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‘First Impressions Count’: Advice from Dotmailer.com

Today, when so many are working in the so-called ‘gig economy’ (myself included), a good grasp of new technology, marketing, sound bites and so on are needed. Often frightening, worried about putting a foot wrong, these can become obstacles to […]

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‘Do equities outperform bonds?’ Ask Terry Smith

FTMoney, one of the sections of the Weekend Financial Times, has guest contributors writing on a regular basis. On Saturday 10th November City legend Terry Smith posed the question above, and the article was so very good I urge you […]

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‘Trading with Intermarket Analysis’: By John J Murphy

As part of our offering to members (plus all and sundry), we are sharing videos of lectures by some the most important contemporary technical analysts. We start with legend John Murphy, who’s text book ‘Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets’ […]

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Offering for the festive season: A gift for all from the TA

For years now STA members have had access to videos of guest speakers’ talks at our monthly meetings, available in the members’ section of our web site – www.technicalanalysts.com Now, thanks to the efforts and industry of a STA Committee […]

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Halloween horrors: Or just a bit of a scare?

Earlier this month an STA member wrote to me suggesting I look the relative breadth of the US stock market because his proprietary model of US-Generating Factors had instigated sell signals in the Growth and Momentum subsets. Reminding us that […]

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More secondary technical indicators: But do you care?

Last week we looked at the NYSE Arms Index for the S&P 500, a technical tool I hadn’t used in years and couldn’t remember what it was. It set me thinking: there must be lots of people like myself who […]

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Secondary technical indicators: Their moment in the limelight

Being a ‘fear and greed’ sort of technical analyst, I’ve been having a great time with stock market indices this month; big moves, punchy candlesticks, speechless equity analysts backpedalling. Such fun! One thing that did make me sit up and […]

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Dr Van K. Tharp: And his Super Trader Programme

Over to the conference centre at America Square yesterday evening, to an event jointly hosted by the Society of Technical Analysts (STA) and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA). A great layout with semi-circular tables for the many attendees, […]

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Ambiguity: “When nothing is sure, everything is possible”

Said author Margaret Drabble who came to my school to give a talk years ago. The quote was used recently by Penelope Freeland, a teacher at another school of mine, who was writing about how uncertainty is a condition of […]

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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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