June 2020 online meeting

Next SMT Monthly Meeting
Thursday, June 4th, at 7:30 PM

Zoom.com Online
Meeting ID #  290-694-4892

Please be sure you have down loaded the latest Zoom version before trying to attend tonight’s meeting

Presentation Speaker, Basic Topic

Dennis A. Kranyak

SMT President


Average True Range (ATR)

& A Special Free Bonus for SMT Members

Presentation Speaker, Advance Topic:

John T. Nelson

SMT Vice-President


Mitigating Risk with ThinkOrSwim Bracket Orders 

Join us for our regular monthly June online meeting when Dennis A. Kranyak, SMT President, will present an overview of Stochastics for the basic topic and then John T. Nelson, SMT Vice-President for the advance topic, Mitigating Risk with ThinkOrSwim Bracket Orders.

“Cut your losses short but let your profits run” are words that make sense when you are aiming the gun but not so easy to live by once you’ve pulled the trigger. “Risk Management” is the art of determining how much ammo to load, just in case your aim ain’t so good. “Bracket Orders” are compound orders that implement risk management decisions while removing “finger on the trigger” indecision.

In the advanced topic presentation, John will discuss the sources of trading risk, risk management and setting up orders to mitigate risk across three basic time frames. The ThinkOrSwim platform will be used to demonstrate order entry. Order types such as bracket, stop-loss and trailing stop orders will be presented in conjunction with entry and exit strategies.

  See you at the June meeting at Zoom online!

Starting in January 2020, SMT meetings went 100% online, using Zoom.com for both our monthly meetings (the first Thursday of each month), and supplemental meetings, as determined by our membership.  The first online meeting was a great success with almost two dozen participants from seven states and the District of Columbia (DC).  We encourage watch parties, but in the future presenters will have to be at their own computer, not presenting from a watch party.

The videos of all of the 2020 meetings has been posted on the web site for SMT members.

NEW Format

In order for participants to better plan and to make meetings more relevant to members with a wide range of expertise and experience, we are beginning a more formatted meeting structure.

Starting with February 2020, meetings will be structured as follows: (All times EST)

1900 – email sent out with the night’s ZOOM meeting ID number to those who have expressed an interest in attending the meeting.  The meeting ID number is also posted on this SMT web site post.


1930 – 1945 – MEETING ADMINISTRATION.  SMT news items, guidelines for participating in the meeting using Zoom, SMT membership benefits.

1946 – 2045 – BASIC TECHNICAL PRESENTATION.  Each month will have the first of two presentations that cover Technical Analysis/Trading basics.  A thorough description of a technical indicator (such as moving averages, MACD, Stochastics, Support/Resistance, Exponential Moving Averages, Hull Moving Averages, Bollinger Bands, Automatic Investment Management (A.I.M.) basics) will be covered.

2046 – 2055 – BREAK

2056 – 2110 – MARKET UPDATE.  The SMT President will review his 8 charts he uses to determine market state and direction.  Week to week changes will be highlighted along with tripwires to watch for.

2111 – 2126 – MEETING ADMINISTRATION.  SMT news items, guidelines for participating in the meeting using Zoom, SMT membership benefits.

2127 – 2300 ADVANCED TECHNICAL PRESENTATION -Often a guest speaker, will cover an advanced topic that could cover their methodology or software tools.  Topics could also include options, futures, AmiBroker Software, just to name a few.  This later start time will also accommodate our West Coast attendees and presenters (1830 local start time in California)

Following the meeting, a recording of the entire meeting will be posted on the SMT web site for SMT members to view.  Posting of the meeting video may take a couple of days.

Prospective members, or members who are renewing their membership,  may pay dues on the SMT web site ($47) using either a credit card or PayPal.  Dues increased to $47 in 2018. New members may join at any time and their membership will be valid to 12 months after the date of payment.

If you missed any of our meetings since June 5th, 2014, members can log on to the SMT web site and view the video of the meeting presentation in addition to downloading the presentation (PowerPoint).  Go to the “Resources” menu tab, then select “Meeting Videos”.

SMT logo coffee mugs are available for purchase on the SMT web site (SMT Gear), $5 for members, $7.50 for non-members, plus shipping.  If you are a member and have not received up your SMT lapel pin, email Dennis A. Kranyak at Unrulydog@unrulydog.com The new SMT logo Power Bricks are also available for sale to members for $15, $17.50 for non-members.  We will also have the new SMT logo golf shirts, for $25.  Check out “SMT Gear” on the web site.

If you are a new member and do not see a topic you are interested in, send us an email.  We are always open to suggestions trying to meet the needs of our members.

Having trouble logging on to the SMT website after you have become a member?  Contact John Nelson at Trader@JohnTNelson.com.