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ATAA Virtual Conference - 2021
  Speakers and Presentations

Five speakers all leading thinkers and practitioners in their area of Technical Analysis.  They will present ?????? sixteen presentation sessions over the single day of the conference.  The conference committee has worked to obtain a range of the very best educational input for our members.

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 Mark Bennell


Mark Bennell is a Private Trader and has been trading for the last 15 years. 12 of those being as a full-time trader.​

He holds a Diploma in Technical Analysis, a Diploma in Share Trading and Investment and the International Accreditation as a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) as well as having completed numerous short courses and self-directed study.

His trading preferences include discretionary swing trading and scalping US and Australian equities and swing trading the Forex markets.

Mark enjoys utilizing his knowledge and experience to conduct live daily analysis on the Forex, Commodities and Indices markets, weekly workshop sessions and also mentoring others on their journey to become consistent traders.  He regularly presents on various topics for the ATAA and other Trading groups.


Presentation: The Psychology of High Probability Trades

What drives successful breakout trades? Anyone can easily identify price breaking an obvious support or resistance level, but what leads to a failed breakout and more importantly, what underlying factors drive successful breakout trades?


Daryl Guppy


 Daryl Guppy has provided trading and investment analysis of financial markets for more than 25 years. His immensely popular 1996 book SHARE TRADING laid the groundwork for technical trading in Australia. He only trades his own capital. He has a well-established public record of successful trade calls for trading local and global equity, commodity and FX markets. He has unique experience in trading both Western and mainland Chinese markets. He is recognised as an international investment expert. Guppy has nine books published internationally by John Wiley. His new book is due for publication in late 2020.

He has developed several technical indicators which are included in industry standard software such as DZH International, Metastock and Omnitrader as well as many other charting programs. He developed the ANTSSYS trading indicators for commodity, index and currency markets. Globally many traders use the technical indicators developed by Guppy to trade equities and other markets. For 20 years Guppy has been a regular host anchor on CNBC Asia Squawkbox where he is known as “The Chartman”. Daryl is a regular contributor and columnist for financial magazines and media in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Australia and the US. His weekly analysis and trading newsletter has been in continuous publication for 25 years.  

Presentation: Tweaking the Toolbox to Improve Trade Performance

Failure to recognise when market conditions have changed means traders may deploy the wrong combination of in the task of trading. Their performance suffers unnecessarily because they are using the tools in an inappropriate way. The challenge of improving your trading performance is to know when to use the tools you know best in a more appropriate way given changed market conditions. It may also involve resurrecting some tools discarded previously when markets changed. Guppy will show you how to improve trade performance in today’s market conditions so you don’t get mugged in losing trades.


Bennett McDowell (USA)McDowell-Bennett

As a financial advisor and securities broker, Bennett A. McDowell, founder of®, developed a niche in “Active Trading” and “Investing” for a community of high net worth clients using his own proprietary trading system.  This successful approach later became known as Applied Reality Trading® or, the ART® system. 

McDowell brought the ART® software to the public in the year 2003 and today it is used in over 80 countries around the world by sophisticated hedge fund managers and individual investors alike. An expert in technical analysis, McDowell speaks at trade shows including the Trader’s Expo and writes articles for leading publications such as Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine.® has received numerous S&C magazine Readers’ Choice Awards. McDowell has written four bestselling books: The ART® of Trading; A Trader’s Money Management System; Survival Guide for Traders; and Elliott Wave Techniques Simplified.

Bennett resides in San Diego, CA with his wife and two children.  He can be reached by E-Mail via .

 Presentation: How-to be FEARLESS when trading the markets – and be more profitable

Join Bennett McDowell, founder of®, for this live event where he’ll show you how to exploit other traders fear AND reduce your own fear while trading.  Now more than ever in the new COVID-19 world, you’ve got to be on your game, and you’ve got to be FEARLESS every time you pull the trigger.

In this live event Bennett will show you:

  • How to overcome fear when trading and stop it dead in its tracks
  • Ways to exploit other traders fear and greed for greater profits in your account
  • Tips to identify your own fear triggers
  • Why you may be missing opportunities due to fear
  • Risk control formulas to manage your downside and reduce the fear of losing

These are the actual techniques Bennett uses in his own trading each week.  Plus, these strategies work for any trader or investor in any market and on any time frame.

Don’t miss this insightful and eye opening event.  Register right now!


Mandi Pour Rafsanjani


Mandi Pour Rafsendjani is a performance coach specializing in the essential parts of decision making. By understanding how a trader makes their decisions she empowers them to make better choices. Her unique approach has had remarkable success with institutional clients, hedge funds, prop traders and private individuals. Mandi's decades of experience as both a trader AND a coach have helped people transform their trading around the globe.  

Presentation: 5 Cognitive Models for Optimised Decision Making

In his famous 1994 speech, Charlie Munger shared his practical approach to making good decisions: “You’ve got to hang experience on a latticework of models in your head.”
Cognitive models are frameworks of thinking through which we process the external world. They shape how and what we think, they help us deal constructively with challenges we encounter and decide which opportunities get lost in our blind spot and which ones we notice. They are useful to simplify the complexity of the trading world.
The quality of our thinking is proportional to the models and frameworks in our mind. The ability to think through models will rapidly improve your decision making process, especially under pressure. In this session you will learn 5 key cognitive models that will help you to optimise your decision making process and so improve your performance. 


 Chris Weston

Weston_ChrisWith over 19 years of experience in the industry, Chris previously held positions at IG, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley in both research and sales and trading roles and across retail and institutional clients. Over his extensive career, Chris has gained expert exposure to the FX, equities and fixed income markets, which puts him in a unique position to provide highly-recognised key insights, research, ideas and risk-management strategies.

Follow Chris on Twitter @chrisweston_PS Chris is also a well-respected media figure and regularly appears on Bloomberg, CNBC and Sky News.

Chris holds a graduate certificate in Applied Finance from Macquarie University and currently undertaking his Masters.  

Presentation: Volatility - The Only True Asset Class

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