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January is a long month: Its tempting to wish it away

Despite New Year festivities in the majority of countries which follow the Gregorian calendar, and Lunar New Year which this year started on 22nd January and causes the biggest annual mass migration (China), plus the easing of travel restrictions as […]

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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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The year 2022 in words and charts: Dismal indeed

Most fund managers will admit that 2022 was a ‘difficult’ year; few will admit that if annual report cards were given out (as schoolteachers give to parents) the summary would read FAIL. Even fewer will go as far as admitting […]

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Long nights and long term forecasts: Winter in the Northern hemisphere

For weeks now sundry pundits, economists and technical analysts have been laying out their plans and predictions for the year 2023 – and some dare go beyond that. I suppose the best that might be said is that the huge […]

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How to cope with holidays: All year around

I’m not going to resort to the usual media drivel to pad out a lean time for news. Nor am I going to tell you sanctimonious stories about dealing with too much food, the ‘outlaws’ and competitive parlour games. I’m […]

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Looking forwards and backwards: At this time of year

The child in me still looks forward to opening the little windows on her Advent calendar. Not the rather crass ones filled with chocolates and what not, but the traditional type where the fun is just seeing the picture behind. […]

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Long term weather forecast for power trading: Webinar from Refinitiv 17 November 2022

Refiinitiv Eikon presented a very interesting webinar last Thursday, with content provided by their European Power team. Despite being a lifelong fan of the Reuters terminal, now in its new incarnation as Refiniitiv Xenith, I wasn’t aware that they were […]

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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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Larry the lad looking good: Despite trading since 1962

I was so looking forward to Larry Williams’ Fireside Chat with the STA’s Jeff Boccaccio on Tuesday the 8th November. For the first time the web-based presentation was open to STA members, their guests, plus all and sundry as a […]

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The Day of the (Living) Dead: Ghosts and ghouls at this time of year

Halloween yesterday on the 31st October passed without incident – despite an unexpected carved orange pumpkin being plonked on my gatepost. All Saints Day today, 1st November, has seen drizzle, sudden downpours and bright sunshine alternate quickly in London. Tomorrow, […]

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Premiere of Energy Trading Week’s videos: Shared with speakers and attendees of their event in September

Yesterday, the 24th October 2022, the brains behind Energy Trading Week held a Zoom premiere to accompany the release of videos of the talks they hosted to hundreds, live at County Hall, London in September. Moderated by Marie Féjoz, Content […]

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Four UK Chancellors – and counting: Counting the cost of the latest fiasco

A difficult year for the British economy and daunting times for its people. ‘Party gate’ toppled a Prime Minister who had won an election with a very large Conservative majority. It then took months of beauty parades to choose a […]

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Jeff Boccaccio’s R-factory: And how it’s been trained to trade crypto

An interesting audience rocked up on Tuesday the 11th October’s STA monthly meeting – in-person at One Moorgate Place. Board member Jeff had probably enticed them with the title of his talk: ‘Simplifying (and Automating) Crypto in 3 Indicators’. Pals […]

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Torrid time for Ms Truss and Co: Sterling markets in the eye of the storm

On Thursday the 7th July 2022 Boris Johnson resigned. Since then Britain has been pretty much rudderless with an ugly beauty contest for who was to be the next Prime Minister, no Queen and a country in mourning, a long-in-the-tooth […]

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‘Analysing Alternative Data’: A Power Point presentation for the STA

Tuesday the 13th of September 2022 Steve O’Hare had been booked to present a webinar for STA members on his current favourite subject – multi-language research and trade ideas using technical analysis. Beforehand I looked him up on LinkedIn which […]

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News and views from the Bank of England: ‘Charts and Fundamentals in the Foreign Exchange Market’

Many central banks are in hot water at the moment. Some, as the saying goes, are like frogs and toads which, when placed in a pan of tepid water and then heated up, boil to death rather than jump free […]

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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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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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