BEST of WYCKOFF 2019 Online Conference
Wyckoff experts presenting:
Techniques for Improving the Accuracy and Timeliness of Horizontal Point & Figure Count Objectives by Bruce Fraser
Horizontal Point and Figure Counting is one of the oldest and most powerful tools in the technical analysis arsenal. The ability to generate price objectives from PnF charts is unique but rarely used. Traders can become discouraged when count objectives are wildly inaccurate. In this presentation, Bruce will illustrate techniques for improving your PnF counting skills.
Among the Topics to be Covered: A review of general rules of thumb for when to use 1-box and 3-box reversal methods. Which scaling methods are best for the analysis you are using? How to construct PnF charts for intraday analysis. How to match intraday PnF to the desired vertical chart timeframes. Where to start and end PnF Counts for maximum count accuracy.
Bruce Fraser, an industry-leading "Wyckoffian," began teaching graduate-level courses at Golden Gate University (GGU) in 1987. Working closely with the late Dr. Henry (“Hank”) Pruden, he developed curriculum for and taught many courses in GGU’s Technical Market Analysis Graduate Certificate Program, including Technical Analysis of Securities, Strategy and Implementation, Business Cycle Analysis and the Wyckoff Method. For nearly three decades, he co-taught Wyckoff Method courses with Dr. Pruden, and has also used this approach to the markets as the foundation of his own trading for over 35 years. Bruce publishes a widely read blog at StockCharts.com, entitled "Wyckoff Power Charting” and co-hosts a popular, online weekly Wyckoff Market Discussion with fellow Wyckoff expert, Roman Bogomazov.
Richard D. Wyckoff, The Man Behind The Method by Stella Osoba
Richard D. Wyckoff was one of the most influential early exponents of the discipline of technical analysis, and his influence continues unabated today, almost a century after his death in 1934. While many of his practices regarding technical analysis are widely known and employed by technical analysis practitioners (if often unattributed to him), remarkably little is known about the man himself.
This presentation seeks to address this gap by shining a light on the many successes, failures and tragedies that shaped the life of Richard Wyckoff. His brilliant achievements and contributions were offset by stunning failures, including his business interests with Hugo Emerson’s phonograph record company (of which Wyckoff would later say, “I have made a good many mistakes in my life but this was one of the worst”), and his disastrous marriage to his second wife, Cecelia Gertrude Shere who, through cunning and deception, wrested control of the Magazine of Wall Street from him. Still, he was and remains a remarkable figure for his contributions to technical analysis and so much more.
Stella Osoba is an attorney, writer and independent trader who graduated from the University of Warwick in England. She is admitted to the Bar of England & Wales as well as the State Bars of California and New York. Ms. Osoba left the legal field to pursue her trading and writing career. She has gained the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation. She coaches individual traders and investors and develops courses in technical analysis, trading and self-development. Ms. Osoba’s non-fiction works includes articles on behavioral finance, trading and technical analysis. Her writing has appeared in publications including Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities and The Journal of Technical Analysis. In addition, her writing can be seen on sites such as GOBankingRates.com and TradersAdvantage.com. Ms. Osoba has worked with Wiley, the educational publishers, to help develop material for their online CMT Test Bank. For several years, she was a grader for the CMT Level 111 exam. Ms Osoba’s fiction writing includes contributions to the anthologies “The River that Went to the Sky” (Kingfisher) and Beloved Harlem (Broadway Books). Ms. Osoba is a founding member and currently co-chair of Women in Technical Analysis, a chapter of the CMT Association designed to increase opportunities for women to network and form meaningful contacts in the finance industry.
Wyckoff Mosaic by Roman Bogomazov
Roman will discuss several core Wyckoff Method concepts, presenting a mosaic of Wyckoffian ideas and recent innovations. These will be woven together to show that the traditional approach to Wyckoff analysis also supports intriguing new applications of the Method that we can incorporate in our trading.
The pace will be quick, with detailed coverage of: (1) Trend Recognition and Analysis; (2) Rate of Change (ROC), a TA indicator that can help identify changes of character; and (3) Wyckoff Analytics’ newly developed Bias Game, an educational tool designed to test traders’ skill in defining directional bias in trading ranges. Finally, Roman will analyze contemporary charts, deliver his take on current market behavior, and update the conference on the Wyckoff Nation, which has undergone exceptional growth since last year’s BOW.
Roman Bogomazov is a trader and educator on the Wyckoff Method of trading and investing. He is an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, where he has taught the Wyckoff Method together with the late Dr. Henry ("Hank") Pruden and Bruce Fraser. He is also President of Wyckoff Associates, LLC, an enterprise providing online Wyckoff Method education to traders throughout the world (www.wyckoffanalytics.com). Using WyckoffAnalytics.com as a thriving trading community platform, Roman has developed a comprehensive educational curriculum covering basic to advanced Wyckoff concepts and techniques, as well as visual pattern recognition and real-time drills to enhance traders’ skills and confidence. In the last 3 years alone, Roman has conducted over 700 classes and presentations, and has taught collaboratively with many Wyckoff experts and traders. Roman is considered a teaching authority on the Wyckoff Method by traders around the world. A dedicated and passionate Wyckoffian, he has used the Wyckoff Method exclusively for his own trading for the last 20 years. Roman has also served as a Board Member of the International Federation of Technical Analysts and as past president of the Technical Securities Analysts Association of San Francisco.
How to Confirm Your Intraday Wyckoff Analysis and Improve Your Day-Trading Results in the E-Mini S&P by Todd Krueger
From Todd Krueger’s experience in educating traders on the Wyckoff analysis methods, there is one glaring weakness that keeps showing up…traders’ lack of confidence in reading the chart with a high enough degree of consistency to place their hard- earned money on the trade without hesitation or second guessing. In this session, we will focus on one simple Wyckoff chart pattern that you can learn to confidently confirm and trade on an intraday basis.
Todd Krueger is a trader and market technician who holds a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation and is a former licensed Series 3 commodities broker. He has been educating traders on the Wyckoff Methodology for more than 17 years. His dozens of magazine articles on the Wyckoff methodology have appeared in “Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities”; “Stocks, Futures and Options” (SFO), “The Forex Journal” …and more. His deep roots in the Wyckoff methodology include working intimately with Tom Williams for many years as the founding CEO of TradeGuider Systems, LLC. Also, one of Todd’s sponsors for his CMT was Hank Pruden, the great man for which we are all gathered here today! Todd is currently the President of Trader’s Code, LLC (www.traderscode.com), a company that provides trading education and software tools to empower the retail trader to succeed. He has recently released the Trader’s Code Market MRI trading software suite, an institutional- level trading suite designed to enable the retail trader to compete and win against the algo traders which now account for up to 70%-80% of the intraday trading volumes in the stock index futures markets.
Scannable Moments in Wyckoff Structures by John Colucci, Jr.
As Wyckoffians, can we identify “scannable moments” in Wyckoff Structures? In addressing this question, we will begin with a review of basic Accumulation and Distribution structures and perform a “scannable elements” inventory. The elements inventory will allow us to determine which price movements create scanning opportunities. The objective is to locate stocks that might be in the process of Accumulation or Distribution. We will then develop and run some scans designed to look for Accumulation, on the one hand, and Distribution, on the other. Visual filtering and structural marking will help us determine the effectiveness of our scans.
John Colucci, Jr. has been involved in stock market and financial analysis for over 30 years. From the early days as a corporate bankruptcy and insolvency attorney, Mr. Colucci pored over financial statements, budgets and cashflow projections to determine the feasibility of financial plans presented to creditors. After early training in forensic financial analysis and fraud detection, Mr. Colucci took an interest in stock market investing from a fundamental perspective. After a series of hard-taught lessons beginning in 1987, technical analysis became a bigger focus for his investments. After working through the quasi-fundamental/technical system developed by William J. O’Neil, Mr. Colucci’s Wyckoffian journey began with the search for meaning in the phrase, “the stock is under accumulation.” After numerous books, blog articles, courses and special events with many of the great Wyckoffian’s of our time, Mr. Colucci is primarily a long/short technical stock and futures trader using Wyckoffian principles--with an occasional financial statement sojourn to celebrate old times. Scanning and filtering are particular passions for Mr. Colucci.
Tape Reading Techniques for the Wyckoff Method by Gary Fullett
Effort vs result, cause vs effect, and demand and supply are three core principles that every successful Wyckoff trader must master. Gary has taken these to a new level in the "Art of Tape Reading as Wyckoff would have understood it” by watching money flow, bar charts and volume. There is a reason why the Composite Operator (C.O.) undertakes a campaign — Gary will show you specifically the realms in which the C.O. operates. He believes that developing this awareness is one of the keys to successful application of the Wyckoff Method. A former Chicago Mercantile Exchange member in the S&P 500 pit, Gary illuminates his teaching with his vast trading floor experience, providing a unique perspective that few Wyckoff traders can offer.
Gary Fullett has been involved in the commodities markets since 1981, when he started as a runner for the Lind-Waldock brokerage (now MF Futures). Observing order flow, price action and volume on the trading floor, he soon discovered and taught himself the trading principles and rules articulated by Richard Wyckoff, developing such technical skill that professional traders sponsored Gary in a CME S&P 500 seat in the mid-1980s. Leaving the trading floor after several years, he traded for several other firms and individuals, eventually founding his own commodity brokerage firm - LTG-Trading, LLC - in 1995. Since then he has taught the Wyckoff Method to thousands of traders, been an invited speaker in many forums, and co-taught seminars with renowned Wyckoff expert, David Weis. At www.ltg-trading.com Gary offers not only commodities brokerage services, but also a newsletter, mentoring, a live trading room, free and fee-based Wyckoff webinars, and other educational products. You may join him for daily market commentary in his live chat room, or for free lectures on the public section of his website Sunday evenings (8:00 CST) and a free stock chat one night/week.
Wyckoff updates on Crypto Currencies by Alessio Rutigliano
The existence of a correlation between digital assets and the stock market has been a point of contention among financial analysts for several years. Despite the low liquidity that distinguishes new markets, cryptocurrencies are emerging as a leading speculative asset class in the current business cycle. In this session Alessio will show how to identify the signs of institutional presence in the crypto assets, applying specific Wyckoff principles and rotation strategies to these high-risk financial instruments.
Alessio Rutigliano’s first encounter with the Wyckoff Method was Henry O. Pruden's The Three Skills of Top Trading. He is a WTC graduate and serves as a Teaching Assistant at Wyckoff Analytics. An avid student of inter-market analysis and behavioral finance models, he has recently focused on developing sector rotation strategies in the Wild West of digital assets. He curates "Wyckoff in the World of Cryptocurrency," a blog introducing Wyckoff analysis and trading tactics to low-liquidity speculative environments, including cryptos and emerging asset classes, with a special focus on market psychology.
Filtering Techniques for the Wyckoff Method by Howard Lask
During the breakout sessions, Howard will be focusing on the top-down filtering techniques he applies to sectors and industry groups in order to identify stocks with both emerging strength and Wyckoff structure. Howard will discuss the Relative Strength Heatmap and associated tools in detail, including the calculation and methodology behind their construction. Finally, these sessions will illustrate application of the tools with examples of specific outperforming industry groups and leading stocks.
Howard Lask has been involved with the financial markets since 2009. In 2012, Howard was drawn to the Wyckoff Method and became a student of Roman Bogomazov, attending the Advanced Wyckoff Course in 2013. Howard has been a contributor to Wyckoff Analytics classes, has developed several Wyckoff-oriented indicators and created the Relative Strength Heatmap. Howard adopts the Wyckoff Method to trade Equities, Futures and Cryptocurrencies in addition to his day job as strategic IT advisor.
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There is a very high degree of financial risk involved in trading stocks, futures, options, ETFs, currencies, cryptocurrencies, and other financial instruments. You understand and acknowledge this risk and also that you alone are responsible for your trading and investment decisions and results. The materials presented during this online conference are for educational purposes only: nothing contained in these materials should be construed as investment advice. Howard Lask, Bruce Fraser, Stella Osoba, Roman Bogomazov, Todd Krueger, John Colucci Jr., Gary Fullett and Alessio Rutigliano (“Presenters”) do not purport to recommend any financial instruments (including, but not limited to, stocks, futures, options, ETFs, currencies and cryptocurrencies) that individuals should buy or sell. Presenters assume no responsibility or liability of any kind for your trading and investment results. It should not be assumed that investments in or trading of stocks, futures, options, ETFs, currencies, cryptocurrencies or any other markets identified and described in this conference were, are or will be profitable.