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Winners Announced

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The Technical Analyst announced the winners and runners-up of the 2014 awards at its annual awards dinner that took place on April 24 at the Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel, London W1.

Latest Research and Commentary

Chris Watling, Longview Economics

Where now for equities?

Analysts debate last week’s big move in equities and decide on whether this is the end of the bull market or a good opportunity to buy into it.
Michael Hartnett

Oversold markets present opportunities for contrarians

Fear is affecting the markets as investors start to price in a recession and a “financial event”, according to Michael Hartnett, Chief Investment Strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. Yet using a combination of five sentiment indicators, Hartnett believes that markets are oversold and that a bounce in risk assets is likely.
Ron Meisels

Bulls should not be alarmed

The bull market in equities “is still capable of launching an upside surprise at any time,” according to Ron Meisels, President of US independent research house Phases & Cycles.
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Equities

Where now for equities?

Chris Watling, Longview Economics
Analysts debate last week’s big move in equities and decide on whether this is the end of the bull market or a good opportunity to buy into it.

Fixed Income

More trouble ahead for Greece

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The spread between Greek and German 10 year bond yields is widening and has achieved a new multi-month high. Riccardo Ronco, Head of Technical Analysis at Aviate Global, thinks this may mean troubling times ahead.

Strategies and Techniques

Using the RSI to identify market tops

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Walter Zimmerman, Senior Technical Analyst at United-ICAP, looks at how the RSI can be used to identify market tops and finds that using divergence in isolation is not enough.

FX

Gold and USD/JPY breakout together

George Davis
The relationship between USD/JPY and gold is one of the most interesting intermarket stories around, according to George Davis, Chief FIC Technical Analyst at RBC Capital Markets. He points out that this correlation is now at its most negative since 2008.

Commodities & Energy

Downside target reached for Brent

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Brent has reached a key target located at 88.49, according to BNP Paribas. A breakout above 90.18 is needed for a short-term bullish reversal, but medium-term they still remain cautious.

Software & Technology

Ravenpack enhance news analytics product

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Ravenpack has launched RPNA 4.0, the latest version of its news analytics product. The new version now includes sentiment indicators and the ability to identify more than 2000 geopolitical, macroeconomic and corporate events as part of a news analytics trading strategy.