October 2017 MrTopStep Open House

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Oct 262017
 

This MrTopStep Open House presentation explains what DTG is about and where it’s headed.  Rob also provides a holistic overview of DTG trading cornerstones: Market Structure, Price Action, and Order Flow.

 

 

Rob’s second MrTopStep Open House presentation focuses on risk and expectations, two cornerstone of DTG’s trading philosophy.

 

 

 

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04/25/2017 Chat Room Live Event: CME Group Matching Algos & MBO Overview

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Apr 252017
 

RG did another impromptu event presenting an overview of the range of matching algorithms employed in the most popular CME Group futures markets. This was followed by an introduction to the new Market By Order (MBO) Level 3 book depth functionality and an extended Q&A session.

As always thanks to Fatfish for providing the audio/video recordings.

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03/20/2017 Chat Room Live Event: Eurodollar/3-Month LIBOR Futures Primer

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Mar 202017
 

RG did another impromptu event today answering recent interest rate curve/spread questions on the forum. An introduction to the often mysterious Eurodollar Futures (a.k.a 3-Month/90-Day LIBOR Futures) was given, including info on quoting conventions, matching maturities to cash and forward US Treasuries markets, TED spreads as a measure of perceived risk in global markets, STRIPS (a.k.a Packs & Bundles), and potential overlay uses for index traders.

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03/07/2017 Chat Room Live Event: Demystifying The VIX

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Mar 072017
 

RG led another impromptu live discussion in the room today focused on dispelling frequent misunderstandings about the VIX index. A timeline of the history of derivative volatility indexes in Chicago was presented along with discussions on what the index actually is (and what it isn’t), and fallacies of attempting to use its absolute value as a biasing tool for intraday equity index trading.

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02/22/2017 Chat Room Live Event: Event Count & Risk Model Implications

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Feb 222017
 

An impromptu discussion on the importance of seeking relative linearity of daily trade events and the potential impact/relevance to developing a sound risk overlay. Thanks again to FatFish for providing us with the recording.

 

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February 2017 MrTopStep Bootcamp Presentations

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Feb 092017
 

RG gave two presentations for the MrTopStep Bootcamp this quarter. Break out the popcorn, sit back and enjoy…

The second presentation provided an excellent overview of DTG’s 3 pillars of trading: the trinity of Market Structure, Price Action, and Order Flow.

 

 

Here’s a link to an audio only MP3 for the second presentation:

DTG – Feb 2017 MTS Bootcamp 2 MP3

 

The first presentation dives into 2 of DTG’s core trading principles: sound risk/bankroll management and the importance of having reasonable expectations in line with known industry standards. The killer of many new traders…

 

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12/06/2016 Chat Room Live Event: PNF Periodicity Normalizing

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Dec 062016
 

RG held another live event today in the chat room, this time a continuation of recent forum discussions on using point and figure or reversal bar plotting to effectively view price action intraday. The importance of learning how to normalize periodicity to “see” the same true price action regardless of the PNF chart parameter setting was discussed referencing the current day educational example. This was followed by the usual question and answer segment dealing with a variety of topics.

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11/17/2016 Chat Room Live Event: Hard Rejection/Little Prints/Exhaustion + Q&A

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Nov 172016
 

RG held another live event today in the chat room, this time addressing the concept of what members commonly refer to as “hard rejection”, “little prints”, and/or “exhaustion” in DTG parlance. This was followed by an extended question and answer segment dealing with a variety of topics.

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11/03/2016 Chat Room Live Event: Data Analysis & Risk Model Development

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Nov 032016
 

RG held another live event today in the chat room, this time addressing a few open discussion topics on the forum related to member model development. The execution and risk models of three members were referenced and/or discussed, along with understanding the difference between in sample and out of sample data sets, volatility adaptable risk overlays, and the importance of studying extreme outlier market conditions.

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