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Platinum’s parabolic curve: Time to stop and reverse?

All technical analysts have their favourite ways of drawing charts and the indicators and oscillators they find the most useful; that’s only normal. The trouble for those new to the discipline is that the same old charts, on the same […]

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Fashion hits London: But what about the trends?

At last week’s STA monthly meeting one of the pale, male and greyer members of the society bounded up to me proffering a copy of that weekend’s colour supplement of a best-selling UK broadsheet. ‘’London Fashion week starts Friday’’, he […]

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Back with a bang! Two for one offer

I was looking forward to the STA’s first monthly meeting after the summer break. What I hadn’t expected was a sort of ‘two for the price of one’ offering, with two executive committee members, Tom Hicks and Luise Kliem on […]

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The Trading Game: By Rajan Dhall MSTA

Randomness is one of my favourite subjects and I don’t really fancy getting into the subject of the efficient market hypothesis but I want to explain a story about technicals and odds analysis. At one of my previous places of […]

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Careful with email: Tips from the professionals

Last month my email provider, the increasingly popular and dominant Gmail, warned me they were going to tweak the service, offering a chance to have a peak at their new version. Oh no, I thought, not another new gismo I […]

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You have the option – But do you want to pay for it?

Many novice traders think that options are a great idea: You buy unlimited potential to profit and a guaranteed stop-loss which you can quantify right from the very beginning. What’s not to like? But as my daughter found out on […]

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De Morgan likes algebra and logic – And founded the Mathematical Society

Last week’s blog, inspired by the Guildhall Art Gallery (11 May – 28 October 2018) exhibition of the work of the artist William De Morgan, looked at symmetry, patterns, and working in three rather than our more usual (for technical […]

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Sublime symmetry: Mathematical precision, mesmerising art

A small but exquisite exhibition with this title is now on, free to all visitors, at the Guildhall Art Gallery (11 May – 28 October 2018). I chose to pop in yesterday because I’d heard there was a guided tour […]

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Are you a superforecaster? I’m not

But I know of one who is! Philip E Tetlock, and colleague Dan Gardner, are the authors of the book ‘Superforecasting: the Art and Science of Prediction’ published by Cornerstone Digital in 2015. A Toronto-born academic, he works at the […]

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The New Beginners, Please The Investors Chronicle 1975

And how I get by with a little help from my friends. This gem of a book was included in our book club article in Market Technician magazine, issue 84, because it’s a favourite of STA Committee member Mark Tennyson […]

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Leona’s learning curve: STA lends a hand

Working the room at the STA’s 50th birthday party on the 7th June, I had the chance to ask some guests their thoughts on the society. How technical analysis had changed over the last half century, why they had joined, […]

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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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Eyes on the Executive Committee: Change at the top

Following on from last week’s blog where we discussed briefly what Chairman Axel Rudolph had to say at the STA’s 50th birthday party at City Hall – and the bombshell (for me at least) that he was stepping down at […]

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Brian Marber: In Memoriam

Brian Marber, Fellow of the Society of Technical Analysts, passed away on 9 June 2018. He had been granted a Fellowship in the early years of the Society for his great contributions to the field, in investing in and trading […]

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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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Dow’s rule remains relevant: Writes a Financial Times reader

The Financial Times newspaper, well known for its anti-Brexit stance and often deriding technical analysis, might have subtly changed its tune. Not a volte-face, mind you, but at least contemplating publishing views from the other side. This was the case […]

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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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