Meeting on the second Thursday of the month.
Your Networking Opportunities:
A key feature of our monthly chapter meetings in this really good meeting venue is the Special Huddles 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. First visit free, subsequent visits $40.
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. If a member is responsible for signing up a new member, the member can receive a discount off their next annual membership renewal fee (to be noted on the New Member sign-up form).
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 6:30 pm: Special Huddle Session — Focused networking so that members can “talk shop” on a particular topic and seek out some great tips and hints. What is your favourite topic? Also the special Beginners and New Members (Newbies) Huddle for the new folk — to help explain about the ATAA, and about Technical Analysis.
6:30 pm: Notices and Updates
6:30 to 6:45pm: Alan Clement — Trading Strategy Designer and Trader
Topic: - “Introduction to the Melbourne Quant Traders Special Interest Group”
Who are the Melbourne Quant group? What do they do together? Why might you like to join? The Melbourne Quant SIG has been going for 10 years and meets every month to discuss and apply quantitative trading methods. Join Alan as he outlines the groups purpose and ethos. He will also demonstrate some of the groups collaborative output. If you’re at all interested in learning or using a more quantitative approach, this could well be for you.
Alan Clement is a trading strategy designer and independent trader with 25 years’ experience in the financial industry. Following a successful professional career in both investment management and investment banking, he now manages his own independent trading business. His main focus is in the design and development of quantitative trading systems that trade on multiple markets. Alan is an IFTA Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) and National Director of the Australian Technical Analysts Association. His blog can be found at www.helixtrader.com You can also contact Alan directly at
6:45 to 6:50pm Break
6:50 to 8:00pm: Alex Douglas – Managing Director Monex Securities
Topic: - “Moments of Clarity - and - A method for selecting investment candidates from a large universe of securities."
Description... There will be two parts to it:
- The first part would be a short description of Alex’s journey - from drawing his first charts by hand in 1983 through to where he is now.
- The second part would outline a momentum-based method he is now using to select stocks from a large pool of candidates.
Alex Douglas is the Managing Director of Monex Securities Australia and has been with the group since 2010. Plotting currency price charts by hand in 1983 opened the door to Alex’s career in the financial markets. His roles have included being an interbank FX voice broker, a trader on the floor of the Sydney Futures Exchange and the Global Head of FX Technical Analysis with the MMS International division of Standard & Poor’s during almost five years in Singapore. Alex has also co-founded several financial services businesses, worked for local research houses and derivatives brokers and been the Legal Representative of a consulting firm in Shenzhen. While living in Singapore, he was a co-founder and the inaugural President of the Technical Analysts Society of Singapore (TASS). He subsequently acted as a President of the Australian Professional Technical Analysts (APTA) and as a Board Member of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). Alex has been a sought-after market commentator and has co-authored a book on FX Trading. Follow him on Twitter @MrAlexDouglas
8.15 pm: Dinner and more networking
Place dinner orders at the bar before 6:30 pm.
ibis Melbourne Hotel, 15-21 Therry Street, Melbourne, (near Victoria Street)
How to get there:
Train: Melbourne Central railway station 550 metres
Trams in Elizabeth and Swanston Streets
Car Parking: CBD Car Park, 58 Franklin Street
Please note: Some traffic interruptions along parts of Franklin St due to long-term works for Metro Rail Tunnel.
Next Meeting Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018
Next Meeting Venue: ibis Melbourne Hotel, 15-21 Therry St, Melbourne 3000
Further Information: Paul Ash - Melbourne ATAA Chapter President
Next Meeting Speakers: Stuart Magrath S&P
Next Meeting Normally Held: Generally the second Thursday of each Month
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