Chicago Trading Forum Schedule

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Friday, April 23, 2010


Location & Speaker

Session & Description

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nirvana FoyerWelcome Reception & Registration
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Nirvana A
Jea Yu

Trading Full Circle: A Streamlined Approach For Profitable Trading

Coinciding with the release of his third legacy book, Trading Full Circle, Jea Yu, CEO of, will cover the core aspects of his system of trading the equities markets. The concept of a full circle embodies the completion of a journey where voids are smoothed out and filled. Developed through a culmination of 11 years and over 20,000 market hours of participation and analysis, Mr. Yu illustrates the core concepts of his system including the streamlined methods with the new rifle charts, quick filtering techniques, identifying tradable market periods, critical morning preparation routine to identify trading set ups, letting the trading plan create itself, on the fly stock analysis, effectively foreshadowing market moves, trading the “perfect storm” highest probability setups, proper trade pacing, share scaling and techniques to roadblock exposing personal flaws while exploiting market flaws. Whether looking for a new trading system or trying to fill in voids with your existing system, this session will provide the applicable tools that traders can utilize immediately in all markets.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Nirvana B
Larry McMillan

Volatility Derivatives

In this presentation, Larry McMillan will show you how to using volatility derivatives in direct, contrary, and hedged strategies to profit off the market’s moves. He will examine the effects of implied volatility on the cost of an option and teach you how to use volatility to your advantage, giving you that extra edge that every trader needs.


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Saturday, April 24, 2010


Location & Speaker

Session & Description

7:00 am – 8:00 am Utopia Foyer Breakfast & Registration
8:00 am – 9:30 am Utopia ABCD
Jake Bernstein

High Probability Price Patterns and Rule Based Trading

Do you want to find out why so many traders fail--and how you can succeed? At this year's Forum, discover the truth behind the value and virtues of 100% objectivity in trading and why rule based trading is the only real answer.

In this 90-minute presentation, Bernstein will explain why trading with patterns is so successful. With real-world examples, he will teach you how to find high odds patterns and show you four patterns with the 100% objectivity you need to trade. Building on those patterns, Bernstein will discuss trading models and reveal how his own Setup-Trigger and Follow Through model works, illustrating the importance of a profit maximizing strategy. Follow along with the examples of Bernstein's real recent and coming trades using his trading model and you will discover the real truth about trading, profits, and discipline.

10:00 am – 11:30 am Utopia ABCD
Larry McMillan

Avoiding Option Trading Traps

In this presentation, Larry McMillan will examine five common problem areas in options trading, including: option buying, covered call writing, bull spreads, writing against LEAPS, and ignoring volatility. He will give you actionable tips on how to combat these problem areas and make each trade more profitable.
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Nirvana AB
Awards Banquet
Traders' Hall of Fame Honors Chuck LeBeau
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Utopia AB
Tom Sosnoff

20 Years on the Floor: Inside the Mind of Tom Sosnoff

Is low volatility the new norm? Tom Sosnoff, CEO of thinkorswim, will answer this question and many more with an insightful look at trading in 2010. What should we be looking at? What should we be trading? Learn the secrets of a professional market maker, from how to find trades to exactly how to execute them. Whether you trade commodities, options, or indexes, learn gain new tips and tricks from this 90-minute session with one of the biggest names in trading today—and start putting the experience and expertise of a professional to work for you!
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Utopia CD
John Person

Profiting from Seasonal Analysis and Top Momentum Indicators

Join veteran trader and author John Person as he pulls no punches in disclosing top secrets you will learn that can give you a road map to not only selecting the right stocks at the right time, but also finding the right method and tools you should use to confirm seasonal price moves in Stocks, Futures and the Forex markets. This session focuses on seasonal analysis, using consensus studies such as the COT report and the "Top-Down" approach that the world's best stock pickers use. As investors move to take control of their own financial destinies, they have discovered that with the right education they too can master the markets and boost annual returns better than most professionals; this session delivers that and more.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Utopia AB
Robert Prechter

Real Time Application of the Elliott Wave Model

Robert Prechter describes in detail how history’s leading Elliotticians, over decades of time, have forecast major market turns using the Wave Principle model. You will discover how an Elliottician thinks, not hypothetically but actually, and not retrospectively but in real time. Prechter demonstrates that the Wave Principle model offers a reliable consistency that no other approach--technical, fundamental or economic--can provide. His examples show that Wave Principle is the only model that provides perspective over a broad range of degrees of trend, allowing an analyst not simply to recognize market turns but also to understand how far and how long the market is likely to go in its new direction. By the end of the presentation, you will see why WP provides an objective basis for a view of the future that is independent of--and usually contrary to--consensus opinion.
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Utopia CD
Toni Turner

"Juice" Your Trading Profits Using Leveraged ETFs

Join best-selling author, Toni Turner, for this information-packed session, and learn how to enhance your profits using leveraged ETFs. It's true … during certain market environments, stocks will thrive more than funds. In other market climates, traditional ETFs can offer more risk control than stocks. Now, whether the market's roaring higher, or skidding south, Toni will show you how to combine your stock or traditional ETF position with shares of the appropriate leveraged exchange traded fund, safely and successfully. You'll discover simple strategies for adding sector, currency, and other classes of leveraged ETFs that suit your trading style. You'll also find out which funds to use--and when. So attend this session with Toni . . . then join the ranks of savvy traders who use leveraged ETFs to juice their trading profits!


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Sunday, April 25, 2010


Location & Speaker

Session & Description

7:00 am – 8:00 am Utopia Foyer Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am Utopia AB
Norman Hallett

The 10 Characteristics of The Disciplined, Successful Trader

Eliminate the big losing “blowout” trade that strips you of all the profit you just built up—and more! Learn why traders make the same costly trading mistakes over and over (and over) again...and what you can do to stop the vicious circle.

This presentation will give you actionable techniques you can use right now to reduce the number of trading mistakes you make and be a more consistently successful trader. Get tips on building an effective trading plan that will work for YOU. Understand WHY you are ruled by your subconscious beliefs, and why you are likely undermining your own success!

Trading expos are filled with struggling traders walking the aisles searching for the “Holy Grail”… the trading system that will give them consistent winning trades. The fact is that there are many trading systems that will do the job. The problem is not your trading system, it is much more likely your ability to run your trading plan in a disciplined and emotionless manner.

This presentation will deliver to you a clear understanding of the characteristics of The Disciplined Trader and how to go about making consistent successful trading a reality for you.

8:00 am – 9:30 am Utopia CD
Price Headley

Stock & Options Indicators for Effective Trading Systems

Price Headley shares his favorite techniques to precisely define the trend phases, while staying away from noisy trading ranges. Price shows you how to define a true breakout while avoiding many of the fakeouts.  Good trading is not only about managing your financial capital; it's also about managing your psychological capital. Price shows you the fundamental elements of good systems design, and how good systems help you to be more disciplined and confident in your trading process.  You'll learn Price's favorite metrics to gauge an attractive system's performance, and how you can implement a system that fits your financial goals.

10:00 am – 11:30 am Utopia AB
Chuck LeBeau

Exit Strategies for Traders: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Investors are finally beginning to realize that their exits are what determine the outcome of their trades. However, they are still relying on obsolete and outdated methods that are not appropriate for today’s volatile markets. In this presentation, LeBeau will review the most popular exit strategies and show how they are seriously flawed and may actually cause more problems than they solve.

LeBeau will introduce and explain several advanced exit strategies and the simple logic that makes them more effective at controlling risk and protecting profits. He will also explain why trailing exits are best used by long-term traders and are not as effective for short-term traders. LeBeau will propose alternative strategies for short-term traders that will enable them to target profit objectives and maximize returns by exiting on strength rather than weakness.

10:00 am – 11:30 am Utopia CD
Todd Gordon

Contra-trend Trading With Elliott Wave and Fibonacci Levels

Are the old adages “Trade with trend” or “The trend is your friend” true? Hardly! Markets only trend about 20 percent of the time, so what about the other 80 percent? Let professional fund trader and analyst Todd Gordon show you how the pros consistently contra-trend trade, while at the same time maintaining tight risk management, using the razor tight levels defined by Elliott Wave and Fibonacci analysis. Todd will show you three strategies for identifying market tops and bottoms hours before they develop, and then lay out how to move in and attack with expert trading tactics.
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Schaumberg EFGHLunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Utopia AB
Steve Nison

Candlestick Charting Basics: Spotting the Early Reversal Signals

Many people claim to teach candlesticks, but there is only one master source to in the Western world: Nison Candlesticks... candlesticks the right way. Steve’s strategies work in all markets and all time frames. Besides detailing some of his favorite candlestick signals, Steve will show how to add candlesticks to Western indicators and how to use candles to control risk. Just some of the benefits you’ll take away from this fast-paced, enlightening, and entertaining seminar include:

  • Improving your trading skills regardless of where you are right now
  • Confidently go into any trading situation even in “unpredictable markets”
  • Making smart trading decisions almost instantly
  • Gaining the knowledge to know when to enter—and just as importantly when to exit—the market
  • Training with the world-renowned father of candle charting

The best part is you'll see a tremendous improvement in your insight and confidence the very next trading day!

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Utopia CD
Justine Williams-Lara

Navigating Through The Bull: Turn Chaos into Cash

For the last 16 years Justine Williams-Lara has been teaching and trading Profitunity's unique and powerful Chaos approach to thousands of traders. In this session she will teach you what Chaos is all about and how to increase your profits in Stocks, Bonds, Commodities, Forex and ETFs in any time frame. During the presentation Justine will demonstrate an exciting approach that combines elements of Profitunity's proprietary charting analysis with Chaos and human psychology. Learn how to identify a trend in a second on any chart with the "Alligator" and what keeps traders from succeeding in today's volatile markets.

This session will be packed with plenty of practical, real market examples and tips for the new and seasoned traders alike. We will also have a Q & A for an open discussion to answer any questions or look at a specific chart. Don't miss this opportunity to see Justine share these powerful methods.

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Utopia AB
Grace Morris

Planetary, Fundamental and Technical Analysis: A Winning Combination

Using fundamental, technical and planetary cycle analysis, Astro Economics® is a system that has outperformed the markets year after year. This presentation will show step by step how to pick the best sectors and best stocks in those sectors. Grace K. Morris will give you the tools you need to improve your trading and investing.

We’ll also look at Economic Cycles, Interest Rates and Inflation/Deflation Cycles.
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Utopia CD
Joe Cusick

Strike Price Selection

Have you ever bought an option where the price of the stock goes your way and you still lose money? Do you ever wonder how to determine a strike price for a specific strategy and time frame? When is it better to do a spread instead of a single leg option? Not only will we go over some ways to select a potential strike price, we will also cover how to use optionsXpress for determining what if for various option strategies.


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