Plummer, Tony

Tony Plummer is a well-known author and speaker, with over 30 years experience in financial markets. From 1976 to 1999, he was a successful bond and currency investment manager, and the retail funds for which he had responsibility returned long-term first quartile performances and attracted numerous industry awards. Since 1999, he has used his innovative research on group behaviour to generate strategic economic and financial market analysis for fund managers. Tony is a Visiting Professorial Fellow in economics at Queen Mary, University of London, a Fellow of the Society of Technical Analysts in the UK, and is the author of ‘Forecasting Financial Markets’, regarded as a seminal work on the influenceof crowd psychology in financial markets. The book, now in its sixth edition, was firstpublished in 1989 and has been translated into several languages. Tony is currently the director of Helmsman Economics Ltd, and has directorships in the Emergent group of funds. He is also on the investment advisory committee of the Osiris Property Fund. He has a Masters degree in economics from the London School of Economics. He also has training in Core Process Psychotherapy.

The learning mechanisms that are innate in financial markets are reflected in the influence of a small range of natural mathematical ratios. These ratios provide a critical link between rapidly developing financial market oscillations and slowly evolving fundamental trends. They therefore provide clearly-defined decision-making zones relating contra-trend corrections to underlying trends. The presentation will show why these decision-making zones emerge and how they can be calculated. If you recognise the ranked importance of these zones, you can determine the strength of your response to them.

An extraordinary form of order underlies fluctuations in financial markets and economic activity, which generated by the human need to do things together, is reflected in rhythmic oscillations and specific price patterns. Most major trend moves are thus inherently predictable. Recognising this predictability makes technical analysis such an immensely powerful tool for asset allocation. Tony will focus on the way the human brain is programmed to generate group behaviour, and on how this creates recognisable price patterns in asset markets and rhythmic oscillations in economic activity. Knowing where you are in the big trend means you can plan for the future.