Futures Day Trading Strategies: Volume Profile Trading

Learn how to trade the volume profile system.
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

This course is geared toward new and intermediate traders. I cover the basics of contracts all the way up to volume profile trading strategies.

You will be given a trade plan which you will use to identify trade setups based on the volume profile trading concepts found in the course.

The estimated cost for this course is valued at $27,000 based on comparable courses which cover similar topics.  

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need to download the Ninjatrader platform which is available through FuturesTradeRoom

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn where to place your entry orders for maximum profitability
  • Learn how to let winners run, and how not to give it all back
  • Dissect and discern what a market is doing
  • Learn the top-down analysis technique to easily anticipate trend direction
  • Learn a systematic trading approach that will stabilize your equity curve
  • Learn a money management technique that grows profits
  • Learn the secrets of order-block and profile analysis
  • Learn to use a strategy that is clear and concise

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who quickly wants to improve there trading skills
  • Anyone who is looking to add structure, goals, and discipline to there trading
  • Anyone who is looking to get into Trading Futures for the first time

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: Basics of Futures Contracts

Brief introduction to the instructor and the course.


Discusses the best times to trade Futures, what markets to trade and tick size.


Discusses which contracts to trade, when to update and how to roll a contract.

14 pages

This eBook is a general introduction to Futures Trading from a day traders perspective. It discusses some interesting concepts and goes over some tools that will be useful to your trading.

Section 2: Technical Analysis

Discusses the Auction Market Theory Process


Discusses the identification of a trend line as well as swings within a trend line for active trade management.

Trendlines: Identifying the Asian, London and NY Open

Goes over the symmetrical, ascending, broadening, diamond and descending triangle. Shows examples of typical failed formations.


Shows how to identify a head and shoulders formation as well as how to calculate the measured move.

Section 3: Managing a Trading System

Discusses why trading systems mark the difference between amateur and professional traders, conditional logic, neurolinguistic programming, and self observance.

Money Management
3 pages

Learn how to treat trading like a business. Setting goals and having a plan is essential to your success in any endeavor. Create a logical step by step plan on which you will use in your day to day trading. Be sure to print this out and fill out the questions.

Section 4: Identifying Support and Resistance

Discusses the concept of order-blocks for support and resistance levels.


Covers the basics of a normal distribution, and how to identify the 3 sigmas for use as a filter in the strategy.

Homework assignment:

Identify the distributions points of a profile.


In this video we identify higher time-frame pivots, order-blocks, and select those which only fall within the outer limits of the volume profile.


Homework assignment:

In live trading all that counts is what tangible action you took. Therefore in addition to watching the videos you must take action by labeling on the charts, just looking and identifying in your head is not enough. Your charts should look like mine after you are done analyzing.

Go through your selected trading list of 60M charts. 1. Identify Proper Pivots 2. Identify Order-Blocks 3. Identify Outer Limits of profile 4. Identify tradeable levels.

Your platform should allow you to draw on the charts. This is a good time to download the NinjaTrader platform if you have not already done so.


In this video we cover:

How to identify the most potent levels in the order-block (specific to Futures)

The three price reactions to an order-block.

The significance of the breakout candle.


In this lecture we identify: 1. How to know the trend without moving averages. 2. How to identify minor and major support/resistance levels. 3. The rules for trading the trend.

Homework assignment:

Go through your trading list of 60M charts. 1. Identify swing highs/lows. 2. Identify minor and major support/resistance as well as halfway-back fib points. 3. Label the major LL, LH, HH, HL points.


In this lecture we identify specific buy and sell setups to be taken at major support-resistance levels. Includes stop-loss placement and targets.

Homework Assignment:

1. Mark off major support-resistance from the top down analysis.

2. Identify Buy and Sell Setups in Market Replay.

Section 5: Using Volume Profile for Advanced Support and Resistance

Learn about standard deviations, the bell curve, the 3 types of distribution, the 3 types of profile developments, skewness, kurtosis, the double distribution strategy, and the LVN strategy.


Shows how prices pass through to build out the profile and how they react to different levels of volume.


See two types of patterns that occur when approaching a volume profile support resistance ledge.


Shows an example of a textbook trade which was interrupted by the POC's high amount of inherent noise.

Section 6: Indicators
2 pages

Discusses how to read indicators used with the system.


In this video we go over the stochastic indicator as well as how to identify cycle peaks and troughs for later use in the core strategy.

Section 7: The Core Trading System
6 pages

Learn the Rules of Engagement for the strategy. The rules provide a foundation for which the trader uses as the basis of all trading decisions.

Executing the Rules of Engagement

In this video we track a Crude Oil trade setup starting Sunday night and find entry at order-block levels on Mondays open. The basics of the system were used for entry along with technical analysis to manage the trade.

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Instructor Biography

Level 1 CMT Bruce Levy, Automated Futures Trader

Bruce Levy is an independent Futures Trader.  He is currently a Level 1 CMT with the Market Technicians Association and subscribes to the recognized methods of Classical Technical Analysis. He specializes in adapting directional outright trading systems to ever changing market environments. The strategy's vetting process involves identifying tradeable patterns through keen market observation, once patterns are discovered they are mechanized for further analysis. Those that meet rigorous criteria are then automated into an algorithm and quantified over a robust data set prior to use in the traderoom.

Bruce shares his extensive work through the FuturesTradeRoom screenshare, his Automated Day Trading Programs are streamed on a 24/6 basis. In addition, the system involves no human intervention whatsoever and the trades are executed on the chart trader for all to see. He also writes a Weekly Futures Market Update Newsletter which focuses on Daily and Weekly chart formations. His analysis includes a unique blend of Volume Profile, Price Action and Classical Technical Analysis.  

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