Spark 2013 !

Can't have a hot trade without a little Spark...............  

Ever heard of Ted? Ignite?  A few of us discussed doing something similar to change things up a bit. Don't know if Ignite is trademarked or anything, but you can't ignite without a good Spark! (corny enough?)

To Spark success and present a variety of trading styles and thought to the membership we have our own version. 

Members involved in trading will speak for a limited time on a trading subject of their choice.  Anything is fair game: setups, indicators, trader psyche, the crappy education you paid for, no holds barred! Except: please see the salesmen rule at the bottom of this page.

How does it work? The Ignite model without the timed 20 slide mandate. 

Each trader will have 5 minutes to present their topic. Slides will be advanced at presenters prompting. At the end of 5 minutes the whistle blows and the presentation will stop. No exceptions. Speakers must be prepared to hit it hard in 5 minutes. 

No questions allowed between speakers. The audience is encouraged to take notes. After all speakers present, each will return for question and answer, again for 5 minutes. 

5 minutes is the limit! If we have just 8 presenters the Spark can easily burn 90 to 120 minutes just to work through it all. 

After the Spark goes out, then the night is opened up for Holiday social. BYOB and BYOF.

I encourage EVERYONE (please see the salesmen rule at the bottom of this page) to participate and make your 5 minutes fun, entertaining and informative!  This can end up being a solid learning experience, both for presenters and audience as well as great networking for traders!  Its only 5 minutes and anyone can do it.

Remember, you only get out what you put in! 

Please email the group administrator if you would like to present. We will add presenters to the list as well as topics as they become available. 


Presenter List :

(Presenters, when you have topics please send them in)

BethM : Trading and Fear

JustinC : Bad Educational Experiences 

Shem-Tov : Wine Consumption

MikeD : Fibs on News

ScottB : Iron Condors

Jeff Y Pivot Points

James A Gaudino : Dividend Capturing strategy

KenB : Fibs

Crabby Jay - Fred and Shoulders Hull Confirmed


This Event is free to CoworkTampa members. All other attendees will remit a $5.00 user fee to Coworktampa to help offset expenses. No Tampa trading member benefits from this fee. Please bring exact change. 


The no salesmen rule is always in effect. Salesmen are welcome, but must meet the Meetup challenge (in the about section) before presenting or marketing to the group in any form, fashion, directly, implied, casual, formal, accidental, third party, etc. Violation of this rule results in being banned from the group and removed from the premises for the remainder of the meeting. There is no benefit of doubt. We have done it before and will do it again, so don't try it. 

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  • Dave F.

    Great group of people, nice sampling of what the group offers and nice location. Looking forward to future meetings.

    December 5, 2013

  • Deanna

    Excellent! It was very informative. I thought it was fun and nice change of pace. Thank you to all of the speakers for sharing their experiences.

    December 5, 2013

  • Reddotscott

    Great people Great topics Great fun. Thank you Jay and all the members for making this possible.

    December 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    very informative, fast and fun!

    December 4, 2013

  • Chuck B.

    Up since 3AM. Must have known I would be stopped out of a trade today. Need sleep. See you all next meetup!

    December 4, 2013

  • Bob N.

    What a fabulous trading today this was..12/4. Beautiful swings on ES.

    December 4, 2013

    • Jay

      Fred is happy, just ask his shoulders.

      December 4, 2013

    • Jeff Y.

      Yes the low on the ES today was on the daily S2 pivot point and the weekly S4 pivot. Confluence of pivots at 1778. :))

      December 4, 2013

  • Mark W.

    Currently out in the California desert.

    December 3, 2013

  • Jay

    Hi, anyone who has said they want to present I have contacted you though email. Thanks.

    December 2, 2013

  • Jeff Y.

    Jay I may come and show how well the pivot points have worked this year. I now have several hedge funds I do charting analysis for. They found me on twitter @mpgtrader lol

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • Bridget

    Options trader looking to learn from experienced trader.

    November 30, 2013

  • Kelly G. C.

    I would think presentations would be limited to current members. New members would have to attend at least a few meetings before making teaching a topic. Logic being, a student of the disciline before teaching it.

    November 29, 2013

  • James A Gaudino S.

    I would like my 5 minutes in the limelight. I would like to present a 5 minute piece on the "dividend capturing" strategy.

    1 · November 29, 2013

  • Jay

    Come Bill and Anthony, we need you to do a 5 minute!

    November 19, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Not sure if i can make it yet. It's looking like i'll be out of town that week :(

    November 15, 2013

    • Jay

      NO OUT OF TOWN! period. ...... lol

      November 19, 2013

  • Dave

    Perfect! I come back from Thanksgiving in Cincinnati on Tuesday so I can make it.

    November 15, 2013

  • Justin C.

    I will be speaking on my negative experiences with educators/newsletters/software/auto-trading systems and the like...

    2 · November 15, 2013

  • Deanna

    Fred and Shoulders - sounds like an interesting technique!

    November 15, 2013

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