Swiss Trading Day 2019
Welcoming John Bollinger

March 13, 2019 5-9pm | Zurich Paradeplatz, Aura Event Saal

Thank you for joining us for the Swiss Trading Day 2019. This unique event was dedicated to retail traders, investors and institutions, and was meant to combine key trading principles and practical examples. The attendees could:

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John Bollinger, CFA, CMT

John Bollinger, CFA, CMT, is the president and founder of Bollinger Capital Management, an investment management company that provides tech-focused money-management services.

He is internationally known as the developer of Bollinger Bands, which are used worldwide for analysing the financial markets. His book, ‘Bollinger on Bollinger Bands‘ has been translated into twelve languages.

Mr Bollinger is the recipient of the Technical Securities Analysts Association of San Francisco Lifetime Award for Outstanding Achievement in Technical Analysis, the 2005 Market Technicians Association (now the CMT Association) Annual Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Technical Analysis and the IFTA Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Dr Gregor Bauer, independent portfolio manager and eminent chart expert

Dr Gregor Bauer works as an independent portfolio manager for companies and private clients. He has also earned his strong reputation through his work as a lecturer in portfolio management and technical analysis at the University of Liechtenstein, the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, the European Business School and various vocational academies. As one of only 300 economic experts in Germany, he is a member of the survey panel of the Centre for European Economic Research (Zentrums für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung, ZEW, Mannheim).

This financial technician, certified by the World Federation IFTA, is fully familiar with the methods of technical analysis. He is also an active trader.

Gregor Bauer has been Chairman of the German Association of Technical Analysts VTAD e.V. for 15 years and a member of the Board of Directors of the World Association of Technical Analysts for 13 years.

He became known to a broad public not only through his live interviews on ntv and DAF, but also as a book author focused on technical analysis.

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Ron William, chartered financial technician (CFTe) and neuro linguistic practitioner (NLP)

Ron William is a chartered financial technician (CFTe) and neuro linguistic practitioner (NLP) with more than 20 years’ experience in financial markets. He has worked with leading economic research and institutional firms, producing macro research and trading strategies for a range of professional clients including investment banks, money managers and hedge funds. Ron also serves as a wealth mindset & transformational coach at IntensiChi, using latest techniques in peak performance, neuroscience and mindfulness.

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Fouad Bajjali, CEO of IG Bank

Fouad Bajjali is CEO at IG Bank SA. He is heading up the Swiss office, which IG launched in October 2014. Fouad has spent more than 13 years at IG Group in various senior positions globally, including director general at IG Madrid and business development manager at IG Singapore.

He holds a BA (Hons) in international business studies from the European Business School. Fouad speaks English, German, Spanish and French and is based in Geneva.

Follow Fouad on Twitter @fouadbajjali.

Christos Maloussis, premium client manager/market analyst, IG Bank

Christos is currently premium client manager at IG Bank, and has been working in the financial industry since 1999 as a banking specialist. His studies in business administration and many years of working experience as a sales trader at HypoVereinsbank allowed Christos to develop sound knowledge and relevant hands-on experience of the financial markets.

Follow Christos on Twitter @CMaloussis_IG.

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The event programme

4.15pm: Doors open. Guests are welcomed and given access to trading stations

5pm: Welcome speech by Fouad Bajjali, CEO of IG Bank

5.15pm: ‘Achieve trading mastery by overcoming the most common behavioural mistakes‘ by Ron William, chartered financial technician (CFTe) and neuro linguistic practitioner (NLP)

6pm: ‘Efficient trading strategies and live trading: Market opportunities 2019‘ by Dr Gregor Bauer, independent portfolio manager and eminent chart expert; & Christos Maloussis, premium client manager/market analyst at IG Bank

7pm: ‘The theory and practical application of Bollinger Bands®‘ by John Bollinger, CFA, CMT, the president and founder of Bollinger Capital Management

8.30pm: Q&A session with John Bollinger & keynote wrap-up

9pm: Networking cocktails, with access to trading stations

10pm: The evening ends

The event was moderated by Philippe Béguelin, Markets Section Editor Finanz und Wirtschaft.

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Achieve trading mastery by overcoming the most common behavioural mistakes

Ron William | 5.15pm

To achieve trading mastery, we must first embark on a journey of self-awareness. But the only way to successfully do this is by engaging a deeper understanding of our mistakes and failures, especially under the pressure of market volatility. 2018 was a year of extreme change. It not only challenged top performing strategies, but also reshaped crowd psychology. The problem is that most of these behavioural patterns still work on a subconscious level. Ron William was teaching the attendees how overcome costly human errors, in order to become the best version of yourself and Trade in the zone.

Efficient trading strategies and live trading: Market opportunities 2019

Dr Gregor Bauer and Christos Maloussis | 6pm

In his interactive presentation, Dr Bauer was presenting efficient charttechnical trading approaches across different time levels. From this he was developing trading strategies, which the participants could then apply to their trading. Gregor Bauer was implementing short-term strategies live directly on the IG trading platform using the software ProRealTime. The participants also had the opportunity to name their desired markets. Dr Bauer was analysing them live and then also developing trading scenarios.

The theory and practical application of Bollinger Bands®

John Bollinger | 7pm

John Bollinger was teaching the basics of Bollinger Bands and several popular Bollinger Bands trading techniques. Featured indicators included %b and BandWidth, which are derived from Bollinger Bands. The applications included a pattern matching technique, W bottoms, and a confirmation technique utilising a volume indicator. In addition, Mr Bollinger tried to focuse on the ever popular Squeeze and Bulge setups. At every turn, the emphasis was on the practical. By the end of this presentation the attendees could achieve a new depth of understanding of Bollinger Bands and their applicability to a wide variety of markets and strategies.

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