Next Meeting – A Tribute To Dawn Bolton-Smith Wed 4th Oct 2017

Wed 4th October 2017

The next meeting of the Australian Professional Technical Analysts (APTA) Incorporated will be held at the City Tattersalls Club, 194-204 Pitt Street, Sydney at 6.00pm on Wednesday 4th October 2017.

* Please note that APTA and CMT members receive 3 Continuing Education (CE) Credits for the CMT and AMT qualifications for attending the meeting.


David Hunt, Chris White and APTA members


A Tribute to Dawn Bolton-Smith led by David Hunt and Chris White

Chris White and David Hunt will lead an interactive tribute to Dawn, examining her techniques and sharing stories about her life in finance.


Chris White has been involved with Technical Analysis for many years and for the last 20 years was mentored by Dawn Bolton-Smith. Chris was very kind to Dawn, particularly over the last few years, acting as a carer for her in the closing stages of her life.

David Hunt also had a very close professional and personal relationship with Dawn. Their friendship began in 1990 with the founding of Australia’s first Technical Analysts’ Association. Over the last 27 years, David learned much from Dawn. He will co-lead the presentation with stories about Dawn and will examine some of the techniques she employed in Technical Analysis.

David is a Chartist with an Economics and Finance background with an intense interest in long term market cycles. He is the owner of and is the chief Profit Hunter. He is a regular presenter on Sky Business’ Your Money Your Call and an active presenter at the Australian Professional Technical Analysts Inc and the Australian Technical Analysts Association. He analyses & gives advice on all World Markets & Shares to ProfitHunter Group Members in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, USA, Hong Kong, Europe and Asia. David’s views are often contrary to the general opinions voiced across the media, regarding the direction of the major Markets & Shares. His success and defined opinions are highly regarded by the professionals in the industry.

Dawn Bolton-Smith was a legendary Technical Analyst with more than 50 years of experience.

After training as an accountant, in 1962 Dawn enrolled in a Technical Analysis course at the Mosman Evening College in Sydney. Her lecturer was the late Ian Notley, who later became a leading market analyst with offices in all of the major global financial centres.

Inspired by Notley’s teachings and the text book, Technical Analysis of Stock Trends by Edwards and Magee, she became the first Technical Analyst to be employed in the Australian stock market. Around this time Dawn enjoyed an experience of a lifetime: perhaps the greatest boom and bust in the history of the Australian resources sector, with stocks like the notable nickel miner Poseidon, rising from 80 cents to $280 within the space of six months prior to a rapid demise.

Over the years, Dawn achieved a reputation for her accurate market calls. In 1973 she predicted the 1974 share market crash to within four points of the bottom.

Dawn had a great passion for Technical Analysis and was always ready to share her vast knowledge with fellow practitioners. For many years, she wrote a column for The Sunday Telegraph newspaper in Sydney and was the first chartist for The Bulletin magazine. From 1976 to 1978 she was the editor of the trading newsletter called Trendex. Dawn told many a tale of her experiences in the financial services industry including an episode when she sold gold futures at US$840 before they opened the next day down US$220.

Over a long and prestigious career, she gave many presentations throughout Australia to beginners and seasoned professionals alike. She was a founding member and Vice President of Australia’s first Technical Analysis Association and was honoured with Life Member status of that organisation.

The Management Committee of the Australian Professional Technical Analysts (APTA) and APTA members, greatly respected Dawn as a person, as well as her career in Technical Analysis and, were honoured that Dawn had elected to become a member of our association.

Dawn will be sadly missed.

May her soul rest in peace.


APTA and CMT Members $FREE

Non-members $FREE


All non-members must register and pay prior to the event. Late registration will not be accepted.

Non-members WILL NOT be admitted without prior registration and payment.

Payment WILL NOT be accepted at the event.

APTA and CMT members ARE NOT REQUIRED to register.

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CMT Members:

Following a collaborative agreement between the Australian Professional Technical Analysts (APTA) Inc and the CMT Association (formerly MTA), members of the CMT receive honorary APTA membership and are entitled to attend all APTA meetings. The APTA Management Committee extend a warm welcome to our CMT colleagues.

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How can I attend APTA meetings?

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Can I pay APTA at the door to attend a normal meeting?

No. Unfortunately, all guests must register and pay online at least 2 hours prior to the meeting. Payments can not be taken at the meeting and any non-member who has failed to register and pay will not gain admittance.

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