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Melbourne Chapter, Thu, 9 May 2019 at 6:00 pm

Melbourne Chapter
09 May 2019 06:00 PM
ibis Melbourne Hotel, Level 1, - 5/21 Therry St, Melbourne VIC 3000
+613 8804 1726 (AH) or +614 1483 6063


Your Networking Opportunities:

A key feature of our monthly chapter meetings in this really good meeting venue is the Special Networking Session where you have the opportunity to make new friendships with like-minded colleagues, to help you build your skills and knowledge and to improve your trading / investing results. Of course, you will also be able to network with your existing friends and colleagues and talk about the markets — both past market performance, and where the market might be going to in the near future.

Visitors are welcome. All visitors pay a $30 attendance fee.

All first-time visitors and new members are welcome to join in the “Newbies Huddle” during the networking session. This will provide you with information about the ATAA, and the basics about Technical Analysis, and some tips about going forward.


5:00 to 6:00 pm: Informal Networking Session — Mingling with your colleagues.

ibis Hotel, Level 1, 15-24 Therry Street, Melbourne

6:00 to 6:05 pm: Notices, news events and Updates

6:05 to 6:10pm: Alan Clement - Trading Strategy Designer and Trader

Topic: “A Model Portfolio for The Chapter”

 Alan will update the portfolio idea introduced last month

6:10 to 6:45pm: Des Beakley - Private Trader

Topic: “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. 

Bio: 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.

6:45 to 6:50pm: Break

6:50 to 8:00pm: Gary Stone - Managing Director, Share Wealth Systems.      

Topic:- “The Rule of Returns – ‘Why’ You Need to Become a Consistently Successful Self-directed Investor – and How to Achieve This”

 Gary Stone is the author of “Blueprint to Wealth: Financial Freedom in 15 Minutes a Week”.

Gary has a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. He started his investing career in the stock market in 1989.

Gary combined two of his main business interests, computing and the stockmarket, to establish a business in 1995 that provides self-directed investing research, solutions, services and coaching to everyday investors.

Gary has researched and designed two commercially available investing methodologies for self-directed investors who invest in the U.S. and Australian stock markets. His business has also developed its own commercially available intermediate-range charting software called Beyond Charts.

Gary has had nearly 200 media appearances on TV and radio in Australia from 2008 to 2018 and on radio in the U.S. Gary started writing columns for investing magazines in 1995. He has been a keynote speaker since 1997 at numerous Australian Technical Analysis Association (ATAA) meetings around Australia including four Annual ATAA Conferences the most recent of which was in October 2016, doubling up as the Annual Conference for IFTA (International Federation of Technical Analysts).

 Gary will cover the ONLY 4 variables - The Rule of Returns - that determine how big your Nest Egg will be when you retire and why the odds are high that it will not be enough.

This is a PROFOUND ‘WHY’ to become a consistently successful self-directed investor, which few investors actually take the time to work out.

Then he will cover the main ingredients and provide some insightful ideas needed to become a Consistently Successful Self-directed Investor demonstrating real money equity curves as evidence of long-term self-directed investing success.

 8.15 pm: Dinner and more networking

Place dinner orders at the bar before 6:30pm.


ibis Melbourne Hotel, 15-21 Therry Street, Melbourne, (near Victoria Street)

How to get there:

Public Transport:

Train: Melbourne Central railway station 550 metres

Trams in Elizabeth and Swanston Streets

Car Parking: CBD Car Park, 58 Franklin Street

Please note: At times, the Pay Stations in this car park have refused to take credit cards, and have only accepted cash (so have cash handy). Also, there are some traffic interruptions along parts of Franklin Street due to long-term works for the Metro Rail Tunnel.


Next Meeting Date: Thursday 13th June 2019

Next Meeting Venue: ibis Hotel Melbourne, 15-21 Therry St, Melbourne 3000

Further Information: Paul Ash - Melbourne ATAA Chapter President

Next Meeting Speakers: Gary Burton

Next Meeting Normally Held: Generally the second Thursday of each Month


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