Upcoming Events

TASS organises regular events for our members.

Summary of Talks for 2016

Date Speaker Topic Venue
6 Dec, Tue Jimmy Pung Fundamental Trading – Using FA and TA together CMC Markets
17 Nov, Thu Raymond Tan Secret in Futures Trading CMC Markets
19 Oct, Wed Kelvin Wong Practical Trading Applications using Elliot Wave Theory City Index office
26 Sep, Mon Soh Tiong Hum Soh Tiong Hum’s proprietary Box Theory, the price action and trend CMC Markets
31 Aug, Wed Nick Tan The Heikin Ashi Technique UOB Kay Hian Auditorium
29 Jul, Fri Low Boon Chin Integrating Trend, Timing & Price In Investing CMC Markets
5 Jul, Fri David Hunt Forecasting & Predicting Markets - Do the Profits & Pleasures Outweigh the Pains? IG
20 May, Fri Jennifer Ooi Bee Har Market outlook on global indices and currencies CMC Markets
13 Apr, Wed Alan Clement Trading System Design: A Practical Guide CMC Markets
28 Mar, Mon Low Boon Chin Investing in Time Frames CMC Markets
29 Feb, Mon Ivan Koh,
Soh Tiong Hum
Panel discussion on cross-asset markets CMC Markets
8 Jan, Fri Nicholas Tan Market Outlook 2016 - An inter-market approach CMC Markets

Venue
CMC Markets - 9 Raffles Place #30-02 Republic Plaza Tower 1 Singapore 048619
UOB Kay Hian Auditorium - 8 Anthony Rd #01-01 Singapore 229957
IG - 9 Battery Road, #01-02 Straits Trading Building, Singapore 049910
City Index office - 6 Battery Rd #20-01, Singapore 049909

 

Details of Talks

 

8 Jan Market Outlook 2016 - An inter-market approach

CMC Markets

50 Raffles Place
#14-06 Singapore Land Tower
Singapore 048623

8 Jan 2016 (Fri), 7pm - 9pm

Nicholas Tan

Nicholas Tan has more than 20 years of experience in the area of foreign exchange (forex) trading. He worked for 13 years as a forex trader with banks in Singapore, gathering much invaluable experience in the process. He rose from the ranks to vice president, making millions for the banks in those years. From 2005 to 2008, Nicholas Tan was involved in the Diploma in Wealth Management Course at a private institute where he taught as a free lance lecturer, a module on forex and CFD Trading (stock market). In conjunction with Rank Books and Rank Seminar, Nicholas Tan has been running monthly forex trading classes since 2007. This class is now Singapore’s longest running forex class, and has exposed hundreds of participants to his simple yet highly effective forex trading techniques. Besides a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, Nicholas Tan is also a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe).

Outline

An attempt to forecast the possible performance of various assets class (currency, equity and commodity) in the year 2016 using an approach different from the main stream. (Top down or bottom up) Inter-market relationship is also a branch of technical analysis, which has been around for a long time.

Content
  1. Technical or Fundamental debate (Charts or PE Ratio)
  2. Another approach using inter-market relationships
  3. Understanding the various relationships between currency, equity and commodity
  4. Using these approaches (technical, fundaTmental and inter-market relationships) to analyze
    • Currency (FX) market
    • Equity market
    • Commodity


29 Feb Panel discussion on cross-asset markets

CMC Markets

50 Raffles Place
#14-06 Singapore Land Tower
Singapore 048623

29 Feb 2016 (Mon), 7pm - 9pm

Ivan Koh, Soh Tiong Hum


28 Mar Investing in Time Frames

CMC Markets

50 Raffles Place
#14-06 Singapore Land Tower
Singapore 048623

28 Mar 2016 (Wed), 7pm - 9pm

Speaker Profile

Low Boon Chin (BC Low) is a teacher-cum-practitioner in technical analysis since 1989. He is one of the earliest Chartered Market Technician (CMT) in Singapore. BC has taught technical analysis in a formal setting for 20 years. He has delivered many seminars to financial institutions locally and abroad. BC has published both locally as well as in the leading US magazine Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities. In September 2014, he published an ebook in the US entitled “Integrating Technical Analysis for the investor”. The book has been a Best Seller for the US publisher for 5 months after its launch. Currently, BC is the president of TA Consultancy (www.taconsultancy.biz). Previously, he was the technical analyst for Merill Lynch International Bank.

Outline
  • Defining a trend
  • Four important time frame relationships for investors
  • How investors can harness time frames for better investment outcomes


13 Apr Trading System Design: A Practical Guide

CMC Markets

50 Raffles Place
#14-06 Singapore Land Tower
Singapore 048623

13 Apr 2016 (Wed), 7pm - 9pm

Speaker Profile

Alan Clement is a trading systems designer and independent trader with 25 years experience in the financial industry. He enjoyed a long career in both investment management and with a top-tier investment bank as a software developer and project manager, before going on to manage his own independent trading business. As well as trading the markets, he develops quantitative trading systems which target high risk-adjusted returns, in both local and overseas markets. He also provides consultancy and training to private and institutional traders and investors. Alan is an IFTA Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) and Australian Technical Analysts Association Councillor based in Melbourne Australia. His market analysis, trading strategies and system development training programme can be found at www.helixtrader.com

Outline

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 - as well as pointing 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. The presentation rounds off with a demonstration of designing a fully fledged trading system with real edge in the market. If you want to find out how your current strategy stacks up, or are on the lookout for a better system, Alan will highlight the steps to take and show some of the tools available to you.


20 May Market outlook on global indices and currencies

CMC Markets

50 Raffles Place
#14-06 Singapore Land Tower
Singapore 048623

20 May 2016 (Fri), 7pm - 9pm

Speaker Profile

Ms Jennifer Ooi Bee Har has more than 14 years of experience on equity and commodity markets. She is a senior market analyst with Wilmar. She worked for four years as a dealer in a Malaysia equity firm and then ten years in Wilmar. She studied in London South Bank University and obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Outline
  • Currencies: SGD, AUD, EURO, GBP, JPY, CHF, MYR, USD INDEX
  • Stock Indices : S&P500, HSI, NIKKEI, GDAXI and FTSE100, STI


5 Jul Forecasting & Predicting Markets - Do the Profits & Pleasures Outweigh the Pains?

IG

9 Battery Road
#01-02 Straits Trading Building
Singapore 049910

5 Jul 2016 (Tue), 7pm - 9pm

Speaker Profile

As technical analysts and traders we spend a lot of time working what the future holds. Australia's top market timer, David Hunt, who the Financial Review called The Bellringer, is a popular presenter on the Sky Australian Business TV program “Your Money Your Call” (Business Channel 602). The Business Channel Calls him “Big Call Merchant” as he published a big Equities buy signal in the AFR at end of February 2009 and publicly on Sky Business called the capitulation low on October 4 2011 in the S&P and world equities markets for a bull run towards 18000 in the Dow. He also created “The Gann Analysis” curriculum for the Australian Securities Institute.

As well, David is:
- Co founder & past vice-president of the Australian Technical Analysts Association
- Past president of the Australian Professional Technical Analysts Association
- Former house proprietary trader for Macquarie Bank in Forex Commodities and Stock indexed
- Forex treasury manager for Qantas

He is in his element when analysing markets and spends his days answering questions from clients and students on almost any market you can think of - currencies, equity indices and stocks, metals, oil and gas, grains and livestock, interest rates, and futures and options. With 30 years trading experience, David is using his positions as CEO of ADEST and the chairman of Adest Trading to help a new generation of investors and traders thrive and prosper in both rising and falling markets through his profithunters.com.au David has a B Comm (Hons) and M Comm from the University of NSW.


29 Jul Integrating Trend, Timing & Price In Investing

CMC Markets

50 Raffles Place
#14-06 Singapore Land Tower
Singapore 048623

29 Jul 2016 (Fri), 7pm - 9pm

Speaker Profile

BC Low is a teacher-cum-practitioner in technical analysis since 1989. He is one of the earliest Chartered Market Technician (CMT) in Singapore. BC has taught technical analysis in a formal setting for 20 years. He has delivered many seminars to financial institutions locally and abroad.

BC has published both locally as well as in the leading US magazine Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities. In September 2014, he published an ebook in the US entitled “Integrating Technical Analysis for the investor”. The book has been a Best Seller for the US publisher for 5 months after its launch.

Currently, BC is the president of TA Consultancy (www.taconsultancy.biz). Previously, he was the technical analyst for Merill Lynch International Bank.

Synopsis

Knowing a market is trending or congesting, is it possible to determine an appropriate timing and price to enter or exit a position? With the use of the right timing and price indicators, it may just be possible. When that is attained, there is integration of trend with timing and price.

Outline
  • Review of 10/40 EMA
  • Outline of Bollinger Bands
  • Stochastics & MACD – common but invaluable timing tools
  • Integrating trend, timing and price


31 Aug The Heikin Ashi Technique

UOB Kay Hian Auditorium

8 Anthony Rd #01-01
Singapore 229957

31 Aug 2016 (Wed), 7pm - 9pm

Speaker Profile

Nicholas Tan has more than 20 years of experience in the area of foreign exchange (forex) trading. He worked for 13 years as a forex trader with banks in Singapore, gathering much invaluable experience in the process. He rose from the ranks to vice president, making millions for the banks in those years. From 2005 to 2008, Nicholas Tan was involved in the Diploma in Wealth Management Course at a private institute where he taught as a free lance lecturer, a module on forex and CFD Trading (stock market). In conjunction with Rank Books and Rank Seminar, Nicholas Tan has been running monthly forex trading classes since 2007. This class is now Singapore’s longest running forex class, and has exposed hundreds of participants to his simple yet highly effective forex trading techniques. Besides a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, Nicholas Tan is also a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe).

Outline
  • What is Heikin Ashi?
  • Construction and Characteristics of the Heikin Ashi
  • Strength and Weakness
  • To combine with Candlestick reversal patterns and Oscillators for turning points


26 Sep Soh Tiong Hum’s proprietary Box Theory, the price action and trend

CMC Markets

50 Raffles Place
#14-06 Singapore Land Tower
Singapore 048623

26 Sep 2016 (Mon), 7pm - 9pm

Speaker Profile

Soh Tiong Hum is Director of TerraSeeds Market Technician Pte Ltd. TerraSeeds is a trading educator in Singapore since 2005. Soh Tiong Hum is a regular speaker at TASS events and has a bi-monthly lunch time event on forex and stock markets. He is an avid blogger on technical analysis topics; his Twitter account @sohtionghum was ranked #23 out of The Top 70 Twitter Accounts To Follow In 2015 by MahiFX.

Outline

Understand how a very simple map drawing technique from my time as a Combat Engineer Specialist in the Singapore Armed Forces taught me how to put multiple time frame price action from many screens into one screen. This was reinforced many years later when I saw a ‘Tool Shadow Board’ for the first time when I visited Mercedes-Benz plant at Sindelfingen, Germany, the oldest plant operated by DaimlerBenz AG.

In addition to it’s origin, I will share how a simple innovation like the Box Theory can be applied to forex and stocks so that trend, support and resistance can pop out immediately to the most layman trader and investor.

Duration: 1.5 hours


19 Oct Practical Trading Applications using Elliot Wave Theory

City Index office

6 Battery Rd
#20-01
Singapore 049909

19 Oct (Wed), 7pm - 9pm

Speaker Profile

Kelvin Wong, CFTe has over 10 years of experience in stock indices, equities and foreign exchange markets and employs a unique combination of fundamental and technical analysis such as Elliot Wave and fund flows positioning to pin point potential key reversal levels in the financial markets. Prior to joining City Index, Kelvin has traded actively and provided investment advisory for institutional traders/investors in investment banks and hedge funds. In addition, his opinions on the financial markets are well sought after in major media outlets such as Channel News Asia, The Straits Times and 93.8 Live FM.

Outline
  • The basics - how to identify impulsive and corrective waves?
  • Is wave labelling important? (theory versus practice)
  • Mean reversion - the most important aspect of Elliot Wave Theory for trading applications
  • Integrated technical analysis using Elliot Wave and news flow to identify potential inflection/reversal zone


17 Nov Secret in Futures Trading

CMC Markets

9 Raffles Place #30-02
Republic Plaza Tower 1
Singapore 048619

17 Nov 2016 (Thu), 7pm - 9pm

Speaker Profile

Raymond Tan is currently a full-time private trader He atarted full-time trading as SGX TMI (Trading Member Individual) since 2006. He trades forex, commodities and futures derivatives. His main focus now is on Index Futures (Nikkei, Hang Seng, DAX, S&P, Simsci etc) which gives him most profitable and consistent trading result.

He worked with financial companies including Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and top international money broking house (Tullett Liberty) for more than 20 years as System Development Manager. With strong programming background, he was one of the pioneers in developing auto trading system via Expert Advisor in MT4 platform since 2005. He has developed many systems over the past 10 years, the Ninja-system5 was on top ten Zulutrader signal provider list in year 2010 , and his Ninja-system3 achieved 767% in one year from May 2013 to May2014 by myfxbook.

He is the Founder and Organiser of Singapore Derivative and Forex Meetup Group (http://www.meetup.com/singapore-forex-group), the Blogger of SG Trading Courses (http://SGTradingCourses.blogspot.sg), the Founder and Developer of Hang Seng Turning Point System (HS TPS). He has conducted many classroom sessions since Jan. 2015. More details are on the web page, Hang Seng Index Coaching (http://hsicoaching.blogspot.sg/)

He graduated from National University of Singapore majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics and has a diploma in Investment from Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF)

Outline
  • Brief introduction to his background
  • How did he begin full-time career as Futures Derivative trader
  • What is Futures Derivative?
  • What's the difference between Stock Investment and Futures Derivative Trading?
  • What are the advantages to trade Futures Index?
  • How did he develop a trading system
  • Brief introduction to Hang Seng Turning Point System
  • Some take-away strategies for all