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Canberra Chapter, Tue, 15 Oct 2019 at 5:15 pm for 5:30 pm

Canberra Chapter
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 05:30 PM
Ainslie Football & Social Club Ltd. - 52 Wakefield Ave, Ainslie ACT 2602
Bruce Taylor - +614 1439 7918


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

Members are reminded to bring and wear their membership cards during the meeting.


5:30 pm The Great All Ordinaries Competition with Jurij

A look at the month ahead including an analysis of the market and your chance to put in your entries for next month. Prizes to be won each month.

  • Review of major Australian Indices using a range of technical analysis techniques
  • Review of World Market Indices
  • Review of Australian Market Sectors.

Important: You must be at the meeting to win a prize.

6:00 pm ACT Members’ Share Portfolio

How did the ACT Member’s Share Portfolio go this month? We track performance each month with prizes for best performance each month and overall performance at the end of the year. All members are encouraged to enter. Anyone who missed out last month can still join in at this meeting. There is also the chance to change stock picks at the meeting.

  • Each member is to pick one share to contribute to the ACT Members’ Portfolio
  • Each member is to provide the reason for selecting their share for the portfolio
  • Beginners are welcome to come and learn stock selection and analysis techniques
  • Portfolio shares will be tracked and reviewed on a monthly basis using technical analysis.

Important: You must be at the meeting to win a prize.

6:45 pm Tea/Coffee Break A chance for members to mingle and catch up with each other.

7:15 pm Des Bleakley - How I Trade

Like many ATAA members, Des strives to invest in the stock market in a methodical and systematic manner, minimising discretionary involvement. Over the years he has refined his trading style, through analysis and "trial and (many) errors"  to arrive at a system which provides clear stock selection criteria, coupled with entry and exit signals, in a mechanical manner. In this presentation he will describe his strategy, how it has evolved over time, and he will explain how his signals are calculated. In particular he will introduce the TROC indicator, a variant of the Rate Of Change (ROC) indicator, and show how this is a better measure to use for those who trade. He will also expose the trading results of this system to the members for your critical analysis. 

This talk is practical and real world and shows how one ATAA member approaches trading in the stock market on a daily basis. For those of a like mind, there may be aspects of Des' approach which may appeal to other members. 

Des Bleakley Biography

Des has been a member of the ATAA for the past couple of years and has been a share investor for over 20 years.

He retired from the workforce seven years ago and now makes his living managing his assets within his SMSF, this being invested totally in equities (and cash). In this regard, his profile is probably closely aligned to that of many other ATAA members. His objective is to trade in the market, to generate an income providing a comfortable life in retirement. Many other ATAA members will readily relate to this scenario.

Having a mathematical background, Des is naturally drawn towards charts to assist with trading decisions in support of his trend trading philosophy. As such, he has tried many different indicators in search of that elusive "Holy Grail", and has gone down many interesting but not always fruitful alleys over the years. He subscribes to the "Keep It Simple - Stupid" principle, and will show how an approach along the "KISS" lines  can be implemented without too much effort, and yield satisfactory results.

8.15 pm Meeting ends.

Post-Meeting Dinner in the Club restaurant for those members and guests who are able to stay on.


Next Meeting Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Next Meeting Speaker: To be advised

Further Information: Bruce Taylor - Canberra ATAA Chapter President

Next Meeting Venue: Ainslie Football & Social Club Ltd, 52 Wakefield Avenue, Ainslie ACT

Next Meeting Normally Held: Generally the third Tuesday of each Month


All Dates

  • Tue, 15 Oct 2019 05:30 PM

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