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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.

IFTA blows in with a fresh blast from South East Asia: New Year panel debate from the region

A live on-line presentation (Monday 17th January 2022) from five regional analysts, it was cleverly timed to start ay 17:00 local time, 09:00 GMT – both very convenient choices – but not so lucky for those on the US East […]

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New Year panel discussion: Plus introducing The Broker Club

What should have been an in-person meeting for our usual January panel discussion on the outlook for financial markets had, unfortunately, to be held via video-link. Opening the proceedings on Tuesday the 11th January 2022 was Eddie Tofpik MSTA, newly […]

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Time to tot up the year: One of the few weeks that warrants watching annual charts

Most day traders and small-time punters will groan when asked to look at a chart where each candlestick (or bar) encompasses a whole year’s worth of price action. But you see, understanding the big picture parameters are key to long […]

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For those who missed it: STA Annual General Meeting and Christmas Quiz

Yesterday, Tuesday the 14th December, the STA was due to have a live, in-person AGM and Christmas party with drinks and canapés at One Moorgate. Unlike those at 10 Downing Street in December last year, we didn’t break any rules, […]

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Don’t get bogged down watching the same old markets: Broaden your horizons and add to your knowledge

A famous quote I love is this one from Eleanor Roosevelt: ‘I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.’ A firm […]

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Barrage of data ahead of US Thanksgiving: With Thursday’s holiday and Black Friday to come

As part of our series looking at how financial markets prepare and react to economic data, I’ve picked today – Wednesday the 24th November 2021 – because lots of US data meets a long weekend. This can often lead to […]

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‘Ten Key Asset Allocation Questions into Spring 2022’: An IFTA webinar by Jean-Francois Owczarczak CFTe

I felt I had to dash and write up an excellent webinar presentation this afternoon courtesy of IFTA, introduced by Bruce Fraser and co-hosted by Ron William. Jean-Francois is CEO of Management Joint Trust SA, 1 Rue de Hesse, 1204 […]

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A fireside chat – and some charts: With John Bollinger, hosted by Jeff Boccaccio

I had high hopes for this latest in the STA’s International Speaker virtual tour; the session was clear, lively, and better than I had thought possible. STA members are urged to view and review it as soon as the video […]

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Market reaction to UK September Consumer Price Inflation

Released Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 07:00 BST For months, nay years, inflation has not been a talking point of the chattering classes; now suddenly it is. From retail prices growing negligibly – or even negatively – for the best […]

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‘Applying macro fundamentals to short-term trading’: By Anthony Cheung

Anthony is Director and Head of Market Analysis at proprietary trading and EdTech firm, Amplify Trading. Tackling global macro strategies across asset classes, he has over 14 years experience in covering EU, US, Asia-Pacific time zones across FX, equity, fixed […]

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Energy Trading Week: In conjunction with CommoditiesPeople.com

Timed to perfection – as even mainstream news cottoned on to the effect soaring wholesale energy prices would have on retail and business customers – the hybrid conference (part via video link and part in person) kicked off at Chelsea […]

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STA Freedom Party: Something to celebrate

On one of my rare trips into town since lockdown version one, masked, I ventured onto the tube to the Embankment and popped round the corner to the majestic building of the National Liberal Club. The setting of many STA […]

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New Lessons from Brain Science: and how they inform risk taking

A presentation by Denise Shull herself on The Shull Method for STA members on Tuesday the 14th September 2021. She started off in finance in 1994 in Chicago at Schonfeld Securities subsequently moving to Sharpe Capital in New York. In […]

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Market reaction to EU July Industrial Production

Released Wednesday 15th September 09:00 GMT Covid-19 caused the biggest global economic slump In at least a generation, if not a century. It’s no wonder that all too many – economists, politicians and the general public – are searching for […]

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The Gamification of Trades: US Securities & Exchange Commission warning

On the afternoon before the UK’s August Bank Holiday, and ahead of Monday’s US Labour Day vacation, Gary Gensler, current chair of the SEC, called for more powers to oversee crypto exchanges. Dubbed by the Financial Times newspaper as the […]

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Tips from an expert on Public Speaking: And how to master a Zoom presentation

I rate my local council and since lockdown I’ve been even more impressed. Their Enterprise Team have upped their game to create and disseminate local jobs for local people, and have introduced a series of schemes aimed at helping small […]

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‘Trend Following – A Complete Edge for the Private Investor, Part II’: An IFTA webinar presented by Zaheer Anwari

Introduced by Ron William, Zaheer is co-founder of Sublime Trading which he describes as a ‘’community mentoring professionals’’. The first part of this presentation was delivered on the 15th July 2021 and IFTA member affiliates can view this via video. […]

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Market reaction to US July Consumer Price Inflation:

Released Wednesday 11th August 12:30 GMT With inflation being the financial markets’ biggest worry since February, and acres of print being given over to discussions as to whether central banks are correct in labelling it ‘transitory’, no wonder this data […]

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Trend Following – A Complete Edge for the Private Investor

A presentation for IFTA by Zaheer Anwari on the 15th July 2021 Co-Founder of Sublime Trading since 2018, Zaheer has been an STA member for some time and has given a similar presentation to the STA when we could meet […]

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STA & ACI UK DEBATE – 2021 OUTLOOK: MID YEAR REVIEW

Moderated by Gavin Wells of 360TGTX Swaps strategy, 13th July 2021 Gavin expertly managed to round up the trio of likely lads who had bravely faced off at our annual January fundamental versus technical analysts’ session of forecasts for the […]

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The views and opinions expressed on the STA’s blog do not necessarily represent those of the Society of Technical Analysts (the “STA”), or of any officer, director or member of the STA. The STA makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any information on the blog or found by following any link on blog, and none of the STA, STA Administrative Services or any current or past executive board members are liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. None of the information on the STA’s blog constitutes investment advice.

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