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07
DEC
2016

Dispelling Myths Surrounding the Professional Practice of Technical Analysis

The Market Technicians Association and the CFA Institute have jointly published a literature review entitled Technical Analysis: Modern Perspectives.  Recent research has addressed the role of technical analysis in the broader context of financial markets and begins to trace the...
14
JUL
2016
Accredited by LSE Group Academy

Technical Analysts for the London Stock Exchange Academy

We are thrilled to be made the Accredited Training Provider for the London Stock Exchange Group Academy. We have run courses for them in the past but now have their accreditation and can add it to our signature.  We are preparing open courses and eLearning courses for them and...
14
JUN
2016
eLearning with BETA Group

The Complete Course in Technical Analysis

In 2015 Trevor Neil commenced his 24-part Comprehensive Course in Technical Analysis. This course, delivered in monthly one-hour session is hosted by Thomson Reuters. The one-hour sessions take place at 2pm Singapore time, 10.00am London time and noon New York time and each is...
12
JUN
2016
Black Swan

Why are There so Many Crashes?

Risk modelling, for example, Value-at-Risk, measures and quantifies the level of financial risk within a firm or investment portfolio over a specific time frame. We use Value at risk to measure and control the level of risk which our firms undertake. But consistently the answer...
01
JUN
2016

What is Advanced Technical Analysis?

nearly 15 years now, I have run courses, mainly in technical analysis, at all levels teaching institutional traders, portfolio managers, analysts, corporate and bank treasuries, commodities, particularly energy, hedgers. Many many people from many asset classes and levels. Most...
26
MAY
2016
What next for the dollar?

Where’s next for the US dollar? But Wait…We Do Not Know

I saw and interesting piece of quant research by a very well respected investment bank which looks at the performance before and after a rate hike. It draws so conclusions and admits some mixed results in its analysis. The conclusion and headline is: “The Trade Weighted US...
18
MAY
2016
Which is longer? Which looks longer?

Yet Another Reason Trading Is So Difficult: The Waterfall Effect

I have known it for a long time, staring at the screens makes me see movements which are not actually there. Like the optical illusion of the two arrows, the illusion is always present even though I know the lines are the same. Try as I might, I cannot get my brain to correct its...
17
MAY
2016
CISI-training-provider

The CISI announces deal with the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria

The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (CIS) has confirmed a partnership deal with the CISI, which will involve the two Institutes focusing on the areas of integrity and continuing professional development (CPD) The 2,000 strong CIS membership will be given the...
03
MAY
2016

Thrilled: Over 100 professionals attend my presentation on the little island of Guernsey

I was really pleased to have an audience of 117 for my: Bulls, Bears, We Are All Sheep presentation at the CISI.org chapter in Guernsey. It was the subject, Behavioural Finance that pulled them in of course. But I was flattered. They even arranged a lovely sunny day. This is the...
16
FEB
2016

Chart Lesson: Falling Wedge in the Rand

As those of you who have attended one of my courses will know I always prefer to use live current market examples to illustrate the lesson. What is the point of using a chart from 1972 as a Case Study. It of course worked out perfectly. But in real life we work on the hard right...
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