I just got a call from Tyson (the general manager at OTA) and we have the opportunity to hear Master Instructor, Roger Best speak to our group and the MN. Traders Association, who also meet at OTA. Roger is one of the most highly sought after OTA instructors, so it would be a great priviledge for us to be able to participate in this meeting.
So ladies, I guess I am asking us to change the night of our meeting from July 17th, to July 25th. I will change the message that I just put out, so hopefully it won't be confusing to everyone. There will be a social half-hour, starting at 5:30 in the lunch room, with beverages and light snacks, and the meeting will be from 6:00 - 8:00p.m. Please RSVP whether you will be able to attend or not. Again, sorry for the change, but it will be great to be able to hear Roger. Here's his bio:
Roger Best Equities and Power Trading Workshop Instructor
An Online Trading Academy Master Instructor and faculty member since 1999, Roger Best is an equities specialist who formerly traded for his own account on the largest trading floor in the western United States. He currently trades his personal account at his private trading office, and teaches periodically for Online Trading Academy.
Roger has been involved in the stock market since the age of 18, and holds Bachelor degrees in International Marketing and Business Law from the University of Washington Business School. He has taken a number of post-graduate courses in finance and investment and was founder, president and CEO of a highly successful asset management and consulting firm for 20 years, handling a total portfolio valued at over $100,000,000.
An expert in algorithmic order execution, Roger has consulted for “black box” system engineers and brings this unique scientific experiential perspective to every class. Over the years he has traded and taught on most of the leading direct access trading platforms, and is a frequent contributor of features and functionality to some of them. A veteran of the three most popular direct access trading styles — swing trading, momentum trading, and short term trading — Roger clearly describes and demonstrates these methods to his students. As he reduces complex trading strategies to their individual components, his students gain a solid foundation in basic concepts from which to develop their own multiple indicator trading techniques. “As educators and professional traders, one of the most important things we do for students is apply our collective experience to filter out the less valuable inefficient practices and focus on the more reliable ones.”
An authority on risk management, Roger has done extensive research in quantifying and managing trading risk factors. A stickler for trading discipline, he is quick to explain why discipline and risk management are so essential to success, and exactly how to achieve them — his students learn the art and science of trading defensively. Roger is an adamant proponent of the “immersion educational experience,” and possesses a passionate energy for teaching the trading business. He is quite well known for his willingness to stay after class, leaving no stone unturned, answering questions as long as students have the stamina and curiosity to remain.
Thanks for your flexibility & hope to see you then!