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Melbourne Chapter, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 at 6:00 pm

Melbourne Chapter
16 Jan 2020 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. Please note that a $30 attendance fee is payable by all non-members who attend.

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

The meeting will start promptly to enable all ideas to be covered.

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

6:05 to 6:55pm: Robert Brain — Private Trader, Educator and Nimble Short-Term Investor

Topic: “Dividend Harvesting

Another dividend season is coming up quickly — from about February to April.  Do you have idle money and are you looking for income from the market? Are you interested in investing for dividends? Isn’t it easy? Isn’t it straight forward? Are there any catches? Isn't it easy to find a useful list of good dividend payers? and then to buy-and-hold the stock for years? And to easily find the ex-dividend dates? And to simply follow the published dividend strategies? Isn’t this easy?

You might be very surprised at the real answers to these questions. In this session we will:

  • Share some observations about dividends and share price performance — these might surprise you!
  • Explain some of the key details about dividends
  • Show some example share price charts and the impact of dividends
  • Refute the claims about simple dividend strategies
  • Explain how to find relevant details about dividends.

About Robert Brain

Robert has many years of professional experience in both Engineering and IT and several years’ experience in the share market.  A few years ago Robert decided to combine his then casual interest in the share market with his extensive experience as an educator to develop his web-based Share Market Toolbox business to help investors and traders to refine their own strategies, and learn about the strategies of others. Robert is a private trader and educator, an ATAA Councillor in the Melbourne Chapter, and a Director on the National ATAA Board. He also runs the Australian BullCharts User Group with monthly Melbourne meetings and online webinar meetings.

6:55 to 7:00pm: Break

7:00 to 8:00pm: Mark Bennell - Private Systematic Trader

Topic:- “How to treat Trading as a Business

We want to trade and invest with big money, yet how many people give trading decisions the due consideration they deserve? In this session you will learn how to start treating our trading like the serious business it is and begin to frame our thinking from a business perspective.

Mark Bennell is a Private Trader and has been trading for the last 14 years. 11 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 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 assisting others on their journey to become consistent traders.

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, 13 February 2020. 

Next Meeting Venue: IBIS MELBOURNE HOTEL, 15 -21 Therry St, Melbourne 3000

Further Information: Paul Ash - Melbourne ATAA Chapter President

Next Meeting Speakers: Phil Anderson

Meetings Normally Held: 2nd Thursday of month


All Dates

  • 16 Jan 2020 06:00 PM

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