The recorded DTG private member webinar videos are now streamed from Amazon’s distributed cloud architecture. This makes the videos responsive, especially for members outside of the US. On this page, we’ll catalog the webinars to provide quick access to the specific webinar posts.
New Member Orientation: DTG New Member Orientation
This video provides an overview of the DTG services and terminology for new DTG members. The video is a little over 2 hours and the quickest way to get an understanding of how the Discovery Trading Group works and how the founders and most legacy members trade.
August 09, 2012 Webinar: Level Selection Criteria and Considerations
This first private member webinar discusses identifying and using technical market structures which often function as what are commonly known as support and resistance levels.
August 23, 2012 Webinar: Basic Order Flow Concepts
RG discusses basic order flow concepts. No charts were used in this webinar.
September 06, 2012 Webinar: Trade Analysis Examples
This webinar is focused on order flow for entry and trade management.
September 13, 2012 Webinar: Dark Pools, Gaming & High Frequency Trading
Addressing and clearing up misconceptions surrounding HFT and pools.
September 20, 2012 Webinar: Mechanical Trading and Multi-Market Portfolios
This ‘pot-luck’ webinar touches on mechanical trading and multi-market portfolios.
September 27, 2012 Webinar: Basic Gambling Concepts & Considerations
How gambling concepts apply to trading.
October 4, 2012 Webinar: Introduction to Scalping With MarketDelta
A few scalping techniques using the MarketDelta Footprint charts (note: we now use InvestorRT and AMS DeltaPrint, but the concepts are the same).
October 25, 2012 Webinar: Specific Session Analysis: 10-19-2012
A walk through of October 19, 2012, a strong trend day; reading MarketDelta Footprint charts and making trading decisions (note: we now use InvestorRT and AMS DeltaPrint, but the concepts are the same).
November 01, 2012 Webinar: Specific Session Analysis: 10-26-2012
An order flow walk through of October 26, 2012; RG also discusses trader traits.
November 08, 2012 Webinar: Specific Session Analysis: the Presidential Election Day 2012
An order flow walk through of November 6, 2012. RG also has support and resistance level determination discussions.
November 15, 2012 Webinar: DTG Worksheet Terminology
Case prices, connectors, spill, grind, pre-summiting and other mysteries.
November 29, 2012 Webinar: Incorporating volume profiles into trade selection and management
Trade selection using volume profiles.
December 06, 2012 Webinar: Trade Management Using Volume Profiles
Entry zone identification, reading order flow, overall volume and rejection/acceptance behavior, and reading market structure, profiles and volume patterns to determine target(s).
February 07, 2013 Webinar: Member Potluck Q&A
Member Q&A session touched on continuing discussions about virgin levels, levels beyond all time highs, and specific recent levels.
February 21, 2013 Webinar: Member Trading Q&A
A general member Q&A session with RG that touched on swing trading and a variety of day trading topics.
March 10, 2015 Mr TopStep Bootcamp: Reading MarketDelta Footprint
The afternoon session of Mr. TopStep Bootcamp where RG discusses reading the MarketDelta footprint. (note: we now use InvestorRT and AMS DeltaPrint, but the concepts are the same).
March 10, 2015 Mr TopStep Bootcamp: Trading S/Rs, Gambling, Orderflow, and HFT
Mr TopStep bootcamp where RG covers a variety of topics: market structures, gambling, charting, reading order flow, price patterns, and HFT.
September 16, 2015 Mr TopStep Bootcamp: DTG Charts & Order Flow overview, Market discussion
RG presented two webinars that gave an overview of DTG, order-flow, and a market discussion including HFT implications.
June 14, 2016 NJ’s Live ES Trade: Example of live intraday swing trading
This is a real and live trade NJ took in one of his Interactive Brokers accounts. The audio was done in real-time.
July 08, 2016 Live Traderoom event: Walk through of 7/7/2016 example trade
In the trade room today, RG walked through yesterday’s example trade.
September 06, 2016 Live Chat Room Event: : A one on one member discussion
RG decided to do a one on one member live talk to discuss a member’s journal entry that includes breakout entries.
September 15, 2016 Live Chat Room Event: : Asset Manager vs. Proprietary Trading Performance
Rob gave an impromptu live talk to discuss some recent questions on the forum regarding risk modeling and capital use efficiencies. The differences between reported asset manager performance and proprietary trading program performance metrics are discussed in detail.
September 2016 MrTopStep Bootcamp: : What’s important for successful day futures trading
This one hour talk discusses what’s important for successful day futures trading, the use of order flow, and gives a quick overview of the Discovery Trading Group services.
September 27, 2016 Live Chat Room Event: : Trading From LVNs vs. HVNs
Rob offers his opinion in response to posts about the logic of trading from low volume areas (LVNs) versus high volume areas (HVNs). Using today’s price action, RG pointed out scenarios where he would and would not consider trading pullbacks and fade trades using volume density as a guide. He also touches on directional bias for pullback trading and the need to understand that your bias can change as the day unfolds.
October 05, 2016 Live Chat Room Event: : Adjusting targets based on entry accuracy
RG discusses consideration of a risk overlay topic rarely discussed in the forum. Specifically, the discussion was aimed at the potential viability of another ‘layer’ of conditional trade management adaptation related to modification of target objectives based on how accurate the entry ended up being once the trade has had a chance to develop.
October 17, 2016 Live Chat Room Event: : Viability of ‘Higher Timeframe Biasing’
RG initiated an impromptu discussion topic today in the chat room spurred by ongoing discussions in the forums related to what is commonly referred to as ‘higher timeframe biasing’ and the historical statistical analysis provided by and discussed by some of the members.
November 03, 2016 Live Chat Room Event: : Data Analysis & Risk Model Development
RG addresses 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.
November 17, 2016 Live Chat Room Event: : Hard Rejection/Little Prints/Exhaustion + Q&A
RG addresses 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.
December 06, 2016 Live Chat Room Event: : PNF Periodicity Normalizing
This discussion is 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.
February 2017 MrTopStep Bootcamp: : Two presentations from this quarter’s MrTopStep Bootcamp
The second presentation provided an excellent overview of DTG’s 3 pillars of trading: the trinity of Market Structure, Price Action, and Order Flow. 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…
March 07, 2017 Live Chat Room Event: : Demystifying The VIX
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.
March 20, 2017 Live Chat Room Event: : Eurodollar/3-Month LIBOR Futures Primer
RG answered 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.
04/24/2017 Tutorial Recording: : NJ’s level creation example for 04/25/2017 Trade Plan
NJ recorded an example of his DTG level creation process as he prepared the DTG Daily Trade Plan sheet for the morning of 04/25/2017.
April 25, 2017 Live Chat Room Event: :CME Matching Algos & MBO Overview
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.
02/09/2018 Live Chat Room Event: Application Of Quit Schemes In Risk Modeling
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.
02/13/2018 Live Chat Room Event: Liquidity Considerations For Intraday Traders
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.
07/27/2018 Jigsaw Trader Talk with DTG: A Variety of Trading Topics
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
09/13/2018 Live Chat Room Event: Another One-On-One Member Mentoring Discussion
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.