TheoTrade 2019 LIVE Event 'Volatility Strikes Back'!

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All New Sessions to Reflect the New Climate of Trading in 2019 (both risks and opportunities)! Check out the Full Agenda below!!

Volatility Strikes Back Live Event


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with Don Kaufman, Prof. Jeff Bierman-CMT, Corey Rosenbloom-CMT, Tony Rago, Brandon Chapman-CMT, Steve "Slim" Miller, and Matt Williamson

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, 7700 E McCormick Pkwy. Scottsdale, AZ 85258

TheoTrade Options Happy Hour LIVE on Thursday, May 30th from 7 PM to 9 PM Cocktails and Trading

Live Sessions on Friday, May 31st from 9 AM - 5 PM

Live Sessions on Saturday, June 1st from 9 AM - 5 PM

Missed Last Year's Event? Even If You Did Come Last Year, Don't Miss This one... All New Sessions to Reflect the New Climate of Trading in 2019 (both risks and opportunities)! Check out the Full Agenda below!!

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Agenda At A Glance

Registration and "Cocktails & Trading" Party

3:00 — 7:00          Event Registration

7:00 — 9:00          TheoTrade Options Happy Hour LIVE (enjoy two cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres on us!)

Cocktails & Trading -  THEOTRADE'S HAPPY HOUR

- with Prof. Jeff Bierman and Don Kaufman

One Quant, One Chart Geek, and Your Stocks. Join our evening welcome session for Jeff’s Techincal approach mixed with Don’s Quantitative trade ideas to combine into some powerful trade setups. Bring your stocks and we will bring ideas, trades and the drinks!

Day 1: Volatility Strikes Back Event

8:00 — 9:00 Final Registration

09:00 — 5:00 Volatility Strikes Back Event Sessions

Opening Ceremonies, Introduction & Logistics - Jeff Roth

Volatility Strikes Back! - 2019 - Don Kaufman

Volatility is back! Now what? Discover how to cope with, harness, and even exploit the opportunities volatility can provide. From premium selling to intraday trade to some of the most intricate strategies, volatility provides us a unique and timely edge. Now learn how to take advantage of the forthcoming opportunities.

The Straight & Narrow on Algorithmic Trading: Negotiating Linear Price Moves - Professor Jeff Bierman, CMT

The proliferation of artificial intelligence, data mining and algorithmic trading has redefined underlying security price moves.  Traditional saw-tooth patterns that used to dominate the stock market action has given way to a new paradigm of near-perfect linear price movements.  Listen to Professor Jeffrey Bierman, CMT walk you through the structural dynamics of computer-driven, duration, zig-zag trading and show you how to negotiate these configuration to catch reversals or place continuation trades.  Join Jeff and let him set you "straight."

The Taming of the Skew - Matt Williamson

Learn to love (and exploit) the existence of skew as Matt walks you through the basics. What is it, why does it exist, and how can you use it to increase your edge and construct more robust trades? Included in the session are two trade plans to exploit skew: the first maximizes returns on idle cash (base interest rate is for suckers!), the second reduces risk on long stock positions. A two-pronged approach to exploit skew to your advantage - every time!

Ready. Set. NQ! - Tony Rago

One product, one strategy, and one very accomplished logic. You understand the strategy, the methodology, and you have seen what Tony Rago does day to day. Now it’s your turn to learn how to perfect your intraday craft and test your trading skills.  Join Tony Rago as he displays the single most effective methods to learn to trade intraday without having to go-live or risk capital.  This session will make you better at what you currently do and teach you how to take your intraday skill set to entirely new levels.

Trading with Fusion - Brandon Chapman, CMT

Brandon Chapman, CMT takes you on a mind-opening journey where you will learn how the worlds of fundamentals and technicals can collide to create an exciting and profitable fusion of trading styles you can add to your trading arsenal toolkit when you get back home!

Intraday Timing with the TICK - Corey Rosenbloom, CMT

How can Market Internals give you clues to the immediate future movement in price?  While most traders focus on the AD Line (Advance-Decline Line) each day, few focus on the message of TICK which can give us clues much earlier to intraday reversals. Want to know if the intraday trade you're about to take has greater odds of winning or failing?  The TICK may have your answer.  In this session, Corey will define the NYSE and NASDAQ TICK and highlight how you can hear the message of the market as interpreted through this key Market Internal that is a mystery to most traders.

Day 2: Volatility Strikes Back Event

09:00 — 5:00 Volatility Strikes Back Event Sessions

Off the Record with Don - Don Kaufman (with Matt Williamson)

Unleashed, unfiltered, and uncensored…High risk premium selling, no margin constraints, and wild concepts you have never seen or heard Don discuss! Engineers line-up, here is your chance to ask questions, take notes, and build trading ideas with a no holds barred approach.  Nothing is off limits in this tell all session!

Our Internal Risk Manager: Understanding How We Self-sabotage Our Level of SuccessSteve "Slim" Miller

While traders focus so much on their education around the markets, technical analysis and a multitude of other aspects of their learning process, often, little thought goes into the personal aspects of trading success. Slim will help you understand how a part of ourselves, meant to protect us, actually gets in our way. It’s time to revamp some old internal mechanisms and move forward in a “mindset” that promotes greater profitability. Raise your self-awareness! Expand your comfort zone!

Love at First Spot - Trend Meets NQ - Corey Rosenbloom, CMT and Tony Rago

Join us for a very special joint session where NQ strategist and price reading extraordinaire Tony Rago goes head to head with the Trend identification methodologies of Corey Rosenbloom. Entry markers and spots meet ticks and trend days to provide you the ultimate in risk identification and trends for your trading day.

Extreme Measures:  Technical Indicator Setups to Exploit Price VolatilityProfessor Jeff Bierman, CMT

Political uncertainty, slowing economic growth, Fed balance sheet unwinding and business cycle headwinds are finally wearing down the 9-year stealth bull market, which effectively is creating an opportunistic environment for swing trading.  In other words, price volatility has finally become the norm rather than the exception.  And extreme moves call for extreme measures.  So join Professor Jeffrey Bierman, CMT as he shares with you a variety of technical indicator set ups designed to gauge and exploit price volatility.

Inside the VIX and Volatility Structure - Brandon Chapman, CMT

Learn how the mysterious nature of the VIX can be tamed as Brandon takes you for a peek behind the curtain at what institutions are doing to hedge. Discover how volatility structure can help assist in timing markets tops and can provide insight as to a good time to hedge your downside risks.

Closing Ceremonies, Final Giveaway, Thank You's and A Look At What's Ahead... - Jeff Roth


9 Excellent Reasons Why Attending Our LIVE TheoTrade Event In Person Is an Educational Experience Like Nothing Else!

ONE: Practice Makes Perfect

Perfect your trading by making the RIGHT adjustments!

FIVE: Gain Useful Wisdom

Get the exact, useful information you need that will make all of the difference in your trading.

NINE: Gain Peace of Mind

Discover the peace of mind that comes with being a successful trader.

TWO: Help Is on Its Way

Need help with your trading or enjoy helping other traders right here.

SIX: Playing it Safe (Profitably)

Find out how you can protect your nest egg and safe guard your trading account, with risk management expertise.

THREE: Achievement and Reward

Finally achieve a new level of success in your trading or show off your success to other traders 🙂

SEVEN: Cure for Trading Boredom

Join us and you're sure to have a LOT of fun, accidentally or on purpose!

FOUR: Discover Your One-of-a-Kind Style

Find out what's missing in your trading and create a unique trading plan that is just for you!

EIGHT: Taking Decisive Action

Get direct answers to your trading questions, so you can take action fast.

Meet Your TheoTrade Live Event Instructors - 2019

Don Kaufman - Co-Founder & Lead Instructor TheoTrade

Specialties: Options, Stocks, Futures, Advanced Strategies

Professor Jeffrey Bierman, CMT

Specialties: Technical Analysis, Fundamental Analysis, Candlesticks, Momentum, and Trend Trading

Tony Rago

Specialties: NASDAQ E-mini Futures (NQ)

Corey Rosenbloom, CMT

Specialties: Stocks, Futures, Technical Analysis

Brandon Chapman, CMT

Specialties: Market Technician, Stocks, Options, Futures

Steve "Slim" Miller

Specialties: Market Technician, Stocks, Options, Futures

Matt Williamson

Specialties: Options, Market-neutral Strategies, Greeks, Complex Positions,


The Scottsdale Resort At McCormick Ranch

7700 E McCormick Pkwy. Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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Travel Information



    The Scottsdale Hotel at McCormick Ranch welcomes you to a secluded oasis. Where conversations flow and connections are made, you'll discover a AAA Four Diamond retreat at the crossroads of everything Scottsdale.


    The Scottsdale Hotel at McCormick Ranch is only 20 minutes from the Phoenix International Airport (PHX).  All major airports have direct flights to PHX.  PHX airport allows Uber & Lyft pickup from the airport.


    When you stay at the Scottsdale Hotel TheoTrade will provide you one breakfast voucher for Friday and Saturday May 4th and 5th.  This is a full gourmet breakfast.  Lunch will also be provided by TheoTrade.


    Call the Scottsdale at 1-800-540-0727 to reserve your room for only $156 per night and get the resort fee waived!  Just mention TheoTrade.

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About The Luxury Resort Venue

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Registration is Open: 3 - 7 PMHappy Hour LIVE and Cocktail Party: 7 - 9 PM (2 Drink Minimum on TheoTrade! :))

Friday, May 31, 2019

Registration is Open: 8 - 9 AM

Breakfast Served: - 9 AM (Breakfast on TheoTrade for Attendee Hotel Guests only)

Live Morning Sessions: 9 AM - 12 PM (1 break with Prize Giveaway)

Lunch: 12 - 1:30 PM (Lunch on TheoTrade for Trader's Retreat Attendees)

Live Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 PM - 5 PM (1 break with Prize Giveaway)

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Breakfast Served: - 9 AM (Breakfast on TheoTrade for Attendee Hotel Guests only)

Live Morning Sessions: 9 AM - 12 PM (1 break with Prize Giveaway)

Lunch: 12 - 1:30 PM (Lunch on TheoTrade for Trader's Retreat Attendees)

Live Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 PM - 5 PM (1 break with Prize Giveaway)

Closing Ceremonies and Grand Prize Giveaway

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Do You Really GIVE AWAY a Falcon Trading Computer to One Lucky Winner at the End of the Event?

Additional Perks: Fun, Food, Prizes, Comfort, Luxury...and More!

  • Full Breakfast on TheoTrade for Attendee Hotel Guests Friday and Saturday
  • Lunch on TheoTrade for Attendees on Friday and Saturday
  • Enjoy on Thursday a Real LIVE Cocktail Party During TheoTrade's Options Happy Hour! (2 Drinks on TheoTrade!)
  • Discount TheoTrade Group Room Rate of $156 a night
  • Resort Fee Waived for TheoTrade Attendee Hotel Guests
  • Complimentary High-Speed WiFi in Guest Room and Event Room
  • Comfortable Ergonomic Chairs in Event Room
  • Discount on Spa services and McCormick Ranch Golf Course for TheoTrade Attendee Hotel Guests
  • Complimentary Parking and Valet Service
  • Get Professional Images Taken with Your Favorite Instructors!