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Owen Roberts, Morgan Stanley, London

"I found your course very useful today.
It will certainly help me to understand some of the
communications on the trading floor and feel much
more confident using the tools available."

"Trevor is arguably one of the best professional trainers of technical analysis around"

Martin Pring

Neil Rothwell Calyon Head Of Commodity Training, Calyon, London
"The feedback from “the troops” has been uniformly positive, dare I say, glowing!”

Thanks Trevor!

"Great course! I've definitely enjoyed and
gained practical knowledge from the
2 days seminar"
Bee Hong Teri Khoo , Chevron International Pte Ltd

"thank you for a fantastic course in Oslo.

On a scale from 1 to 10, I give you a 10!"
Jan Peder Kleppe, ICAP, Norway
“That was the best seminar I've ever attended”

Ivan Danko, Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank d.d., Croatia

Peter Martin, Scottish Power
Trevor's experience... was important in explaining how
to use & interpret various indicators in our market"
"Trevor, many appreciate the detail to
attention that you provide in the seminars
and more importantly the experience that
you interject into the presentation...

I believe that they are more secure
knowing that you are not only a teacher
but also a trader and fund manager"
Tom DeMark
BETA Group will help you to become a qualified professional technical analyst and become a CFTe or CMT, train for your CISI International Certificate in Securities or Derivatives or CISI Investment Operations Certificate we share our long market experience as a trader so you gain money-making and risk reduction market timing skills. BETA Group can bring its courses to you in your country or in your firm and tailor the content to your learning needs, securities, you time-frame and your work process. We can work with you to include our courses in finance, technical analysis and behavioural finance in your firm's educational programme.
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Let us help you reach your learning and skills goals in finance, technical analysis and behavioural finance. five expert trainers with over 150 years practical knowledge and experience in their subject. Whether you are a Wealth Manager, working in the Mid-Office, Front-Office in Money Market, Forex, Derivatives, Equities, Commodities -agricultural, metals, energy or power - we can tailor the content to you. Need to attend a course? Want a course at your firm? Preparing for an exam - IFTA, CISI or FCA? We can help. HR and Desk Managers, we can bring our courses into your learning program.

Upcoming Courses

Short Term Trading Techniques - Apex Hotel, London

Taking place at Apex City of London Hotel on 05/10/2017 - 06/10/2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Technical Analyst

This 2-day workshop is designed for all market professionals concerned with finding the precise moment to enter or exit a trading position in any asset class. By looking at a variety of trading techniques and real-time examples, the course shows how to use technical indicators to develop an effective short-term trading strategy. 

Each delegate will be equipped with a PC along with real-time charting software.

Book Here Spaces are limited.


Fibonacci ratios
+ When can they be used?
+ How to choose the A-B move to measure your B-C reaction
+ How to set targets

+ What works best?
+ The different types of oscillators, including the RSI, and what they show us
+ The compromise between timing and accuracy
+ Recognising bullish and bearish divergences
+ New ways to trade old oscillators

The Floor Traders Pivot System
+ Map the market day
+ How to trade the levels

Short-term trading with Sentiment Candles TNSC
+ A technique for trading using the sentiment of candles
+ Turning the method into a system
+ Finding high probability trade levels


+ Identifying strong and reliable signals
+ New signal techniques for the Fast Stochastic

+ The MACD - how, when used normally, it is too far behind the curve for short-term trading
+ A new MACD technique that brings the entry point as close as possible to the market turn

Bollinger Bands
+ When, and when not, to use them
+ Do 2 standard deviations still work best?
+ A rule based technique for making frequent scalping profits
+ Comparing Bollinger Bands with Keltner Bands

Gap trading
+ How to trade at the opening and at market figures

Short term chart patterns
+ Patterns that work
+ A 1-2-3 reversal pattern

Money Management and Risk
+ Risk/Reward ratio
+ How much to risk/trade?
+ How bad can it be?
+ Drawdown control
+ The hunt for stability

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Introduction to Technical Analysis - Tower Hotel, London - CFA CE Qualified Activity

Taking place at The Tower Hotel on 09/10/2017 - 10/10/2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Technical Analyst

Introduction to Technical Analysis provides a thorough grounding in technical analysis to traders and investment managers of all asset classes who are new to the subject. This two day course covers the essentials of technical analysis, whether from a purely short-term timing perspective or for longer-term analysis, and is designed to get students quickly up to speed and to a level where they can apply TA correctly and confidently in the markets they cover.

Book Here  Spaces are limited


Technical Analysis

+ Why it works and its limitations

Dow Theory
+ Appreciating the contribution of Charles Dow

Chart types
+ Line, bar, candle and semi-log
+ Using them in different markets and market conditions

Support and resistance levels
+ Identifying levels
+ Assessing their strength
+ Expected price movement on the break of levels

Trend lines
+ Drawing lines correctly
+ Recognising trend line breaks and "false breaks"

Chart patterns
+ The major continuation and reversal patterns
+ How to recognise them and how to project subsequent price moves
+ Continuation and Reversal patterns which work again and again


Moving averages
+ The different types of moving average lines
+ Which periods to use
+ Moving average based trading techniques

+ How to read the RSI
+ Monitor the Trend direction using the MACD
+ Learn to trade using the Stochastic Oscillator
+ Using Bollinger Bands

+ Understanding its significance and using volume data with price

+ Why does it work?
+ How to measure retracements
+ How to project objectives

New developments in technical analysis
+ What new analysis is catching on?


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Advanced Technical Analysis - Tower Hotel, London - CFA CE Qualified Activity

Taking place at The Tower Hotel on 11/10/2017 - 12/10/2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Technical Analyst

Advanced Technical Analysis is a two day course for practitioners with market experience who are familiar with the essentials of technical analysis and who would like to delve further into using TA on a regular and integral basis. The course will help delegates find their own way of putting together indicators and studies into coherent strategies - across different asset classes and for different market conditions. The trainer will use a live terminal throughout the course to illustrate the techniques, focusing on the practical application of technical analysis and how to integrate it into your work process to improve profitability and reduce risk.

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What works best?
+ Which techniques should you use?
+ What should you avoid?

What timeframe chart suits you?
+ Rule of Five
+ How many charts do you need?

Candlestick charts
+ The unique advantages of candlestick charting
+ An overview of the 40 most popular patterns and their signals
+ Some lesser known but effective patterns and how to trade them

Sentiment Candles TNSC
+ A technique for trading using the sentiment of candles
+ Turning the method into a system
+ Finding high probability trade levels

Point and figure charting
+ Generating clear and unambiguous trading signals
+ Optimizing the chart settings to the market being traded
+ The most effective applications of the point and figure technique
+ Drawing trend lines and setting targets

Behavioural finance
+ Understand why the market behaves the way it does
+ Take advantage of its predictable irrationality
+ Know your self

Trading volume
+ Volume theory
+ The On Balance Volume (OBV) and Weighted OBV indicators
+ Chaikin's oscillator

Moving averages techniques
+ Choosing ideal period settings for moving average lines across different markets
+ Optimization
+ Advanced rule-based trading methods such as the Turtle system

Trading through economic figures
+ Tested techniques for trading through employment and economic data
+ Three ways to live dangerously

Fibonacci ratios

+ Fibonacci and market psychology
+ Practical applications: retracements, targets and time
+ Which level is likely to hold?
+ Setting targets

Trend lines
+ Drawing them correctly
+ Targets and false breaks
+ Exit methods

Ichimoku charting
+ Ichimoku explained and its practical application
+ Learn the rules
+ Understand why the lines and cloud is calculated the way they are
+ When does the technique work best?

Advanced indicators
+ Moving Average Convergence-Divergence
+ Wilder's Relative Strength Index
+ Stochastics
+ Directional Movement Index
+ Bollinger Bands

Long-term trend analysis
+ Identifying a trend and assessing its strength
+ Indicators that measure if the market is trending or non-trending
+ Measuring if the trend is close to exhaustion using volume data and histograms
+ Market breadth indicators - how broadly based is a market rally?
+ Advance/Decline analysis techniques

Stop-loss placement
+ 10 types of techniques for stop placement + Reduce 'false breaks' + Avoid catastrophes

A swing trading technique
+ Buy dips in an established trend
+ Rule based trading
+ Completely systematic approach
+ Tried and tested

Technical analysis and you
+ An individual round-up of the techniques, time frames and charts you should use in your job


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The Technical Analyst Magazine is the first and only publication bringing technical trading ideas to the institutional financial markets, supported by regular events and training courses. The Technical Analyst Annual Awards celebrate the best in technical analysis and trading software. Winners and runners-up were announced at the Awards Ceremony. Trevor Neil is an Associate Editor of The Technical Analyst Magazine and its principal trainer.      

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RRG Research

Relative Rotation Graphs show you complex multi security performance in an easy to see format. It was devised originally by the respected technical analyst Julius de Kempenaer, It helps you pick opportunities not seen by other charting methods from a relative strength perspective or to pick hidden pairs trade opportunities. RRG provides research and analysis in its Pro service. RRG BV provides consulting services to funds, treasuries, investment managers. Ask how RRG BV can help you. RRG charts are available on Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, and Market Analyst carting software. Trevor Neil is a director of RRG which is based in the Netherlands. Relative Rotations Graphs and RRG are Registered Trade Marks of RRG BV

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The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of financial centres globally. Evolved from the London Stock Exchange, we now have more than 40,000 members in 89 countries. In the past year, we set almost 39,000 examinations in 68 countries, covering a range of vocational qualifications. BETA Group are proud to be CISI Accredited Training Providers. Let us prepare you for CISI diplomas and courses.

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Thomson Reuters

BETA Group have partnered with Thomson Reuters as their only endorsed third-party trainers in technical analysis skills. BETA Group and Trevor Neil MSTA MCSI off courses in your City. They can be open, workshops with live terminals or in-house. We can travel to you or you can attend one of our courses in London. Trevor Neil has been presenting Trevor Neil’s Friday Technical Analysis Surgery since 2010. These are free and take place on the third Friday of each month. They are run live three times in the day to suit you wherever you are based. Financial Professionals seek more powerful search. Better answers. Faster access to news, relevant, financial content presented graphically, so it’s easy to view and act on. You seek fresh opportunities in new assets and markets. Thomson Reuters Eikon delivers a powerful mix of news, analytics and financial content to your desktop or mobile, filtered to your precise needs, and presented intuitively with collaboration tools built in.

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