Registration and "Cocktails & Trading" Party
3:00 — 7:00 Event Registration
7:00 — 9:00 TheoTrade Options Happy Hour LIVE (enjoy two cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres on us!)
Cocktails & Trading - THEOTRADE'S HAPPY HOUR
- with Prof. Jeff Bierman and Don Kaufman
One Quant, One Chart Geek, and Your Stocks. Join our evening welcome session for Jeff’s Techincal approach mixed with Don’s Quantitative trade ideas to combine into some powerful trade setups. Bring your stocks and we will bring ideas, trades and the drinks!
Day 1: Volatility Strikes Back Event
8:00 — 9:00 Final Registration
09:00 — 5:00 Volatility Strikes Back Event Sessions
Opening Ceremonies, Introduction & Logistics - Jeff Roth
Volatility Strikes Back! - 2019 - Don Kaufman
Volatility is back! Now what? Discover how to cope with, harness, and even exploit the opportunities volatility can provide. From premium selling to intraday trade to some of the most intricate strategies, volatility provides us a unique and timely edge. Now learn how to take advantage of the forthcoming opportunities.
The Straight & Narrow on Algorithmic Trading: Negotiating Linear Price Moves - Professor Jeff Bierman, CMT
The proliferation of artificial intelligence, data mining and algorithmic trading has redefined underlying security price moves. Traditional saw-tooth patterns that used to dominate the stock market action has given way to a new paradigm of near-perfect linear price movements. Listen to Professor Jeffrey Bierman, CMT walk you through the structural dynamics of computer-driven, duration, zig-zag trading and show you how to negotiate these configuration to catch reversals or place continuation trades. Join Jeff and let him set you "straight."
The Taming of the Skew - Matt Williamson
Learn to love (and exploit) the existence of skew as Matt walks you through the basics. What is it, why does it exist, and how can you use it to increase your edge and construct more robust trades? Included in the session are two trade plans to exploit skew: the first maximizes returns on idle cash (base interest rate is for suckers!), the second reduces risk on long stock positions. A two-pronged approach to exploit skew to your advantage - every time!
Ready. Set. NQ! - Tony Rago
One product, one strategy, and one very accomplished logic. You understand the strategy, the methodology, and you have seen what Tony Rago does day to day. Now it’s your turn to learn how to perfect your intraday craft and test your trading skills. Join Tony Rago as he displays the single most effective methods to learn to trade intraday without having to go-live or risk capital. This session will make you better at what you currently do and teach you how to take your intraday skill set to entirely new levels.
Trading with Fusion - Brandon Chapman, CMT
Brandon Chapman, CMT takes you on a mind-opening journey where you will learn how the worlds of fundamentals and technicals can collide to create an exciting and profitable fusion of trading styles you can add to your trading arsenal toolkit when you get back home!
Intraday Timing with the TICK - Corey Rosenbloom, CMT
How can Market Internals give you clues to the immediate future movement in price? While most traders focus on the AD Line (Advance-Decline Line) each day, few focus on the message of TICK which can give us clues much earlier to intraday reversals. Want to know if the intraday trade you're about to take has greater odds of winning or failing? The TICK may have your answer. In this session, Corey will define the NYSE and NASDAQ TICK and highlight how you can hear the message of the market as interpreted through this key Market Internal that is a mystery to most traders.
Day 2: Volatility Strikes Back Event
09:00 — 5:00 Volatility Strikes Back Event Sessions
Off the Record with Don - Don Kaufman (with Matt Williamson)
Unleashed, unfiltered, and uncensored…High risk premium selling, no margin constraints, and wild concepts you have never seen or heard Don discuss! Engineers line-up, here is your chance to ask questions, take notes, and build trading ideas with a no holds barred approach. Nothing is off limits in this tell all session!
Our Internal Risk Manager: Understanding How We Self-sabotage Our Level of Success - Steve "Slim" Miller
While traders focus so much on their education around the markets, technical analysis and a multitude of other aspects of their learning process, often, little thought goes into the personal aspects of trading success. Slim will help you understand how a part of ourselves, meant to protect us, actually gets in our way. It’s time to revamp some old internal mechanisms and move forward in a “mindset” that promotes greater profitability. Raise your self-awareness! Expand your comfort zone!
Love at First Spot - Trend Meets NQ - Corey Rosenbloom, CMT and Tony Rago
Join us for a very special joint session where NQ strategist and price reading extraordinaire Tony Rago goes head to head with the Trend identification methodologies of Corey Rosenbloom. Entry markers and spots meet ticks and trend days to provide you the ultimate in risk identification and trends for your trading day.
Extreme Measures: Technical Indicator Setups to Exploit Price Volatility - Professor Jeff Bierman, CMT
Political uncertainty, slowing economic growth, Fed balance sheet unwinding and business cycle headwinds are finally wearing down the 9-year stealth bull market, which effectively is creating an opportunistic environment for swing trading. In other words, price volatility has finally become the norm rather than the exception. And extreme moves call for extreme measures. So join Professor Jeffrey Bierman, CMT as he shares with you a variety of technical indicator set ups designed to gauge and exploit price volatility.
Inside the VIX and Volatility Structure - Brandon Chapman, CMT
Learn how the mysterious nature of the VIX can be tamed as Brandon takes you for a peek behind the curtain at what institutions are doing to hedge. Discover how volatility structure can help assist in timing markets tops and can provide insight as to a good time to hedge your downside risks.
Closing Ceremonies, Final Giveaway, Thank You's and A Look At What's Ahead... - Jeff Roth