Why we created Futures Trading Master Course?

There are many different reasons to start trading futures, many different trading systems and classes you might consider, and many instructors to choose from. Our approach to teaching and our goals are different from others.
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TRADING SYSTEMS

There are a huge number of strategies in the commodities markets. Every few years there are some new "trendy" strategy comes up. You probably remember trading strategies for Ichimoku Clouds, Woodies CCI, trading strategies based on reading tapes, trading strategies based on volumes, etc. Many traders, especially beginners, blindly believe that if you load the chart screen with a bunch of indicators it will "give you an edge" , and the results of their trading will immediately change for the better.

We do not deny that knowledge of several trading systems will never hinder you, but your real trading results will not change. Why do you ask? Because the vast majority of traders cannot manage risk. In other words, you do not know when it is better to take the risk of entering a position and what to get for this risk. If you think that you enter a position with a fixed stop and you will control the risk, you will only be half right.


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TRADING STRATEGIES

The question is, at what price do you enter the market? The price of the asset is the most important information that is available to the trader. Professional traders enter a position not according to indicators or signals - but at a given price, where their chances that the position will be successful largely exceed the chances of most traders.

We created this trading course based on our proprietary trading systems of market analyses. We combined all bells and whistles of technical analyses in condense, easy to understand trading systems that are easy to learn and apply to real-time trading. In this master course, we will teach you several trading strategies that you can use depending on your individual risk tolerance and objectives.
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TRADING INDICATORS

There are hundreds if not thousands of "market gurus", who claim to give you a "secret to success", by charging you thousands of dollars for general collections of technical indicators and candle patterns, which they called a "strategy". In this course, we have only limited number of indicators and patterns that work in tandem with one another to deliver the results. We not only teach you the theory, but we spend a month analysing your trades to make sure that you fully understand it in live market conditions.

We created this Master Class of Futures Trading with one simple goal - to make sure that you can learn how to trade futures on your own and be successful! This is not a charity and we have our own goals as well. We are, first and foremost, are brokers. For us, as brokers, clients are the main assets. If we open trading account for someone who will blow their trading equity in few trades, it meant that we can no longer generate commissions. The more successful you are as a trader, the more successful we are as a brokers.
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ITG APPROACH

We design this course specifically for E-micro contracts and specific trading terminal in mind, which we will provide free of charge for the duration of the course. In first part of the course, you will learn the trading system, learn why and when markets moves, when markets will stop and retrace, how far they will go, when to trade and when to stay on the sideline, when take a profit and when to move stop behind the winning position, how to properly set up your trading screen etc.

In second part, which will last four weeks, you will trade in live market environment in demo accounts, which will be set up with the initial balance equal to your projected trading account size. The platform will be set up to deduct real time market expenses to make sure that the result is as close to real trading as possible. You will save all your trades for the week, and we will meet on the weekend, to go through all your trades.
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OUR GUARANTEE

If after four weeks of trading you are not able to make at least $1,000 in profit, trading in demo environment using preset maximum daily risk on 1-2 e-micro contract - you are not ready to take next step and trade live. You are free to take our course once again FREE OF CHARGE, or can continue to practice demo trading and contact us with any questions.

Our Guarantee: If you can make only $100.00 a day trading e-micro using systematic approach to trading - you will never would have to work 9-5 jobs in your life again! All you have to do, is to continue to trade the same market with the same risk/profit ratio, but substitute e-micro to e-mini, and you will be making $1,000 a day. Now, imaging that you are trading the same system using block of 10 lots? It is a matter of simple math. In futures we have saying - " You can not make a "little" money trading futures. You are either lose everything, or make so much, that you will be ashamed to admit it to your friends"

WHAT MARKETS CAN I TRADE?

Our course is specifically designed for 4 E-micro / E-mini markets: S&P 500, NASDAQ, CRUDE OIL, GOLD. The knowledge of trading system we will teach you can be used for any instruments: Futures, Equities, FOREX and Crypto Currency. 
Agriculture markets

Agriculture markets

The largest segment of the futures market. In this segment, you can find futures on Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Soybean Meal, Soybean Oil, Oats, Rice, Live Cattle, Feeder Cattle, Lean Hogs as well as Coffe, Sugar, Cocoa, and Orange Juice.
Energy markets

Energy markets

Energy markets are very with day traders. Trade Crude oil, Natural Gas, Gasoline, Heating Oil, and Electricity. E-mini contracts are available for many energy futures.
Equity Index markets

Equity Index markets

Equity Index markets are the most popular markets for day-trading and scalping. This segment includes futures on US equity stock indices such as the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ 100.
Currency markets

Currency markets

Foreign exchange (FX) market is the largest regulated currency markets in the world. You can trade more than 30 contracts including Euro, Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Swiss Franc, and Dollar Index.
Interest rate markets

Interest rate markets

Interest rate markets are the most liquid and heavily traded futures markets. You can trade futures and on Eurodollars, U.S. Treasury Bonds, 30-day Fed funds and interest rate swaps.
Metals markets

Metals markets

Metals market includes futures on precious and industrial metals. You can trade futures on Gold, Silver, Platinum, and paladium—as well as industrial metals like Copper. There Mini and Micro Gold Futures also available for trading and hedging.

What will I learn in your course?

Unlike, some very complex trading system, our approach is very simple. If might have heard the story of "turtle traders", when a group of people without any knowledge of futures trading, were tough a simple trading system which allowed them to become very wealthy. Our approach is similar. You will learn a simple trading system, with limited number of indicators, but we will teach the most important thing -  why market moves, when and where it moves. There will be a time during the class, when you begin to look on the chart and will know where the market will stop and reverse, when and if it will resume previous market direction, when to close and reverse open position and when to enter against the market and why? 

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Brief description of Futures Master Class

Here are some topics which we will cover in our trading course:

→ The psychology of commodity price movement.→
→ Classic price pattern
→ What are the components of successful trading strategy
→ The most important times during the trading session
→ Two most important МА indicator
→ ST indicator and the strategy of 3 screens.
→ Theory of Market Trend
→ Simple 30m candle based strategy
→ The most important candle pattern - 2B pattern
→ Market closing trading pattern and how it affect next day trading
→ Where the market moves and reverse during the day
→ Importance of drawing daily market levels
→ Trading signals - time to enter the market
→ When to take a profit - numerical or analytical
→ Daily risk and profit targets
→ Patience - the most important attribute of day trading

BONUS: Once you understand our day-trading strategy, we will cover some additional bonus strategy that you might want to know:

A proprietary market analyses system used to determine market direction.

This system is based on market analyses of daily and weekly charts to generate BUY and SELL signals with a high degree of certainty. We are using 5 indicators that work in tandem to point out the probability of market direction the following day. Entry signals generated when 5 or at least 4 out of 5 signals point to the same market direction. Signals generated at the end of a trading session. Once you have BUY or SELL signal, you would also know at what price level this signal will be canceled. Based on that information, you can calculate the maximum risk for that signal. If that risk is higher than your maximum allowed risk per trade, you would have several other options to consider.

a. Calculate the entry level in the direction of the signal, where your risk will be acceptable. For example, if the initial risk is $1000.00 but your acceptable risk is only $500.00, you can enter a position in the direction of the signal when market retraces to that level. It could be the next day or several days later, as long as that system shows that market direction is intact.

b. You can choose to trade Mini/Micro contracts if they are available. Let's say, that you trade Soybean. Based on the daily signals, your initial risk upon entry would be 20 points, or $1,000, but your maximum risk based on account equity is only $200.00. You can choose to trade 2 e-mini Soybean contracts instead either increasing your trading risk by trading the regular contract, or moving your STOP order and risky being blown out by market volatility, an missing on the market movement.

c. You can use Options or Options Strategies instead of Futures. Simple ATP option with Delta 0.5 (-0.5) will lower your initial risk in half. Of course, you need to have an understanding of options trading, time decay and volatility to calculate your risk and trade options. It is not as simple as simply buying CALL or PUT options, but not as complicated as quantum physics either.

d. You can use this signal to trade simple Futures Calendar Spreads.

For this strategy, we will give you basic introduction to Options and Spreads trading, so you can use this strategy on daily market to control your risk based on your needs.

Is your trading system successful?

We have used our approach to trading and trading systems we taught you in this course when we designed and built our proprietary trading algorithm - ITG Strategy 2.3. Please watch the video where we show all trades - winners and losers, made by our algorithm. The system generated more than $18,000 profit in 22 trading sessions on an E-mini S&P 500 futures contract, using 1 trading lot, trading from 7:00 am till 14:00 pm, with a maximum daily risk of $1,000 and a daily profit goal set at $2,000. We had 4 losing days out of 22. This is a typical result that this system has shown every month for the past 24 months

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN TRADING COURSE?

Our intensive Futures Master Class will be held during 8 weeks, via ZOOM platform, which not only allows all participant to held vide-conference, but also give you an ability to show your own screen if you need an assistance with you trading terminal. 
  • 12 lessons 2-3 hours each
  • 30 days access to ITG Charts
  • CQG market connection
  • Rithmic market connection
  • FREE version of MW forever/li>
  • FREE repeat classes
  • FREE help after the course
  • FREE video recording
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Who will be teaching this course?

All our courses are taught by Val Baur, founder and CEO of ITG Capital Management LLC, managing director of ITG FUTURES, license broker and Commodity Trading Advisor with 20+ years of experience.

Professional Background

Val Baur started his financial career as a runner for the LaSalle Futures Group located in the Chicago Board of Trade. After training, they sponsored him for Series 3 NFA Brokers Exams, which he passed in 2004 and became a licensed commodity broker. While working at LaSalle Futures, Val became friends with Bill Adams, head trader, and financial analyst, with numerous appearances on Bloomberg, CNBC, Morning Call, and other financial news outlets.
 
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Val Baur/Founder and CEO ITG Capital Management LLC/
Val Baur
Val Baur/Founder and CEO ITG Capital Management LLC/
Director of development at ITG Futures, Commodity Trading Advisor ar ITG Capital Management 2004 - Registration with NFA 2004-2005 - LaSalle Futures Group 2005-2008 - JKV Global 2006-2008 - Olympus Futures / RCG 2008 - 2018 - ITG Direct 2012 - 2022 - ITG Capital Management LLC 2019 - 2022 - ITG Futures 2023 - present - FIB Stage V Trading Inc

After Bill Adams was recruited to big brokerage company JKV Global as Chief Financial Officer, he offered Val a position as a head of Retail Division, which he accepted. At JKV Global, Val was responsible for preparing new candidates for registration exam and was overseeing more than 20 brokers working under him in this division. After awhile, Bill Adams moved to Switzerland to join his wife and head the trading desk at major Swiss Hedge Fund. Val Baur, moved to another position at Olympus Futures, which was a retail brokerage division of one of the largest and oldest Future Commission Merchant (FCM) - RCG - located in the CME exchange building.

At Olympus Futures, Val was working as a head option strategist, designing option strategies for all POA managed accounts at the firm. At start of financial crisis of 2008, the futures industry along with other financial institutions, took a major hit, and in January 2008, Val moved to Kyiv, Ukraine where he established brokerage company ITG DIRECT, clearing through Dorman Trading LLC. The company run for 10 years, with Dorman Trading until 2012, and with Phillip Capital until 2018.

In 2012, Val Baur established a Commodity Trading Advisor firm, ITG Capital Management LLC, and re-registered with NFA. For over 10 years, Val was teaching his proprietary master classes to hundreds upon hundreds traders. He developed his own proprietary system in Futures, Options and Futures Spreads.

In 2014, at the start of Russian aggression against Ukraine, first in Crimea and than in Eastern Ukraine where Val is originally from, he moved back to Chicago where he continued to work as a CTA, while his brokerage company in Ukraine was run by his wife. Due to financial sanctions imposed on Russian Federation and occupied territories of Ukraine, Val folded his brokerage company ITG DIRECT in 2018.

In 2019, Val moved from Chicago to Miami, re-registered with NFA as principal of Brokerage Firm, and established ITG FUTURES, which was a guaranteed futures broker with Ironbeam clearing firm. Val worked as the Managing Director of ITG FUTURES for several years, but due to personal issues, withdrew his registration with NFA in january 2022. He took a year off, developing and building various trading algorithm using market algorithm, including ITG Strategy 2.3. In 2023, he joined forces with IIB Stage V Trading as an FIB, working with all traders from around the world located outside United States.

For more than 20 years of registration with NFA, Val Baur and ITG Capital Management LLC were never fined and sanctioned by the NFA. His personal registration history and the history of ITG Capital Management LLC is freely available for review on the official NFA website through the search engine BASIC.
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HOW DO YOU TEACH ONLINE CLASSES?

All our Master Classes conducted online via ZOOM, the most popular video conferencing platform in the United States, used by such companies as NASDAQ, Walmart, Rakuten, New York Times, Major League Baseball and even Google.
  • JOIN IN VIA SIMPLE LINK
  • NO SOFTWARE TO INSTAL
  • JOIN VIA ANY BROWSER
  • WATCH ON YOUR TELEPHONE
  • VOICE AND VIDEO CONNECTION
  • VIEW VIDEO RECORDING
  • SHOW YOUR SCREEN IF NEEDED
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HOW CAN I SIGN UP FOR YOUR COURSES AND WHAT IS THE COST?

We offering several types of classes - individual one on one training, small group training, and video courses with live support. All courses are the same, with only difference being the start and the cost. Most popular are the group classes, which start at the beginning of the month with minimum of 5 participants. Individual courses start at the agreed upon time and date, soon after payment is received. The length and overall schedule of the individual training are the same in our group classes. Video courses will start soon after you sign up. You will have access to our video archive of the last group/individual class for the duration of the class - which is eight weeks.

INDIVIDUAL

$2000

  • 12 lessons 2-3 hours each
  • 30 days ITG Charts ($149.00)
  • FREE version of MW forever
  • CQG market connection ($30.00)
  • Rithmic market connection($30.00)
  • FREE repeat classes ($695.00)
  • FREE help after the course
  • VIDEO recording of the course
  • Start whenever you choose
  • Payment in USD | EUR or your currency

VIDEO

$1100

  • 12 lessons 2-3 hours each
  • 30 days ITG Charts ($149.00)
  • FREE version of MW forever
  • CQG market connection ($30.00)
  • Rithmic market connection($30.00)
  • FREE repeat classes ($695.00)
  • FREE help after the course
  • VIDEO recording of the course
  • Start whenever you choose
  • Payment in USD | EUR or your currency

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Find answer to the frequently asked questions about our Master Classes, payment option, account opening, live trading, after-course support. 
What other classes you teach?

Our most popular course if Futures Trading Master Class. For more advanced traders we are offering master classes in Futures Options Trading and Futures Spreads Master Class.

What types of payments you accept?
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Contact Us if you have any questions.

HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE MANY INHERENT LIMITATIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE DESCRIBED BELOW. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN. NO GUARANTEES ARE MADE THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL WILL ACHIEVE PROFITS USING TRADING SYSTEMS AND STRATEGIES TAUGHT IN THIS TRADING COURSE. IN FACT, THERE ARE FREQUENTLY SHARP DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND THE ACTUAL RESULTS SUBSEQUENTLY ACHIEVED BY ANY PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM.

ONE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS IS THAT THEY ARE GENERALLY PREPARED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. IN ADDITION, HYPOTHETICAL TRADING DOES NOT INVOLVE FINANCIAL RISK, AND NO HYPOTHETICAL TRADING RECORD CAN COMPLETELY ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL RISK IN ACTUAL TRADING. FOR EXAMPLE, THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND LOSSES OR TO ADHERE TO A PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM IN SPITE OF TRADING LOSSES ARE MATERIAL POINTS WHICH CAN ALSO ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS. THERE ARE NUMEROUS OTHER FACTORS RELATED TO THE MARKETS IN GENERAL OR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANY SPECIFIC TRADING PROGRAM WHICH CANNOT BE FULLY ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PREPARATION OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND ALL OF WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS.

TRADING DISCLOSURE

Trading Futures and Options on Futures involves a substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your financial condition, circumstances, and industry knowledge. You may lose all or more of your initial investment. Opinions, market data, and recommendations are subject to change at any time. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Full Risk Disclosure | Privacy Policy / Legal | GDRP Policy

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