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Brisbane Chapter, Sat, 14 Sept 2019 at 9:30 am

Brisbane Chapter
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 09:30 AM
Community Meeting Room 2, Logan Central Library, 26 Wilbur St, Logan Central QLD 4114
Tim Young Phone: +614 1487 3003

 Visitors are welcome. First visit free, subsequent visits $40.


9:30 – 9:45 Welcome and Introduction

9:45 – 10:00 Sun Tzu and the Art of Trading

In 500 BC, Sun Tzu, a great Chinese general, wrote a now well-known book titled The Art of War. In 2017 Moby Walker, from Wyatt Research, wrote a summary adapted to trading - Sun Tzu and the Art of Trading - and this makes for interesting reading.

There will only be time to look at one point in Moby’s article - how to view your capital.

10:00 – 12:00 The need for an Investment Plan – a video by Colin Nicholson (110 mins)

Colin has retired from lecturing and we are fortunate to have this high-quality video, suitable for all levels of trading experience.

He talks about a ‘Roadmap for today’ and runs through the following points:

  • Why have an investment plan?;
  • Creating an investment plan;
  • Structure of an investment plan;
  • Setting an objective;
  • Risks to be managed;
  • Selecting investments;
  • Managing investments;
  • Refining the plan.

If you don’t know what you want to achieve and how you are going to achieve it, where will you will end up? This is a great presentation.

About Colin Nicholson:

Colin is a well-known Australian investor who had a passion for the share market for over 50 years. Since April 1987, he has been self-employed, investing his own and family money, teaching and writing.

His approach is that of an active investor, looking to take advantage of trends running for several years in bull markets. He has in the past concentrated on second rank industrial shares mostly, because they are generally capable of greater price appreciation than large blue-chip stocks. However, as his capital has grown so generally has the size of the companies in which there is sufficient liquidity for him to invest.

He was an early member of the Australian Technical Analysts Association (ATAA) and has held the offices of Vice President and President. He has spoken to the ATAA, AIA and ASA meetings and annual conferences around Australia and has written six books; the best known is Building Wealth in the Stock Market, containing his personal investment plan. Colin’s website is

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 Now, let’s Chart - facilitator Tim Young

When discussing her new book “Trading Sardines” with Andrew Swanscott, Linda Raschke said she has a quote from Arnold Schwartzenager in her journal. In this quote he said the one point he attributed to his success in body building was honest hard work. He went on to say many people are aware of this principle but few can put it into practise. He said he achieved success because he just worked harder at it; the others thought they worked hard but they didn’t really push themselves to the limits.

Now, let’s Chart – this segment is where the rubber meets the road so it has been expanded to 2 hours because of its importance to traders. But, this is not meant to be a lecture period with terrific trades being dished up. No! good trades are hard to find and this segment will only work through member participation. If you have a stock code etc. you would like discussed, let me know by emailing me at , or phone, so I can prepare before the meeting.

What we’ll look at: There has been a lot of volatility this past month so a useful point for discussion is how Beta values of stocks may give a hedge against volatility. Also, Dr Vanstone has said momentum trading is a market anomaly giving traders an edge, so this point will be integrated into the session.

Remember Arnold’s hard work?

3:00 - 3:30 Trading tips by snippets

3:30 pm: Meeting close

Please note: There will be a break in both the morning and afternoon sessions with coffee, tea and nibbles provided throughout the day. The location is next to the Logan Central Plaza where take-away foods is available. The room has a kitchenette and those bringing lunch can use the fridge.


Next meeting date: Saturday 12th October 2019

Next meeting speaker: To be Advised

 Next Meeting Venue:  Community Meeting Room 2, Logan Central Library, 26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central, Logan City QLD 4114

Further information:  Jerry Bongard, Brisbane ATAA Chapter Vice President 0414204670

Future meetings: Generally the second Saturday of each month except for January (3rd Saturday).


All Dates

  • Sat, 14 Sep 2019 09:30 AM

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