TradersEXPO presents

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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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Kim Githler

MoneyShow

Kim Githler

Driven by the need to empower individual investors, Kim Githler founded MoneyShow in 1981. Over the course of 36 years, MoneyShow has educated millions of investors, traders, and financial advisors. As founder, Chair, and CEO, she became the driving and visionary force behind the development of the Financial Media company. Ms. Githler and the MoneyShow's 36 years of educating investors was recognized by the New York Stock Exchange as she was honored by being invited to close the bell. After closing the bell at the NYSE, Ms. Githler realized that she wanted to educate the next generation of investors and founded MoneyShow University to specifically educate, inform, and inspire millennials and other young professionals. She has not only had a major impact on millions of investors around the world but has also impacted her community by giving back to many organizations that help underprivileged families. Ms. Githler is a visionary who devotes countless hours to her community, family, and colleagues. She has also developed major philanthropic initiatives in the areas of foster care and parenting education. Ms. Githler was the first woman to sit on Suntrust Bank's advisory board. She also serves in an advisory emeritus capacity for Forty Carrots and is on the YMCA Board.

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David Wong

CME Group

David Wong

David Wong helps lead and propel innovation and new growth efforts at CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. He founded CME Group's Innovation & Acceleration Lab in 2014 and co-founded of the company's Growth Operating System and Growth Board in 2016. These vehicles help fuel and accelerate the identification, exploration and iteration of early-stage offerings and enhancements to create new sources value for our customers and business.

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 July 5)

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

$495

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
8:30 am - 4:15 pm

Registration Desk Open

8:45 am - 9:15 am
Continental Breakfast
9:15 am - 9:25 am

Welcome Remarks

Kim Githler, Chair and CEO, MoneyShow

9:30 am - 10:15 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.
10:20 am - 10:30 am

Welcome Remarks

David Wong, Executive Director, Innovation, & Acceleration, CME Group

10:35 am - 11:20 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.
11:25 am - 11:55 am

Algo Trading: Automated, Diversified, No Emotions, Algos Do the Work--850+ Systems

Panel Presenters:

Brian  Gleason Licensed Futures Broker Rosenthal Collins Group;

Arla  Rosenthal Licensed Futures Broker Rosenthal Collins Group;

Even if you are trading right now, you can benefit from adding already developed futures algos to your trading. Access over 850+ professionally developed algorithmic trading systems. No market data fees. No development/coding necessary. Low minimums per system: As low as $5000-$10,000. RCG Managed Futures, with experienced futures brokers, can assist you with information and the process. Choose multiple strategies. You choose the systems, the systems choose the trades. Compliments and diversifies your current trading and can inspire additional trade ideas from watching your systems trade.
11:55 am - 12:45 pm
Networking Box Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:30 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.
1:35 pm - 2:20 pm

Real Market Timing: The Key to Trading Like an Institution

Sam Seiden, Chief Education, Products and Services Officer, Online Trading Academy

Drawing from his experience facilitating institutional order flow on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Sam will share his expertise and strategies for predicting market moves with a high degree of accuracy regardless of the market or time frame.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Sam's rule-based market timing strategy
  • How to identify where institutions are buying and selling
  • How to think and trade like a professional trader.
2:20 pm - 2:35 pm
Networking & Stretch Break
2:35 pm - 3:20 pm

3 Classic Techniques for Day Trading Futures

Tim Racette, 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
8:30 am - 4:15 pm

Registration Desk Open

8:45 am - 9:25 am
Continental Breakfast
9:25 am - 9:35 am

Welcome Remarks

Kim Githler, Chair and CEO, MoneyShow

9:45 am - 10:30 am

FANGS in the Crosshairs: E-mini NASDAQ-100 Futures vs. Tech Stocks

David Lerman, Senior Director of Education, CME Group

Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google - aka the famed FANG stocks. They bring great potential to your portfolio, but are exceedingly expensive to trade. It's no wonder that E-mini NASDAQ 100 futures outtrade all the FANG stocks combined by a wide margin.Dave Lerman explores an alternative way to add the rewards of FANG exposure without the FANG stock costs, using E-mini NASDAQ-100 futures. He will answer common questions such as:

  • Why NASDAQ 100 is a great way to access top tech market opportunities
  • How the capital efficiency of futures can translate to significant savings
  • Why the advantage of nearly 24-hour futures access is important
  • What you need to do to start implementing this strategy today
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

Developing Algorithmic Strategies for Trading Futures

John Person, CEO, John Person, Inc.

This class for advanced-level traders will examine the criteria needed to build and maintain an algorithmic strategy for trading commodity futures. Join John Person, founder of www.personsplanet.com , as he walks you through the steps needed to identify the optimum trading session or time to trade, holding periods or length of time in a trade, risk-reward parameters and when to adjust the strategy for changes in volatility as measured by true range considerations. John will demonstrate his specific algorithmic criteria using the TradeStation platform in real time across several futures markets such as the E-mini S&P, crude oil and gold.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Indicators and settings to determine shifts in volatility.
  • Integrating volume indicators with price analysis.
  • Defining and maintaining risk-reward parameters.
  • Determining position sizes per trading risks.
12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Networking Box Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:45 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.
1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

Access Professionally Developed Algos: How Experienced Traders Can Benefit from 850+ Algos

Panel Presenters:

Brian  Gleason Licensed Futures Broker Rosenthal Collins Group;

Arla  Rosenthal Licensed Futures Broker Rosenthal Collins Group;

Even if you are currently an active trader, these automated algo strategies can help diversify and compliment your own trading. Access over 850+ professionally developed algorithmic trading systems. You choose the systems; the systems choose the trades. Low minimums per system: as low as $5000-$10,000. Observe your systems in action: Can inspire additional trading ideas. No developing/coding necessary. Choose multiple systems in markets such as stock indexes, energies, fixed income, agriculture, metals and currencies. RCG Managed Futures, with experienced futures brokers, can assist you in accessing and utilizing such strategies.
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

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

Panel Presenters:

Matt  Childers Director National Futures Association;

Daniel  Gramza President Gramza Capital Management, Inc.;

Kurt  Krueger Director of Professional Development National Futures Association;

Don  Pratl Director, Trader Development & Education TradeStation;

Gain insight into how the regulator and broker 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 how blockchain and crytocurrencies might be regulated in the future. 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

Bronze Sponsor

SusanGSays

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.