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TSAA Review - Spring 2015

Articles include "Importance of Pattern Recognition", "The Truth about Leveraged ETF Returns", "Quantitative Technical Analysis", "Winner vs. Loser", "Wyckoff and Rhythm" and more.

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Sign up NOW for summer semester classes in Technical Analysis at Golden Gate University!

It is not too late to register for classes in Technical Analysis at GGU this summer semester, which begins May 3rd. The following classes are being offered:

  • FI 352: Technical Analysis of Securities (on campus)
  • FI 360: Behavioral Finance (online)
  • FI 498TS: Quantitative Methods for Technical Trading Systems (online)

Check out the YouTube video introduction to the Trading Systems class with Tom McAlone.

Hans Overturf: A common sense approach to investing in the stock and futures markets interspersed with some "non-common sense" nuances

When: May 21, 4:00-6:00PM PDT

Where: Golden Gate University, Room 6208

Registration is open

Topics covered: - Momentum driven strategies vs. sideways strategies and how they can complement each other - Principles of charting - Investor psychology and the role of the financial media - Questions & answers - "idle chit chat" after formal part of presentation

Biography: Hans Overturf was born in 1973 in Hallau, Switzerland. He spent three year of apprenticeship as postal administrator (commercial education) 1986 to 1989, followed by two years of military service, first lieutenant in Swiss military. He has joined investment club Midas in Zuerich, Switzerland at age 16. Hans has emigrated to US with young family in 1996 and attended Humboldt State University 1996-2000, graduated with a BA in Economics, Suma Cum Laude. Hans has worked as financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Jan. 2000 to June 2003, and received two Rising Star designations. He’s worked as an independent financial advisor between July 2003 and December 2008. Since January 2009, Hans has been a private investor (securities, futures, real estate) and a minority owner in Sisu Capital. He has invested based on the CAN SLIM method since 2002. Hans is a co-organizer of the Marin and SF IBD meetup groups. He specializes in strategies that do well in sideways markets. Hans uses futures and options on futures as his primary investment vehicles. His focus is on a consistent outperformance of S&P 500. Some of the investment tools that he employs as an investor: compounding, momentum, noise, greed & fear, exuberance, pessimism, irrationality, efficient vs. inefficient markets, minimizing transaction costs, leverage, risk management.

Chip Anderson, President of StockCharts.com

When: June 16, 4:00-6:00PM PDT

Where: Golden Gate University, Room 6208

Registration is open

Chip Anderson, President and Founder of StockCharts.com, will speak about how you can use StockCharts.com to analyze individual stocks, commodities, indices or sector charts and other features of the website.  If you are a student learning Technical Analysis and would like to learn how to use a FREE website charting platform, be sure to attend this meeting!

Cost is FREE for GGU Students. TSAA-SF members pay $10 and Non-Members pay $20.

Biography: After graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences, Chip signed on at Microsoft where he worked for 10 years as a developer on the company’s earliest Windows operating systems, such as 1.x, 2.x and 3.0. In 1999 Chip founded StockCharts.com. The website has since become one of the most popular Technical Analysis and charting software platforms in existence, boasting millions of visitors and thousands of paid subscribers. The ChartSchool within Stockcharts.com provides a wealth of educational information about chart analysis, trading, market analysis and portfolio management – free to the public. In addition, the company offers expert research and commentary from such Technical Analysis legends as John Murphy, Martin Pring, Carl Swenlin, Arthur Hill, and the TSAA-SF’s own Bruce Fraser.

Jeffrey Hirsch, Editor In Chief of The Stock Trader's Almanac

When: July 15, 3:00-5:00PM PDT

Where: Golden Gate University, Room 2201

Registration is open

A joint meeting with the Northern California Chapter of the Market Technicians Association. This is your chance to hear Jeff's presentation before he appears at The MoneyShow in San Francisco! Learn about his proven methods of analyzing seasonal patterns and how you can apply them to your trading.

Biography: Jeff Hirsch is editor-in-chief of The Stock Trader’s Almanac and Almanac Investor, and author of The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles (Wiley, 2012) and Super Book: Why the Dow Will Hit 38,820 and How You Can Profit from It (Wiley, 2011). A 25-year Wall Street veteran, he took over from founder Yale Hirsch in 2001. Mr. Hirsch regularly appears on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and many other financial media outlets.

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  • Wednesday, November 5th 1:00pm ET
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