Thursday, February 09, 2006

Invitation: The 1st Annual Trade-Ideas Learning Curve Seminar

UPDATE 6.19: Read our recap of the LCS - a great event! We'll be doing it again!
UPDATE 5.19: Additional speaker added, Julia Bussie, CMT
UPDATE 3.28: New banners to announce the seminar
UPDATE 3.14: 2 additional payment options added (Paypal, 2CO)

UPDATE 2.13: Expanded DAY TWO Program

Trade-Ideas is excited to announce the 1st Annual Trade-Ideas Learning Curve Seminar on June 16-17th 2006 in San Diego, CA. This learning experience allows attendees (i.e., current and potential subscribers) to achieve 2 objectives:

  1. Flatten the learning curve associated with using Trade-Ideas and quickly master the ability to model trading plans and preferences
  2. Maximize trading and risk management results

What do you want to see in a seminar from Trade-Ideas? Take a look at the proposed agenda below. It is not written in stone. As blog readers and subscribers to Trade-Ideas your comments will shape the event. Please comment. More details on how to register are forthcoming. The dates are set. Be sure to make room on your calendars and make the seminar a good excuse for a vacation in sunny, Southern California.

During the last three years we coached thousands of customers to create optimal strategies and gain a trading edge in today's competitive markets. The experience helped us see what works and what doesn't when it comes to modeling a trading plan. The two day seminar will be focused on teaching this expertise to our customers.

The seminar will be held at the Del Mar Hilton located across from the famous Del Mar Racetrack. This location provides all the amenities and is close to the Del Mar beach, local restaurants and great shopping.


8:00am -9:00am Check-in; Meet and Greet

The seminar will start at 8:00 am with a catered breakfast. Participants will have a chance to meet, socialize, and discuss trading styles.

9:00am-10:00am Overview

Meet the executives:

  • Dan Mirkin- Senior Managing Partner
  • Philip Smolen- Senior Managing Partner Technology
  • David Aferiat- Managing Partner Business Development

Topics of discussion will include: Reasons for Trade Ideas, Trade-Ideas within the context of a trader's keys to success, points of differentiation from other products, different ways to access the software and when, if ever to switch among them.

10:00am-12:00pm Alerts

Everything we've ever been asked about the alerts, their specific filters, the formulas, the code, and what's in development. How new alerts go from suggestion to implementation. Q & A.

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch (catered)

1:15pm-3:15pm Filters

The difference between alerts and filters. Steps on how to get from a chart of your best trade to a consistent, reliable Trade-Ideas strategy. Q & A.

3:30pm-4:30pm Guest Speaker Panel (current list, subject to change/grow)

  • Mike Kestler - Evolution Trading
    Mike is one of the owners of Evolution Trading, a proprietary trading firm with offices in San Diego California and Scottsdale Arizona. Mike focuses on trading NYSE listed stocks and will discuss how his firm uses Trade-Ideas as their premier idea generation tool to help traders beat the specialist.
  • Kevin Dodson - Scottrade
    Kevin is the Manager of Product Development for Scottrade responsible for making Scottrade and its active trader platform Scottrade ELITE a premier trading tool. Kevin will discuss why Scottrade chose Trade-Ideas as one of the first tools to partner with and integrate into its advanced platform.
  • "DiamondTrim" - Professional Trader
    DiamondTrim is an alias for a trader well known to readers of EliteTrader and a few other trading forums on the internet. DiamondTrim was one of the first 'power-users' to understand the value of Trade-Ideas and apply its idea generation capabilities to his trading plan. The result generated multiple successes. DiamondTrim, in addition to revealing his true identity, will also discuss his trading set-up, how he develops and tests new strategies, and what makes himself an 'efficient predator' in the market.

4:30pm-5:30pm Guest Speaker: Julia Bussie, CMT

6:30pm-8:00pm Happy Hour and a Half

Sponsored by Trade Ideas

9:00am-12:00pm Strategy Development Examples and Q & A

Morning session will consist of breakouts of attendees into groups by trading style. Each group will design a collective strategy for overall discussion in the forum. Individuals may meet separately with executives to design their own strategies or discuss them openly in the forum.

11:00am-12:00pm Advanced Filtering

How to take your alert set up to the next level by layering elements. Implement things learned on Friday and combine with Advanced Filtering techniques. Topics discussed will include: Volatility, Position in Ranges, Standard Deviations, Min and Max Decimal, and many more.

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch (catered)

1:30pm-2:30pm Strategy Optimization

We will show how to work with your results on the fly using History and Linking see if the results you are seeing are the results that you want. Further optimization of a trading strategy with Alert Specific Filters, to make the most of our statistical analysis technology. How bad prints affect alerts and filters

2:30pm-4:30pm TI PRO Tips and Requests for Features

Overview. TI PRO Tips and Tricks (e.g., Duplicate Window, What's collaborate?, History, Splitting up windows, etc.) How TI PRO is used to train new traders. Plus we will call on our customers to let us know what they want to see in the future. We will discuss requests and comment on what is feasible.

5:00pm-6:00pm Closing Statements and Conclusion

Additional Topics
Support: Methods of support, How to reach us, available resources


The cost of the 2-day seminar is $999.00.


To make sure we give everyone the attention that is needed to make this event a success we are limiting attendance to the first 100 people who RSVP. If you are interested in attending and want to influence the current agenda with your own suggestions, please leave us a comment. To reserve your spot at this event please reply to


Anonymous said...

How many people are guys going to have at this expo?

Anonymous said...

Can we use Pay Pal to pay or pay with credit card or do we have to send in a check?

D TradeIdeas said...

Yes, A PayPal option will be available soon. We'll post the link and the steps to do so well before the event.

You can also send a check to our address posted here

D TradeIdeas said...

We will cap attendance at 150 people max. We expect about 90 - 95 attendees.

The conference is certainly not meant for everyone. Here's an idea who its for: those seeking exposure to other trading styles, personalities, and specific examples of how Trade-Ideas fits into their trading routine. At this level alot of introductions will be made that hopefully develop into connections long after the seminar ends. More on how we will organize for this is coming.

Anonymous said...

i'm a 26 yr old financial advisor who has never professionaly traded, but would like to learn how to trade like a professional to expand my business. is this course for me and why or why not?

D TradeIdeas said...

Although you clearly would benefit from the experience, I don’t think this seminar is for you due to your inexperience professionally trading.

This seminar is targeted for our current and potential subscribers who come with “battle scars” and a surgeon’s skill and reliance on particular tools for extracting returns from the markets.

Here's my recommendation to you: try the free demo we make available and then subscribe to our service to see all of the functionality we offer. Very quickly you will come to a determination if you think Trade Ideas can help you make better trades and manage risk. You may then decide if the seminar makes more sense after your experience in the markets. Good luck.

D TradeIdeas said...

Thank you Dr. Brett Steenberger for your mention of the 1st Annual Learning Curve Seminar!

We plan on inviting Brett to speak at the conference.

D TradeIdeas said...

Options for payment will be a check, Paypal or 2CO at this time. At this time (5/1) we expect attendance to be between 20 - 50 for this event. This will allow everyone to get the most personalized instruction how on to model their trading plans in Trade-Ideas.