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Day 1, 17th of November 2009
     
 

10:45 am -11:00 am

Mrs. Katia Tayar
Founder & President
Arabcom group

Welcoming & opening speech

     
 

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Kevin Day
Head of Relationship Management
Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange

Subject: “
Currency Futures Trading Opportunities at DGCX


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Abstract & Biography
Abstract:
  • The Global FX Market
  • Trading Currency Futures vs. Spot Market
  • Benefits of Trading DGCX Currency Futures
  • DGCX Currency Futures – trading opportunities
  • Market Access and Clearing

Biography:
Kevin Day is Head of Relationship Management at Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX), the regions largest derivatives exchange. He brings a wealth of technical trading experience gained at all levels in the derivatives industry and is using this knowledge to help drive the business forward. Most recently, Kevin was involved in setting up the first proprietary trading arcade in the Middle East. Kevin's career highlights also include time at Kas Clearing Agent, Dean Witter Securities, Yamaichi Securities and San Paulo di Torino, as well as 14 years proprietary trading experience. His global trading experience includes stints in Australia - where he traded equity derivatives on the Sydney Futures Exchange and Europe, where he was responsible for raising awareness of new business opportunities available to traders, notably crude oil futures trading, whilst also offering education and support to risk managers.
     
  11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Boris Schlossberg
Director of Currency Research
GFT

Subject: Fast and Furious Trading


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Abstract & Biography
Abstract:
See battle-tested strategies for traders interested in high-frequency trading using statistical and fundamental setups to take advantage of short-term price movements.  Learn how to spot and react quickly to changes in market momentum and take advantage of trend and counter trend moves.

Biography:
Boris Schlossberg serves as director of currency research at GFT, a world-leading
provider of online currency trading services, Schlossberg is responsible for providing
fundamental and technical analysis to the company’s global network of individual and
institutional customers, as well as financial media outlets.

Prior to joining GFT, Mr. Schlossberg was a senior currency strategist for Daily FX. His career on Wall Street began more than 20 years ago with Drexel Burnham Lambert and during that time, he has traded a variety of financial instruments, from equities and options to stock index futures and foreign exchange.

Mr. Schlossberg is a weekly contributor to CNBC's Squawk Box and a regular commentator for Bloomberg radio and television. His daily currency research is widely quoted by Reuters, Dow Jones and Agence France Presse newswires and appears in numerous newspapers worldwide. Mr. Schlossberg has written for SFO magazine, Active Trader and Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities. He is the author of Technical Analysis of the Currency Market from John Wiley and Sons (2006) and Millionaire Traders from John Wiley (2007).
     
  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Mike Baghdady
Head Trader
SpyGlass Trading Solutions

Subject: “The Power of Price Behavior

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Abstract & Biography

Abstract:
How to gain an “Edge” in your trading and manage risk?
An edge is the mark of the professional trader it gives us an exploitable statistical advantage based on price behavior that are likely to recur in the future. In trading, the best edge comes from the market behaviors caused by psychological behavioral patterns of traders. Human emotions and irrational thinking is what creates repetitive patterns and gives money-making opportunities,” Winning traders are always looking for opportunities that arise as a result of these human emotions and make their money by consistently exploiting the irrational behavior patterns of other traders. That is why Price Behavior works and continues to work because it is based on the market movements that result from the systematic and repeated irrationality that is embedded in every person.

Biography:
Mike Baghdady is the world's foremost expert on Price Behaviour and a 33-year veteran of the global financial markets, spending the tail-end of his professional career on the NYBOT trading floor until its merger with the InterContinental Exchange.

A key market analyst, syndicated columnist and commentator for financial television stations, Mike began his career in New York as an apprentice to Alan Shaw, widely considered to be the father of modern Technical Analysis learning.

He started his trading career as a physical grain trader and ran one of the Middle East’s largest grain operations for 15 years. He was awarded the title of Trader of the Year in 1987 by the American Chamber of Commerce magazine, AmCham, in his native Egypt, where he also majored in Economics at the American University. Since then he has worked as a commodities trader, stock trader, futures analyst, options trader and an instructor for both foreign currency exchange and equities markets as well as a technical trading advisor to several major global hedge funds and multinational corporations.

     
  12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Wayne McDonell
Chief Currency Coach
FX Bootcamp

Subject: “GOLD, OIL and Currency Trading Strategies in 2010


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Abstract & Biography

Abstract:
Global money flow is a key factor in currency trading valuation.  These three commodities have a strong correlation coefficient relationship, meaning that a sound understanding of their fundamental relationship is extremely helpful for all forex traders.  In this presentation, once we've established how to develop market bias, we’ll also explore how to create trade plans based on technical analysis of charts using Moving Averages, Oscillators such as MACD or Stochastic, Support/Resistance, and Pivot Points.


Biography:
Wayne McDonell, the chief currency coach for FX Bootcamp, is a professional forex trader with an entrepreneurial spirit and a business leader's mind. He trades his own funds and trains others how to do so consistently and profitably using a conservative approach to trading. FX Bootcamp is a member of the National Futures Association and is registered with the NFA as a commodities trading advisor. Mr. McDonell's online forex training videos have been viewed over 1 million times and his live Webinars on FXstreet have attracted as many as 1,200 traders each. Before focusing on forex, Mr. McDonell worked at several Silicon Valley icons such as Cisco Systems and Apple Computers prior to finding his success in the world of start-ups. Later, as a venture capitalist, he invested more than 100 consumer and industrial patents. Mr. McDonell has appeared in many publications including the Wallstreet Journal, Futures magazine, Your Trading Edge, The FOREX Journal, Currency Trader magazine, Inc. magazine, TechWeek, Information Week, the National Post, and others.. He appears weekly on FOREX Television, and has been featured on Bloomberg Television and FOX Business Television.  His book "Strategic & Tactical FOREX Trading" is a best seller and the second highest rated FOREX book in the Amazon.com.

     
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Networking Lunch
     
  3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Tim DuBose

President & Founder
IntegrityFX

Subject: “Importance of Forex Education


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ِAbstract & Biography
Abstract:
Off-exchange retail foreign exchange (Forex) trading is one of the most volatile and difficult forms of investment available. In addition, many brokers take positions against their traders in order to profit from their inexperience. With so many factors working against traders, we have decided to make an unmatched effort to be Forex education advocates and bring the well-being of the traders to the forefront.
Our "Education First" seal promotes a responsible and integrity-based approach to Forex trading. We have been partnering with a list of brokers that have taken interest in educating their trader's by sponsoring their training. Look for our "education first" seal on participating broker websites.

Biography:
Tim DuBose, the Founder and President of IntegrityFX, is an accomplished entrepreneur, visionary, and business professional. Having experience in the Forex industry, Mr. DuBose has directed IntegrityFX into new territories by expanding and creating auxiliary businesses.
     
  4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
On Behalf of dbFX
Peg Reed
Managing Director, Global Partnerships
Interbank FX

Subject: “
FX as an Asset Class: Boost your performance in Forex Trading


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Abstract & Biography
Abstract:
The FX market is growing in popularity as an alternative asset class, from the business community to the retail customer. In this session, Interbank FX's Managing Director of Global Partnerships, Peg Reed, will demonstrate how FX as an asset class allows for high liquidity and transparency. Ms. Reed will walk you through how the potential returns from currency portfolios can compliment your investment objectives

Biography:
Peg Reed joined Interbank FX in April of 2009 after 30 years on Wall Street working with a number of world class financial organizations. With a successful track record of creating, building and managing profitable enterprises, Reed is responsible for building and maintaining our partner relations worldwide. 

Ms. Reed spent the early part of her career with the Bank of America, Barclays Bank, and the American International Group where as a currency trader she made significant contributions to the firms profitability. Later, she assumed responsibility for managing large portfolios of risk as well as overseeing the accounts of large multinational corporations, hedge funds and high net worth individuals.

In 1999, Ms. Reed with a group of peers from the FX marketplace launched Hotspot FXi.  Hotspot FXi was created as an ECN to be utilized by the Wholesale Foreign Exchange community. Ms. Reed was involved in a number of the key strategic aspects in creating this entity such as Risk, Marketing to the Institutional Marketplace and the technology required to meet the demands of the user community. Ms. Reed created the prime brokerage model that HotspotFXi utilized so customers could trade on the platform in the name of their prime broker. This strategy created multiple partnerships which still exist today.

Following Hotspot FXi Reed joined Lava Trading as Head of Sales, working closely with all groups at Lava Trading to ensure customer focused solutions so clients would participate on Lava's ECN product. Reed's experience ranges in FX from voice dealing to establishing electronic solutions for the marketplace and looks forward at Interbank FX to expand globally the private label business.
     
  4:30 pm - 5:00pm

Walid Ead
Regional Manager
FXCM

Subject: “The advantages of trading on a No-Dealing Desk platform


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Abstract & Biography
Abstract:
The presentation will cover the structure of a NO-Dealing Desk platform and it's advantages.
A Case study will be presented to cover trading on traditional dealing desk platform versus a straight through (No Dealing Desk)setup. We will also cover how the client can identify whether his broker does operate a dealing desk or not.

Biography:

Walid Ead serves as Regional Manager for Forex Capital Markets LLC (FXCM). Mr. Ead is a registered member of the National Futures Association and has several years of experience trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Mr. Ead is a regular speaker at trading conferences and seminars and acts as a liaison between FXCM and several major financial institutions in the MENA region.
     
  Joint Session
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Daniel Kibel
Director of Business Development
GFC Markets



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Daniel Biography
Biography:
Director of Business Development at Go Forex, Daniel has over 10 years of experience in the Forex and commodities industries. Having begun the journey into the financial world as a dealer in a Foreign Exchange trading room, he has filled numerous roles connected with the markets and business development of those markets. Due to the wealth and varied-nature of his experience Daniel has developed a deep understanding of the mechanics of the industry and all its components . Among the previous roles he has carried out:
  • Managing client funds
  • Setting up a new trading room and acting as Chief Dealer
  • Private consultant to numerous Forex firms on developing their business both on and offline
  • Achieving FSA (UK) and acquiring AFS (Australia) regulation for a Forex company
  • Senior business manager for one of the world's largest commodity producers and broker
  • CEO of Forex company

Daniel has a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Manchester (UK) and a Master of Enterprise and Initiative from Swinburne University (Melbourne, Australia).

Nour Eldeen Al-Hammouri
Chief Middle East Strategist
GFC Markets


Subject: “The challenges of choosing the right Forex brokerage in these changing
times



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Nour Biography
Biography:
Nour Eldeen Al-Hammouri the Chief Market Strategist for the Arab World at GFC Markets has recently been awarded 2nd place by the ArabFXIT international poll of analysts for highlighting the economic situation that we witness on a daily basis. This award was gained through his technical analysis reports that were tracked every day and compared to numerous other analysts around the world

One of his major achievements was predicting the economic crises 6 months before it hit. In addition, he skillfully manages to merge the technical and fundamental markets analysis using Intermarket analysis.

As a result of his dedication and hard efficient work, Nour has been approached several times by the biggest TV stations -such as; CNBC & Bloomberg- for interviews & presenting some thoughts, discussions and ideas about the world's markets.

Nour despite his young age earned the CFTe (Certified Financial Technician) position from the IFTA (International Federation Technical Analysts).
Abstract
Abstract:
As the regulatory environment around different restrictions changes, choosing the right trading broker becomes all the more important. Daniel Kibel, GFC Markets Director of Business Development, will be looking at the challenges facing the individual trader and broker as both try to keep up-to-date with ever shifting rules and regulations. Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury, International award-winning Chief Middle East Market Strategist for GFC Markets, will also take a look at Gold and Oil and where they will be going in 2010.
     
Day 2, 18th of November 2009
     
  11:00 am - 11:30 am

Bill Hubard

Chief Economist
MIG Investments

Subject:'V' for Victory or Double Dip?

Presentation Not Available
Abstract & Biography

Abstract:
*  Recession, Depression, or Recovery?....where is the world economy and where do we go in 2010?.. Phew...NO Great Depression - Part II. So it seems that we are NOT going to have a second Great Depression after all. What saved us? The answer, basically, is B-I-G Government. Just to be clear: the economic situation remains terrible, indeed worse than almost anyone thought possible not too many months ago. And Big Government, run by people who understand its virtues, is the reason why.

*  Global: Double Dip or a Pause that Refreshes? In recent days, stock markets have been under pressure, bonds have rallied and commodity prices have come off. But, sometimes I feel like I have just walked into Baskin-Robbins and ordered a double-dip of their 'green shoots' special offer and asked for it in a cup and not a cone as I did not want it to drip on my VW upholstery, I mean recovery!

*  'V' for Victory.. As September dawned and we all looked back and realised thatit was 70 years ago when WW-II began and we heard the words of Winston Churchill, they could almost be repeated again today, 'We will buy them (stocks) on the Dow, the FTSE, the Micex and even the Shanghai Composite until we have a 'V' shaped worldwide recovery.' Based on the evidence I have seen during the past 2 months, it looks as though the world moved out of recession in Q2. When we see the evidence for this, in Q3 data, it is likely that many areas will have returned to 'close to trend' growth.

*  What a Difference a Year Makes! The events of 12 months ago already feel like a violent thunderstorm beginning to drift off into the distance. We can still hear it rumbling and see the lightning but we sense the danger is over. The eye of the storm has passed and we take comfort, imagining briefly perhaps the damage it might be wreaking elsewhere, but basically counting our own blessings. We're still here. For us in the UK it was actually the events of a month later when we came to the point of maximum danger, the weekend of October 11-12th when our lenders agreed a re-capitalisation with the Treasury. The people involved were making it up as they went along over those 48 hours, knowing that the banks wouldn't open on Monday unless a way forward was found. That's how close we came.


Biography:
I joined the Morgan Guaranty Trust Co of New York in September 1971, actually, the day I joined was declared a holiday after President Nixon took the US off the gold standard ( remember $35.00/oz ??), and my career has been filled with such highlights. As a bond trader, I probably did one of the FIRST trades ever in the ORIGINAL 30-year bond and it could have been with one of my early accounts...Townsend-Greenspan. 
                            
Formed MaxCor (1978) with Bruce Maxwell to do government bond repos as one of the first government repurchase agreement brokers in New York. Had a wonderful time with a young Bob Diamond, pre-BarCap and for 7 years was THE repo broker for Salomon Brothers and John Merriwether (pre-LTCM), and, yes, I attended a 'few' sessions of 'Liar's Poker.' In my other capacity, helped execute the FIRST asset swap( Sep-1981). between Citicorp and Detroit Edison.

Since my retirement I spent 7 months writing the 'Financialization of Commodities' for Thomson/Reuters (May 2006- Nov 2006) with a little help from my friends at Barcap/Deutsche Bank/Goldman Sachs/Morgan Stanley/ Citigroup/Lehman, and I joined MIG Investments, a small Swiss FX broker and soon to be private bank as chief economist in November 2007, and I still receive more than 400+ economic e-mails per day. I appear regularly on CNBC-TV/the BBC/CNN/Fox Business News/Sky business/Al-Jazeera and Bloomberg TV and radio (NY)

     
  11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Wayne McDonell

Chief Currency Coach
FX Bootcamp

Subject: "Strategic and Tactical FOREX Trading"


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Abstract & Biography
Abstract:
In this educational presentation you will learn how to use technical analysis to align market and price forces for better trading opportunities with potentially less risk.  Trade planning, with the use of moving average entries and pivot point exits, will be discussed in a easy to understand "how to" manner.


Biography:
Wayne McDonell, the chief currency coach for FX Bootcamp, is a professional forex trader with an entrepreneurial spirit and a business leader's mind. He trades his own funds and trains others how to do so consistently and profitably using a conservative approach to trading. FX Bootcamp is a member of the National Futures Association and is registered with the NFA as a commodities trading advisor. Mr. McDonell's online forex training videos have been viewed over 1 million times and his live Webinars on FXstreet have attracted as many as 1,200 traders each. Before focusing on forex, Mr. McDonell worked at several Silicon Valley icons such as Cisco Systems and Apple Computers prior to finding his success in the world of start-ups. Later, as a venture capitalist, he invested more than 100 consumer and industrial patents. Mr. McDonell has appeared in many publications including the Wallstreet Journal, Futures magazine, Your Trading Edge, The FOREX Journal, Currency Trader magazine, Inc. magazine, TechWeek, Information Week, the National Post, and others.. He appears weekly on FOREX Television, and has been featured on Bloomberg Television and FOX Business Television.  His book "Strategic & Tactical FOREX Trading" is a best seller and the second highest rated FOREX book in the Amazon.com.
     
  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Mike Baghdady
Head Trader
SpyGlass Trading Solutions

Subject: “
Rule Base Trading using TradeStation

Presentation Not Available
Abstract & Biography
Abstract:
Tradestation is the Leader in Rule based Trading.
How to combine the speed of direct-access order routing with the power to test and automate trading strategies.
Multi Asset Platform, whether you trade stocks, options, futures or forex, TradeStation offers uniquely powerful strategy creation and testing tools, customizable analytics.
TradeStation is the first trading platform that gives you the power to create, test and fully automate your own rule-based trading strategies. Now, the order entry and execution part of the software makes TradeStation a superior product. You can also automate the execution of your trading strategies by inputting your trading rules. It’s hard to believe, but the system will automatically place your trades, and if executed, it will monitor the positions and close them at your specified points.

Biography:
Mike Baghdady is the world's foremost expert on Price Behaviour and a 33-year veteran of the global financial markets, spending the tail-end of his professional career on the NYBOT trading floor until its merger with the InterContinental Exchange.

A key market analyst, syndicated columnist and commentator for financial television stations, Mike began his career in New York as an apprentice to Alan Shaw, widely considered to be the father of modern Technical Analysis learning.

He started his trading career as a physical grain trader and ran one of the Middle East’s largest grain operations for 15 years. He was awarded the title of Trader of the Year in 1987 by the American Chamber of Commerce magazine, AmCham, in his native Egypt, where he also majored in Economics at the American University. Since then he has worked as a commodities trader, stock trader, futures analyst, options trader and an instructor for both foreign currency exchange and equities markets as well as a technical trading advisor to several major global hedge funds and multinational corporations.
     
  12:30 pm 1:00 pm

Ben Schneider
Client Services Representative
Interbank FX

Subject:“
IBFX Trading Tools


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Abstract & Biography
Abstract:
Take a close look at some of the tools that are available at Interbank FX for both demo and live account clients.  Our wide range of tools cover a range from Pivot Points to the Statistical Analysis of the Currency Markets.

Biography:
Ben Schneider is a veteran of the financial services industry with over six years in the field. As a Series 3 certified representative with three years of personal trading experience in the Forex market, Ben is currently a member of the IBFX Client Services Division and provides outstanding customer services to IBFX customers around the world. Prior to joining IBFX, Ben was co-owner of a debt negotiation firm and served as a trainer and sales representative for an area broker. He currently resides in Draper, Utah..
     
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Networking Lunch
     
  3:00 pm 3:30 pm

Albert Jarvis Alcance
FOREX Instructor
N2 Capital Markets

Subject: “
Pivot Point Confluence Analysis: A Powerful Weapon


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Abstract & Biography
Abstract:
Pivot point analysis is a famous technique that is used as a price forecasting method by day traders. The most popular and simplest computation of Pivot points is by using the previous Open, High, Low, Close of the market with the hope of identifying the next trading day support and resistance. In this topic, I will present new method on how to use these price levels to help traders identify a much stronger support and resistance; it is called Pivot Point Confluence. Confluence is where there are more corroborating numbers in a certain price levels derived from pivot numbers in different time frames, daily, weekly and monthly. I will show where to obtain data and how to compute the pivot points of weekly and monthly in real time. I will also present to them how to best use this pivot point confluence by combining it with selected technical indicators to timing their entry. This is beneficial from beginners to advance traders.

Biography:
Albert has 5 year experience in the financial market both trading different financial instruments and mentoring beginners and experience traders. He had previously worked in private proprietary trading firms as a trader of equities, treasury notes and Forex. As a proprietary trader before, he had developed tested trading systems and strategies which is now what he is teaching to his clients. Because of his experience in trading, he co-authored the Trading Model Approach of N2FX Training Center, which is the core of the FOREX course module of N2FX.
     
  3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Denis Mysenko
Regional Manager
Forex4You

Subject: “Market analysis based on fractal theory


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Abstract & Biography
Abstract:
The presentation is going to cover basics of the fractal and wave theories, Elliott wave principle, going forward to the practical application in the market analysis and forecasting, with real examples. The speaker will explain step-by-step how to apply fractal theory in Forex.

Biography:
Denis Mysenko joined Forex4you in 2008 - at the moment the company started to expand in Asia. His responsibilities at the company include international offices coordination, implementation of new services, customer service organization. Currently, Mr. Mysenko works at the Mumbai office of the company. He holds a Master degree in Computer Science from Tomsk Polytechnic University in Russia, as well as a Master degree in Management from Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Mr. Mysenko is an author of several scientific articles related to computer networking technologies.
     

 
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