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Remembering Brian Marber: Who died last month

STA members and the Committee are always a font of knowledge. Now that they know I’m always on the lookout for ‘content’ – as it’s known in the trade – they give me leads for further enquiry, newspaper clippings, photos […]

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‘The Life Cycle Hypothesis’ – Tony Plummer’s talk and book

Front row seats for veteran technical analysts, Trevor Neil and myself, at this eagerly awaited presentation. WD Gann expert Tony kicked off saying that the US economy has a 36-year cycle. I don’t know what cycle our speaker’s body clock […]

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Famous fifteen have fun: Running 5K in the sun

On the hottest day so far this year, amid weather warnings from the organisers and signal failure causing untold disruption on all London south-bound trains, the intrepid STA fun-runners pitched up for another fund-raising event. An established date of the […]

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50th Birthday Party: Because we’re worth it!

Dear Reader, In case you couldn’t make it, or that you didn’t manage to get round to talking to all the interesting people who were there, this week your scribe will try and give you a glimpse of what must […]

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Being mean with a pitchfork: And blowing out Bollinger

Recent speakers at STA monthly meetings have given a couple of interesting talks on the Andrews pitchfork and its modified version, written up in this blog earlier. I have certainly used the analysis for many years and find it useful, […]

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Body language rules: 12 ways to be a more powerful speaker

You’re probably thinking: What on earth has this got to do with technical analysis? Well, in my efforts to make this blog relevant/interesting/amusing to STA members and their friends, I trawl media sources for stories, articles and all sorts. To […]

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The Gartley Pattern: ‘Harmonic Trading’

I always enjoy going to the STA’s monthly meetings. Sometimes the speakers are entertaining and amusing, more often than not they make me sit up and listen. Occasionally I learn to see things in a different way, and even if […]

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For traders, its all in the mind: Says Paul McLaren

Australia’s Paul McLaren literally flew in and flew out to give his talk at the STA’s May monthly meeting. I know this because his Facebook entry says he’s been on 19 different flights to 13 countries recently. He also took […]

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Jesse Livermore Boy Plunger by Tom Rubython

Subtitled ‘The Man Who Sold America Short in 1929’, and with a foreword by famous American trader Paul Tudor Jones, this is a book I can recommend. I thought it would be a good read because its author, who spoke […]

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Payback time for QE looms: And it will be pricey

So wrote Merryn Somerset Webb in her Investing column in the FT Money section of the latest Weekend Financial Times. I attach the chart she used for the article, and am tempted to change the title of my piece to: […]

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Technical Analysis goes full throttle Mood and the quest for speed

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the book edited by Robert Prechter, Socionomic Studies of Society and Culture. We return to it this week because Chapter 34 was reprinted with permission from Murray Gunn, an article he had […]

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Socionomic Studies of Society and Culture: Edited by Robert R Prechter

Robert Prechter is a perennial favourite among technical analysts, having revived the work of R. N. Elliott and lectured on the subject all over the world. More recently he has been concentrating on the Socionomics Institute, a research centre dedicated […]

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Trending FAANGS Markets, fashion and technical analysis tools

Continuing on from last week’s blog where we looked at the resurgence in the popularity of the Andrews pitchfork, this week’s focus is linked to how fickle is fashion, how suddenly things can change, and when to spot a turn […]

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Pitching a pitchfork All the vogue this spring

No, the STA isn’t a slavish follower of trends, let alone fashion. Catwalks, including the IPO and takeover kind, have their place, as do more conventional designer ones – even the Sylvanian Families toy one in Hamleys this Easter. Yes, […]

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Towering figures in finance: Take a tumble

Isn’t life funny? Last week I wrote about Charles Mackay – he of the Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds 1841 book – who said, ‘those who sound the alarm over an approaching railway crisis have somewhat exaggerated […]

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Tim Harford: The undercover economist

Writing for the Financial Times stable as I do, you might assume I’m biased. More realistically, as a technical analyst you’re probably going to ask, why on earth have I chosen to focus on this chap, this week? Because he’s […]

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Simply Measured Measures social media

As a financial journalist I get access to all sorts of email – solicited and sack-loads of unsolicited, research papers, books to review, reader comments and so on. At the STA I am their e-journalist, writing this blog on www.technicalanalysts.com […]

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Fib’s fab: Three cheers for Fibonacci!

Most technical analysts will probably agree that Fibonacci retracements are one of our favourite tools. After drawing trend lines – which might be likened to the kids’ game of joining the dots – and moving averages (simple or otherwise), these […]

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Dan tips up on pancake day: STA monthly meeting 13th Feb 2018

Industry veteran Daniel Gramza’s address at our new address, the Walkie Talkie building at 20 Fenchurch Street, London EC2M 7QH, was eagerly anticipated. He reminded us that once before he had travelled to Britain from his native Chicago to address […]

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Suns, stars and all things lunar: Looking up into the sky

Wednesday January 31st saw a rare super blood moon – turning a fabulous red colour in some parts of the world as the earth passes directly in front of it. The moon also appeared to be bigger and brighter than […]

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