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Essentials of Professional Futures Trading with TA

Course Dates: 27 & 28 July 2019 (2 Days)

SGX Academy Professional Trading Training Programmes are designed for individuals seeking to acquire in-depth trading skills to trade the markets professionally, as well as for existing traders looking to expand and upgrade their trading ability. These programmes are taught by accomplished traders with years of trading experience and highly proficient in advanced trading strategies.

Participants will learn how to use technical analysis and decision support tools to tactically trade the market and identify trading opportunities. Participants can also learn about the psychology of trading and gain insights to becoming a professional trader.

Target Participants

– Entry-level traders looking to enhance their knowledge in trading futures contracts

– Trading experience is not required but participants should have a basic knowledge of technical analysis

Learning Outcomes

– Understand and appreciate various technical tools for trading

– Identify suitable trading parameters

– Refine trading tools and techniques

Course Outline

  • Important steps to Futures Trading success
  • Psychology of price movement
  • Basic ways to present data
  • Candle-sticks fundamentals
  • S/R Lines
  • Trendlines/Channels
  • Concept of moving averages and its conventional application
  • TY-MAP
  • Combining Indicators to gain trading edge
  • Identifying set-ups
  • TY-STD
  • TY-8-wind-combo
  • Understanding & moving between Time Frames
  • The Key to trading success – Money/Risk Management
  • Next Key to trading success – Trading Psychology

Trainer’s Profile

Tom Yuen (YCK) is a futures trader with extensive system-based trading and execution experience, and a strong background in quantitative technical analysis. YCK’s futures trading experience spans over 20 years with the first 13 years spent as a floor/pit trader with Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX), now known as SGX-DT, Local.

YCK belongs to the first batch of Computer Science graduates in 1986 from the National University of Singapore. He worked as a Defence Scientist in DSO and spent 3 years in Sweden developing defence software from 1986-1989. While serving his bond after coming back to Singapore, he discovered his passion in the financial market.

He particularly enjoyed the idea of playing this number game, where one can be immediately rewarded, right down to the last deserving cent, according to his trading abilities and skills, with no need to deal, manage or interact with people. With no formal training in the financial discipline, he developed his edge through his strength from the technical field, coupled with an immense interest in psychology, he created trading methodologies that is derived purely from Technical Analysis, with a delicate blend of mass psychology. He quit his job and joined SIMEX in 1992 and traded his own account from day 1. At the end of the first year, he managed to match his last drawn pay as a software engineer, and was experiencing exponential pay increment for his subsequent years.

With an equally strong passion in teaching, he started sharing his trading knowledge with retail individuals from 1993-1997, encouraging interested individuals to join the floor. This teaching was interrupted when his daughter was born in 1996, when he then got himself trained as an early childhood Montessori teacher.

After the trading pit closed, YCK was approached by SGX to assist the exchange in conducting formal training courses. With more than 20 years of training and coaching experience, covering areas ranging from youth leadership, risks and rewards of trading, technical analysis, money management to financial literacy, he is one of the key mentors (invited and endorsed by SGX-DT) who regularly conducts training classes for aspiring traders, as well as running seminars in Malaysia and Thailand, sharing trading experiences not only to retails, but also to prop teams.

Having benefitted from trading in the pit environment, YCK strongly believes in the importance of a trading community. Hence, he is also the key AFACT (Association of Financial And Commodity Traders) mentor who carries out mentorship programs at SGX, and is the only trainer who is doing mentorship program in the SGX training room with students, three times a week, from market open till close.


Contact Us
For further enquiries, please email register@sgxacademy.com or call 6327-5438.
(Operating Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm)

Terms and Conditions

Singapore Exchange reserves the right to make changes to the time, date, syllabus, speakers, venue or cancel the course if warranted by circumstances beyond its control.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy
Cancellation for a registration must be made in writing at least 10 business days before the event and a refund (less a 10% administrative fee of total course fee) will be made. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than 10 business days prior to the event. All requests for replacement must be made in writing at least 3 business days prior to the event.

Register online and make payment via credit card by clicking on the “Register” button.

Alternatively, you may wish to make payment by cheque, made payable to “SGX Academy Secretariat“. Please mail your cheque to the following address:

SGX Academy Secretariat
160 Robinson Road
SBF Center
Singapore 068914

Please provide your name, email, contact number, event title and date on the reverse side of the cheque. Enrolment is contingent upon receipt by Singapore Exchange of full payment and availability of space in the event. A confirmation note will be sent via email 10 business days before the seminar/course commences.

Event Details
  • Start Date
    Sat, 27 Jul 19
  • Time
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Status
  • Address
    Academy 1 and 2, 2 Shenton Way, SGX Centre 1
  • S$2,400
    Online Registration Closed*
    Call (65) 6011 8922 to check availability.