The Home Study Course units are written by leading market technicians, authors and Fellows of the Society of Technical Analysts. This section provides an overview of their profiles.
John Cameron FSTA
John Cameron is a Fellow and a former Director of the STA. He retired in 2012 after a long career in technical analysis and teaching. He was instrumental in setting up the STA’s educational programme and for over a decade held the position of Head of Education and Chief Examiner.
Jeremy Du Plessis, BComm, BEng (Hons), FSTA
Jeremy du Plessis, who started his company Indexia Research in 1982 to produce one of the first PC- based charting systems, is a Fellow of the STA. He is an acclaimed designer of technical analysis software (he designed the award winning Updata software) and is a leading authority on point and figure charting. Jeremy is the author of the books ‘The definitive Guide to Point and Figure’ and the ground breaking ‘21st Century Point and Figure’. He teaches regularly on the STA Diploma course.
Steven Goldstein MBA
Steven Goldstein is a performance coach and organisational development consultant specialising in financial market risk businesses. Prior to his current career he worked for over 20 years as a rates and FX trader, holding senior trading positions at American Express Bank, Commerzbank and and Credit Suisse. Steven teaches behavioural finance on the STA Diploma course.
Daniel Gramza BSc Eng, MBA
Daniel Gramza is President of Gramza Capital Management, Inc. He is a trader, consultant, advisor to hedge funds, developer of equity and derivative securities, and co-inventor of two issued security patents. Daniel is quoted in media worldwide. He has authored numerous publications and develops and presents courses on essential mental techniques for traders, behavioural Japanese Candle analysis, Market Profile®, technical analysis, options and option trading strategies.
Murray Gunn MA (Hons), MSTA
Murray Gunn is an independent trader. He also contributes analysis to Elliott Wave International’s www.elliottwave.com and www.deflation.com. Previously, Murray was Head of Technical Analysis with HSBC Bank. Before that, he worked as a fund manager and trader for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Standard Life Investments. A published author in technical analysis, he has served on the Board of the STA, has spoken at IFTA conferences and teaches on the STA Diploma course.
Luise Kliem BA (Hons), FSTA
Luise Kliem is a Fellow of the STA. Her 20-year City career included commodity broking and the positions of Senior Technical Analyst (Director of Global Securities Research & Economics) at Merrill Lynch (1995 – 2000) and Head of Technical Analysis at Commerzbank Securities. Since 2001 she has taken on consultancy work, contributing to Credit Suisse’s technical research for several years, and to the STA’s education programme for over 10 years. Luise has taught several subjects on the STA Diploma course, and has held the position of STA Chief Examiner since 2013.
David Linton BSc Eng, MFTA
David Linton is founder and CEO of Updata, and a well-known commentator on the technical analysis of financial markets. He is a member of AAPTA (American Association of Professional Technical Analysts) and holds IFTA’s MFTA (Master of Financial Technical Analysis) designation. David is the author of ‘Cloud Charts – Trading Success with the Ichimoku Technique’ and teaches Ichimoku on the STA Diploma course.
George MacLean BSc, MSTA
Before taking up a position as training consultant at Linedata Services, George MacLean spent 12 years at Standard and Poor’s MMS, where he was a director of European technical analysis. He holds IFTA’s MFTA (Master of Financial Technical Analysis) designation and is the author of the book ‘Fibonacci and Gann Applications in Financial Markets.’ George teaches Gann theory on the STA Diploma Course.
Julian McCree BSc (Hons), MSTA
Julian McCree is an energy trading and investment professional with 20 years’ experience in a complex risk environment. He is derivatives manager at Genesis Energy (Auckland, New Zealand). Previously Julian was senior portfolio manager at Infinity Capital (London), senior proprietary trader at Erste Bank (London and Vienna) and proprietary trader at Manro Haydan.
Elizabeth Miller BA, MSc, MSTA
Elizabeth Miller has been a commodities research manager at Mars Inc since 2007, providing applied macro and behavioural economic insights for the ‘raws’ procurement teams. Previous senior technical analyst positions were held at Redtower Asset Management, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, and MMS International. Elizabeth has been a lecturer on the STA Diploma Course and an examiner for the STA Diploma and IFTA CFTeII examinations.
Malcolm Pryor MA (Oxon), MSTA
Malcolm Pryor is a private trader and investor, a trading coach and also the author of several books on trading. His book ‘The Financial Spread Betting Handbook’ is a best seller and is now in its third edition. He holds the rank of Premier Grand Master at bridge. Malcolm has been teaching the risk and trading systems session on the STA Diploma Course for several years.
Michael Smyrk MSTA
Michael Smyrk is a Fellow of the STA. Now working as a consultant, he began to use chart analysis when trading in the commodity markets in 1965, and has been expanding his technical analysis horizons ever since. Many years of involvement in n technical analysis education have included managing the MFTA (Master of Financial Technical Analysis) programme for IFTA, teaching on the STA Diploma course and working as examiner both for IFTA and the STA. Michael continues to be involved in the STA Diploma marking process.
Adam Sorab BSc FSTA
Adam Sorab has been working in financial markets since 1984. He is a Fellow of the STA, was Chairman of the STA from 1998 to 2008 and President of IFTA from 2010 to 2013. He spent 13 years as head of technical research at CQS, producing technical analysis-based investment research and strategy for CQS traders, as well as representing the portfolio management team at investor meetings. Adam is now Partner and Head of Investor Relations & Sales at Lodbrok Capital LLP and is also an independent member of the BUPA pension fund investment committee.
Anne Whitby BA (Hons), FSTA
Anne Whitby, a Fellow of the STA, has been a technical analyst for over forty years. She started her career at Chart Analysis Ltd, where she was Managing Director from 1986 – 1995. She subsequently set up a technical analysis department at 4CAST Ltd. She has also spent some time in investment banking, working with the Credit Suisse technical analysis team in 1999 – 2000. While STA Chairman (1995-98) Anne established the first formal STA teaching courses at South Bank University.