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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...
03
JUN
2016
Terminal Down

Funny Video About Stop Placement

Not funny really. It is too true to be funny but please enjoy. Click Hold  Thanks to NathanTucci
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...
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...
23
MAR
2016
Source Bloomberg

Knife Catching for Professionals – Calling the Oil Price Low

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced the oil price may have made a bottom. The oil price is a graveyard of experts who have called the low. Catching a falling knife is clearly a very dangerous occupation.   The following bodies have been found so far: Andy...
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...
13
FEB
2016

Tom DeMark Calls For a Stock Market Market Bottom Right Now

In a Bloomberg TV Interview last week Tom DeMark calls for a market bottom in the next 2-3 market days.  He is not a man to mince his market calls. He does not get it right every time but some of his calls have been simply spectacular.  I’ve known Tom for many years and can...
08
FEB
2016

Where Have All the FX Traders Gone?

FX trading in the U.K. and North America shrank by more than 20 percent in October from a year earlier, according to central banks in those regions. London is the biggest centre for foreign-exchange trading. The investment banking business has shed tens of thousands of positions...
11
JAN
2016

Statistical Test of Three Popular DeMark Technical Indicators

Late last year, Marco Lissandrin ETH Zurich, Donnacha Daly ETH Zurich and Didier Sornette Swiss Finance Institute; ETH Zürich – Department of Management, Technology, and Economics (D-MTEC) published a research piece of great importance to us fans of the work of Tom DeMark....