DTI's Core Education curriculum is the key component in the DTI trading education program. Courses are designed to move at your own pace while helping you to understand, analyze, and trade various markets in the context of the 24-hour global market utilizing the DTI Method. Choose from Level 1 through 5 individually, or save by taking advantage of one of our trader packages. Please keep in mind that with the each of these Levels the trading knowledge and skills taught are goals for our students not certainties.
The Fundamental Trader (Old School Class)
Learn the basics you need to know to function in the real world of trading along with 3 of our proprietary trades.
Whether you're a novice or have some trading experience, it is important to spend quality time on the basics. In Level 1 which is known as our Old School Class, we'll teach you the market fundamentals of stocks, options, futures and ETFs, options basics and simple strategies, order types for trading, understanding market direction and chart reading plus more. During the heat of battle while in the middle of a trade, having a solid command of this information can make the difference between winning and losing trades.
We'll also teach you in Level 1 how to recognize, setup, and execute 3 of our proprietary trades that occur either during the morning or at night allowing you to take advantage of market opportunities depending upon whatever timeframe best suits your daily schedule:
The Irrational Exuberance ("IR") Trade for Stocks and Options - occurs each morning during the US market cash open and is typically over in less than 30 minutes.
Reference Bar 3 ("RB3") Trade for Stocks, Options, and Futures
Equilibrium Trade for trading Futures at night.
Includes Level 1 manual, our powerful RoadMap™ market charting software, 3 months of our 24-hour Educational TradeRoom, and unlimited retakes of a half-day of live, online market education with Chief Instructor Geof Smith offered 12 times per year.
The Intermediate Trader
After the Level 1 Old School Class, step deeper into the real world of trading as your instructors show you the DTI method and how it applies to a live market.
There's no faster way to learn how to trade than by watching seasoned professionals trade while you trade with them and gain direct hands-on experience doing it yourself. Level 2 is where we'll guide you into the world of applying the DTI Method and what you've learned to the live market. This 3 1/2 day class taught by Chief Instructor Geof Smith is offered 12 times per year both at our onsite student facility in Mobile, AL and live online.
The Advanced Trader
With the hands-on knowledge and experience gained from Level 3, you'll learn what it takes to be a self-sufficient trader.
If your goal is to trade multiple markets without depending on someone else to make trading decisions for you, this is where that critical transition from student to practitioner takes place. Learn the advanced application of the DTI Method in the live market with instructor led trading of stocks, options, futures, ETFs, and commodities. We'll also teach you the crucial skills needed to manage both good and bad trades. This 3 1/2 day class taught by Chief Instructor Geof Smith is offered 6 times per year both at our onsite student facility in Mobile, AL and live online.
**Prerequisite** You must complete Levels 1 and 2 before you can attend this Level 3 course.**
The Platinum Package
This package combines our Core Education Levels 1, 2, and 3.
The goal is to teach you the knowledge and training you need to become a confident, self-sufficient trader in the real world. Start by learning the basics of the DTI Method. Then, we’ll immerse you in a live market environment and train you to apply the DTI Method to make trading decisions.
Includes unlimited retakes of both Level 1 and Level 2 within a year, plus 2 takes of Level 3. Also includes our powerful RoadMap™ market charting software and 6 months of our 24-hour Educational TradeRoom.
The Diversified Trader
You've graduated from the Level 1 through 3 experience, and now you're ready to become a skilled independent professional.
Applying your knowledge to multiple markets, our goal is to teach you to trade at the level of a practicing trader with the opportunity to trade hands-on in various live markets while being coached by Chief Instructor Geof Smith. Analyze and trade various markets including stocks, options, various futures, ETFs, bonds, commodities, and currencies. This 3 1/2 day class taught by Chief Instructor Geof Smith is offered 6 times per year both at our onsite student facility in Mobile, AL and live online.
**Prerequisite** You must complete Levels 1-3 before you can attend this Level 4 course.**
The DTI Trader
You're near the pinnacle of your trading education, crossing the threshold into professional trading.
This class is designed for those who want the practical experience to trade for a living like a professional. Our goal is to teach you to analyze and trade multiple markets at the same time with Chief Instructor Geof Smith in this live, online coached trading lab held once per month for a year. Join in on trading stocks, options, various futures, ETFs, bonds, currencies, commodities and much more as the market allows. This live, online coached trading led by Chief Instructor Geof Smith is offered 12 times per year.
The Diamond Package
This package combines our Core Education Levels 4 and 5.
Where the goal is to transform ordinary people into skilled, independent traders. Trade continuously under the guidance of a coach and develop the knowledge and skills of a self-sufficient trader. Learn to trade multiple markets simultaneously and know how to take advantage of both bull and bear markets.
Includes unlimited retakes of Levels 1-4 for a year, 6 Level 5 coached trading sessions, our powerful RoadMap™ market charting software, plus 12 months of our 24-hour Educational TradeRoom.
The DTI Trader Package
This package includes all Core Education Levels 1 through 5.
For those individuals who are ready to make the commitment to rise up to trade with the elite. Our goal is to provide you with the solid foundation and vital real world “flight time” in live trading that it takes to trade on an ongoing basis at a professional level. This package combines our Platinum and Diamond packages at a discount and provides intense training so that you are ready to succeed on your own whether trading stocks, options, various futures, ETFs, bonds, currencies, commodities, or other markets.
Includes unlimited retakes of Levels 1-4 for a year, 6 Level 5 coached trading sessions, our powerful RoadMap™ market charting software, plus 18 months of our 24-hour Educational TradeRoom.