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Latest sessions Agenda
Latest User Group
User Group Member
Benefits (at right)
and Melb meeting dates
Melb meeting details (below,
right hand column) - venue, meeting topics and
doc - A sample summary of a 12 month period of the
User Group activities.
User Group FAQs
about the User Group
May 2022 - and COVID-19 is mostly behind us
As we move through 2022, with COVID-19 still in the community
and causing problems, the user group has been meeting in-person
again in early 2022, and at a new venue as from the May 2022
meeting. See more details below and in the sidebar at right.
In 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the restrictions
on movement around the community, the Melbourne User Group had
to cancel some of the in-person meetings, but the webinars went
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are now using Eventbrite to record the RSVP responses for our
monthly meetings for both the Melbourne sessions and the
online Webinar meetings.
Submit your RSVP here now.
How do we meet?
month, the Melbourne users get together for a 2 hour session,
and one week later, users from all around Australia are
welcome to join in the web-based webinar session (runs up to
The web-based webinar session for all remote users
monthly web-based session we basically repeat any discussion,
presentation and demonstration from the Melbourne meeting the
week before (we utilise both the agenda
and minutes from
the Melbourne meeting). There is ample opportunity to ask
questions, and to see BullCharts features demonstrated live. See the
schedule and registration links for the Remote Users Webinar
What do we do?
At our User Group meetings we cover a lot of different things,
including a discussion about BullCharts software (features,
how-to, etc.), and trading styles, techniques and situations.
And we try to talk about the state of the market as well (if
When does the User Group meet?
The Melbourne face-to-face meetings of the BullCharts User Group
are usually the third Wednesday of each month. See the User Group flyer for a list of future
meeting dates (if an old version of the document is displayed, you
might need to "Refresh" your browser window). The webinar meetings
are usually one week later.
current schedule of User Group webinar events.
Do you have to have BullCharts already?
You don't have to be a BullCharts user to attend. You are quite
welcome to come along to just view the product and see how it
How to Trial BullCharts?
It is possible to trial BullCharts for 2 weeks for
free. No obligation. Full version of the software. Trial includes
End of Day data downloads for two weeks. See details here.
Are you an investor or trader?
It doesn't matter. Many of our user group "members" are only
part-time traders or investors. Or they are just starting out and
still learning about it all.
Fees or obligations?
Being a user group "member" carries no obligation - we don't
charge fees, there is no commitment. Perhaps that is why
there are lots of people who are interested in the meetings.
How big is the meeting?
The Melbourne meeting regularly has between 10 and 25 at meetings,
so it is a good number for round table discussion, and the Webinar
meetings tend to have about 5 to 8 people.
User Group - Member
The Australian BullCharts User Group is FREE - There is no cost
to join the User Group. It is run by BullCharts users, for
User Group benefits
- Mix with like-minded investors and traders to share
knowledge about the markets, strategies, and how to
effectively use BullCharts charting software.
- Attend monthly Melbourne User Group meetings (in Oakleigh),
and join in discussions to learn more about both technical
analysis and the BullCharts software.
- Participate in the monthly "remote users" user group webinar.
- Share ideas and experiences with other users.
- User Group membership is free.
- Get more information about technical analysis, and events
and activities (eg. investor seminars and forums run by other
- Software support is available.
- Special training is available.
User Group webinars for "remote" users
The monthly user group webinar over the internet is for anyone who
wants to participate. We use a web-based tool to share the
presenter's PC screen to display information and a live
demonstration of BullCharts software tips, hints and how-to
User Group webinar details here...
User Group - Latest UPDATE
May 2022 - The face-to-face User Group
meetings are back in full swing, and now at a new venue - the
Forester's Arms Hotel, just 200 metres from the former meeting
venue (see more details in sidebar at right). Meeting in the
Bistro for dinner and/or a drink from 6pm, with the meeting in
the adjacent meeting / function room at 7:30pm sharp. Plenty of
parking at the rear.
January 2021 - The face-to-face Melbourne
meetings at the Leighoak Hotel have now re-commenced, with
coronavirus restrictions lifted enough to allow group meetings
such as this. The user group webinars have continued throughout
the period with no interruption.
March 2020 - The face-to-face Melbourne
meetings at the Leighoak Hotel are not scheduled for the
foreseeable future due to the coronavirus lock-down. But the
monthly webinar sessions are continuing.
July 2019 - The User
Group continues to meet monthly on a Wednesday night at the
Leighoak Club Hotel in Oakleigh, with the User Group webinar one
week later. The BullCharts company continues to sponsor the user
group by paying the $100 venue usage fee each month.
September 2018 - The
User Group continues to meet monthly on a Wednesday night, with
the User Group webinars one week later.
January 2016 - BullSystems /
Weblink sponsor the meeting group venue cost. The
Melbourne venue (Leighoak Hotel) has been charging a
room-hire fee ($100 per time) since late 2010. We did consider a
venue change, but the BullCharts company in Sydney (BullSystems
/ Weblink) have offered to sponsor this cost, and they have
agreed to do so again for the next year. So we are staying at
July 2014 - BullSystems
(Weblink) sponsor the webinar meeting costs.
PLEASE NOTE: For the earlier webinar meetings we were using a
free webinar hosting tool, which did suffice initially; but did
not really do the job properly. An alternate tool was used for a
few months (for a small fee), and also proved not adequate. A
more professional webinar hosting tool has been used since
(about $55 per month), and again the BullSystems (Weblink)
company have been happy to cover this cost.
About the User Group -
The Australian BullCharts User Group (Melbourne chapter) has
been running since July 2006, with 12 meetings each year - the
market does not stop over Christmas, so we don't stop either.
More than 80 people have registered interest, and we often have
between 10 and 20 regulars at the monthly meetings. This is
a nice comfortable number for round table discussions,
plus questions and answers. A week after the meetings we
have the "Remote
Users" webinar session.
User Group meeting agenda
- The meeting discussion/agenda typically includes things like:
See the latest meeting agenda.
- “Favourite Indicator” presentation and discussion. A bit of
theory about a technical analysis indicator, and how to use
it, and the optional settings in BullCharts to customise the
indicator. Past indicator topics include: RSI, Bollinger
Bands, MACD, Stop Loss.
- Trading styles, attitudes and strategies (BullCharts
includes more than 30 built-in “Author Strategies”).
- Using BullCharts for Scans (for stock selection).
- General discussion on technical analysis.
- Recent trading successes (“hot stocks”? and how did we find
- Real live BullCharts demonstrations, including useful
tips, on things like BullCharts Toolbars and Toolbar Buttons.
User Group Presentations
Over the years there have been a few presentations to the user
group meetings, and some of the presentation slides are available here....
User Group Webinar recordings
Some portions of some of the user group webinars are recorded
(in particular, the demonstration of key BullCharts features). See those
2022 ASX Game
In early 2022, the User Group agreed to take part in the ASX Stock
Market Game. We set up two players' Leagues to help keep track of
our own performances. BullCharts users are welcome to join our
league(s) and participate with other members.
More information is in this ASX Game doc.
Sometimes a part of the monthly Remote User Group webinar sessions are
recorded, and carefully edited and available for you to view.
Webinar meeting recordings
See the User Group Webinar recordings.
Also, many snippets of useful information have been posted to
- Getting Started" pages, and
to the BullCharts
Did you know?
BullCharts charting software is a tool to help you analyse price
charts. To be able to use it effectively you do need to know
something about the subject of Technical Analysis.
Robert's Share Market Toolbox includes a variety of information on
this subject, including:
Or you can see the Toolbox
Gateway for a detailed list of the Toolbox contents.
about Technical Analysis is available from the ATAA (Australian Technical Analysts Association)
- a not-for-profit association run by members for members. (Robert
is a Victorian Chapter Committee member, and a National Director).
MEETINGS - details
From May 2022 the user group is meeting at the Forester's Arms Hotel, 1529/1533 Dandenong Road,
Oakleigh. Parking is available at the rear - enter from
Dalgety Street (between the Waterstop Shop and the Husqvarna
Arrive at 6:00pm for drinks and
a social chat over dinner in the bistro
(or just for a chat).
Meeting starts at 7:30pm in
the adjacent Function Room.
BUT, please RSVP to make sure we have
enough chairs (for dinner or the meeting).
MORE MEETING details:
Sample meeting agenda items,
plus dates for the current six month period;
and contact phone number are
all in the Notice
Meeting pdf file.
BullCharts software support is available in a
number of ways:
Attend the monthly Melbourne meetings and
join in the discussion and ask questions during the meeting
agenda item "How do I do this... in BullCharts?"
Remote support is available.
Robert provides this service for a very small
files and Google Drive
The User Group is now using the Google Drive facility to store
presentations, users' custom indicators, etc. Please contact the
User Group moderator for access, and for more information.
trading and Games
In recent years the user group has trialed a couple of ways to
perform back-testing or paper trading within the group. We ran a
#100k Portfolio, and we ran a Stock Picking Game.
The $100k Portfolio - We ran this for a few
months from 2015-2017, and we developed a group Trading Plan and
Strategy document, and a Trading Journal. However, we found that
the diverse opinions of traders and investors around the meeting
table made it impossible to continue this as one group, and so the
idea was abandoned. See the following documents and files:
2021 Stock Picking Game - At the January 2020
Melbourne meeting of the user group, the meeting agreed to run a
stock-picking / portfolio game and agreed on a set of “rules”.
This game equally applied to the remote users who participate in
the BCUG via the monthly webinar meeting. For the very same
reason that the $100k Portfolio initiative above didn't really
work, this one didn't either. See the game rules and more details in this
PDF download file... Or see the list of relevant
game files (including the tracking table) here.