Andrew Gibbs - President
We welcome all traders and investors
STANZ is an incorporated non-profit society providing learning opportunities for individual traders and investors who wish to manage their own funds whether it be foreign exchange (forex), shares and CFDs (Contracts for Difference), futures and commodities. We believe technical analysis or a combination of technical and fundamental analysis can help traders and investors understand more about timing their trading and investment decisions.
STANZ September group meeting held at the Epsom Community Centre, 200-206 Gillies Avenue, Auckland at 7.30pm on Wednesday 17th September 2014.
Notice of 15th OCTOBER Meeting 2014 – Colin Nicolson!
You’re invited to come along to the STANZ June Meeting held at the Epsom Community Centre, 200-206 Gillies Avenue, Auckland at 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 October 2014.
Combining Technicals and Fundamentals
We are very fortunate to have Colin Nicolson speaking to us in October. Colin will talk about how he actively invests in the stockmarket utilising fundamental analysis for screening candidates that he then invests into using technical analysis. Colin has over 50 year investing experience.
His approach looks to take advantage of trends running from several months to several years. He concentrates on second rank industrial shares mostly, because they are generally capable of greater price appreciation than large blue chip stocks.
He has taught both fundamental and technical analysis for the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (later FINSIA and now Kaplan). He wrote the subject notes for E114 Technical Analysis and most of E171 Specialised Techniques in Technical Analysis. As Principal Lecturer for both subjects, he led a team that updated the teaching materials and set assignments and examinations for many years. He was judged Outstanding Presenter for 1997 by student feedback.
He speaks at AIA, ASA and ATAA meetings around Australia and their annual conferences, where he has frequently been rated one of their best speakers.
Colin has written six books. Building Wealth in the Stock Market (previously The Aggressive Investor) teach his personal investment plan. Think like the Great Investors (previously The Psychology of Investing) teaches the common cognitive errors and biasses in decision-making based on behavioural finance and much more. Hot Stocks 2007 and Hot Stocks 2008 built on his investment plan by teaching how he assesses market risk and how he finds and analyses potential good investments.
Colin Nicholson BEc, SF Fin is a private investor in shares, author and teacher of investing.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Sydney University and the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. In 1995 he was made a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
He has been fascinated with the corporate world since before he left university in 1965. He has worked for both a large international company and a smaller Australian listed company, mainly as a sales and marketing manager. However, his passion has been the share market. He has invested in and traded shares on the Australian market for 50 years after starting in 1964. Since April 1987, he has been self-employed, investing his own and family money, teaching and writing.
He was an early member of the Australian Technical Analysts Association (ATAA). Since 1992, he has been successively Journal Editor, Secretary, Vice President and President. During this period, he provided leadership of a team that took the ATAA from about 50 members to over 1700 when he retired after three years as President in 2000.
Current 2014 STANZ Members: FREE, Guests: First meeting free, then you’ll be asked to join. Membership: $75 per annum.
Drinks and nibbles provided. We hope to see you all there. The committee looks forward to seeing you and remember visitors are always welcome.
Epsom Community Centre. 200 – 206 Gillies Avenue, near the corner of Gillies Avenue and Kimberley Road. Park in the lower car park with access off Kimberley Road.
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Our annual subscription is excellent value at only $75 NZD per year with no door charge at monthly meetings. In addition if you either cannot attend a meeting or you live outside Auckland or even overseas in say the United States, England, Australia or any other country you can view a recording of many of the presentations online for the cost of only the annual membership fee of $75 NZD. In addition our online video library contains over fifty educational videos from well known market professionals such as Colin Nicholson and Alexander Elder.
- Monthly Auckland meetings with presentations from local and international professional traders
- Online access to full-length videos of our monthly presentations i.e. you do not need to live in Auckland to experience the benefits of being a STANZ member because you can view the computer screen and audio all of our monthly presentations online.
- Network with other traders and investors.
- Monthly STANZ newsletter.
- Affiliate benefits with the Australian Technical Analysts Association (ATAA) and ATAA newsletter.
- Membership of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) and IFTA newsletter.
- Ability to study and obtain the Certified Financial Technician (CFT) IFTA qualification.
- Low cost way to learn about trading from professional traders.
- Online access to the STANZ video library with over fifty educational videos.
- Genuine insights into the best educational courses offering value for money.
- Learn new trading ideas and techniques.
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He has traded and educated traders throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia and has now settled in the Financial hub of Singapore where he trades from his home office.