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Central bankers and their currencies: Too reliant on received wisdom

While teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is only half-way across the North Atlantic Ocean in her seriously carbon-neutral sailing yacht, central bankers from all over the world flew in yesterday – many in private jets – to Jackson Hole, Wyoming’s […]

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Charting the Markets with IG TV: Chris Beauchamp on markets post Trump postponement

Recorded on the morning of 14th August 2019, the day after President Trump decided to postpone new trade tariffs on Chinese goods until the 15th of December – just in time for Americans to buy their Christmas presents – Chris […]

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Technical Analysis by Clive Lambert MSTA: A journey through a career in the City using Technical Analysis

Technical Analysis is the study of the markets using price action and data. That’s probably the simplest way to describe it, but what does that mean? To explain this I thought I’d take you through my own journey; my 30+ […]

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Gresham, Gresham Street, Gresham College and the Royal Exchange: Familiar names to bankers

Adding to our recent blogs about central banks and bankers, and there’ll be more fun when Madame Christine Lagarde takes the helm at the European Central Bank, I wanted to give you a peek into the controversial and fabulous life […]

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A peek inside The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street: Mini-series on BBC2 TV

As we mentioned last week, the Bank of England’s been avidly working on their social media profile, partly as a consequence, which they still won’t admit to, of their handling of the finances of the economy this century, which have […]

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Patricia Elbaz on candlesticks for beginners for IG TV: Charting the Markets with Jeremy Naylor

This week’s guest on Jeremy Naylor’s Charting the Markets show is Patricia Elbaz, independent technical analyst and university lecturer. The programme is an excellent introduction to the basics of candlestick charts: how they are constructed, the importance of the bodies […]

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The Old Lady banks on Alan Turing: The new face of the (polymer) £50 note

At Threadneedle Street they’ve been working on their social media profile avidly for the last year or so. For the launch of the new £50 pound note they’re in overdrive, an opportunity to show off their softer side. For the […]

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Murray’s minted performance: In tune with our summer party mood

Murray Gunn, currently with Elliott Wave International and previously head of technical analysis at HSBC, told us his talk would last between 30 and 45 minutes. Timed to perfection, he wound up his presentation after 37 minutes commenting on the […]

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Another warm evening for the JP Morgan Challenge: Didn’t stop Team STA from raising money for Cancer UK

Rocking up in time – appropriately on the 4th of July –  at the Prince Albert pub by Battersea Park, ready to perform my cloakroom attendant duties, Mark Tennyson d’Eyncourt and Rajan Dhall had already nabbed the best table in […]

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When oscillators lie: We often call it divergence

As John Maynard Keynes famously said, ‘’the market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent’’. Markets can also, unlike leopards, change their spots, moving from crushingly boring and lethargic for months to quite the raging tiger. This has […]

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Joshua Mahony on IG TV: Charting the Markets on a busy Friday in June

Friday’s regular Charting the Markets slot on Friday the 21st June was covered by IG’s in-house analyst Joshua Mahony. Taking a broad sweep through indices, foreign exchange and commodities, he saved the best until the end. Gold, where the ratio […]

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Do you know Aroon? I do, but not very well

I’m not one to promote or push one form or another of technical analysis – especially when it comes to oscillators. I find the choice of what to use – and what’s rubbish – can lead to heated arguments. Personally, […]

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Tom Hicks and Robert Carver’s ‘fireside chat’: In June and no fireplace

The two have a lot in common, as do I, who also switched between banking and a commodity broker who ran one of the first hedge funds – with a stint of proprietary trading along the way.  However, unlike Robert, […]

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Framing and tunnel vision: How do you see gold?

Gold bugs are probably a happy bunch this month, as suddenly the spot price of the precious metal on the wholesale markets has perked up considerably. Not surprising really, what with Trump tariffs, trade wars, sagging stock markets and shrivelling […]

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Office Politics at City AM: Short, sweet and to the point

I’m lucky in that outside my local tube station there is a metal stand dispensing the City AM newspaper – along with hundreds of Metro ones which aren’t even picked up; does editor George Osborne not understand waste and climate […]

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A specialist’s video from IG: Focusing on hammer and hanging men candles

Today, 24th May, as PM Theresa May tenders a weepy resignation, producer and presenter Jeremy Naylor of IG TV interviews Lee Sandford of TradingCollege.co.uk His focus is on the hammer candlestick, which some confuse with the hanging man – one […]

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Tim Harford OBE: The undercover economist

I’ve read the Financial Times newspaper for longer than I care to admit. Over the years our relationship has had its ups and downs, me favouring some writers over others, complaining about coverage of certain topics, and shocked by the […]

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Julius de Kempenaer on IG TV: Interview with Jeremy Naylor for Charting the Markets

Yesterday, Thursday the 16th May 2019, founder of RelativeRotationGraphs.com introduced viewers to this interesting system comparing the relative performance of equity groups. This is not the Relative Strength Index (RSI) that we all know and many use, but a way […]

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‘Price doesn’t align to time’: Read about Kevin Bull’s presentation Tuesday 14 May

Interesting to hear that Kevin dedicated himself full time to the study of technical analysis in 2009 and passed the STA Diploma exam in 2010; congratulations, say members and fellows. His first year’s trading foreign exchange resulted in losses, and […]

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Picking your moving averages apart: tweaking versus crossovers

If I use moving averages at all – and these are certainly not one of my preferred technical analysis tools – I opt for the 9 and 26-period ones of the Ichimoku cloud system; I will also use a crossover […]

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