Mario Valentino Guffanti, (Vice President – SAMT), CFTe (Certified Financial Technician) is a financial advisor and researcher. Vice-president for the Swiss Italian Chapter of SAMT, Swiss Association of Market Technicians, supervising editor of the technical journal. Among his interests, financial coaching through NLP techniques (Neuro-linguistic programming). Teacher in technical analysis, of which he is author of several articles and conference speaker.
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In Intermarket analysis, one of the relationships to consider when we analyse the Stoxx 600 Index is its correlation with the USD. Historically the correlation is negative, that is when […]
While Yields and Commodities are accelerating up, Equities are struggling. Such cross asset developments, especially following the recent surges in risk assets (since early 2016, and then more generally since […]
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