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A Rare and Exclusive Event for Futures Traders


Friday, July 20, 2018

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Event Overview

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We have arranged another "can't-miss" educational event—this time in the center of the global derivatives marketplace, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange! This is your chance to acquire expertise on the markets you trade, such as stock indexes, agricultural commodities, energy, metals, or others. Catch a rare opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with some of the country’s top traders LIVE for an unbeatable combination of in-depth futures trading education and networking occasion.

LEARN

The top pro traders’ time-tested strategies that can be used immediately to spot opportunities and trade them profitably. Take home practical knowledge on what strategies work best in specific market conditions.

DISCOVER

Many of the exciting opportunities offered by the futures markets, including correlations to equities, trading around the clock, outstanding liquidity, transparency, and capital efficiencies.

PROFIT

From the wisdom and experience of your renowned faculty and leave better equipped to develop, test, and implement an educated futures trading approach.

Educational Experts

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We have assembled an all-star cast of top professional futures traders to help you improve your own trading skills and unleash the power of futures. Learn about the essential catalysts driving today’s global derivatives markets, gain invaluable insights into key events such as earning releases, non-farm payrolls, FOMC announcements, global market activity, and create a plan to profit alongside top industry professionals whose ideas and strategies may forever change the way you approach the markets!

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Al Brooks, MD

Brooks Price Action, LLC and Brooks Trading Course

Al Brooks, MD

Al Brooks is an international lecturer on trading and the author of several best-selling trading books and the Brooks Trading Course (https://BrooksTradingCourse.com). Its 100 hours of videos is the most comprehensive information on how to trade, and it has excellent reviews.

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Carley Garner

DeCarley Trading, LLC

Carley Garner

Carley Garner is an experienced commodity broker with DeCarley Trading, a division of Zaner, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is also the author of Higher Probability Commodity Trading, A Trader's First Book on Commodities, Currency Trading in the FOREX and Futures Markets, and Commodity Options, she also writes a monthly column for Stocks & Commodities magazine. Ms. Garner specializes in various methods of commodity market analysis but is best known for her technical analysis contributions to Jim Cramer's Mad Money.

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Brian Gleason

RCG Managed Futures

Brian Gleason

Brian Gleason began his career in the futures industry in 1987, and was a floor trader for over 20 years. He traded the 10 year-note and the S&P 500 futures contracts. Now, as a broker with RCG Managed Futures, Mr. Gleason utilizes his knowledge of trading and the markets to assist clients with managed futures investments and automated trading systems.

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Daniel Gramza

Gramza Capital Management, Inc.

Daniel Gramza

Daniel Gramza is the president of Gramza Capital Management, Inc., and DMG Advisors, LLC. He is a trader, consultant to domestic and international clients, and an advisor to hedge funds, and is involved in the development of ETF/ETC securities. Mr. Gramza is also a co-inventor of two issued patents for new security products. He has published works in Australia, Europe, Japan, Singapore, and the US; and is completing Trading in the Eye of the Storm and The Handbook of Japanese Candle Trading Strategies. Mr. Gramza has appeared on CNN's Moneyline program, Reuters TV, Bloomberg TV, ROB TV in Canada, TVN 24 Poland, Intereconomial TV Spain, WCIU-TV in Chicago, as a market analyst for the CME Group, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Chicago Tribune, SFO Magazine, Futures Magazine, Stocks & Commodities Magazine, Traders Edge Magazine, Traders' Journal, and other numerous media outlets around the world. He develops and presents worldwide public and private courses on essential mental techniques for traders, Japanese candle analysis, market profile, technical analysis, options and options trading strategies, stock and futures industry fundamentals and operations, and Series 3 exam preparation. Mr. Gramza has set up and ran proprietary stock trading operations on the floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, an off-floor proprietary futures trading group, and has given expert witness testimony in US federal court. He has presented courses to traders from over 37 exchanges, 450 institutions, 4 regulators, and 35 countries. Mr. Gramza provides free daily commentary on 21 markets and six sectors at dangramza.com, and his commentary is viewed in over 150 countries. He is an adjunct instructor for the CME Group, Eurex, SGX Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, Universitde Geneve, the Chicago Stock Exchange, DePaul University, and a former adjunct faculty member of the Illinois Institute of Technology's Master program in financial markets and trading. Mr. Gramza is a former member of the Chicago Rice and Cotton Exchange. He has passed the Series 3, 7, and 63 exams and earned a BS in engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA in international finance from DePaul University graduating with honors.

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Raghee Horner

SimplerTrading.com

Raghee Horner

Raghee Horner is the expert futures and forex analyst and trader for Simpler Futures at Simpler Trading.com. Having been a trader for 30 years she is fluent in all market classes and is well known for having built her "any market, any time frame" indicators. Raghee can be followed navigating the markets in her daily live members web-based chatroom where she conducts analysis and real-time trades. Raghee is also well known for her keen skill set of breaking down the noise of the markets into actionable, consistent, and profitable trading strategies.

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Bob Iaccino

Path Trading Partners, LLC

Bob Iaccino

Bob Iaccino is the dean of the college of trader development at TopstepTrader. He has over 20 years of trading experience and more than a decade as a futures, equities, and options educator. Mr. Iaccino appears frequently as a guest analyst and regularly contributes to CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business Channel, CNN, and more. He is in high demand by various media outlets for his understanding of market confidence, tone, and trader outlook. Mr. Iaccino has managed funds, acted as chief market strategist for a major international bank and currently trades for himself. He has mentored 5,000 students to become better traders and has been a part of more than 800 interviews.

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David Lerman

CME Group

David Lerman

David Lerman is the senior director of Education at CME Group. In his role, Mr. Lerman has traveled around the globe on behalf of the CME, giving seminars and workshops to retail and institutional audiences including: pension funds, corporations, banks and brokers on risk management/trading using Equity Index futures and options. He is also the author of Exchange Traded Funds and E-mini Stock Index futures, published by John Wiley and Sons.Prior to joining the CME in 1988, Mr. Lerman was a member at the Chicago Board of Trade, where he traded futures and options on U.S. Treasury Bonds. He was also sr. portfolio manager at Zavanelli Portfolio Research, a Park Ridge, IL investment management firm. Mr. Lerman taught investment management at Harper College and has lectured at the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He received his B.A. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Chicago.

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Pete Mulmat

tastytrade

Pete Mulmat

Pete Mulmat hosts a number of daily futures segments on the tastytrade network under the main flagship programming slot called Splash Into Futures. During his show, he covers strategies for trading futures. Prior to joining tastytrade, Mr. Mulmat was the director of education at CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. In this role, he was responsible for educating retail traders about CME Group products and helping create curricula to support trader development. Mr. Mulmat brings over 30 years of trading to his tastytrade hosting gig. He also served as a founding principal and managing member of Aspire Trading, LLC, a proprietary trading firm that funded and mentored professional traders, as well as provided execution and education for retail customers. Additionally, Mr. Mulmat spent three decades trading futures and options at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

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Sheldon Natenberg

Option Volatility and Pricing: Advanced Trading Strategies and Techniques

Sheldon Natenberg

Sheldon Natenberg began his trading career in 1982 as an independent market maker in equity options at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. From 1985 to 2000 he traded commodity options, also as an independent floor trader, at the Chicago Board of Trade. While continuing to trade, Mr. Natenberg has also become active as an educator. In this capacity he has conducted seminars for option traders at major exchanges and professional trading firms in the United States, Europe, and the Far East. From 2000 until his retirement in 2015, Mr. Natenberg was Director of Education at Chicago Trading Company, a proprietary derivatives trading firm. Mr. Natenberg is the author of Option Volatility and Pricing: Advanced Trading Strategies and Techniques. The book addresses many of the special problems of the professional trader, with particular emphasis on the practical aspects of option evaluation and risk management.

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John Netto

The Global Macro Edge

John Netto

John Netto is a cross-asset-class trader and author of The Global Macro Edge: Maximizing Return Per Unit-of-Risk. He is also the creator of the Netto Number, the Risk Factor Compensation System, and the Protean Strategy, for which he was named by Collective2.com as Strategy Developer of the Month. Mr. Netto is an expert in developing, executing, and managing proprietary algorithmic and discretionary trading strategies across a range of time horizons, asset classes, and market regimes. He has conducted numerous live trading webinars where viewers watch his P&L, positions, and orders in real time for total transparency of his methods. Mr. Netto is also the author of One Shot - One Kill Trading.

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Blu Putnam

CME Group

Blu Putnam

Bluford (Blu) Putnam has served as managing director and chief economist of CME Group since May 2011. He is responsible for leading economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact on CME Group and the company's business strategy. He also serves as CME Group's spokesperson on global economic conditions and manages external research initiatives.

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Tim Racette

EminiMind.com

Tim Racette

Tim Racette is a full-time trader in the futures and options markets. A Chicago-land native, he became interested in the markets at a very young age and developed his methodology while attending Arizona State University. Mr. Racette blogs at EminiMind.com and shares his thoughts and strategies for trading for a living.

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Linda Raschke

LBRGroup, Inc.

Linda Raschke

Linda Bradford Raschke has been a full-time professional trader since 1981. She began as a market maker in equity options and was a member of and floor trader on two exchanges. In the early 1990s, Ms. Raschke became a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) and started LBRGroup, Inc., a professional money management firm. In addition to running successful CTA programs, she has been principal trader for several hedge funds and has run commercial hedging programs. Ms. Raschke was recognized in Jack Schwager's book, The New Market Wizards, and in Sue Herera's book, Women of the Street. She has been active with the Market Technicians Association for many years and has lectured in over 30 countries. Ms. Raschke is well-known for her book Street Smarts High-Probability Short-Term Trading Strategies.

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Arla Rosenthal

Rosenthal Collins Group

Arla Rosenthal

Arla Rosenthal began her career in the futures industry clerking on the trading floor of the CBOT and CME. Later, as a licensed attorney, she worked as a litigator for over 14 years. In 2004, Ms. Rosenthal returned to RCG, and now, as branch manager of RCG's Managed Futures Division, she assists clients with managed futures programs and automated trading systems.

Purchase Tickets

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Attend and learn to improve your futures trading knowledge with a one-day classroom experience taught by some of the best traders and educators in the industry. This event is geared towards helping you learn futures trading strategies that you can use immediately to increase your percentage of winning trades.

Intermediate Track


  • Learn to Generate Consistent Profits with High-Probability Strategies
  • Discover Which Strategies Work Best in Which Market Conditions
  • Exclusive Cocktail Reception with Speakers & Professional Traders
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Box Lunch, & Refreshments
  • Multiple Networking Opportunities with Fellow Futures Traders & Speakers
  • Limited Attendance, So You Get More Personalized Attention

$395

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT

($495 per person after June 28)

Take your futures trading knowledge and skills to the next level with this exclusive opportunity to learn from the best instructors in the industry in an iconic setting.

Advanced Track


  • Watch Advanced Futures Trades and Complex Strategies in Action
  • Gain Countless Insights on Mitigating Risk and Creating Trade Opportunities Using Futures and Options on Futures
  • Exclusive Cocktail Reception with Speakers & Professional Traders
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Box Lunch, & Refreshments
  • Multiple Networking Opportunities with Fellow Futures Traders & Speakers
  • Limited Attendance, So You Get More Personalized Attention

$395

EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT

($495 per person after June 28)

Learn face-to-face from the best futures traders who are on the front lines daily and who will teach you their personal trading strategies.

Schedule of Events

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While there is no shortcut to trading the futures markets successfully, we’ve gathered the top instructors here to help you enhance your trading approach and explore new markets with the confidence to succeed. We’ve also scheduled several opportunities throughout the day for you to network and “talk shop” with your distinguished faculty, as well as other futures traders.

July 20, 2018
Intermediate Track
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Registration Desk Open

8:30 am - 8:55 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Gold Trading Choices and Trading Strategies

Daniel Gramza, President, Gramza Capital Management, Inc.

Are you interested in trading the gold market? Do you know your choices? Would you trade mining stocks, gold ETFs or futures, and what trading strategy should you use? Are you aware of the issues that drive the gold market? If you are interested in trading the gold market, understanding your trading choices, the fundamentals that drive this market, and having a trading strategy are essential. Internationally renowned trader Dan Gramza will explore these topics and apply his proprietary trading approach to current live gold markets.
9:50 am - 10:35 am

Gold Sponsor Presentation

10:35 am - 10:50 am

Networking & Stretch Break

10:50 am - 11:35 am

How to Maximize Efficiency and Mitigate Risk in Day Trading Using the E-mini S&P Weekly Options

Carley Garner, Senior Strategist and Broker, DeCarley Trading, LLC

Day traders often flock to what they know; however, convenience generally comes with opportunity costs and speculation is no different. Futures products such as the E-mini S&P offer superior market access and efficiency relative to similar ETFs and newly listed weekly options allow market participants to pinpoint their time-frame and avoid the obstacles of being prematurely stopped out of a position and runaway losses.
11:40 am - 12:10 pm

Rosenthal Collins Presentation

Arla Rosenthal, Licensed Broker, Rosenthal Collins Group

12:10 pm - 12:55 pm

Networking Box Lunch

12:55 pm - 1:40 pm

Marrying Fundamentals to Price Action for Enhanced Confidence

Bob Iaccino, Co-Founder, Path Trading Partners, LLC

In this session, veteran market strategist Bob Iaccino will debunk commonly held trading myths, such as beating the indexes means you produce a higher total return, using a stop loss is the most effective way to manage risk, and many more. He will also have the audience pick a current event affecting a particular market or multiple markets and give his fundamental opinion and his perceived outcome, then structure a trade based on price action, including how and why he would get in and where he would get in and out.
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Silver Sponsor Presentation

2:20 pm - 2:35 pm

Networking & Stretch Break

2:35 pm - 3:20 pm

3 Classic Techniques for Day Trading Futures

Tim Racette, Chief Strategist, Trader, & Founder, EminiMind.com

Tim Racette will discuss his strategy for capturing big moves in the futures markets using tick charts, Heikin Ashi candlesticks, and Fibonacci retracements. Additionally, he will also share tips for best practices and winning strategies to effectively manage your trades.
3:25 pm - 4:10 pm

Futures Now

Pete Mulmat, Host, Splash Into Futures, tastytrade

tastytrade's futures expert and CME veteran, Pete Mulmat, will share unique retail strategies covering topics such as pairs trading, ETF synthetics, and futures options.
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Five Things That Helped Me Stay in the Game and How You Can Easily Incorporate Them into Your Trading

Linda Raschke, President, LBRGroup, Inc.

It is no secret that fewer than 5% of retail traders are able to eventually make it as a professional. Professional means supporting yourself entirely from your trading endeavors. Most people are well aware that it is a long learning curve and there is no Holy Grail, as countless lessons have preached on the Internet. Linda Raschke will share five key things to which she attributes her success that have nothing to do with technicals. Some might seem to be common sense, yet why do traders not implement these things? Linda will also share the traits she sees in fellow colleagues who have been able to consistently make over six digits trading, year after year. Trading is a surprisingly challenging endeavor no matter how many years you have been in the markets. But these simple ideas can go a long way towards smoothing over the numerous potholes that invariably surface: self-doubts, sloppy periods, self-control issues, focus levels, mental fatigue, etc. times infinity (!).
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

July 20, 2018
Advanced Track
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Registration Desk Open

8:30 am - 8:55 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Presentation

David Lerman, Senior Director of Education, CME Group

9:50 am - 10:20 am

Silver Sponsor Presentation

10:20 am - 10:35 am

Networking & Stretch Break

10:35 am - 11:20 am

Advanced Emini Scalping

Al Brooks, MD, Professional Trader, Author, Lecturer, Brooks Price Action, LLC and Brooks Trading Course

Al Brooks will discuss advanced E-mini day trading techniques, which he has developed in his 30 years as a day trader, that you will not find anywhere else. These include how to trade subtle gaps and breakout tests, signs of disappointment, bad patterns, traps, and unusually big bars.
11:25 am - 12:10 pm

Gold Sponsor Presentation

12:10 pm - 12:55 pm

Networking Box Lunch

12:55 pm - 1:40 pm

Constructing Synthetic Spreads to Trade the Macro Narrative

John Netto, Author, The Global Macro Edge

John Netto, cross asset class trader and author of The Global Macro Edge, will present on how to construct and trade futures from currencies, energies, equities, and fixed income against each other in a relative value manner. He will also outline some of the qualitative and quantitative measures he uses, as well as how he incorporates the macro narrative into these positions.
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Rosenthal Collins Presentation

Brian Gleason, Trader, RCG Managed Futures

2:20 pm - 2:35 pm

Networking & Stretch Break

2:35 pm - 3:20 pm

Multiple Market Analysis: Trade the Dow, Gold, and Crude Along with Popular Forex Pairs

Raghee Horner, Futures & Forex Analyst, SimplerTrading.com

Join Raghee Horner as she walks you through actual trade set-ups that capitalize on the connection between futures and forex--while being able to trade both markets. Learn how to gauge risk using the Dow and US dollar futures contracts, as well as crude oil and gold, and set up trades in the forex. Both forex and futures traders will benefit from this session.
3:25 pm - 4:10 pm

Understanding Volatility

Sheldon Natenberg, Author, Option Volatility and Pricing: Advanced Trading Strategies and Techniques

One of the most acclaimed volatility experts in the country, Sheldon Natenberg began his trading career as an independent market maker in equity options at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He also traded commodity options as an independent floor trader at the Chicago Board of Trade. In this session, he will cover how probability affects option pricing, the differences and similarities between realized and implied volatility, some volatility characteristics, and the role of volatility in strategy selection.
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

A Look Ahead to the Future of the Futures Industry

Daniel Gramza, President, Gramza Capital Management, Inc.

Gain insight into how the exchange, regulator, and brokers identify and solve challenges facing the futures industry and the coming year. Learn about the systems that are in place that can help you with your trading decisions, including risk management. Find out if there is order preference and what the impact is of high-frequency trading in the futures market. This is a unique opportunity to not only hear from these organizations, but to ask your own questions.
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

A Look Ahead to the Future of the Futures Industry

Blu Putnam, Managing Director and Chief Economist, CME Group

Gain insight into how the exchange, regulator, and brokers identify and solve challenges facing the futures industry and the coming year. Learn about the systems that are in place that can help you with your trading decisions, including risk management. Find out if there is order preference and what the impact is of high-frequency trading in the futures market. This is a unique opportunity to not only hear from these organizations, but to ask your own questions.
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

Sponsors

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Gold Sponsor

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Silver Sponsor

Rosenthal Collins Group, LLC

Hotel

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Chicago, IL 60616

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place has everything you’ll need under one roof. Rest comfortably in spacious rooms and suites. Enjoy international cuisine at Third Star, ramen bowls at Sixes & Eights, or meet for drinks at ARC Bar. Relax in their indoor pool and reenergize in the 24-hour StayFit™ Gym.

$281 single/double*

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*17.39% tax added to room rates. A major credit card is needed to guarantee room reservation. Cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to arrival for a full refund.