IFTA Conference 2022

Hosted by ATAA in Melbourne, Australia 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 7 – 9 October 2022 


With markets turning more volatile and unpredictable in a changing global landscape, it’s well worth arming yourself with the skills and tools to be able to maximise opportunity in this uncertain environment. 

With that in mind, how would you like to learn practical trading ideas and robust risk management strategies from industry leading professionals, that you can take away and use to enhance your bottom line? 

What if you could network with the cream of professional and independent traders and investors internationally, and make connections that will help you get to where you want to be? 

Imagine if you could uncover fresh trading strategies to add to your portfolio, helping you to profit through all phases of market cycles. 

What if you had the chance to give your trading the boost it deserves by dedicating three days to invest in yourself and your trading? 

How would it feel to have taken positive action and invested in yourself to improve your trading and investing? 

All this and more for less than the cost of a few stop losses – and it may even be tax deductable!  


  • Hear from top trading and investing professionals as they share practical ways to profit in these ever changing markets 
  • 14 sessions over 3 full days 
  • Network with fellow professional and independent traders and investors 
  • Don’t miss your chance to meet and mingle with the speakers too 
  • The latest trading products and services will also be on show 
  • A premier location in the centre of Melbourne, Australia close to transport links 
  • Just an $1095 investment for all IFTA affiliated members (yes, that includes ATAA Members), with early registration bonuses 
  • Also join us for a gala dinner on Saturday night. Spend quality time with the speakers in a relaxed environment 
  • Links to recordings of all speaker presentations (slides plus audio) exclusively available to you following the conference 

Centrally located venue in the Melbourne CBD. Very close to Flinders St and Southern Cross stations. Free transfers to the venue from airport express link. 

Accommodation available at the conference venue for preferential rates. Book during the conference registration process. 

Why not bring your partner and attend the gala dinner with them? There’s plenty for partners to see and do in and around Melbourne during the conference. 


Day 1 – Friday, 7th October 2022

7:45 – 8:45 Registration  
8:45-9:00 Opening Address Wieland Arnt 
9:00-10:30 What the charts tell us about the opportunities and risks that lie ahead David will provide a technical analysis roadmap for the months and years ahead explaining the tools and techniques that underpin his hypothesis. He will show the power of mixing different chart types to reach better conclusions for markets and your own investments. David Linton 
10:30-11:00 Morning Tea  
11:00-12:30 Chartering the global markets  in 2023 through spectral & Hurst cycle perspective Timing and projecting the markets is an art that can be done by forecasting the turning points through spectral and Hurst cycle methodology. In a volatile environment it will benefit analyst and traders to have some insight to anticipate forward the peak and bottom of any instruments. However, it is also important to know how statistically significant and reliable the cycle. Therefore, in this presentation we will re-explore the principle and a glimpse of the immediate future on the global market through cycle analysis. Yussra Yusoff 
12:30-1:30 Lunch  
1:30-3:00 TBA Cameron Malik 
3:00-3:30 Afternoon Tea  
3:30-4:30 Trading without the bull – strategies for trading in a shifting market. In the gradual shift from a bull market to a bear market, we watched good profits shrink and open losses grow. There were many warning signs of the changing market direction. Karen reveals these signals and the strategies used in response as trading from the long side became increasingly difficult. Sharing some of her past trades, she shows how her trading has changed this year and the discovery of an alternative minefield of long and short trade opportunities found on a daily basis. Karen Wong 
4:30-4:40 Comfort Break  
4:40-5:40 Early Bird Ticket Holders – Speaker Meet & Greet Spend quality time in a small group meet and greet with a speaker of your choice (subject to availability).  

Day 2 – Saturday, 8th October 2022

8:40-8:50 Day 2 Introduction  
8:50-10:20 Make bigger profits in crisis time with Astronacci eye of future In this session, Gema will outline how to find accurate top and bottom dates using astro cycles, how to achieve high win rate trading in volatile markets, and the use of the inter-market relation of macro and price action. Gema Goeyardi 
10:20-10:55 Morning Tea  
10:55-11:55 Why risk management is more important than profit – Rethinking trading objectives in uncertain market conditions With a strong focus on profits, risk management is only an afterthought for many traders. However, if done well it can not only protect you from large losses and help you sleep but also make you more profitable. In this talk we take a deep dive into various aspects of risk management and how to think about it and boost your profitability in uncertain markets. Dr Tom Starke 
11:55-12:00 Short comfort break  
10:55-11:55 TBA  Mike Smith 
1:00-2:00 Lunch  
2:00-3:30 Exploring Investment Opportunities in Metaverse There are huge investment opportunities to the digital assets in metaverse. We can enjoy the capital gains acerated by the growth of metaverse and receive the higher income gains by digital land development business. However, it is not easy to evaluate the land prices and the market has been experiencing two bubble bursts since 2020. Technical analysis is one of the realistic tools to take the timing rather than evaluating fundamental value of the digital assets. I strongly believe we, technical analysts, success in this digital market. Akihiro Niimi 
3:30-4:00 Afternoon Tea  
3:30-5:00 The Lure of Complexity In trading the future is opaque – we do not know what tomorrow brings for our instruments. Unfortunately, traders fail to appreciate this and layer their trading systems with greater and greater complexity in an attempt to remove this uncertainty. My view is that the majority of technical analysis is of little help to traders and is actually a hindrance because it promotes complexity rather than simplicity in its decision-making process. Chris Tate 
5:00 Day 2 Close  
7:30 (for 8:00) GALA DINNER (Optional Please register for the Gala Dinner when making your conference Booking). Includes 
Meal and 

  Day 3 – Sunday, 9th October 2022

8:50-9:00 Day 3 Introduction  
9:00-10:30 Trade Management within a Trading Process Details to follow… Rolf Wetzer 
10:30-11:00 Morning Tea  
11:00-12:30 Towards a new Asset Allocation paradigm based on Wisdom of Crowds and powered by AI models and Blockchain technology Starting from the state of the art of backtesting techniques of trading and investment strategies, the strengths and weaknesses of these models are analysed, focusing on their ability to make each approach persistent and robust. We then move on to a new operating scheme, in which the backtest is no longer the key to reading, but the ability to obtain good models from a swarm of weak predictors. The one proposed is a paradigm that entrusts the task of forecasting the markets to thousands of anonymous data scientists, to a single AI-based Meta-Model that of extracting value from the indications received. All powered by a crypto token that periodically remunerates the best predictors. Finally, the operating results of a weekly asset allocation on the crypto world are presented. Giovanni Trombetta 
12:30-1:30 Lunch  
1:30-2:30 How to Evolve as a trader to maximise opportunity (& manage risk) in an uncertain world Details to follow… Adrian Reid 
2:30-2:40 Short Comfort Break  
2:40-3:40 Applying a Multidisciplinary Approach to Crypto and Digital Assets  Jamie will illustrate how the emergence of a new asset class provides unexplored possibilities for investors, why on-chain data is materialising as an important component in crypto-asset analysis. He will also investigate how on-chain data can be synthesised with traditional analytical frameworks such as macro and technical analysis to improve returns, and how we can apply technical analysis techniques from traditional asset classes to crypto and digital assets. Jamie Coutts 
3:40-3:55 Closing Address Wieland Arnt 
3:55-4:30 Afternoon Tea  

Speakers List

Jamie Coutts

Jamie is the crypto market analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence and is responsible for creating market structure, sector and thematic analysis content for clients. Jamie applies a multi-disciplinary approach in his research, synthesising traditional macro, technical and quantitative techniques with the emerging field of crypto fundamentals. With over 20 years of experience in the financial markets, Jamie started his career in Australia as a stockbroker for Credit Suisse before roles as a hedge fund trader with Tudor Capital Management and equity sales positions in both London and Singapore. He joined Bloomberg in 2014 as the senior equity market specialist driving sales and product initiatives for buy-side clients across APAC. Around 2016 Jamie became immersed in the crypto/digital assets space, helping shape the product offering and sales strategy for Bloomberg before transitioning into a research analyst role. Jamie holds two technical analysis designations and serves on the global board of the Chartered Markets Technician (CMT) Association where he is also head of APAC Development.

Gema Goeyardi

Gema Goeyardi, MM, CAT, CFTe, MFTA, CWM, CSA, CTA, CFI, CFII, MEII, IGI is the Astronacci – Eye of Future technology founder that successfully turned USD2,000 into USD5,500,000 in 8 years of trading in the Gold and Forex market using technical analysis combined with Astrology and Fibonacci He earned the MFTA credential based on his finding on the relation between Mercury Retrograde and Gold market as a significant bullish trend factor.

David Linton

David Linton is one of the UK’s leading technical analysts and is founder and CEO of Updata. He is the author of ‘Cloud Charts – Trading success with the Ichimoku technique and teaches part of the diploma course for the UK Society of Technical Analysts (STA). He is a member of the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts and a holder of the Master of Financial Technical Analysis designation awarded by IFTA.

Cameron Malik

Cameron has a 15-year background in building and running multi-million-pound businesses. He has had great success in the business world but found he was never fully satisfied. He searched long and hard to find the ideal business for him that didn’t have the incumbents of traditional business (Offices, Stock, Warehouses, etc.) and would allow him the freedom he was looking for. After years of searching, Cameron finally found what he was looking for in Trading. These days he is now a true “LifeStyle” Trader specialising in short term trading of the German Dax and Australian ASX Indices. 90% of Cameron’s trades are completed within the first hour of trading.

Akihiro Niimi

Mr. Niimi has more than 20 years experiences working in investment banks and hedge funds. He currently manages cryptoasset index project with Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. and asset management companies investing digital assets in metaverse. 

Adrian Reid

Adrian Reid is a full-time trader based in Australia and also the Founder and Trading Coach at Enlightened Stock Trading, which focuses on educating and supporting traders on their journey to profitable systems trading. He has been trading for 20+ years and trades 100% systematically across the Australian, US, Hong Kong and Cryptocurrency markets using a diversified portfolio of long and short systems.

Mike Smith

With almost 2 decades of experience trading financial markets across all instruments, and involvement in the training and coaching of traders since 2007, I have a passion for finding new and innovative ways to help clients learn trading and a Post Grad Diploma in Education, and having worked as a University Senior Lecturer in both the UK and Perth, Australia. As well as trading system development and trading measurement, I have a special interest in the psychology and behavioural aspects of trading.

Dr. Tom Starke

Dr. Tom Starke has a PhD in physics and is the head of AAAQuants a consulting firm that specialises in automated trading solutions and AI. He has previously worked as a quant analyst/trader for various hedge funds and prop-trading firms and as a scientist/engineer for Rolls-Royce and Oxford University.

Chris Tate

Chris Tate is one of the first people to ever release a share trading book in Australia and has had an extraordinary impact on thousands of traders. Best selling author of ‘The Art of Trading’ and ‘The Art of Options Trading in Australia’, his brutally honest approach and meticulous pursuit of excellence, ensure that exceptional traders all around the world quote his market comments. Chris has seen all types of markets, traded practically every instrument available, and shown others how to profit from every market condition. Chris is in constant demand for his keynote speaking skills due to the outrageous success of his presentations for every major share trading exchange in Australia. Keynote speaker for industry bodies such as AIA, ATAA, ASA and multiple Trader Expos.

Giovanni Trombetta

Giovanni Trombetta is an electronic engineer, trading systems developer, quantitative designer, trainer and author. He specializes in the application of artificial intelligence to the world of quantitative finance. President of the Scientific Committee of S.I.A.T. (the Italian branch of the IFTA) and one of the organizers and teacher of the Data Science Module of the SIAT Master. On the IFTA board of directors since 2019. He is one of the founders and currently CIO of Rocket Capital Investment, a fintech company and financial institution, licensed by the MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore). It is possible to read his articles in Milano Finanza, in Traders magazine and in the international magazine Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities. In April 2020 he published the book “Trading Strategies with Python” with Hoepli.

Rolf Wetzer

Rolf Wetzer is a past president of IFTA. He redesigned the CFTe syllabus, is the editor of the IFTA journal and is heading the MFTA program since 2011. Rolf is an institutional asset manager with an almost thirty-year track record. He is CEO and co-founder of Ghiribizzo, a company specialized in algorithmic trading of proprietary money. He designed favorable quantitative investment strategies and position sizing algorithms. Awarded as best German Technical Analyst in 2006 and runner up in 2007, he is also a frequent speaker on financial and management topics globally. Rolf holds a PhD in Econometrics and graduate degrees in Business Administration and Management from both Technical University of Berlin (Germany) and Toulouse Business School (France). He is a member of the Swiss Association of Market Technicians (SAMT) and the prestigious German Statistical Society (DStatG).

Karen Wong

Karen Wong CFTe, CPA, is a private trader in equity and forex markets. She is the author of “Stocks and Forex Trading – How to Win”, a regular contributor to the “Tutorials in Applied Technical Analysis” newsletter published by Guppytraders.com and has published articles in “Your Trading Edge” and “Stocks and Commodities”. Karen is a former President of the Sydney chapter of the Australian Technical Analysts Association.

Yussra Yusoff

Yussra Yusoff is currently a consultant general surgeon who works in Armed Forces Hospital Tuanku Mizan, Kuala Lumpur. He completed his medical degree from National University of Malaysia in 2005 and subsequently completed his doctor of surgery in 2013. In the investment world, Dr Yussra is a retail trader that focus mainly on the US markets. His main instruments are equities and options. Dr Yussra Yusoff recently achieved as certified technical analyst status by obtaining MSTA and CFTE. Dr Yussra is a member of several organizations. This include Associate Fellow of American College of Surgeons, Member of Malaysia Medical Association Professional member Malaysia Association of Technical Analyst (MATA), Full member of Society of Technical Analyst UK, Member of International Federation of Technical Analyst, Associate member Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment UK (CISI).

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2022 Conference Secretariat 
Tel: +61 7 3848 2100 

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Mail: PO Box 351, Hamilton Central QLD 4007 Australia