October 12, 2017 Meeting Announcement - RSVP Required


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Less than 22 seats remaining before wait-listing starts (as of 9/21/2017)
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October SVOG Meeting Announcement

DATE/TIME: Thursday -- October 12, 2017-- 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Elks Lodge Sunnyvale: 375 North Pastoria Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
Directions & Map: http://tinyurl.com/ElksLodgeSunnyvale

Don’t forget ... Hot dogs and Sandwiches!! Avail 6:00pm to 7:30pm
(Profits from these sales benefit BPOE charity projects. -- about $3.50 to $4.50 ea.)


Machine Learning Trading Systems -- Michael Barna

Special Note: This meeting will be shared with special guests of Mr. Barna. There will be LIMITED SEATS. To attend SVOG associates MUST RSVP by sending an email to RSVP@svog.org. If, after registering and receiving your conformation, you can not attend, please send a note to RSVP releasing your seat for someone else to use.  TSL Guests will Register with TSL and are most welcome, althought they also have limited seats available.

Caveat:  This is going to be a great meeting -- to get the most out out this meeting go to the TSL website and review the abundance of material available.  Come prepared to ask the tough questions -- that is how we learn.    We are getting this out early, you have the time to do your homework. JSNorton, President, SVOG.

With artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly being used in trading, our speaker for October is Michael Barna, the founder of Trading System Lab (TSL), who will talk about his company's trading system that uses Machine Learning to make trading decisions. This system provides a complete set of tools that can be configured infinite number of ways and for different trading strategies, yet it requires no programming. This presentation will start with an introduction to mechanical trading strategies and move through the concepts used to write strategies and then finish up with a demo and discussion of the TSL Platform and advanced features.

Who Should Attend: This talk should be of interest to traders who want to learn about using AI for trading and everyone else who is increasingly trading against them. It will cover different AI strategies as well as trading simulation, back testing, robustness and results.

SVOG Associates:: This meeting will be shared with special guests of Mr.Barna. There will be LIMITED SEATS. To attend you MUST RSVP by sending an email to RSVP@svog.org. If, after registering and receiving your conformation, you can not attend, please send a note to RSVP releasing your seat for someone else to use.

About our Speaker

Michael L. Barna is Trading System Lab's founder and President. He earned a BS in Mathematics from Arizona State University and a Masters in Astronautical and Aeronautical Engineering from Stanford University. He has/had a Series 3 Commodity Brokers License and a Series 30 Branch Office Manager License. His background included work as a Senior Vice President for Regency Stocks and Commodity Fund, LP, and engineering and management positions in several large Fortune 500 defense firms where he developed ramjet, missile, and space based laser defense systems.

His work for defense companies included the use of AI algorithms as a means to enhance system guidance and control systems. He utilized similar AI techniques in the design of modern Trading Systems and has pioneered AI and Trading System integration.

Mike has created numerous popular and successful Trading Systems that are employed by fund managers, brokerage houses and traders worldwide His Legacy Trading System "Big Blue" is ranked one of the Top Ten Trading Systems of All Time as published in the Book: "The Ultimate Trading Guide", by Hill, Pruitt and Hill. Mr. Barna is the creator and author of one of the most popular Legacy day trading systems ever written, The RMESA Trading System, which is his first trading system to include a basic Neural Network approximation filter. Mike is the author of the book: "The Big Blue 2 Trading System."

You must be Registered to Attend:: This meeting will be shared with special guests of Mr Barna, TSL. There will be LIMITED SEATS. To attend you MUST be Registered with either TSL or SVOG.  If registered with either TSL or SVOG and you can not attend, Please Release Your Seat as early as possible.


SVOG Agenda:

  • 6:00 PM to 6:15 PM Introductions and Set-up: This is a good time to connect with other fellow options traders and exchange ideas informally.
  • 6:15 PM to 6:30 PM SVOG Intro and Announcements – SVOG
  • 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Machine Learning Trading Systems
  • 7:30 PM to 7:45 PM Break
  • 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM Machine Learning Trading Systems
  • 8:45 PM to 9:00 PM Meeting Close

SVOG requests a voluntary contribution of $10.00 to defray operational costs

Reminder Future Meetings 2nd Thursday of the Month:

  • November 9, 2017 - Presentation by CBOE, Ken Davitt,  Topic TBD
  • December 14, 2017 -  "Golden Keys" Follow-up and Breakouts
    This meeting will also be our Annual Holiday Meeting with special treats prepared by the Elks' Wives.

We are beginning to work on the 2018 Meeting line-up ... Please let us know what you want

Notice to Attendees: SVOG DOES NOT provide trading advice nor does it recommend specific products. Information shared is educational and the opinion of the presenter(s). The suitability or application of information provided or discussed is the sole responsibility of the attendee.