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Trading with Waxie in NJ - OPEN HOUSE - Affinity Trading Institute New Jersey

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Please join us for a open house of the Affinity Trading Institute, New Jersey, Network with industry professionals and successful traders on the floor of a High Frequency Trading Fund, and witness keynote speeches from market legend Michael Parness, Chief Market Strategist , and Affinity founder Michael Di Gioia & other special guests from the Affinity Trading Institute.

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

Coffee Donuts and Market Insights galore will be served. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about Short Hills's most exciting new planned education center from some of the most fascinating traders in the markets. Space is limited so RSVP to [masked] or[masked] or the main line at[masked] today.

About Our Speakers

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.

Michael J. Parness, A high school dropout, who once ran away and lived homeless on the streets, Michael Parness is now a hero to investors and traders everywhere. Michael is chief executive officer and founder of, one of the leading online trend-based advisory services for the individual trader. Launched in 1999, has served over 75,000 customers in 35 countries worldwide.

Michael's best selling book, Rule The Freakin' Markets! (St. Martin's Press, 2002), has provided thousands of individual investors with practical trading tips for reading the markets and trading with confidence - without the help of brokers or analysts. The book has been published in (6) different languages and was a Best Seller in Germany as well. His second book, Power Trading/Power Living has sold 10,000s. His latest book, Rule Your Freakin' Retirement (St.Martin's Press, 2009) gives invaluable insight into how to retire the right away. His "everyman" approach to trading breaks down the market into historical trends or market tendencies, which provide potentially explosive short and long-term market opportunities to his members.
A legendary trader who famously turned a relatively modest amount of money into several million, Michael serves as's lead financial advisor, guiding thousands of subscribers who seek his trading expertise in both Bull and Bear market conditions. Like all members, Michael uses an online persona; his trading name, "Waxie," is a nod to a former career in sports memorabilia.

Offering resources to traders at all levels - from housewives to Wall Street analysts - helps its members take control of their money through analysis and tips from Parness and his team, interactive chats, real-time news, personalized trading classes, and pre- and post-market intelligence.
Michael is a native New Yorker whose first entrepreneurial venture was the creation of a sports memorabilia company called Waxman. Over a ten-year period, Michael built Waxman into New York's top provider of sports collector's items. After taking a broker-friend's bad advice and losing most of his life savings, he developed an interest in the financial markets, and spent his spare time researching market trends and developing his own theories on market behavior.
Determined to earn back his losses and vowing to never use a broker again, Michael began trading for himself, with the moniker "Waxie." Making use of the skills and instincts he cultivated through years of careful research, Michael turned his account into more than seven million dollars in less than two years.
Michael is regularly consulted for investment advice by major media including The Wall Street Journal, CNNfn, CNBC, New York Post, FOX News, Financial Times, Business Talk Radio and Crain's New York Business. His informational trading seminars have drawn thousands of attendees across the country, and he has guest lectured at UCLA and Tulane University. At Tulane University's Freeman Business School,in Spring 2004, Michael was believed to be offered the first graduate level teacher position in the country to focus on Day/Trend Trading. His programs, including his"Trend Trading To Win" infomercial has sold over 100,000 trading courses around the world on how to make money in any market.