Futures Day Trading Strategies: Volume Profile Trading
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Futures Day Trading Strategies: Volume Profile Trading

Learn how to trade the volume profile system.
3.7 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
82 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2016
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • Students will need to download the Ninjatrader platform which is available through FuturesTradeRoom
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.  


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
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Curriculum For This Course
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Basics of Futures Contracts
4 Lectures 29:42

Brief introduction to the instructor and the course.

Preview 01:20

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

Characteristics of Futures Markets
21:52

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

Expiration of Contracts and Liquidity
06:30

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.

Futures Trading eBook
14 pages
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Technical Analysis
5 Lectures 01:04:27

Discusses the Auction Market Theory Process

What causes major moves in the market?
15:37

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

Trendlines
19:58

Trendlines: Identifying the Asian, London and NY Open
05:45

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

Continuation Patterns
16:01

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

Reversal Patterns
07:06
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Managing a Trading System
3 Lectures 30:35

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

On the importance of Trading Systems
13:06

Money Management
17:29

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.

Trade Plan Development
3 pages
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Identifying Support and Resistance
7 Lectures 01:24:02

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

What are Order-Blocks
10:57

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.

Normal Distribution Zones
09:03

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.

Top Down Analysis - Pivot and Order-Block Identification Part 1/2
15:01

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.

Top Down Analysis - Pivot and Order-Block Identification Part 2/2
07:11

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.


Best practices for Order-Block usage
15:01

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.

Rules for minor and major support/resistance trading
14:57

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.

Buy/Sell Setup
11:52
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Using Volume Profile for Advanced Support and Resistance
4 Lectures 44:34

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.

A primer on Volume-Profile
24:21

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

How price passes through the profile
09:58

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

Approaching the Volume Profile Ledge
04:30

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

Why you don't trade in the POC area
05:45
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Indicators
2 Lectures 05:50

Discusses how to read indicators used with the system.

Indicators of Interest
2 pages

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.

Stochastics
05:50
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The Core Trading System
3 Lectures 27:22

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.

The Rules of Engagement (ROE)
6 pages

Executing the Rules of Engagement
15:53

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.

Preview 11:29
About the Instructor
Level 1 CMT Bruce Levy
3.7 Average rating
5 Reviews
89 Students
2 Courses
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.