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26
SEP
2017

Presentation at the Second Annual Technical Analysis Conference in Lagos

See Second Annual Technical Analysis Conference in Lagos It was a great pleasure to present at the Second Annual Technical Analysis Conference in Lagos, Nigeria. The conference brought together some of the established experts in the financial sector, who understand technical...
03
SEP
2017

Very sad news for technical analysis, Hank Purdon has passed away.

Very sadly for all of us, Dr. Henry O. “Hank” Pruden passed away on Saturday, August 26th at St. Francis Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Hank was a towering figure in the field of Technical Analysis for decades, publishing numerous research articles on the markets as...
30
JUL
2017
Accredited by LSE Group Academy

Institutional Trader Programme

Last year, the London Stock Exchange Group Academy approached me to develop a two-week course designed for people who want to experience the institutional world of investment and to start their first leg of their career in the City. We put together the Institutional Trader...
02
JUN
2017
Global Code Launch

Why is the FX Global Code Important To Me?

I was a guest at the launch of the FX Global Code on 25 May 2017, the GFMA Global FX Division, in conjunction with the Investment Association, the ACI and a number of other trade bodies, hosted an evening panel session with some of the key figures behind the development of the...
01
JUN
2017
Brain full of computers

Those involved in the current love affair with Quants should remember anomalies are bound to die

A new study* making waves in quantitative finance tested 447 anomalies identified by academics and found more than eight out of 10 vanish when rigorous tests are app lied. Among those failing to reach statistical significance: one anomaly recently set out by the godfathers of...
11
APR
2017
ACI UK

ACI The Financial Market Association Model Code

,   The new Model Code of Conduct in the Foreign Exchange Markets will be released in May. There was an important pre-release webinar last week. I recently had the opportunity to listen to a webinar hosted by FX Week & ACI The Financial Markets Association (‘ACI FMA’)on the...
07
OCT
2016

Arnold Palmer’s Legacy

Arnold Palmer passed away on September a the age of 87. He broadened golf’s appeal, taking it from an elite minority sport to a truly popular global sport. He embraced the new media of TV and all the marketing opportunities that flowed from it: clubs, clothes...
31
AUG
2016
World Indices RRG

Emerging Markets, Hong Kong and the FTSE Take the Lead – S&P Loses its Shine

In this Relative Rotation Graph showing selected global indices against the DJ World Index, we can see how relative outperformance has now become dominated by Emerging Markets.  The Leading Quadrant of our RRG chart is dominated by Emerging Markets. We have included the MSCI EM...
15
AUG
2016

Because Analysts Cannot Understand the Market Does Not Mean it is Not a Market

Financial Times 15/8/16 - The bizarre nature of market signals has barely started. The words of Bachman Turner Overdrive spring to mind: ‘You ain’t seen nothin’ yet’. This is an Alice in Wonderland market where nothing is how it seems. Indeed we are falling foul...
14
AUG
2016
Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway Style Drift Taking Its Toll

I use the market’s love affair with Warren Buffett to illustration our need for someone like that to exist in my Behavioural Finance talks. Our fawning is so extreme that it is almost heresy to question the ‘data’. But the data, plain before our eyes, does not...