the Earth’s Resources

This book’s title has a little in it for just about everyone. Money, power (including political), avarice, swindling – not forgetting deforestation and climate change. I recently read its review, by Felix Martin of fund manager 1167 Capital, in FT […]

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How deep is your knowledge of charts? Why a wide range of reading material helps

I’ve always enjoyed reading and, more importantly, widely. Never confining myself to one genre of literature, or tunnelling into my specialist subject, I’ve roamed far and wide, especially when it comes to current media. Daily and evening newspapers, free weekly […]

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Niels Kaastrup-Larsen in conversation with Alistair Philip: With an emphasis on systematic trading and trend following

March’s STA Monthly Meeting was yesterday, Tuesday the 9th, via Zoom webinar. Introduced by Jeff Boccaccio (who apologised for his long hair) our guest speaker, Niels Kaastrup-Larsen in Zug, Switzerland, was looking very dapper with neat greying hair, while his […]

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Price, price relative, and spreads: Variations on a price chart

As pointed out a fortnight ago in the STA blog, I believe that Charles Dow’s third tenet, that the market discounts all news, is the most important of his six. Put it another way, price contains all current knowledge, expectations […]

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‘Global Outlook and the Minsky Risk’: A presentation by Ron William CFTe MSTA for IFTA

I was 13 minutes late for yesterday’s (25th February 2021) IFTA webinar presentation hosted by Wieland Arlt, board member of Germany’s VTAD technical analysis society. I felt terrible as I’d recently heard that a job-seeker’s interview had been immediately terminated […]

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Dow Theory – in case you’ve forgotten: Digging a little deeper to banish glib assumptions

My father is Charles Dow – yes really; Charles Robert Dow, not the one you’re probably thinking of. Charles Henry Dow (1851-1902) is way too old, old enough to be my great grandfather. He’s not, but he’s certainly considered the […]

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Mind the Gap! ‘Support, Resistance – Hidden Gaps and other Methods’

  February’s STA Monthly Meeting was yesterday, Tuesday the 9th, via Zoom webinar. The guest speaker was Clive Lambert, vice-Chair of our society, also on its education and marketing committees, and an IFTA board member. We have all heard about […]

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Coincidence, correlation and confluence: Looking at the US stock market from three different angles

In the last week of January US stocks and their indices saw volatility pick up sharply. Mainstream media, which often overlooks business news in favour of something political – or better still gory – at long last jumped on the […]

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How to present yourself: In the Working From Home world

Let’s face it, those who can WFH are among the luckier ones in the current – and ongoing for too long – pandemic. The set-up may suit some, and not others, depending on the domestic situation and physical space; but it has made us all re-think priorities and re-write our wish-list.

Up-to-date connectivity and technology (which one is confident using) are key, so much so that some politicians are suggesting these should be made basic citizens’ rights, much like clean water and efficient sewage. Personally I would also suggest that a decent desk and good chair to work at, hopefully with enough space, light and quiet, are too.

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IFTA presents: ‘The Rising Star Ichimoku Strategy’ by Sankar Sharma

Members of the UK’s Society of Technical Analysts should have received a monthly newsletter with details of upcoming events, news and fixtures. If, for some reason you didn’t receive one, do email info@technicalanalysts.com to make sure you’re added to their […]

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