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2016-2017 Schedule

Meeting # 1:
Speaker: Mark Sachs
Date: September 20, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza

A new analytic paradigm for predicting price direction

Ninety five percent of all new day-traders and swing traders fail. This number has not improved over the course of the last 20 years. The reason is that they accept a priori the same trading methodology of their predecessors.  That is, a trading methodology that does not stand up to rigorous mathematical testing: it fails to increase the precision of a trading entry (positive predictive value).

At Right Line Trading our indicator analysis does not utilize data from your trading chart. Instead, it turns to data assimilated from multiple higher time frames and multiple correlative markets. The system has been optimized utilizing multi-variable algorithmic equations and subjected to extensive “forward” testing: the sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value of a system generated trading entry have been clearly defined. The final result is a software system with the proven ability to predict the future price direction of any trading instrument with outstanding accuracy.

Bio:   Dr. Mark Sachs is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former professor at Jefferson College, Philadelphia. He has published over 15 articles in top tier journals. Dr. Sachs has been involved in the financial markets for over 20 years. His area of expertise is the optimization of multi-variable equations.     He has applied his knowledge and experience to the movement of price in the equities market.   Dr. Sachs has succeeded in describing market movement via the use of a complex multi-variable equation in which all relevant independent variables have been characterized and optimized. Via this equation the sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value of each trading entry is known. Analysis of market movement is always performed on a multi-time frame basis.

Right Line Trading Software is the product of over a decade of analysis of price action, market structure and indicator algorithms.   This software is one of the fastest growing trading systems on NinjaTrader.

Meeting # 2:


Cesar Alvarez
Date: Oct 18, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza

Bio:    Cesar has been trading stocks since the mid 1990s. He spent nine years as a professional market researcher for Connors Research and Cesar has been at the forefront of stock market research, having developed over 100 successful trading strategies that are used by investors and fund managers in the United States and internationally. He was the researcher and co-author of five trading books. Cesar created the ConnorsRSI indicator. Currently, Cesar runs the quant blog, ‘Alvarez Quant Trading’ along with AmiBroker consulting, AmiBroker education and trading signals service.

Cesar Alvarez attended the University of California, Berkeley where he received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Masters of Science in Computer Science. Cesar was a developer on Microsoft Excel versions 3, 4, and 5

Meeting # 3:



Ted Theodore  (Topic 1)  

Butch Headding  (Topic 2)

Nov 1
5, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crown Plaza
Topic 1: Free Cash Flow: A Reliable Anchor In Post-Election Storms

Free cash flow has proven to be a dependable metric to measure the overall economic health of a company, especially when determining whether it has the resources to protect and grow its business. Corporate management has too much discretion in reporting revenues, expenses and intangibles. In contrast, free cash flow stands as an absolute measure of a corporation's financial wellbeing: cash in the bank does not lie.

With a clear potential for a considerable increase post-election volatility (regardless of the ultimate presidential election winner and an more deeply divided Congress), investors should focus on reliable market metrics that can help them ride out any potential turbulence on the investment horizon.

Ted's presentation will offer a detailed examination of TrimTabs Asset Management's battle tested methodology. It focuses on free cash flow, along with a requirement that companies maintain strong balance sheets. Additionally, we seek companies which are reducing their share count, leaving us with a bigger piece of the pie. This approach has delivered outperformance for our clients since inception in 2011.

The TrimTabs investment process is firmly guided by quantitative disciplines. We think that you will find our approach different, but also sophisticated, compared to most quant approaches.

Ted will be available both before the meeting on November 15th or on November 16th to meet with you in person to discuss in further detail the TrimTabs Investment Strategy. Please contact him ( to schedule an appropriate time.

Bio:          Ted Theodore, CFA
                 Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer
                 TrimTabs Asset Management


Ted Theodore, CFA, has specialized both in portfolio management and investment strategy.  In addition to being a senior portfolio manager at Citibank and Morgan Stanley, he was head of equity strategy at Citibank and author of the first published research analysis of growth vs. value investing while at Morgan Stanley.  His roles have ranged from director of research to chief investment officer.  Ted’s research has been published widely including in the Journal of Investing and the Journal of Portfolio Management.  Ted was chair of the Asset Allocation Congress and has conducted half-day workshops on global active asset allocation.  He was an early adopter of ETFs and started one of the first ETF strategist products in 1999.  Ted earned both his MBA in finance and his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Michigan.  He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Market Technicians Association.


Topic 2: Binary Options: The New Way to Profit from Options

Binary options are limited risk contracts based on a simple yes/no market proposition like will the markets go up by the end of the trading week. Binary options offer traders ways to trade the most active stock indices, commodities, forex, event and bitcoin markets with relatively low collateral. Learn how to use them to generate income, or build an account.

Bio:           Butch Headding


Butch began trading in 1986 and has been trading full time since 2003. He created an international training company and has assisted traders in his live training room for 13 years. He teaches individual traders how to understand market structure, psychology, entry/exit techniques and trade management. Butch uses his highly developed trading methodology that identifies movements over intraday time periods – often identifying where price is most likely to move to prior to the opening bell. Butch is also the master of patience. If you struggle with patience in your trading, you will learn how to master this by the pro!

After years of experience in working with traders of all levels of experience, Butch realized what most are traders seeking – great trade setups without a lot of work. He created Binary Option Mania to  provide exactly what traders have been asking for - Reduced Learning Curve - High Performance Setups - Live Platform - Transparency of Results


Meeting # 4:

Dean Malone
   Forex Specialist and National Trainer
   Compass FX

December 13, 2015

Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza
Topic: Actively Trading a Trump Market in 2017
In this presentation, Dean will share his Active Trading strategies from Entry to Exit and his market outlook for the first year of the Trump presidency.  If you’re an active trader, you don’t want to miss this presentation.

Dean began trading stocks and commodities online in the early 1990s as a hobby.  In 2000, Dean turned his hobby of trading into a profession as a national trainer for a U.S. retail trading platform.  Since then, he has trained tens of thousands how to trade stocks, options, and foreign currency. 

In 2005, Dean joined Compass FX, a Futures and Forex brokerage firm in Dallas, as a Forex Specialist and national trainer and later became a licensed broker and commodity trading advisor.  He has been interviewed by CNBC, Reuters, CNN, Wall Street Journal, and others as an authority in the Foreign Currency market and its effect on the economy. 

More importantly, his focus has always been on educating investors and traders on how to trade.  Since 2008, Dean has hosted a daily online trading room teaching various trading techniques live in the market.

As a trader, Dean has developed trading tools to simplify his trading…and the trading of thousands of Compass FX clients.  These tools include the DOTS Method, the Synergy Method, the ADR Pro Calculator, the Bank Trader Strategy, and the Traders Dynamic Index which is his most notable trading tool used by thousands of retail, professional, and institutional trader
s globally.

Meeting # 5:


Todd Horwitz

Date: January 17, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza

Bio:   Todd Horwitz began his career in the financial industry as an option market maker at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange in 1980.  Todd was one of the founding traders in the SPX pit.  For the past thirty six years, he has maintained his own trading and has been a member of all three major exchanges in Chicago, including the CME and CBOT.  Todd remains an active member of the Chicago Board of Trade. In addition to his market activities, Todd has also been an active writer and educator in the field of options. He is the author of several books and have trained countless successful students on how to understand and trade weekly options. Todd regularly has a bevy of top guests including Alan Butler, David Asman and Liz Claman of Fox Business Network show The Closing Bell on his radio show. Todd also has had the pleasure of co-hosting the Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business and is a regular contributor to Fox News, CNBC, Bloomberg, and the Business News Network


Meeting #6:

Doug Campbell

Feb 21, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza


Bio:        Doug Campbell has been trading for more than 25 years.  He says however many of those early years were filled with frustration and struggle.  Doug like many traders, spent years on a quest to find the Holy Grail indicator and trade set-up that would bring the success he desired.  He was the classic definition of a Yo-Yo trader, having periods of great results followed by even longer periods where he would give back all of his gains and then some.

Although Doug threatened to give up trading many times, his dream of trading full time kept him pushing relentlessly forward toward his goal.  He became a dedicated student of price action and simplified his trading.  Doug tossed out all of the indicators, gave up the idea of predicting price action, and got back to the basics of pattern recognition and trend following.
As a husband, father of 2 and owner of a small construction company his progress was agonizingly slow.  Today as a full-time trader of more than 10 years, a market educator, and trading coach, he is grateful for the lessons learned during those years of struggle.

Doug runs the Right Way Options service in conjunction with Hit & Run Candlesticks trading room, founded by his friend Rick Saddler.   At Hit & Run Candlesticks and Right Way Options, we believe a quality education is a key to success.  With that in mind, I am honored to have the opportunity to share with you, my simple approach to options trading that has thus far delivered a win/loss ratio of better than 70%.  Straight talk on options trading without all the hype.  I look forward to sharing with you soon.

Meeting #7:

 Rob Hoffman

Date: March 21, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza


Bio:   Legendary trader Rob Hoffman is CEO of and is considered one of the top traders and most respected to learn from in the world. He has won six international, and 13 domestic competitions. That's more real money, on-site, domestic, and international trading competitions than any other trader anywhere. Mr. Hoffman offers his students a very unique live trading experience where students are able to look over his shoulder and ask questions as he trades live, in real-time. He mentors institutional as well as retail traders on how to use the same techniques he uses during all of the top trading competitions and does this right on the screen in front of them in his real live trading account, something very few traders are willing to do.

Our Next Event

Meeting # 8:
Speaker:  Corey Rosenbloom

Date: April 18, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza

Building Modern Trades from Foundational Price Principles

With today's markets rapidly moving from catalyst to catalyst, it can be helpful to go "back to basics" and study the price principles that have worked in all markets, all timeframes.  No matter what market you trade, you can benefit from adapting your current trading strategy or model to incorporate one or more of these core principles.


Corey will walk you through the main principles of Charles Dow, Ralph Elliott, Richard Wyckoff and more as he builds the "Three Core Price Principles to use in today's market."


Using this as a departure point, he will then draw from his 16 years of trading experience to detail tactics of basic retracement and breakout strategies you can start using now.


Finally, Corey will offer you access to see how he analyzes the markets and trades these strategies in his membership services for Afraid to Trade.

Bio:     “Let’s overcome fear and engage in one of the most challenging, exciting, and rewarding activities out there!”
Mr. Rosenbloom’s interest in the stock market began as a junior in High School where his team won an investment challenge competition which drew him into investing actual money in the market using basic fundamental analysis.  Later, the Bear Market of the early 2000s would challenge these assumptions and force him into deeper study of market concepts – “There had to be a better way than Buy and Hold strategies”.

He was soon introduced to the concepts of price charting, or more formally known as “Technical Analysis” and the pattern recognition, along with indicator combinations, drew his attention sharply in that direction.  As the market began its recovery, he was participating as a momentum intraday trader, which soon gave way to broader swing-trading strategies.  He describes one of many “light-bulb” moments when he was introduced to Sector Rotation Concepts which seemed to make the price charts fit into a logical progression of expectations.  From there, he deployed options trading strategies which gave way to ETF trading, which itself finally gave way to active futures market trading tactics.

Mr. Rosenbloom holds a bachelor’s degree in both Psychology (cognitive research focus) and Political Science and later received a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs with a Business concentration.  He has completed Levels I, II, and III of the Market Technician’s Association’s Chartered Market Technician (CMT) program.

He currently serves as an independent consultant, analyst, author, and educator.  He manages both personal and family accounts using the concepts he teaches, employing both long-term and active intraday trading strategies.


Meeting # 9:

Aaron Seager

Date: May 16, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza


Aaron Seager has over 18 years’ experience in capital markets, with a

track record and a reputation in the industry of consistent

profitability in trading a variety of asset classes, particularly during

times of great distress.  Mr. Seager currently manages Arbor Hill

Advisors, an investment adviser specializing in quantitative investment

strategies in equity, fixed income, commodity, and volatility markets. 

Arbor Hill has grown as an offshoot of the Pack family office (Dallas),

which Mr. Seager has advised extensively since 2010.


In 2008, Mr. Seager launched Seager Capital Group, a hedge fund manager

specializing in quantitatively driven stock selection strategies.

Prior to launching Seager Capital, Mr. Seager served as Head of Trading

at Reservoir Capital Group, where he oversaw all trading activities for

the firm’s $2 billion in assets, including risk management and hedging

responsibilities for the private equity and hedge fund seeding

businesses.  Mr. Seager also built and managed Reservoir’s quantitative

equity business, generating double-digit returns.


Prior to joining Reservoir, Mr. Seager co-founded and served as Managing

Principal of Korenvaes Capital Management, the family office for the

Harlan B. Korenvaes family in Dallas.


Mr. Seager began his career as an interest rate derivatives trader

within Citibank’s Foreign Exchange business in New York and London. He

holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the

University of Pennsylvania.





























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