David Linton, MFTA

David Linton, MFTA

David Linton is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Updata, an analytical service that aims to deliver the best technical analysis software running on as many data sources as possible. Professional traders and analysts now use Updata’s services in over forty countries around the world.

David is a well-known commentator on financial markets in the UK. He has appeared on BBC television, ITN News, Bloomberg and CNBC finance channels and has written for The Mail on Sunday, Shares Magazine and the Investors Chronicle. He has taught Technical Analysis to thousands of traders and investors in Europe over the last two decades with numerous financial institutions employing him to teach and train their trading teams. 

David is a member of the UK Society of Technical Analysis (STA) where he teaches the Ichimoku technique as part of the STA Diploma Course and is a holder of the MSTA designation. He is a member of the Association of American Professional Technical Analysts (AAPTA) and was awarded the Master Financial Technical Analyst (MFTA) qualification by the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) for his paper on the Optimisation of Trailing Stop-losses in 2008. David is the author of Cloud Charts, Trading Success with the Ichimoku Technique, published by Updata. David lives in London and his interests include skiing and yachting.

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Letter from the Editor

Little has been written about Ichimoku Clouds, which were first used in the 1930s. They are visually compelling, yet little used in the world of technical analysis. In recent months, two books have been published exploring this topic. We have reviews of both in this month’s issue of Technically Speaking. Prior to the publication of these books, one of the most authoritative pieces on Ichimoku Kinko Hyo may be an article written by Véronique Lashinski, CMT, and published in the Journal of Technical Analysis ( MTA members have always produced groundbreaking researching. Lashinski’s paper is just one example of the type of work that our members produce. In the newsletter this month, we offer another example of cutting edge technical analysis with David Waggoner’s article exploring the May Flash Crash. While regulators are still looking at what happened and how to prevent, Waggoner offers a practical insight into the crash. Finally, High Growth Stock Investor recently released a new version of their software. They did this almost at the same time we published a review of the older version last month. We are fortunate to be able to offer details on their product. This company is a long-time supporter of the MTA. They offer a 60 day trial to High Growth Stock Investor for free. This includes the software and daily EOD updates to a database of over 8,000 (NYSE,NASDAQ,AMEX) securities, major market indexes, mutual funds and commodities. After the trial period, they will offer a discount from our $59/month rate to $49.00/month for the first 12 months plus a 6 month free subscription to the Woodward and Brown Newsletter and Video, normally a $200.00 annual subscription. For the 60 day free trial, go to Many other companies support our organization. Please take a moment to look at them by visiting Sincerely, Mike Carr, CMT [post_title] => Technically Speaking, July 2010 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => technically-speaking-july-2010 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-03-19 19:56:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-03-19 23:56:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => technically_speaking [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [meta_id] => 418725 [post_id] => 47737 [meta_key] => newsletter_content_2_contributor [meta_value] => a:2:{i:0;s:4:"1625";i:1;s:4:"7251";} ) )