Day Trade SP 500 Futures with VolumePriceTrader Software

Use VPT software to accurately day trade the eMini S&P 500 (ES) futures. Software generates automatic signals.
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Instructed by Ken Rose Business / Finance
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  • Lectures 29
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description



Are you interested in a second or replacement income? In this course you will become a trader in the eMini S&P 500 index futures (ES) which are the most widely traded futures instrument in the USA. You will be able to trade from any computer anywhere in the world with daily conservative monetary goals.

You will become proficient in the use of our straightforward VolumePriceTrader (VPT) software which gives you the actual trading signals for position entry, along with Bid/Ask volume analysis not found anywhere else. I provide easy to adhere to trade management rules to apply on each and every trade.

After the section on market and futures basics, I then show you how to get a free simulated account for practice and get your charts set up. You will then be able to get in your 'screen time' which is invaluable in becoming knowledgeable about how prices behave.

I then go through the full setup and usage of the software module and very quickly you will be up and running with a minimum of fuss.

At that point, you just turn your charts and the VPT module every morning and take the signals when appropriate. Most traders are done with their trading and goals in the first 2 ½ hours of the trading session or less.

Who is the target audience?

I have had many folks see the software and would like to become involved, but they are apprehensive having never seen a financial chart, indicators, and the like. So, out of that need, this course came into being.

The first section of the course is designed for the complete beginner as I teach you everything you should know about these markets before you trade using our software. I do not labor you with the teaching of multiple indicators, chart patterns, candlesticks and the like, as the software module takes care of most of the chart analysis for you.

Experienced futures trades can immediately progress to the sections on setting up the specific charts and the VolumePriceTrader software.

All traders can take advantage of the large discounted use of the software by taking this course.

This course is not about how many lectures and hours of content I can provide. It is about getting you from today to a life of daily futures trading with the proper tools. Tools accurately designed to remove as much of the decision making and trading emotional stress as possible.

What are the requirements?

Windows based PC or laptop. 2 monitors preferred. If you don't have a dual-head video card installed, then just get a USB - VGA external adapter for under $50.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Essentials of futures contracts
  • Use the SMI with Divergence
  • Use VPT Bid/Ask volume analysis to fine tune trades
  • Order placing to become second nature
  • Obtain free charts and data feed
  • Using the VPT ES software's automatic signals
  • Apply consistent trade management rules
  • Receive 30 days FREE VPT ES software membership
  • Ongoing software support

What are the requirements?

  • No special materials required. Just have patience and discipline to study the lessons, then put in computer screen time
  • It will be best to get the free charts installed and running while you follow along in subsequent lectures

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Day Trade eMini ES Futures with Confindence

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for all persons who are looking for a supplemental or new career

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Index Futures Essentials

Learn these subjects and concepts:

  • Futures defined
  • What is the ES contract
  • Futures vs Stocks
  • Hedging vs Speculation
  • What is day trading

Learn contract symbols, specs, roll-over, and exchange for:

  • ES (SP 500)
  • TF (Russell)
  • YM (DOW)

Yes, there are best times of day to trade. Learn about:

  • The opening
  • The morning session
  • Lunchtime
  • The afternoon session
  • The close

A broker specializing in futures is necessary. Also, the VPT module has certain requirements:

  1. Sierra Charts
  2. TransAct Data Feed

Advantages of using Sierra. What is a Chartbook? Interface with VPT software.

Section 2: Sierra Charts - Indicators - Divergence Trades

Here, you will install the charting package on your computer. Then you will download and install the VPT desktop, called a 'Chartbook'. At the end of this lecture, your charts will all be up and running live to the market.


Sierra has many features and options. We only need to know a few of them:

  1. File > select a chartbook and save chartbook if altered
  2. Chart Settings
  3. Data folder path
  4. Help > software upgrade
  5. Chart right-clicking to: Chart Settings and Studies

Tick charts are utilized almost exclusively in our system. Learn why.


Just 2 chart studies used. Keeping it simple.

  1. Simple Moving Average (SMA)
  2. Stochastic Momentum Indicator (SMI) and using it for Divergence trades

This special index shows overall market sentiment and has its own 'gauge' in the VPT module.


Calculated before the trading day begins. They do not change during trading. How price trades around these levels. What is a S/R flip?

  1. Seven Floor Trade Numbers
  2. Previous Day's High (PDH)
  3. Previous Day's Low (PDL)

Price makes swing points during the trading session. Becoming the basis for:

  1. Support / Resistance zones
  2. Double Tops / Bottoms
  3. Channel formations
Section 3: VolumePriceTrader (VPT) Operations

Install from the VPT download page then register the software in 2 steps:

  1. Send us your request using our online contact form
  2. Allow 24 hours
  3. Register software. Help > Registration...

Discusses the 'common' interface folder on your computer. How to change if needed. The default is:



VPT Startup:

  1. Boot sequence
  2. VPT logon window
  3. 4 futures symbols change/update
  4. TransAct data connection

Set Options Window:

  1. Chart bars average
  2. Gauge reset timer
  3. Volume listing preface
  4. Black hole %
  5. FTN warning ticks
  6. Audio alerts
  7. Symbols
  8. Screen capture

Software tour:

  1. Menu items
  2. Main panels
  3. Volume ladder
  4. Automatic signal areas
  5. System and trade signal logs

Gauges color code the Bid/Ask ratios.

Lists show where the large trades are going and market activity.


Color coded trend alignments in the 4 futures and NYSE TICK.


Visual color coded proximity alerts to these important S/R levels.


Primary Trading Signals:

  1. Conditions evaluated on each ES ST bar close
  2. Futures alignments 'good' or 'mixed'
  3. Continuation signals
  4. The 'value' area range
  5. Filters of: Index sync, volume gauges, FTN proximity

A more complicated trade, best learned and taken after comfortable with VAT trades.


If price has been going up nicely and you get a OB (Overbought) alert, then you are warned that the move is likely to be over. The same for price going down and you get an OS (Oversold) alert. You then are warned that the down move may be done.


Displays the Point-of-Control (POC), primary trading interest zones, waistline gaps, black-hole poor interest zones.

Section 4: Making The Trade

An overview of placing trades in the execution screen of the brokerage called a DOM (Depth-of-Market).


This topic is very important and you need to develop management rules you consistently apply to each and every trade.


Everybody's account size is different, so how many contracts should you be trading?

Section 5: Final Details

Just a brief checklist when turning everything on in the morning before trading. Always good to refresh the mind.

1 page

A one page summary of startup steps.

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Instructor Biography

Ken Rose, Software Programmer

Ken Rose has been active in software development and trading since the mid 1980's. He has spent countless hours evaluating hundreds of algorithms and indicators along with keeping up on the latest programming languages.

He has always believed that with modern technology, there must be a solution to the difficulty of making trading decisions and the constant stress of looking at multiple charts and indicators for hours at a time. Many softwares were designed which became the eventual stepping stones to this final, wonderful product.

Even though there is no software or person on the planet that can produce 100% winner trade signals, VolumePriceTrader gives the trader far more winners than loss trades, and thus delivers to all traders the advantage they seek to become successful.

Dr. Rose has doctorate degrees in both Medicine and Law, and spent time in academics teaching students and residents in clinical settings.

Dr. Rose understands that the world is in turmoil and that making money is not easy anymore. Too many folks are getting to retirement age and are not ready. Trading is a definite solution to those problems.

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