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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.

Do you like a Linker? If not, why not?

For UK-based readers it probably cannot have escaped your notice that inflation in the year to July 2022 is sky high. Data published yesterday (17/08/2022) by the Office for National Statistics showed that the consumer price index (CPI) was running […]

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‘How to Benefit from Seasonality in Difficult Markets’: An IFTA webinar on Monday the 1st August

The International Federation of Technical Analysts is getting good at streaming interesting talks at times that suit their member societies – all over the world; no mean feat! Introduced as usual by IFTA’s web and workshop supremo Bruce Frasier, he […]

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Are you a numbers person? And does that make you a metrologist?

This was a new one on me, so I didn’t just Google it but looked up the word in a proper, big dictionary. It tells me that metrology is the science of weights and measures and comes from the Greek […]

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Celebrate International Technical Analyst Day (09/09/2022)

To celebrate INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL ANALYST DAY*on the 9th of September 2022, we are asking everyone to give a special acknowledgement to any Technical Analysts who have inspired or influenced you. It’s a chance to shine a spotlight on your favourite […]

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European Central Bank’s turn to blink: Raises key interest rate from negative to negligible

Madame Christine Lagarde, currently head of the European Central Bank (ECB), was in such a rush to quit her previous job as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF, where she lent a record $44 billion to serial defaulter Argentina), […]

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STA, ACI UK & THE BROKER CLUB JOINT PANEL DEBATE: THE OUTLOOK FOR CRYPTO IN 2022 – PART II

Ironically members of all three societies met in the auditorium at One Moorgate Place on the hottest day so far in London. This, as the expert panel reminded us, was against a background of a freeze in the crypto market. […]

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‘Real Time Risk Management in Volatile Times’: Practical Approaches for Digitising Risk to Gain Trading Advantage

I’ll agree with you that the title of this webinar is more than a mouthful. But bear with me because the content is seriously good and the panel are very experienced insiders. Organised on the 16th of June 2022 by […]

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Mind the Gap! As they say on the London Underground

Their trains come in two sizes: bigger, 8 carriage ones on the sub-surface lines and smaller 6 carriage ones for the deep tube lines (the local vernacular). This allows trains to flex but, in doing so, the centre of each […]

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IFTA South East Asia Webinar Collaboration: ‘Second Semester from Cycle Perspective’

Following on from a similar live Webinar in January this year, IFTA member technical analysis societies in South East Asia put on a great show on the 18th June 2022. Timed to try and incorporate viewers from many time zones, […]

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June is party time in London: The STA gets in on the act

When I holiday abroad my favourite time has been Easter and the October school half-term. Now that my daughter is grown up, I’m a lot more flexible but prefer dates around the equinox as I find the weather in most […]

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Candles at night time: But wait and see what they look like first thing in the morning

In the 1960s my family lived in Rio de Janeiro which had sudden power cuts all too often; my sister and I regularly did our homework and then had dinner by candlelight. Homes, rich and in the poor favelas, had […]

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‘Replication crisis’: Why academic research struggles in the real world

I read a lot – and widely. In part out of sheer curiosity, sometimes to delve into a new subject and then again to find interesting information I might use in articles and social media. Today I present one of […]

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‘Talking about Risk’ – ‘’one of those topics nobody wants to talk about.’’ A webinar by Perry J. Kaufman for STA members

For an experienced market technician who prefers to stick with the trend, Mr Kaufman’s timing was impeccable. ‘’Today [10th May 2022] I bailed out of everything’’. This was because, as per his trading rules, when annualised volatility rises above 32% […]

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Central Banks ahoy! How will markets react?

The media, the world and his mother are well aware that all sorts of consumer prices have been rising sharply since Q3 2021; now it’s the turn for central banks to sit up and smell the roses – and pretend […]

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IFTA ramping up their webinars: organised by Bruce Fraser

The International Federation of Technical Analysts www.ifta.org, of which the UK’s Society of Technical Analysts (STA) is one of 20 members, has for many years hosted annual conferences; the next one will be from the 7th to 9th October in […]

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Trading College’s Head Teacher talks: Tells STA members what it’s really like

A regular at STA monthly meetings, it was a delight to see Rajan Dhall again at this first in-person STA monthly meeting of 2022 at One Moorgate Place. Looking dapper, confident and slick in head-to-toe black, his presentation was as […]

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‘For he’s a jolly good Fellow: And so say all of us’

Walking up Threadneedle Street from the Bank of England at lunchtime on April Fool’s Day – and a New Moon to boot – I should have expected a flurry of snow. Reconvening for a post-pandemic annual lunch, Fellows of the […]

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Top to toe Crypto: An IFTA presentation by Alessio Rutigliano

Thursday 23rd March 2022 Alessio gave an excellent webinar for the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) entitled ‘Crypto Markets and the Wyckoff Method: A Top-Down Approach’. He’s a teaching instructor @WyckoffAnalysis whose website is www.wyckoffanalytics.com. Not being exactly au-fait […]

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Can you handle rejection? And do you even know when it’s happened?

The teenage girlfriend two-timed you; your friends will tell you soon enough. Your lover ghosted you; it could take a while to get to grips with what’s going on. You were blackballed by your club or cancelled by your gang; […]

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Sweet as a sweetie! STA monthly meeting with webinar presentation by Elizabeth Miller

No, I’m not being patronising, especially on International Women’s Day; in fact, I think Elizabeth Miller could have been included in Forbes’ top 100 women in finance. The STA was delighted to welcome this total pro who, as one would […]

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