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An old friend tells how the STA mapped out his career: From Personal Trainer to Trading Coach

Rajan Dhall MSTA, one of the three founding members of DND Capital (North and Dance the other two) gave a lovely presentation at an in-person monthly meeting for the STA Tuesday 14th May; well attended, with more than average young […]

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Variations using Volatility: Virtual IFTA meeting with Alex Spiroglou CFTe, DipTA(ATAA)

Alex likes his titles and awards, as evidenced by the framed certificates on the bookshelf behind him. He is also a very professional speaker, describing himself as ‘a quasi-systematic, cross asset proprietary futures trader’, with especially nice slides prepared for […]

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Annual STA Fellows’ Lunch: Not a Board meeting, just for fun

There are four levels of STA membership: Associate for those with an interest in technical analysis but who have no formal qualifications; Full Member for those who have passed the STA Diploma course and can use the letters MSTA after […]

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Irritating expressions of today: Be aware, avoid and distrust

For some obscure reason the media this week has been focusing on just how old is ‘old’. Apart from the vacuous response: you’re as old as you feel, others have been more succinct. Like, when you reach 90, or anyone […]

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Karen Jones FSTA’s blog on her experience at our second ‘Technicals to Trading Systems’ Conference

What a stellar conference! It’s incredible how it managed to surpass last year’s event. With so many outstanding speakers and a wealth of information shared, condensing it into a blog will be quite the challenge, but here’s my attempt. Stephen […]

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Documentary based on Professor Richard Werner’s book: ‘Princes of the Yen’

An older City friend of mine recently encouraged me to watch this video; I only wish I’d seen the first part of it much earlier, as I had traded my way through most of the convolutions and revolutions he mentions […]

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David Linton Predicts Prices: A perfectly timed Monthly Presentation from the STA

Exactly a week before the STA’s Technicals to Trading Systems Conference, where David is one of a great line-up of speakers, and a fortnight ahead of Commodities Trading Week (where the STA heads up a panel discussion) we had the […]

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STA Podcast with Stephen Hoad: Ahead of the Technicals to Trading Systems Conference

Another in the series of STA podcasts conducted by Board Member Gerry Celaya, this time with Stephen Hoad, CEO of The Stop Hunter since 2015. Obviously conducted over telephonic/digital devices as Gerry lives in Aberdeenshire and Stephen in the delightfully […]

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How NOT to write about the markets: As a technical analyst, economist or media pundit

The title says ‘write’ but the suggestions and pointers in this article apply not only to print but also voice and video content. First and foremost: don’t assume that rising prices are ‘good’ and falling ones ‘bad’. We are not […]

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‘Surfing the Waves of Social Mood’ STA presentation by Robert R. Prechter, CMT

In the mid-1980s I worked at a small London commodities trading house. Staff were an outgoing, noisy lot which included the now famous Nigel Farage. The head of financial derivatives invited Robert Prechter to give a technical analysis talk to […]

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International Technical Analysts Day: Remember, remember the 9th of September

Last year, instigated by the Board of the STA with Chair Eddie Tofpik a keen proponent of the idea, the concept of a day in which to recognise the profession of technical analyst was registered with the authority overseeing these […]

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Graphing vibration and its varients: Sound waves being just one of many

Take a close look at my first chart, initially published in the Weekend FT a few weeks ago. It plots the – by now almost inevitable – decline in the biodiversity of the five major continents with the global average […]

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INSTAGRAM AND ME: Social Media’s ups and downs

A few years ago a friend gave me his old smartphone (ageing [him], he opted for a bigger screen that gave him a better chance of reading the text and hitting the correct letters). Having avoided this sort of device […]

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Read Karen Jones’ experience of our first ‘Technicals to Trading Systems’ Conference

I attended the Technicals to Trading Systems conference that the STA held on the 18th of April. Although this was not entirely my “wheelhouse” as a more traditional chartist, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Firstly, I want to say that I […]

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‘Central banks need to show a bit more imagination’: Says ex-Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane

Now multi-tasking, this ex-chief economist claims, ‘I love inflation targets, having been involved in their design and implementation…for more than 30 years’. Writing in the Weekend FT on the 4th March his article so incensed me that I decided to […]

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The joys of spring! Well, that’s what the UK meteorological office tells me

The first of March is the official start of British spring according to the Met Office. Founded in 1854 and based in Exeter, Devon (nice work if you can get it), this quarterly point – which doesn’t coincide with our […]

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STA, ACI UK & The Broker Club Joint Panel Debate: Market Outlook for 2023: Fundamental vs Technicals Perspective

Revisiting a format the STA has embraced for some years now, January’s regular monthly meeting on the 10th was a panel discussion on the outlook for foreign exchange markets in 2023. Speakers were asked to stick rigidly to their allocated […]

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‘Are you delusional?’: The title of Victoria Shepherd’s recent magazine article

The Autumn 2022 issue of the New Humanist contains this article, written to coincide with the publication of her latest book: ‘’A History of Delusions; the Glass King, a Substitute Husband and a Walking Corpse’’ (Blackstone Publishing). If that doesn’t […]

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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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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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