Walker, Tim

 Timothy has been actively studying and trading the markets since 2006. His primary focus is stock index futures (mainly the SPI) and the commodity futures markets. During that time he has witnessed and traded the 2007 boom as well as the GFC crash, the recovery since 2009, the runaway bull markets and subsequent collapses in Gold, Silver and Cotton in 2011, Soybeans in 2012 and closely followed the bear market in Oil in the second half of 2014. Tim has a background in law and communications. He studied trading through ‘Safety in the Market’ and was a lecturer and instructor from 2008 to 2012. In 2013 he published ‘How to Trade Like WD Gann’, an analysis of trading courses produced by the great Wall Street trader. He now lives in Bangkok, Thailand, and writes a weekly newsletter and continues to trade.

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Many traders have heard of William Delbert (WD) Gann, but not many comprehend his methods. He believed that everything in the world is governed by scientific laws, and that the stock and commodity markets were no exceptions. He set out to discover the mathematical relationships between price movements in markets. In essence, his techniques are not difficult to understand, and will prove valuable to any trader who cares to add them to their toolkit. He demonstrated that there is a rhythm to market moves, not only in terms of price but also in the time taken for these moves to be made. This presentation will illustrate these on a few current markets.

Human nature tends to swing between extremes of optimism and pessimism. Periodically, this reflects in the markets, and massive booms are followed by equally massive busts. Human nature does not change, and so we can be certain that they will continue to occur in the future. But are these phenomena random and unpredictable, or do they exhibit certain characteristics? If they do, can we study these characteristics and learn to identify them as they are unfolding? This will enable us not only to avoid disaster, but even to profit from them. We are told to ?know thine enemy?, and this knowledge will overcome fear and turn it into opportunity.