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Welcome to AfTA!

The DFW Association for Technical Analysis (AfTA) is recognized as one of the nation's largest and most active volunteer organizations focusing on technical and investment analysis.

If you have an interest in technical analysis techniques that may help you make better trading/investing decisions........and are looking to learn from some of the world's most prominent sources of reliable information, then we have a lot to offer you.

We bring to you live and in person  the "Best of Breed" educators, traders, investors and software developers at our monthly meetings.  We have Special Interest Groups where local speakers present their personal methods of making profits in the markets.

Join or renew your membership in AfTA now for the 2018-2019 season and get all nine speakers for a rock bottom price of $100. Plus you will save money over the single meeting price if you just attend 4 or more meetings this year.  You will also avoid the registration line.

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Our Next Event



Meeting # 4:


Jeffrey Beamer

McElhenny Sheffield Capital Management

Date: December 11, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Registration 6:30)
Duration: 2 hours +/-
Location: Crowne Plaza
Topic: TBD


Jeffrey Beamer is a 33-year veteran of the trading/financial services industry and is currently an Investment Manager with McElhenny Sheffield Capital Management in Dallas Texas.


Prior to joining MSCM, Jeffrey was the Founder and Managing Partner of Sigma Capital Advisers LLC., a Registered Investment Advisor who provided Individuals, Advisors and Institutions with cutting edge investment management services.   Previously, Jeffrey was co-founder and Partner of Lacerte Capital Partners L.P. and Lacerte Capital Advisors LLC., a Registered Investment Advisor servicing the Hedge Fund and Mutual Fund industry.  Jeffrey served as Portfolio Manager for their Onshore/Offshore Hedge Fund as well as the Lacerte Guardian Fund (a “40-Act Mutual Fund), served on the investment committee and was Director of Trading and Research for the firm.


Jeffrey’s trading experience began as a teenager in 1984 after he earned his first securities licenses at the age of 19.  In 1989 Jeffrey joined Fidelity Investments, the largest privately held investment firm in the U.S.  and after 12 years with the firm, Jeffrey left Fidelity to start his own firm, Sovereign Trading Group LLC, a trading and consulting firm.


In 2002 Jeffrey began serving as an instructor for the Options industry and has taught thousands of professional and novice traders around the world about the use of exchange traded options and still teaches and lectures today.


Jeffrey has been featured in numerous articles in the press including features on,, Dow Jones Newswire, Euromoney Institutional Investor, Markets Media and has been a featured guest on The Educated Investor on KRLD a CBS Radio affiliate in Dallas, Texas.


He is an active member of the Dallas Security Traders Association, the Market Technicians Association, and the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM)



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