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2008-2009 Schedule

Meeting # 1:


Toni Turner

Date: Tuesday September 16, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza
Topic: Secrets to Profiting with Exchange Traded Funds
Toni Turner is a trader/investor with seventeen years of experience. She is the best-selling author of A Beginnerʼs Guide to Day Trading Online, A Beginner's Guide to Short Term Trading and Short-Term Trading in the New Stock Market. Her books have been translated into Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese. An investor/trader with sixteen yearsʼ experience, she is a popular educator and speaks at trading forums and financial conferences across the United States.
Toni has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and CNBC. She has been interviewed on dozens of radio programs and featured in periodicals such as Fortune magazine, Stocks and Commodities, SFO, MarketWatch, Fidelity Active Trader, and Bloomberg Personal Finance.  Toni is the President of TrendStar Group, Inc

Meeting # 2:


Gavin Holmes

Date: Tuesday October 21, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza

Gavin Holmes
CEO International

After leaving school Gavin Holmes served as a Police Officer with both the Hampshire Constabulary and Metropolitan Police before entering into business, first working as a jeweler and then becoming sales director of an exhibition and events company in London.
In 1998 Gavin started his first business designing and building exhibition stands worldwide, and now Gavin owns or has major shareholdings in several successful companies including TradeGuider.

Having attended many of Tony Robbins seminars, Gavin understands the power of positive thinking and discipline in our lives, a very important factor when trading the markets. Now based in Chicago, Gavinís role as CEO Worldwide is to set up and manage relationships with resellers and business partners across the globe, a challenge that he has already undertaken with the successful launch of TradeGuider LLC in the United States.

Special Saturday Seminar: 

 "How to Profit From Market Manipulation"


 Tom Williams

Learn the VSA (Volume Spread Analysis) principles and how to understand volume to track manipulation from the Master of VSA himself!

Register and pay early and SAVE !!
 (AfTA members please note, this seminar is not included in your membership, but AfTA members do get a large discount)

Speaker:     Tom Williams 

Chairman, TradeGuider Systems

Date:            Saturday Nov 8, 2008

Time:            7:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Agenda: Registration and breakfast 7:45   -  8:30 a.m.
  Tom Williams 8:30   - 11:45 a.m.
  Break 11:45 - 12:00 p.m.
  Q&A 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location:    Studio Movie Grill      (Addison)
                      5405 Beltline Road, Dallas TX 75248

                      Map     SMG Map  
Cost:    (Price includes buffet breakfast) 







Early registration prior to 10/26 $25  $40  
At the door on 11/8 $35  $50  
Registration form      

Early registration MUST be submitted at AfTA meeting on Oct 21 or mailed and postmarked by Oct 26 to address on registration form.  Early registration closes Oct 26.

Note: Only checks and cash are accepted.  We can not accept credit cards.

f you do not register early, please print out the registration form, fill it out and bring to the seminar to save time.

Tom WilliamsTom Williams,
formerly a very successful U.S. Syndicate Trader. He retired from professional trading at the age of 40, taking up a number of commercial ventures during this period. However, Tom's real ambition was to help traders operate in a more informed way, and this idea formed the basis of his software development company, Genie Software Ltd, 14 years ago. Tom has spent many years refining the signals in his flagship product, VSA (The forerunner to TradeGuider). Apart from his own expertise, the company also relies heavily on customer feedback to enhance and develop its products.

Tom is the author of  the book "Master the Markets" that reveals how "Smart Money" influences the markets.  Tom's principles are heavily based on the teachings of renowned trader Richard D. Wyckoff.

Imagine you could know in advance which way the market was going to move.  You'd know in advance what the next significant market move was going to be. With this knowledge you'd be able to predict the ups and downs and profit accordingly.

It's every trader's dream ...  The ability to buy at the bottom of the market and sell at the top.   Would you use it? Of course you would!



Meeting # 3:


John Mauldin

Date: Tuesday November 18, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza

John Mauldin is the creative force behind the Millennium Wave investment theory, author of the weekly economic e-mail Thoughts from the Frontline,, and a private letter for accredited investors. As well as being a frequent contributor to Capital & Crisis and Strategic Investment, Mr. Mauldin is a New York Times best-selling author with a unique ability to present complex financial topics and make them understandable to the lay reader with insights into the current economy and hedge fund industry. His latest book, Just One Thing, is due out in December.


Meeting # 4:


Vince Rowe

Date: Tuesday December 16, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza

As a training industry veteran and pundit for more than 20 years, Vince Rowe promises that his Online Trading Academy teaches the most comprehensive and skills-based education adapted for the individual investor or trader. Each student in his Texas classrooms walks away with an individual trading plan.  Vince will talk about the problems he routinely encounters with trading plans and some of the strategies he uses for helping traders

Vince also does a daily popular radio show. where he evangelizes about, and reports on methods for do it-yourself trading; particularly, not falling for the snake-oil solutions in the financial markets. The radio program showcases SEC litigators, who share their stories about class action law suits and consumer arbitration wins. Plus, information is shared with listeners about free trading tools and resources. Vince regularly interviews leading traders, who actually trade for a living, not just someone who has written a book. Those guests talk about the skills they have honed to be successful and what is necessary to be a successful trader in the markets.

Meeting # 5:



John Rawlins

President - Market Projection Technologies

Date: Tuesday January 20, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza
Topic: "The Cycle Projection Oscillator... Past and
Current Market Projections"
Files: PowerPoint, Weekly Commentary, Monthly Commentary
John began trading commodity futures (soybeans and gold) in 1976. In 1979 he began working with an aerospace engineer developing a technology which evolved into the Cycle Projection Oscillator.

In 1990 he began expanding his research and began consulting for clients. His research has been published in major brokerage firm reports, quoted on CNBC, and published many times in FUTURES Magazine where John is a regular contributor to the column "Tech Talk".

After two decades of working with a handful of select clients, Market Projection Technologies, Inc was formed to bring CPO analysis to a larger audience. It is a research firm that works closely with clients to meet their specific needs.

He has worked as a broker for several large Wall St. firms and owned his own commodity brokerage firm. He is a past member of the Chicago Board of Trade.

Meeting # 6:


Peter Mauthe

Date: Tuesday February 17, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza

Peter Mauthe has been an investment professional since 1978, most recently serving as President and chief operating officer of several successful investment advisory firms including Tom Bassoís (of New Market Wizards fame) Trendstat Capital Management, Inc. Peter has also been an independent market maker on the Chicago Board Options Exchange and a past President and member of the board of directors of an industry trade association.

Meeting # 7:


Larry Pesavento

Date: Tuesday March 17, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza

Larry Pesavento is a forty year veteran trader. He managed Drexel Burnham Lambertís Commodity department and is a former member of the C.M.E., where he was a local in the S & P pit. Larry has been a guest on FNN (now CNBC) and is the author of nine books on trading, he currently is a private trader for a large hedge fund. Larry uses a system of pattern recognition in his trading. This approach eliminates the random nature of market action. Since 1985, his focus has been weighted heavily on NASDAQ stocks with special emphasis on Internet stocks. He has one of the most extensive trading libraries in the world, which he utilized in his personal training of over 800 traders in the past thirteen years.

Shelli Simon has been trading since 1990, having had a prior career as a History teacher...She became a student of Larry Pesaventos in 1998 and a confirmed Pattern Recognition trader from that time on..She was the Face of Trading in Active Trader Magazine in April of 2000...She not only uses Pattern Recognition for trading but also as a basis for investment decisions regarding qualified money accounts. Her joy is in teaching others how to use Patterns.

Meeting # 8:


Ed Downs

Date: Tuesday April 21, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza
Edcolor2.gif (4691 bytes)CEO and Founder Nirvana Systems
1) Chart Patterns that Work in Real Time
2) Group Rotation in Real Time
3) Trade Management that Maximizes Profits


Meeting # 9:



Hank Pruden

Date: Tuesday May 19, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza
Hank Pruden is a professor in the School of Business at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California where he has been teaching for 20 years. Hank is more than a theoretician, he has actively traded his own account for the past 20 years. His personal involvement in the market ensures that what he teaches is practical for the trader, and NOT just abstract academic theory.




Linda Raschke
Prof. Hank Pruden
Dr. Gary Dayton

Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17 
























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