Australian Technical Analysts Association


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Adelaide - Wednesday 16th April at 7:00pm
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 At 19:00
Duration: 3 Hours

Venue: First Floor, Education Development Centre, 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh.

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Parking is available in the EDC car park located within easy walking distance.

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5:30pm: Pre-meeting Dinner

Hope Inn Hotel, 348 Port Road, Hindmarsh. (On your left as you enter the Bistro).

All members and visitors welcome. No booking required. This is an opportunity to meet the speaker and network with fellow traders.


7:00pm: Alan Clement - Global Markets Technical Outlook

With the stock market sitting at precarious levels and the northern summer doldrums just around the corner, will Sell in May and Go Away be a feature of this year's market action?  Join Alan as he slices and dices the recent market action and takes a look at what underlying factors may be at play in the months ahead.  He'll cover stocks, commodities and currencies in his market round-up.  By using a variety of chart types including point and figure and ichimoku, as well as gauging sentiment and market breadth, this talk will help you discern your own road map for the markets and give you some insight into where the opportunities may lie.


8:00pm: Tea and coffee


8:15pm: Trading System Design: A Practical Guide

What makes a good trading system?  How do we know if one entry or exit is better than another?  How do we come up with a trading system that suits our personality and lifestyle, and meets our trading objectives?  In this practical guide to trading system development, Alan will outline the process of investigating, testing and quantifying trading ideas and point out some of the pitfalls typically made along the way. He will demonstrate the role skill and luck play in trading, and will show why some entries and exits work better than others.  He'll also discuss why just getting the market direction right is not enough to make consistent gains over the long run in this business, and round off with a practical example of designing a system with real edge in the market.  If you want to find out how your current system stacks up, or are on the lookout for a better system, then Alan will highlight the steps to take and show some of the tools available to you.


Alan Clement is a Certified Financial Technician, full time independent trader, quantitative trading systems designer, and trader coach.  He trades a variety of domestic and international markets and instrument types using self-designed quantitative systems with high risk-adjusted, low volatility returns.  He is also a councillor with the ATAA and writes technical analysis columns for the Fairfax press.  You can follow his market analysis and trading Insights at


9:30pm: Meeting concludes


Further information: Charles Browne - 08 8353 6669

Next meeting: Wednesday, 21st May, 2014

Next speaker: to be advised

Next Topic: Designing a Profitable Trading Strategy


Future meetings: Usually the 3rd Wednesday of each month