Investagrams’ mission began with wanting to enable Filipinos to have equal access to market data, education, and tools. Being the leading social-financial platform in the Philippines, now with a brokerage underway, we know that we still have greater goals to pursue and more people to serve. Which is why we took a bigger step and introduced the world to the Filipino trading community — an opportunity to also introduce Investagrams to the international trading scene.
Bridging the gap between Filipinos and the Global Markets, we launched the Investagrams trading platform in Singapore last Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Traders’ Summit Singapore. The aim was to empower traders from across the region to access data on multiple financial markets such as Philippine Stocks, Singapore Stocks, Foreign Exchange, Commodities, and many more. It was truly a feat for Investagrams, but more importantly, it is a game-changer for us all to compete and trade on a global level.
On par with this global event, Investagrams brought the most respected and well-deserved speakers from all over the world to Traders’ Summit Singapore. Our guests were surely in for quite a treat!
The first speaker of the event was none other than Robin Ho, one of the most respected traders in Singapore. He shared his initial journey from being in the navy, to being lucky in the markets, to losing a fortune, before being consistently profitable. Robin’s turning point was being able to grow $100K to $2M in a span of 15 months. The strategy he shared, still being applied today, pinpoints critical levels in preparing for the next market cycle.
The second speaker is every retail trader’s friend, Rayner Teo. Being one of the most followed traders in Singapore, Rayner was not always the trading star he is today. His life transformation inspired hundreds of retail traders and prepped them into a traders’ mindset. There is much to be said for this young man, but above all, it would be respect.
Next up was JC Bisnar, CEO and Co-founder of Investagrams. JC was the youngest in the event’s speaker roster to share his journey to financial freedom. Being able to lead one of the fastest-growing start-ups and live financially free through trading are no easy feats. On top of his passion for trading, JC continues to inspire and educate fellow traders to achieve their fullest potential in trading the markets.
Of course, after gathering Singapore’s most renowned traders, we did not want to miss the opportunity to hear from them as they shared their views on global markets and what we could be expecting soon. Even Kyaw Tun of Sonic R Mastery joined the heated discussion on their macroeconomic views and how stock prices are expected to react. There were multiple opinions extracted by JC at that time, but one thing they all agreed on was that market prices will always go first.
After lunch, Philip Teo of TraderWave took the crowd through the depths of understanding price. The strategies he used revolved more on price action, which was more than enough to make profitable trades. To him, every indicator is a laggard, therefore should only act as guides. The ability to see beyond the candle bars is something that you would not want to miss!
Mark Ritchie stood strong to the title of Market Wizard as the room fell silent to hear him speak. This enthusiastic market veteran shared a very different point of view for traders and investors alike. His belief that “not all are meant to trade the markets” will surely make you rethink if trading is actually for you. More importantly, choosing to be a trader does not stop there. It is with the law of averages, as he discussed, that will determine whether you have what it takes to win this game. As he famously quotes, “Anyone can take a profit, but it takes a pro to take on losses.”
Managing the downside of trading keeps us alive in this game. Managing the upside is what keeps us excited in this game. This is exactly what Mark Ritchie II, the Momentum Master, did. He showed the potential upside to this game, and he shared how you can replicate it. Through entry and exit points, to psychology and mindset setting, up to the point of profit-taking, everyone was able to take a piece of knowledge and apply it in their own trading.
Like Father and Son, they are the Yin and Yang of trading. One who minimizes the downside, and the other who maximizes the upside. Not just that, panel moderator Javi Medina a.k.a. 2017 Trading Cup Champion, took the opportunity to squeeze all there is to know about trading. Let the experts ask the pros, they say. If you expected top-notch strategies and a primed mindset, then their heated discussion would have left your minds and hearts full.
Next was Quants. A lot of traders who attended admitted that they have not heard of quantitative trading since it is as daunting as it sounds, at the start, at least. But Chartered Market Technician Jake Chow broke all barriers that day. Jumpstarting traders to think in Quants was the main attraction of his talk. By building a robust system, free of emotional factors, you too can live up to the statistics that your strategy lives by.
Down to our second to the last speaker, Paul Familiaran re-ignited the crowd as he introduced a new era of trading. If you wish to have someone’s skills and talents, and want to mimic them, then Etoro is the platform for you. As Paul has said, everyone deserves to be rich.
On to our final speaker, Andreas Clenow always puts on a new show in every one of his talks. “I do not repeat my talks,” he says. And this time at the Traders’ Summit Singapore, he opened our eyes to a new style of trading. One that does not require any historical price, or any fundamentals at all. Everyone seemed to doubt this, but not for long. After seeing through the eyes of a veteran hedge fund manager, everyone certainly believed that in the markets, everything is possible.
Quants can be very intimidating to begin with. Luckily, Jet Mojica of BoH was able to interpret their thought process in a more comprehensible manner, step by step, through a friendly discussion. Debunking their talks, Jet got the explanation everyone was hoping for, and more than that, he was able to strike a new topic altogether in the world of Quants.
Another highlight of the summit was at its conclusion. The VIP attendees got to have a meet and greet session with our speakers while also having their books especially dedicated. Some even got to take their pictures together with the legends, taking home a priceless memento for this unforgettable event.
At the end of the day, everyone got to be part of something big. The audience had the opportunity to meet and learn from market wizards, momentum masters, veteran hedge fund managers, and Singapore’s top traders. For the speakers, the privilege to share their experience and knowledge to the next generation of traders. For our partners, the start of more to come from this lasting relationship. And finally for Investagrams, the first step into the global trading arena.
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