Keynote Address and Introduction

Selecting the Right Strategy for the Right Regime

Understanding the importance of the regime, or market environment, on a strategy's profit potential is a critical tool in determining investment success. Edward Ho will outline the quantitative and qualitative tools he uses when selecting the appropriateness of a strategy as a both a stand-alone and relative to the current market regime.

How to Find Blind Spots in the Market and Your Portfolio

A blind spot is a positioning issue in either the market or a portfolio that would cause a huge surge of volatility beyond what is modeled. These blind spots happen for a variety of reasons and may cause significant duress to one's bankroll, as well as present unique opportunities for those astute enough to identify them. Robert Savage will show you how he identifies, monitors, and trades these blind spots using both a quantitative and qualitative approach. The presentation will go over his Track.com stress test, as well as how he canvasses his network to stay on the right side of these risk/reward trade setups.

Using Technical Analysis to Create a Risk Budget

The ability to create a risk budget for a trade, strategy, or portfolio is one of the toughest challenges traders face in managing their capital. Todd Gordon, frequent contributor to CNBC, will outline the tools he has developed over many years to create viable points on the chart to place his stops and define his risk budget for a trade. Once he has shown you how to create a risk budget for a trade, he will then share how he determines targets, and ultimately, the viability of every position he enters.

The Trading Strategy Con Game and the Importance of Walk-Forward, Third-Party Trade Verification

This session will highlight, and argue for, the need for public, go-forward testing and transparency for trading strategy developers (and marketers) and tie in with John Netto's strong belief in third-party performance validation. Excel spreadsheets, cherry-picked brokerage statements, and back-testing analysis are not solutions to the problem. They are the problem. Back-testing trading systems using historical data, and optimizing the mathematical parameters used by that system, then touting the results (either to yourself or to others) that you would have achieved, had you known to actually trade the system back when it mattered), are the cause of untold financial loss and mental anguish. The answer is to dismiss hypothetical back-testing as completely worthless, which it is, and call for all traders selling trade signal (alert) services, algorithmic strategies, or any form of software or service aimed at generating trade ideas to commit publicly to the results of a particular trading strategy. Then stand by its results, no matter what happens.

Using Implied Volatility to Define the Risk of a Trade

Implied volatility can be very instructive when determining the possible ranges for both a market and trade. Darrell Martin will show you how to access, integrate, and analyze implied volatility data across a range of time horizons to help determine how much risk and reward may be in a trade.

Using CQG to Power Excel Dashboards

Thom Hartle will show using basic Excel formulas with Microsoft Excel RTD technology to design a real-time Excel dashboard, as well as Excel Data Visualization techniques to highlight important data.

The Biggest Macro Trade of The Next 10 Years

Steve Hotovec, President of Barastone Investments, and contributing author to The Global Macro Edge, will outline where he believes the single biggest macro trade is for the next 10 years. He will explain why he believes it exists, why he believes the trade is so scalable, and why it may usher in a new paradigm of portfolio management for generations.


Using the Stage 5 Trade Analyzer to Track Your Netto Number

The ability to measure one's return per unit-of-risk through the Netto Number is available through the S5 Trade Analyzer software. This software measures the Netto Number of a trader's account and a number of other descriptive performance statistics. Morad Askar will demonstrate how to interpret, integrate, and incorporate these insightful analytics into your trading process through this cutting-edge software. Best of all, there is nothing to install, no fills to import, and nothing to remember to run. The unit-of-risk performance metrics are constantly tracked on this cloud platform; just enter your risk budget.

Where to Allocate Risk for 2018 and Beyond

The final presentation in The Global Macro Edge Series will lay out where each panelist thinks the best trading and investment opportunities exist in Q4 of 2017 and 2018. The panel will cover opportunities in a range of asset classes and time horizons to appeal to the wide array of investors time horizons and risk appetites.


Turn Technical Indicators into Trading Strategies

Learn how to turn technical indicators into trading strategies with Kathy Lien, one of the world's most respected forex experts. She will teach you how to properly profile the forex market, the right trading strategies to use, how to amplify the accuracy of your technical indicators, and how to use hedge-fund techniques to put together a logical trading plan. This session will be jam-packed with actionable information garnered from her nearly two-decade experience as a professional forex trader.

How to Trade the 1st Hour

Al Brooks will discuss how to trade common patterns that form during the 1st hour. He will use the E-mini examples, but the patterns occur in all markets. While there are often fast reversals, there is logic to what the market is doing. If a trader understands what is happening, he can usually find many scalps and at least one swing trade every day. Al will talk about setups, entries, and trade management, including scaling into trades.

TGIF Options Strategy

The market continues to grind higher and higher, but geo-political tensions in North Korea, China, UK, Venezuela, and now Spain have drastically increased the probability of a sharp correction. Under such an uncertain condition, we as traders MUST stay nimble and focus on using short-term strategies. The goal is to get in and out of the market FAST in order to minimize capital exposure as much as possible.

In this highly anticipated session, Matt is going to show you a simple yet effective short-term options strategy to trade this dangerous market. Using butterfly spread and taking advantage of time decay, Matt will show you step-by-step his TGI FLY-DAY strategy where he is in and out of trades within 4 days. Moreover, Matt will show you exactly how to structure the trade to capture more than 20% ROI on a weekly basis yes that's WEEKLY.

At the end of Matt's session, you will walk away with a complete and proven strategy that you can use immediately for your trading. If you want to learn a nimble and consistently profitable options strategy, then this is one presentation that you can't miss!

Pattern Recognition Techniques for Picking Winning Stocks

Harry Boxer will demonstrate how he uses intraday technicals and patterns to uncover trading candidates on intraday and daily charts. He will discuss how to prepare for each trading day and select stocks to monitor, including the use of "price-volume surges" as the key to identifying the most lucrative trades. Learn from this 45-year veteran trader, technical analyst, and author of the highly acclaimed Profitable Day & Swing Trading, noted by Stock Trader's Almanac as the 2015 Best Investment Book of the Year.

ETF Foundations: An introduction to ETFs

The Current Status of Option-Oriented Indicators

Option data (price and volume) can often be used to structure trading indicators or systems designed to predict the movements of the broad stock market. In this session, Larry McMillan will review the prominent ones (put-call ratios, volatility indices such as VIX, etc.) and bring you up to date on what these indicators are "saying" at the current time.

Black Swan Foreign Currency Trading

Trading forex successfully requires study and constant focus. It is imperative to know your market, know the risks, and know yourself to establish a trading methodology that is right for you. Ultimately, there are no short-cuts or Holy Grails, despite what others may suggest. But you can make real money trading forex if you do the right things consistently over time. This workshop is designed as an introduction to the forex market, it explains those crucial elements you must understand in order to confidently trade forex, and it provides you with trading tools and techniques you can utilize immediately and build upon as you move forward as an independent trader. Hopefully, this workshop will not only help you to be a better trader, but inspire you to life-long learning in the exciting and dynamic market we call forex. In this session, you will learn basic terminology, why prices move in boom-bust price fractal pattern, basic economic fundamentals that drive currency prices over the intermediate-term, an entry and exit technical trading methodology to increase probability of a winning trade and limit risk if the idea is wrong, and basic trader's psychology rules to remember.

Attendees will receive one-month access to Black Swan Forex subscription service (a $99 value), one month of free mentoring (via Skype or email) to help apply knowledge gained from the workshop, 30% discount on BlackSwan's flagship forex trading letter (a $300 savings!), and key reference materials to support ongoing development as a forex trader.



How to Trade Price-Action Gaps & Breakouts

Bottom Fishing for Explosive Profits

The ability to identify market bottoms and take advantage of a stock's entire move is a crucial component to being a successful trader. Bottom Fishing will allow you to do just that; however, this requires precision timing and knowing exactly what stocks to pick. Join us as we demonstrate how VectorVest has been doing this for over 20 years.

How to Identify High-Confidence Trade Setups with the Wave Principle

Learn how to use simple Elliott wave analysis with other popular forms of technical analysis to identify high-confidence trade setups, optimize risk/reward, and manage market exposure more effectively.

Rolling a Winning Position

How to Identify and Exploit Opportunities in the Stock, Options, and Futures Markets

Take your trading strategy to the next level. Discover new trading strategies and gain insights into the markets with the power of behavioral Japanese candle charting. Watch veteran trader and leading educator Dan Gramza as he shares his proprietary approach to what he refers to as behavioral Japanese candle trading techniques. His simplified approach will provide clarity to how you look at the markets. Drawing on over 30 years of trading experience, Dan will apply these concepts in real time and identify trading opportunities in current markets selected by the audience. Whether you're new to trading or are an experienced trader, Dan's presentation will provide you with new tools to identify trading opportunities.

Finding the Hottest Holiday Picks Following the Dark Pool

Do not miss this original presentation! Stefanie Kammerman aka The Stock Whisperer will show you how to read the Dark Pool tape and find the hottest picks for the upcoming holiday season. Did you know that over 40% of all the trading volume is being done in the Dark Pool? With over 24 years' experience as a Dark Pool expert, Stefanie will show you how to follow the smart money in this secret exchange and profit from it. She will be sharing her favorite stocks and sectors going into the holiday season by mapping out the highest probability trades using Dark Pool data. Whether you trade stocks, options, futures, or forex, this unique presentation will take your trading to the next level.