Australian Technical Analysts Association


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Newcastle - Saturday 10th June - 10:00am
Date: Friday, June 10, 2016 At 10:00
Duration: 6 Hours

Venue: Kahibah Bowling Club, 63 Kenibea Av, Kahibah.


Note: Access is available from 9.00am.


Members: Free.

Visitors: First meeting free, subsequent meetings $40


9.30am: Coffee and chit-chat


10.00am: Welcome and Announcements - Dennis O’Flynn


10.10am: Dennis O’Flynn - Where Are We Now?

Dennis will overview Australian and International indicies, selected commodities and ASX sectors.


10.25am: Peter Thornton – Options Time

Peter will build on the previous two sessions to show how to vertically roll an options position to lock in profits.


10.45am: Coffee and Networking


11:30am: Paul McLaren - Volume at Price: Not all prices are equal!

Volume At Price (VAP) is an extremely useful, easy-to-use visual tool that confirms other visual indicators. It has not been given much coverage in the field of Technical Analysis. Paul will outline both the theory behind the indicator and its practical application.

The Theory

- Steidlmayer Distribution: the current Market Profile®

- Volume at Price(VAP): the new market profile

- How the VAP is calculated

- VAP confirms support and resistance

- VAP and gaps

- VAP and a Probability Distribution Function (PDF)

The Practical

- VAP and price targets in short-term trades

- VAP and the choice of strike prices in options strategies

- VAP and EMV


Paul McLaren is managing director of his own company, Enhance Your Options Pty Ltd, and specialises in training and education in options trading strategies. He has over 20 years’ experience in the local share market, and has a keen interest in options on futures.

Paul has served on both his local ATAA Chapter committee and on the ATAA National Board for two years.


12:55pm: Lunch in Aetna Restaurant (optional)


11:30am: Paul McLaren - Session 2: Options trading tools

Options, like sharks, are feared because they are largely misunderstood. Paul believes that options trading should be a part of any portfolio. Paul will be demonstrating some of the proprietary tools that have been developed by Enhance Your Options® that makes the understanding of options behaviour and strategies a much less arduous task.

These tools include:

- RoToR Payoff Diagrams®

- Enhance Your Options® Option Valuer

- Enhance Your Options® Option Compiler


3:00pm: Meeting concludes


Further information:

Stephen Blacktop - 0410 413 972

Peter Thornton - 0411 155 745

Next meeting: Saturday 8th July

Next speaker: To be advised.

Future meetings: Usually the second Saturday of each month