FAQs

1. What makes DTI different from other stock, options, and futures trading schools?

1. We trade and we teach other people how to use our unique, proprietary DTI Method and tools to trade stocks, options, futures, currencies, commodities, and other markets.

Most trading schools focus on technical analysis, and while we feel that certain indicators are useful in confirming a market movement, we do not use them to identify a movement. We’d like to share our method with you so that you can have the same kind of success that our students have experienced.

And our method is not too hard to grasp. In fact, we’re so confident that you can learn it that we’re willing to make real trades in live markets with you – over and over again. Tom Busby and our DTI trained instructors are some of the very few traders in the world who regularly trade in front of a live audience. Does that tell you something about the power of what we’re teaching and our level of confidence to show you how it works to trade various markets?

Always keep in mind when trading that there is a substantial risk of loss investing in futures and past performance is not indicative of future results.

2. We provide you with an education experience that is tailored to fit your unique situation.

At DTI, we offer a 5-level Core Education program and special focus classes known as GPS Classes that in conjunction with our 24-Hour Educational Trade Room and powerful RoadMap™ Software let you learn how to trade the markets at a pace that fits you. That’s what we call “Trading at the Speed of You.”

It all starts with our proprietary RoadMap™ Profile and then follows our RoadMap Route process. The Roadmap™ Profile is more than just a confidential series of questions. It’s a scientifically developed tool for identifying the kind of educational experience that will best help you to make your desired outcome a reality.

2. Why is it important to know the DTI Method, whether you trade stocks, options, futures, currencies, commodities or other markets?

At DTI, we believe we provide the best market education in the world because of our proprietary DTI Method. Regardless of which market(s) you trade, our method teaches you how to: (1) look at what is happening with a particular market from a 24-hour global perspective; (2) recognize which times of the day, week, or month to trade that market; and (3) identify and understand key market numbers (support, resistance, and pivots).

At the same time, we show you how to utilize our powerful RoadMap™ software which is based upon our method to analyze the particular market you’re interested in trading (or even compare multiple markets at the same time), help you answer the crucial question: “Long, short, or out?”, and provide potential market entries and exits.

3. How do I know where to start?

At DTI, we know that everybody comes to trading with different levels of knowledge, personalities, risk tolerance and goals. Given that, it makes sense to tailor our education to fit your needs.

The first step is for you to take 5 minutes to fill out a COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL, NO OBLIGATION RoadMap™ Profile from which we can assess your stengths and any areas of weakness as a trader and suggest a customized education plan called a RoadMap™ Route based upon your particular goals, resources, and available time. One of the main questions we’ll have is: What is the final outcome that you want to achieve?

As you travel along this RoadMap Route, all of the guesswork is removed. You’ll arrive at different Mile Posts during your education process which help us evaluate your progress and consider adjustments along the way. Throughout your entire educational journey we’ll be here for you.

4. Do we teach students how to use technical analysis?

There are many approaches to analyzing the markets. While we use and teach some technical indicators to give you a picture of our trading system, the DTI Method does not use conventional technical analysis. Rather, we use it as a stepping stone. Our own tools and analysis which were derived from over 30 years of real world trading experience give us the best trading system we’ve found. We trade beyond technical analysis.

5. Why is understanding the futures market important?

Whether you trade stocks, options, ETFs or any other market, we believe you will have a more precise edge in timing your trades if you follow the market index futures including the S&P, DAX and DOW. The index futures are dominated by professionals and institutions. Because they are traded by the “smart players”, the S&Ps tend to lead the rest of the market.

6. What are the 24-hour Global markets?

With financial exchanges around the globe, the savvy trader can trade or collect data virtually 24 hours a day. Because other markets trade in the evening and early morning hours before the U.S. stock markets open, they can exert a great deal of influence on evening and early morning trading in the U.S. The 24-hour Global Markets include the Nikkei and Hang Seng in Asia, and the Eurex, Swiss, CAC and FTSE in Europe.

7. I work a regular job. What should I focus on with learning and trading?

We have a custom plan for people who want a better financial future while continuing to pursue their chosen career. At the same time, if your passion is to have the freedom of being a full or part-time trader and setting your own hours, we have totally different trading programs just for you.

8. I’ve been successful in my own business or profession, but every time I trade I lose money. What should I do?

No worries. We’ve helped many people just like you.

Some of the smartest and most accomplished people who’ve had successful careers in business or in professions such as medicine, engineering, or law come to our trading classes and find that it’s not as easy as they thought. We understand this, and we have a RoadMap™ Route just for you.

9. What type of customer support should I expect from DTI?

DTI is unparalleled when it comes to supporting our students in areas such as trading, platform execution, psychology, and all matters pertaining to trading. There are several ways DTI strives to reach out to our students on a daily basis because we want to train you on a structure and a discipline that will last you for a lifetime of trading and investing.

Among the services we provide to help you “stay on the right trading road”, the DTI Pre-Market Planner is a daily email that is prepared in the night prior to your trading day. When you wake up, turn on your computer, and get prepared, we have it waiting for you in your inbox and as a link inside your RoadMap™ Software. You will receive this planner for a lifetime upon signing up for one of our Core Education classes.

In addition, the mentoring process continues with our students throughout their educational experience, as our goal is for our students to be successful. We also make ourselves available to students for phone and e-mail consultation/mentoring and have continuing education and Workshops for students who want additional training.