Thursday, October 25, 2012

Equity Futures Trading Strategies - Samuel Tan UOB Bullion Futures

Equity Futures Trading Strategies [In collaboration with UOB Bullion and Futures]  -  S$3,200


Introduction
SGX Academy Professional Trading Training Programmes are designed for individuals seeking to acquire in-depth trading skills to trade the markets professionally, as well as for existing traders looking to expand and upgrade their trading ability. These programmes are taught by SGX Certified Professional Trainers who are accomplished traders with years of trading experience and highly proficient in advanced trading strategies.

Equity Futures Trading Strategies
Participants will learn multiple short-term trading strategies in equity index futures to help them achieve steady and consistent returns in their trading.

Target Participants 
1. Individuals who are interested to explore trading as a career
2. Traders looking to enhance their trading performance

Expected Results 

Able to
• Trade with multiple trading strategies
• Exploit market inefficiencies
• Identify directional trading opportunities
• Plan and size trades
• Control risks
• Execute trades well

About the Trainer

Samuel Tan has 18 years of successful trading and portfolio management experiences across various asset classes. The main highlight of his career includes 8.5 years as a Senior Fund Manager with Temasek Holdings, where he managed fixed income, currency overlay, asset allocation and fund of hedge fund portfolios.

After Temasek, Samuel worked as a Macro Hedge Fund Manager with 2 established hedge funds; Swordfish Fund (voted 4 times best Asian macro hedge fund) and Tudor Capital (one of the top macro hedge fund in the world).

In Jan 2009, Samuel founded Solitaire Asset Management, a proprietary trading company. The company, currently a SGX Trading Member, has been successful in trading equity index futures and currencies.

Samuel has been involved in financial education and training since early 2000. He taught CFA courses at Financial Perspectives and a hedge funds course at Wealth Management Institute. Samuel currently teaches a futures trading and a fixed income investment course at SGX academy.

Course structure (8 DAYS)
 
3 DAYS LECTURES
Day 1: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm (Sat)
Day 2: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm (Mon)
Day 3: 9.30am to 5.30pm (Tue)

5 DAYS LIVE TRADING SESSIONS
Day 4 & 7: 2.30 pm to 10.00 pm
Day 5, 6 & 8: 8.15 am to 5.15 pm

Course Outline and dates

Session 1 (DAY 1: 3 Nov Morning) – Basics of the Equity Index Futures
•The futures market
•Basics of a futures contract
•Equity Index and equity index futures
•Contract specifications
•Calculating notional
•Calculating profit and loss

Session 2 (DAY 1: 3 Nov Afternoon) - Directional Trading strategy & Valuation
•Pattern recognition
•Trend following
•Consolidation and breakouts
•Market drivers
•Exercise 1 – Pattern recognition
•Mathematical relationship between cash index and index futures
•Premium and discount
•Estimating Fair Market Value of futures

Session 3 (DAY 2: 5 Nov Morning) - Relative Value (RV) and Event Driven (EV) strategies
•Exercise 2: Constructing cash index
•Identifying mispricing
•Pair trading
•Event Driven

Session 4 (DAY 2: 5 Nov Afternoon) – RV and EV strategies exercise cum live trading
•Exercise 3 – identifying RV and EV trading opportunities
•Live trading demostration by the Trainer
Session 5 (DAY 3: 6 Nov Morning) – CQG trading system
•Basic CQG trading features
•Charting and advance CQG trading features
•Data
Session 6 (DAY 3: 6 Nov Early Afternoon) – Trading Technology (TT)
•Setting up of TT Syetem for simulated live trading
•MD Trader
•Auto Spreader
•Auto Trader
Session 7 (DAY 3: 6 Nov Late Afternoon) – System comparison by UOBF
•System Capability
•System Cost
Mentoring (5 sessions of live trading)

DAY 4: 1st Session – Wed (7 Nov)
2.30 pm to 10.00 pm

DAY 5: 2nd Session – Fri (9 Nov)
8.15 am to 5.15 pm

DAY 6: 3rd Session – Mon (12 Nov)
8.15 am to 5.15 pm

DAY 7: 4th Session – Wed (14 Nov)
2.30 pm to 10.00 pm

DAY 8: 5th Session – Fri (16 Nov)
8.15 am to 5.15 pm

Course Fees: S$3200 (Early Bird), S$3500 (Usual Price)

Contact Info: 
Registration email:
register@sgxacademy.com   6327-5438
http://www.sgxacademy.com
SGX Academy Secretariat
10 Shenton Way #13-02
MAS Building, Singapore 079117

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