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Chatting with my friend Axel Rudolph: The STA’s Head of Education and Non-Executive Board Member

My parents were great believers in education, probably spending more money than they could really afford on schools and courses for their children; not just academic things, but also art, music and sports. I realise I was very lucky and […]

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Seasonality permeates many aspects of life: Financial markets are no exception

One of the many advantages of being a member of the Society of Technical Analysts (STA) is that, because we’re affiliated with the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA), we can join their online presentations. I was advised by email […]

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British stockbrokers’ saying: ‘Sell in May and go away’

Foreigners often believe that Brits’ are totally into tradition. As a subject of His Majesty King Charles III, I can say that this may or may not be the case, and in any event, don’t be fooled; all too many […]

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Are you any good with the Greeks? Matt Cowart has a way with these and shares his insights

The STA’s May monthly meeting yesterday, 9th, saw a slick web-based presentation by Matt Cowart, founder and CEO of Rocket Scooter (‘’a nod to made in my garage’’). From an engineering background, his interest in trading US stocks started in […]

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Fellows flock for lunch: STA members are also good fellows

For some years now, Covid-permitting, an annual lunch is organised for Fellows of the STA.. This event is by invitation only and to those who have been awarded the distinction. You ask: how many types of STA membership are there? […]

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Read Karen Jones’ experience of our first ‘Technicals to Trading Systems’ Conference

I attended the Technicals to Trading Systems conference that the STA held on the 18th of April. Although this was not entirely my “wheelhouse” as a more traditional chartist, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Firstly, I want to say that I […]

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Coming from a land down under… The wonders of the Webinar reach right around the world

Waking up yesterday in Queensland at some unhinged time that he calls ‘convict hours’, Nick Radge (head of trading and research at The Chartist, Australia) admitted he had a bad cold. Nevertheless he soldiered on with what proved to be […]

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Back to the 1970s: A timely article for the Market Technician

Even some economists will admit that when it comes to timing, technical analysts have the upper hand. This was rammed home to me when, post-holiday, I turned to read my March 2023 copy of our magazine, the Market Technician issue […]

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The Stop Hunter hits the City: With wise words and impressive stats

Stephen Hoad, founder and CEO of The Stop Hunter is based in Canterbury, Kent and rarely comes up to town. He did so for the first time in four years yesterday (14th) in order to speak at the STA’s March […]

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‘Central banks need to show a bit more imagination’: Says ex-Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane

Now multi-tasking, this ex-chief economist claims, ‘I love inflation targets, having been involved in their design and implementation…for more than 30 years’. Writing in the Weekend FT on the 4th March his article so incensed me that I decided to […]

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Rectangles and straightjackets: Can cause chaos

A very long time ago a journalist specialising in Indian stocks working for the Hindustan Times contacted me at the dealing room of the Japanese bank where I worked as a technical analyst. He wanted views and comment, especially on […]

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The joys of spring! Well, that’s what the UK meteorological office tells me

The first of March is the official start of British spring according to the Met Office. Founded in 1854 and based in Exeter, Devon (nice work if you can get it), this quarterly point – which doesn’t coincide with our […]

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Thinking of couples and pairs: Seeing as it’s Valentine’s Day

Like many of the more irritating North American customs, celebrating February the 14th has become mainstream in the UK. Restaurants booked out with sorry tables for two, supermarket specials daubed with red hearts and, according to social media, Valentine cards […]

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Fireside (virtual) chat with Dr Ken Long: Hosted by Jeff Boccaccio

Fireside (virtual) chat with Dr Ken Long: Hosted by Jeff Boccaccio Well before yesterday evening’s event, a detailed email had been sent to STA members trumpeting this Zoom meeting and containing links to several texts** relevant to the talk. The […]

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‘Bubble Trouble’: Revisiting the work of Charles Mackay

Saturday’s FT Weekend Magazine’s (28/01/23) cover trumpeted a feature about ‘bulbs, Birkins, bored apes’ by Tim Harford. A provider of media content for print and radio, I find him engaging and surprisingly witty – for an economist. His premise: ‘What […]

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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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Happy Holiday and Best Wishes for the New Year

Wishing all members, colleagues and followers of the STA a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The STA office will be closed on Friday 23 December until Tuesday 3 Janary 2023. We look forward to reconnecting with you all […]

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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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