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Technical Analysts' Society of Southern Africa
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TASSA offers webinar presentations or presentation meetings most months of the year. Presenters at meetings are usually professional technical analysts, successful traders and investors who talk on the use of technical analysis methods, systems, products, Intermarket indicators and managing behavioural aspects that impact on trading and investment decisions.

We are pleased to invite you to
the next TASSA presentation

Date: Saturday, 30th September, 2017.
Time: 4:50 pm for 5:00 pm SA time start
at 2-Hour Classroom Webinar with the Best

Speaker/s: Constance (Connie) Brown, MFTA, CMT
IFTA Webinar - Cycles: Conventional to Non-Linear

Dear TASSA Members and Invitees,

IFTA with TASSA are pleased to be able to give our members the chance to spend time with one of the world's most generous contributors to technical knowledge: Connie Brown MFTA, CMT. 

IFTA Webinar: Cycles: Conventional to Non-Linear

(A 2-hour interactive classroom event.)

Presenter: Constance (Connie) Brown, MFTA, CMT

Date: Saturday, 30 September 2017;  11:00 AM EDT (New York time)


This is a 2-hour working classroom and lecture. Using the same online interactive software used by Harvard and Yale Universities, you will experience a new way to learn technical analysis. There will be polls, participant chart notation, live market analysis, and interactive Q&A during the class.

The topics cover a wide breadth of concepts and applications of cycle analysis:

•           How do charts utilize cycloid and sine wave analysis?

•           What are harmonics and how do they apply to markets?

•           Do you have all the IFTA terms and definitions clear in your mind?

•           Why do fixed cycles shift and is there a solution?

•           What are non-linear cycles and how are they created for market analysis? Did you know that angles are a component of cycle analysis?

•           Did you know Euclid Propositions of geometry can be adapted to your cycle research?

Cycles are far more than periodicity. As you begin to understand how ratios, angles, harmonics, and frequencies fit into our field of cycle study, you will have an appreciation that we are utilizing just the tip of the iceberg today.

We will give time to explore event triggers, cause and effect, and intermarket cycle analysis. Do you know when and how to lean on a different market, other than the one you are trading, to increase your timing probability?

So many questions and methods will be demonstrated in a live environment that we need the full 2-hours to cover the material. Based on the reviews of this classroom given to a group of institutional traders, you will develop new understandings and concepts to explore after the class. There is an opportunity to judge your experience and see the cumulative ratings at the conclusion.


Contact with the status of your TASSA membership valid until end February 2018. 

As this is a classroom, sign-up is different than in prior presentations. You will need to send an email to Connie of your interest to attend. ( The software company is then notified and they will send you a registration form to complete. Part of this step will require you to create your own password to use to enter the room. You are sent a confirmation approval after IFTA confirms your membership. Final step, you are sent a link closer to the event to use as your sign-in.

IMPORTANT: If you share your password and another tries to enter the room, you will both be expelled from the classroom by the classroom vendor. No shadow listeners please. Another thing to know... you will have a 15-minute window to enter before the event. There will be downloads and a few activities that occur only during this pre-class time. No one will be allowed to enter late. The reason is it disrupts the flow for everyone else as the software pings your arrival or worse... requires the presenters' permission for you to gain access.


Connie Brown, CMT, MFTA

Risk analysis has been an important consideration throughout Connie's career. In 1988 Connie was the brand manager for Eastman Kodak's Professional Color Films when she left Rochester, N.Y. for Wall Street. The company made the decision, after a hotly contested battle, not to launch a product they had first invented... the digital camera. Today the massive coating allies that once produced the world's premiere films and papers are obsolete and silent.

Major cross-road changes still impact every trader and asset manager today. As example, the birth of the internet, and Central Bank's use of Quantitative Easing impacted gold, rates, and equities. Technical analysis is multi-dimensional thinking and more than metrics from a chart. Perhaps the lessons learned at Kodak have contributed to Connie's long career. Soon as you think you have a grasp of the operating environment; count on the industry to change the rules on the playing field. However, a trader's tools should work in all environments.

Connie is the founder of Aerodynamic Investments Inc. (1996). Her ability to evaluate risk and opportunity have provided various responsibilities that included institutional trading, Hedge Fund Manager, teacher, and consultant. She has advised institutional clients who acknowledge her market timing and global strategies are often well ahead of the industry.

The 2007 book released by Bloomberg Press; "Breakthroughs in Technical Analysis; New Thinking from the World's Top Minds" recorded in print - her warning of a major global correction for 2008. She was four years ahead of the industry in thinking about a possible breakdown of the Euro currency and a global banking crisis. Her assessment for the Oil markets to collapse in a corrective pattern from 2014 into 2018 has started a new interest in the industry as this was called a correction that would set the stage for a stellar spike upwards dislodging global equity indexes within 2019 to 2021. Her reputation has been based on audited returns and publicly documented market calls.

Connie has nine published books. She is currently working on a major work that covers the breadth of lessons that she has learned across her career that includes Gann Analysis. She can be contacted through her institutional websites at or at 



TASSA is a non- profit organisation which was established in 1994 – an association that promotes knowledge, skill and professionalism in the use and application of financial technical analysis, as an investment and trading decision support tool.

Technical insights can assist investors how and when to use “fundamentals”.  It is a myth that technicals are primarily a short-term trading tool. Investment industry professionals and private investors are discovering the power of Financial Technical Analysis to add to returns and risk performance in all time frames. Technicals alone or used in conjunction with economic research, cycles, quant methods and fundamentals - can be a vital strategy tool – enabling an edge in selection, allocation, timing and risk management. Relativity of prices to other information is a powerful tool. TASSA endeavours to contribute to the investment industry.

TASSA holds presentation meetings or webinars most months. Presenters are typically investment or trader professionals who introduce financial technical analysis methods, systems and research platforms in the context of promoting better trading and investing.  There are also presentations on market opportunities and risks, economic trends that impact investing, trader tools, electronic trading and measuring behavioural aspects related to trading and investment decisions.

APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP OF TASSA if you want to attend TASSA’s presentation meetings and the IFTA webinar programme.  You are welcome to come to a presentation meeting and introduce yourself, or write to us at and apply for membership.  Get to meet and learn from other investors, traders and analysts. 

TASSA annual membership costs R375, which includes annual dues to IFTA. Members attend presentation meetings at a reduced rate. Some of our webinars may be charged for.

Membership of TASSA does not confer or imply professional or qualification status, nor does membership of TASSA of itself imply any recognition of particular competence of the member in the use and application of Financial Technical Analysis.

TASSA can provide pointers to courses and to the process of obtaining the CFTe and MFTA Financial Technical Analysis professional qualifications.

TASSA is a member of The International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). TASSA members are entitled to write the CFTe and or MFTA examinations in South Africa and earn the qualifications. South African financial institutions increasingly require qualified financial technical analysts to support their investment, trading and research teams.    


Kindly RSVP to with “TASSA MEETING RSVP” in the subject heading; by no later than 16:00 on Monday, 14th August, 2017. Please supply your name, email and telephone details, your car make and registration number. This will assist with security.  

Parking and access details to the downstairs pause area of the venue, will be sent to acknowledge your RSVP.

We ask members to pay their usual donation at this event and that non-members pay a R100 donation.  Members are welcome to invite their friends, clients, colleagues and potential members.

Kindly pay at the door. If you prefer, please make payment by direct deposit to TASSA, Nedbank, Account Number 1920091491, Branch Number 192005 - and bring a copy of the payment advice with you to the meeting. TASSA does not have credit card facilities.


Yours sincerely,

Victor Hugo


Chairman, TASSA

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TASSA Board: Chris Hart, Victor Hugo, Daan Joubert, Hennie Lindeque, Costa Perdikis, Pieter Steyn, Ron Scholten, Piet Serfontein, Maureen Williams.

The Financial Technical Analysts Society of Southern Africa ("TASSA") is a non-profit association of members.

An educational and knowledge resource for Financial Technical Analysis in Southern Africa. 

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