09/13/2018 Chat Room Live Event: Another One-On-One Member Mentoring Discussion

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Sep 132018
 

RG conducted an impromptu one on one member mentoring session in support of an intraday swinging educational example discussion on the forum. Key topics include contextual market structure “handicapping”, occurrence count, fixed-fractional risk modeling, capital efficiency considerations, and reasonable expectations for non-linear series performance.

Special thanks to member SharpeDan for making the audio only recording.

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07/27/2018 Jigsaw Trader Talk with DTG

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Jul 292018
 

Pete Davies with Jigsaw Software and Rob of the Discovery Trading Group recorded a trader talk which covered the topics:

Quant vs Discretionary

Why are retail traders struggling

Considering risk vs entry

Adaptation

 

 

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02/13/2018 Chat Room Live Event: Liquidity Considerations For Intraday Traders

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Feb 132018
 

RG did another impromptu informal session in the room today as a companion to a recent post on liquidity differences across several popular markets. Specifically, the focus was on mathematical manipulation of the risk model using various quit schemes. Be sure to see the recent post in the General Discussion board titled, What is “liquidity” as a companion.

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02/09/2018 Chat Room Live Event: Application Of Quit Schemes In Risk Modeling

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Feb 112018
 

RG did an impromptu one-on-one member mentorship session in the room as a follow up to recent conversations with Fatfish in his journal. Specifically, the focus was on mathematical manipulation of the risk model using various quit schemes. Thanks again to Fish for making and providing the recording…

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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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