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13
APR
2017

Bad Forecasting Damage

My friend and technical analyst colleague, Nicole Elliott has written a thought-provoking piece in the STA journal. You can read it HERE. I have long been a knocker of the value of economists and forecasters. It started my blog five years ago, What is the Point of Economists,...
12
APR
2017
RRG Research

All about Relative Rotation Graphs Weights

Mathew Verdouw, CMT, CFTE, has written a very good piece on weighting for the message of RRG graphs and RRG analysis steps. His software, Optima allows scripting of RRG. Optuma is the Market Technicians Association’s preferred software, is used in their manuals. MTA exam...
22
MAR
2017
Dollar Index DXY Daily

Dear Wilma: DXY

Dear Wilma, We are at odds again. I am getting ready to buy DXY. I do agree that we have a potential H&S pattern here. We are testing the psychologically and strong congestion support on DXY at 100. The count from the neckline break could be 96.00. The monthly MACD is also...
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...
05
SEP
2016
eLearning with BETA Group

Q&A How Much Will it Cost Me to Becoming a Professionally Qualified Technical Analyst?

There are two aspects to this question. One cost is time and the other is money. Let us assume we are going the IFTA Certified Financial Technician route and are looking to have CFTe after our name.  Time: It takes years, decades, more than one lifetime to become a proficient...
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
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...
11
JUL
2016
http://conference.ifta.org/2016/

Join us at IFTA 2016 in Sydney

Join John Bollinger, other international speakers, including myself at this years’ International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) conference in Sydney, Australia. I guarantee you will learn and have a lot of fun.  The theme this year is From Theory to Profitability....
11
JUL
2016

Trevor Neil Joins Bentley Reid’s International Investment Committee

Bentley Reid, the independently owned wealth management firm that looks after the Financial affairs of Wealthy individuals and the families has invited Trevor Neil to join their Investment Advisory Committee.  See Bentley Reid International Advisory Committee The Bentley Reid...
15
JUN
2016
Prague Prop Traders

I’m a Good Trader But How Do I Get Into Fund Management?

After 40 years in the business, I often get asked by traders how to get into fund management. They sometimes work for firms and are making big bucks for their firm and feel it would be so much better if a share of their trading profits went directly into their pockets. The amount...