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- venue, meeting topics and dates
doc - a sample of a 12 month perid of the User Group
User Group FAQs
Yahoo Forum (at right)
details - for meeting minutes, notes,
about the User Group
How do we meet?
each month, the Melbourne users get together for a 2 hour session, and
one week later, any/all users from around Australia are welcome to join
in the web-based session (runs up to one hour).
The web-based webinar session for all remote users
the monthly web-based session we basically repeat any discussion,
presentation and demonstration from the Melbourne meeting the week
before (we utilise both the agenda
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?
our User Group meetings we cover a lot of different things, including a
discussion about BullCharts software (features, how-to, etc.), and
styles, techniques and situations. And we try to talk about the state
of the market as well (if time permits)!
When do we meet in 2015?
In 2015 the Melbourne face-to-face meetings are usually
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
the 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 works.
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?
Melbourne meeting regularly has between 15 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.
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 BullCharts users.
User Group benefits
- Mix with like-minded investors and traders to share
the markets, strategies, and how to effectively use BullCharts charting
- Access the BullCharts Yahoo Forum (see details
- 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
- 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
- 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
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 sessions.
Remote User Group webinar details here...
Group - Latest UPDATE
2015 - BullSystems / Weblink sponsor the meeting group venue cost.
PLEASE NOTE: The Melbourne
(Leighoak Hotel) has been charging a room-hire fee ($100 per
time) since late
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 this venue.
- 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.
User Group - The Australian BullCharts User Group
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.
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
See the latest meeting
- “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 it?).
- Real live BullCharts demonstrations,
including useful tips, on things like BullCharts Toolbars and Toolbar
Over the years there have been a few presentations to
the user group meetings, and some of the presentation slides are available
User Group Webinar recordings
Some portions of some of the user group webinars are
recorded (in particular, the demonstration of key BullCharts features).
those recordings here...
Since late 2013 the user group contemplated
running a hypothetical portfolio. A Trading Plan
Strategy were formulated over a couple of months, and
stock selection started early in 2014. And a Trading
Journal is maintained to track stock purchases and sales.
See the following documents and files:
In case any other files have been added to this collection of
a list of all relevant portfolio files here...
- The Trading Plan and Strategy document.
- The latest updated Trading
Journal; and two variations of this (because the Trading
Journal document is now rather large and a little difficult to follow):
- A generic Excel spreadsheet version of the
Trading Journal for your own use.
- A spreadsheet that was used in Dec
2013 to roughly gauge whether the idea of a "5 percent increase in
share price since hitting the list" might be as good as any measure to
use in the strategy.
Sometimes a part of the monthly Remote
User Group webinar sessions
are recorded, and carefully edited and available for you to
Webinar meeting recordings
See the User
Group Webinar recordings.
Also, many snippets of useful information have been posted to
the "BullCharts - Getting Started"
to the BullCharts
Did you know?
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
Or you can see the Toolbox Gateway for a detailed
list of the Toolbox contents.
information 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).
Melbourne MEETINGS - details
Meeting at the LeighOak Hotel, 1555 Dandenong Road, Oakleigh.
Arrive at 6:00pm for drinks and a
social chat over dinner
(or just for a chat).
Meeting starts at 7:30pm in the upstairs 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
of 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 fee. More details here
The BullCharts User Group Yahoo Forum has
the following features (you need to be granted access to view these
pages - see the FAQ
page for details):
View the BullCharts Yahoo Forum FAQ page
for information about things like:
- What is the BullCharts Yahoo Forum and what is
it used for?
- How is this different to the official BullCharts
- How do I get access to the Yahoo Forum?
- How do I create a Yahoo Logon ID?