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Please join us for the grand opening of the Affinity Trading Institute, when we reveal a new way to trade in the heart of Chicago’s financial district. Network with industry professionals and successful traders on the floor of a High Frequency Trading shop, and witness keynote speeches from market legend, Art Collins, Michael ‘Waxie’ Parness and Affinity founder Michael Di Gioia.

Topics to be discussed include:

· Niche strategies for both Pros and Newcomers

· Secrets of the Part Time Trader

· Transitioning from the Floor to Electronic markets

Drinks, Hors d’oeuvres and Market Insights galore will be served. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Chicago’s most exciting new education center from some of the most fascinating traders in the markets. Space is limited so RSVP to or 312-667-4543 today.

About our Speakers:
Art Collins is the author of Beating the Financial Futures Market: Combining Small Biases into Powerful Money Making Strategies. Mr Collins is also the author of When Supertraders Meet Kryptonite, perhaps the ultimate testament to the universality of losses, and Market Beaters, where Mr. Collins again interviewed renowned experts, this time on the subject of mechanical system trading. He has himself successfully developed and utilized this methodology for nearly two decades as a Chicago Board of Trade member. Mr. Collins is also a money manager, lecturer, and frequent contributor to Futures magazine.

A life-long trader and market educator, Michael Di Gioia founded Affinity Trading Institute to share the market wisdom and lessons accrued over a twenty plus year career in the financial industry. His experience spans roles as a day trader, market maker, trade desk manager and training director. He has developed and personally applied proprietary training programs for hundreds of new and experienced traders, in strategies and methods designed to capitalize in all types of futures, stock and forex markets. Mr. Di Gioia holds his Series 24, 55, 7 and 63 securities licenses.