Registration and "Cocktails & Trading" Party
3:00 — 7:00 Event Registration
7:00 — 9:00 TheoTrade Options Happy Hour LIVE (enjoy two cocktails on us!)
Cocktails & Trading - THEOTRADE'S HAPPY HOUR
- with Jeff Bierman and Don Kaufman
The market has taken some interesting turns this year! Join Jeff Bierman and Don Kaufman as they present their “respective positions” on the current market climate as technical analysts and quantitative traders. This no holds barred session will emphasize a unique combination where Technicians and Quants share common ground and how you can use BOTH of these varied perspectives to create definitive edges in your trading...all while enjoying a couple of cocktails on us!
Day 1: Return of the Trader Event
8:00 — 9:00 Final Registration
09:00 — 5:00 The Return of the Trader Event Sessions
Opening Ceremonies, Introduction & Logistics - Jeff Roth
Return of the Trader - 2018 - Don Kaufman
Rising interest rates, poor fiscal reforms, shadow banking, and Central Bank complacency have all led to the perfect storm for volatility. Traders rejoice, for we shall flourish in the coming onslaught of volatility and market chaos. Learn why in the coming decade only traders will survive, while the traditional ideology of investments and diversification will suffer. Don will cover structuring trading opportunities, retirement accounts, long/short opportunities, and risk management in the most extreme of environments. Get caffeinated and buckle-up…this is going to be one wild session to kickoff the weekend!
Negotiating Intraday Stock Index Volatility Shifts - Professor Jeff Bierman, CMT
Ever wonder why some days the price action of the stock market indexes materializes into stop and start fits on an intraday basis? Ever wonder why some days in the stock market the price action steadily grinds higher without a marginal pullback or vice-versa? Join Professor Bierman as he guides you through a myriad of tells, filters, mechanics and technical indicators that help you negotiate volatility shifts--contraction to expansion, expansion to contraction--in order to manage your trades most effectively.
Perfecting Your Intraday Trading Using Index Futures - Tony Rago
You’ve seen 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. Market batting practice is part of perfecting your own skill set. 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.
A 2018 Fractal Analysis Intensive - Craig “Doc” Severson
Join Doc Severson as he takes you into the many applications of fractal energy for geometric price analysis beyond the classical representation. Doc will also uncover a few tweaks you can use to fine tune your own analysis and get the drop on when products are ready to make explosive moves.
Taming the Trend Day - Corey Rosenbloom, CMT
Learn to love the Trend Day as Corey walks you through new research and his decade of experience trading various trend days in equity futures and stocks. Corey will provide you with his specific time-sequence checklist and rules of how to identify trend days in motion as soon as possible. Then, he will describe the simplest, most effective trade set-up to capitalize on these days. Learning how to manage risk and maximize profits on trend days can get you on the right side of the price action instead of fighting it, and that can make all the difference in a good month or a great month!
Day 2: Return of the Trader Event
09:00 — 5:00 The Return of the Trader Event Sessions
Probability and Profitability in Trading - Don Kaufman
Does a high probability of success really equate to making money? Don will open a Pandora’s box of probabilities and dig into how being right does not necessarily equate to being profitable. Probabilities is not all that matters; what matters is your payoff function.
Price Action Intensive - Craig "Doc" Severson
No matter what you trade, whether it's intraday ES/NQ or longer-term swing, there's always an opportunity to better define your entry edge and position risk by learning to read price action. Join Doc as he shows you the two rules to rule them all, and how you can apply easy, straightforward techniques to dramatically improve your directional trading accuracy.
Trading the NASDAQ e-Mini (NQ) On an Intraday Basis - Tony Rago
Spots, Risk Markers, Roundies, and Handles…you understand the strategy now it’s your turn to Continue perfecting your intraday craft and test your trading skills in 2018 and beyond. Join Tony Rago as he displays the single most effective methods to learn reading price action on an intraday level. Discover how Tony created his own trading genre and how you can apply this logic and risk out approach in your day to day trading regimen.
State of the Markets in 2018 - Don Kaufman
Unleashed, unfiltered, and uncensored …have you ever wanted to know what Don really thinks of the markets, an equity, or an options trade? And what interesting curve balls has 2018 thrown us that you need to be aware of? 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!
Creating Your Game Plan for the Next Trading Day - Corey Rosenbloom
If you're an intraday or swing trader, it's helpful to create a specific plan for what to expect and how to trade the next session. Building on research and experience, Corey will share the model he has developed to create a dominant (expected) and alternate (unexpected) outcome for the very next trading day. He'll detail the two main questions to ask and how to frame your market in terms of key levels, opportunities, and expectations that help take the stress and confusion out of price action during the live trading day.
Closing Ceremonies, Final Giveaway, Thank You's and A Look At What's Ahead... - Jeff Roth