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I began my career in financial markets in 2005 and have experience across a range of markets and asset classes. I began as an FX consultant for a small commercial foreign exchange business before moving into a stockbroking role at medium sized broker. Here I specialised in advising and managing investments for high net worth individuals while developing a passion for technical analysis. This led to a role as a derivatives trader where I traded equities, FX and commodities for sophisticated investors as well as managing investment portfolios. I later moved into investment research where I provide investment and trading strategy to a number of other brokers and traders at the firm while running investment portfolios on a discretionary basis. I am Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment as well as a member of Society of Technical Analysis.
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  • 14 September
    Joe Neighbour Joe Neighbour
    Morning all, Joe here from First 4 Trading. Ian is travelling at present but has moved the stop to 1.3227. Good luck all!
    14 September
    alki alki
    Joe, thanks for the kind reply.
    14 September
    Gbpaud Gbpaud
    È andata male!
  • Squawk / 08 August 2017 at 8:37 GMT
    Technical Analyst / PIA-First
    United Kingdom
    Tobacco stocks continue to look weak in the current market. British American Tobacco (BATS:xlon) recently completed a head and shoulders top pattern and has successfully retested the new resistance level.

    The shares now look ready to roll over again to the downside and target the measured move of the formation at 4668p. The shares have already visited this level following the sharp move lower last week.

    I expect to see the shares revisit this level and for an extension of the move to the downside towards 4360p.

    Imperial Tobacco appears equally as weak but my preferred play is BATS for now.

    Sell at market (5006p)
    Stop loss at 5200p
    Target 1: 4670p
    Target 2: 4360p
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  • Squawk / 19 July 2017 at 6:59 GMT
    Technical Analyst / PIA-First
    United Kingdom
    Standard Chartered (STAN:xlon) appears to be losing momentum in the short term after a solid period of gains.

    The overall market in the UK remains range bound and is struggling for direction.

    This choppy period for trade is offering opportunities to trade counter trend in the short term

    I have highlighted Standard Chartered today following a failure to overcome resistance at 822p.

    The bearish engulfing candle posted yesterday is a signal of potential weakness in the short term.

    The shares also score poorly in my fundamental model.

    I am looking for a corrective move in the short term and recommend selling this morning.

    Stop loss at 830p
    Target 765p
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    21 July
    phil c phil c
    Morning Joe, STAN is very close to your stop level and seems to have broken up in the last say or two. Do you see this as...
  • Squawk / 18 July 2017 at 7:40 GMT
    Technical Analyst / PIA-First
    United Kingdom
    Sainsburys (SBRY:xlon) is holding some key support levels on the daily chart and as a result I believe a corrective bounce could play out in the short term.

    The shares have found support at the bottom of a trend channel that began in June 2016 as well as a 61.8% retracement level from the low in December 2016 to the high in June 2017.

    We have also noted the bullish divergence on the RSI.

    The risk/reward is favorable here placing a stop below the recent lows at 242.8p

    Trade today:
    Buy at market (247p)
    Stop 241p
    Target 270p
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  • Squawk / 14 July 2017 at 6:02 GMT
    Technical Analyst / PIA-First
    United Kingdom
    Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY:xlon) appears to have ended its corrective move lower with an impressive bounce from trend support yesterday.

    The shares are set to continue within this medium term bullish channel and I now expect to see a move towards the upper end.

    The shares do not score particularly well on my fundamental model, but the price action is positive and I am happy to side with this in the near term.

    I am a buyer in Lloyds today at the open
    Stop loss at 65p
    Target at 80p
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  • Squawk / 13 July 2017 at 7:16 GMT
    Technical Analyst / PIA-First
    United Kingdom
    British American Tobacco (BATS:xlon) bounced from key support yesterday, finishing the session with a bullish candle on the daily chart.

    The long term uptrend remains in good shape and I believe that the recent corrective phase from the highs at 5643p has now come to an end.

    There are a number of other stocks in long term uptrends listed on the FTSE 100 that are in a similar position.

    BATS scores well on my fundamental model with particularly good scores on profitability and momentum metrics.

    I am a buyer today at market (5274p)
    Stop loss at 5050p
    Target 5600p
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  • Squawk / 12 July 2017 at 7:25 GMT
    Technical Analyst / PIA-First
    United Kingdom
    Hammerson (HMSO:xlon) ranks as the worst company in my fundamental model across the top 100 listed stocks in the UK.

    Not only that but from a technical perspective the Real Estate (REIT) sector is looking increasingly vulnerable to a fall.

    Across the board we have a number of negative charts that are below key supports and the downtrends look set to persist over the medium term.

    My trade today is to sell the worst in class, which we have identified as Hammerson.

    Sell at market (570p)
    Stop loss at 587p
    Target 530p
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  • Squawk / 05 July 2017 at 7:39 GMT
    Technical Analyst / PIA-First
    United Kingdom
    Weir Group (WEIR:xlon) has rallied to retest the breakdown level at 1795p on the daily chart.

    We have also seen a retest on a relative basis against the FTSE100.

    This looks to be an ideal entry level to play the short side.

    The shares had been range bound between 1795p-2045p since the beginning of the year.

    This range broke on the 15th June 2017 and should now setup a downside move towards 1500p.

    From a fundamental perspective the shares score poorly on my ranking model.

    Further downside is likely from here.

    Sell at market (1782p)
    Stop at 1830p
    Target 1500p
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  • Squawk / 28 June 2017 at 7:42 GMT
    Technical Analyst / PIA-First
    United Kingdom
    Utility stocks in the UK continue to come under pressure. Centrica (CNA:xlon) is the latest to fail at trend resistance and appears ready to challenge the recent lows.

    The shares rank below average in our fundamental model, scoring particularly poorly on momentum and growth metrics.

    We are sellers this morning expecting a move towards 188p with a stop loss at 210p
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