Canadian Society of Technical Analysts

Toronto Chapter May Meeting

  • 26 May 2015
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Strathcona Hotel, 60 York St., Toronto, Ontario


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May 26 Seminar: Beating the machine

Most trading in equity futures markets is now computer-based, either through high-frequency trading algorithms, or programmed trading executed by automated computer systems.

However the traditional tools of technical analysis can help human traders take advantage of computer-driven trading programs by anticipating where computer trading will increase, and using that knowledge to enter and exit trades at advantageous levels. 

This seminar discusses how computer-based systems usually operate for three types of trades, using gaps, momentum trades and trending markets as examples, and demonstrates practical techniques for setting entry and exit levels in each. 


Presenter profile

Polly (Bo Qiu) Dampier is the founder of Ltd, a real-time subscription-only trading service. She is also a regular contributor to, where she has published more than 300 articles and commentaries. Previously she was a mentor and moderator for well-known on-line trading chat rooms operated by and She holds degrees from Shanghai Institute and Ryerson University.


She has been an active trader in North American equity markets since 1998, and has presented at trading seminars in Las Vegas and Hong Kong, and at TA meetings in Toronto.  She is self-taught in technical chart analysis, with practical expertise based on close intraday examination of markets for more than a decade and a half. She trades every day, mainly in the S&P500 mini-futures and options, gold and oil markets.

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