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Traders Have Been Lead To Believe That You Need A High Winning Percentage And Complex Trading Tools in order to find trading success.

  I Will Show You Why That Is NOT necessarily True.

More on that in a moment....but first,

I have a question...

Is it me or is it just a strange Coincidence that 90% of prospectors in the gold rush of 1849 failed to Find gold?

... and that ...

90% of Online Traders Fail

to find success in online trading

Back in 1849, masses of people searched for gold, but very few found it...and it's happening again today.

You NEED to Read This

Just like in the California gold rush of 1849, there's a rush of everybody getting into online trading.

Unfortunately, during the gold rush, most of the money wasn't made by the miners who were looking for gold.   It was made by the people who sold the shovels, boots, wheelbarrows and supplies. In fact, very few gold miners ended up finding gold at all.

Today, the modern-day trading gurus are selling trading tools, complicated indicators, “secret formulas", over-hyped winning percentages and much more.

And like the gold rush years ago, VERY FEW traders are finding "online gold"

NOT ANYMORE...

Imagine what it would have been like back then if you had all the tools that you needed to be successful and all you needed to do was show up everyday and collect your gold.

Before I Show You Our Approach...  
I Need to Bust a Few Trading Myths.


   Day Trading Myth #1:

   You Need Complicated Tools and Indicators.

Complexity Sells

"Since the Romans have taught us "Simplex Veri Sigillum" —that is: simplicity is the hallmark of truth— we should know better, but complexity continues to have a morbid attraction. […] The sore truth is that complexity sells better." 

- E.W. Dijkstra | Pioneer in the Field of Computer Science

My charts used to look like these on the left.  It was a confused mess of lagging indicators and colorful lines.  Frankly there was so much information that it was almost impossible to make a decision.   

See, I THOUGHT I was a trader because I had tons of information on my screen...but in reality, all that was happening is that I was paralyzed with all the data.  This is what trading vendors want you to believe...complexity sells their product and the more complex...the better.

+100 Tick CL Trade 

This video was recorded, as it happened, in front of a live audience in our day trading chat room.

The setup consists of a single support area and price action confirmation with our 3 bar entry tool.  Very simple, uncluttered chart that produced a 1oo tick winner x 1 lot on the CL.

CFTC RULE 4.41 – HYPOTHETICAL OR SIMULATED PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS. UNLIKE AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RECORD, SIMULATED RESULTS DO NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL TRADING. ALSO, SINCE THE TRADES HAVE NOT BEEN EXECUTED, THE RESULTS MAY HAVE UNDER-OR-OVER COMPENSATED FOR THE IMPACT, IF ANY, OF CERTAIN MARKET FACTORS, SUCH AS LACK OF LIQUIDITY. SIMULATED TRADING PROGRAMS IN GENERAL ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DESIGNED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFIT OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN.


   Day Trading Myth #2:

   You Need a high winning percentage to be successful.

Traders are not paid
 on Win percentage

Most trading educators brag about their high win ratios for one simple reason:  

Most retail traders think that a high win percentage is the same thing as achieving consistent results.

The truth is, the only reason they design their systems around high win percentages is because they realize that showing you a high win rate sells product.

But, I am here to tell you...a high winning percentage is nice...but it is not the "bottom line".  

If true trading success is based upon your bottom line...then you need a system that generates a consistently high Reward to Risk ratio.

By showing you only one part of the equation, trading vendors will show you their small winning trades.  What they won't show you is that they often times have HUGE stops in order to achieve small wins.  All they care about is selling a product that generates a high win rate, regardless of the bottom line.

Professional Traders Realize You are paid on "net" gains.

Achieving asymmetrical returns is the key to long term trading success....

not just a high winning percentage.


   Day Trading Myth #3:

   You need a LOT of money to get Started Trading.

Being properly funded is important, but...
it doesn't need to be YOUR MONEY!

We have partnered with one of the industry leaders in providing funding for day traders.  Our methodology and trading techniques have allowed us to assist over 2 dozen (and counting) students in generating in excess of $2,000,000 in live trading account buying power.

Here's how it works

  • Study the OTG Training Materials...start trading in SIM.
  • Pass the trading test criteria as provided by the funding partner.
  • Receive an acceptance letter for a fully FUNDED trading account.
  • Start trading live and take 80% of the profit.

Over $2,000,000 in Funded Trading Accounts
(account funding provided by our funding partner)

Update - 10/22/2018

Completed Trading Combine® in 15 Days!

Beginning October 1st, 2018 I started a TopstepTrader Trading Combine®.  I completed the 2-step process in the minimum required time of 15 trading days.  This was done in front of a live trading audience in our day trading chat room.  Upon successful completion of this process I completed the eligibility requirements to receive a "live" trading account with the buying power of $50,000.  You can learn more about this completed Trading Combine® by clicking the image to the right.

These TopstepTrader results were done in their live trader testing program,  also known as a trading Combine.  These results were not achieved in a "live" trading account and as such you will need to read and fully understand the risk disclosure listed below.

CFTC RULE 4.41 – HYPOTHETICAL OR SIMULATED PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS. UNLIKE AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RECORD, SIMULATED RESULTS DO NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL TRADING. ALSO, SINCE THE TRADES HAVE NOT BEEN EXECUTED, THE RESULTS MAY HAVE UNDER-OR-OVER COMPENSATED FOR THE IMPACT, IF ANY, OF CERTAIN MARKET FACTORS, SUCH AS LACK OF LIQUIDITY. SIMULATED TRADING PROGRAMS IN GENERAL ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DESIGNED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFIT OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN.

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Successful customer test results - proprietary trading firm
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$3,306 in 10 Days

$3,302 in 5 Days

$3,108 in 9 Days

$4,009 in 6 Days

$1,573 in 6 Days

$9,101 in 20 Trading Days

These TopstepTrader results were done in their live trader testing program,  also known as a trading Combine.  These results were not achieved in a "live" trading account and as such you will need to read and fully understand the risk disclosure listed below.

CFTC RULE 4.41 – HYPOTHETICAL OR SIMULATED PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS. UNLIKE AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RECORD, SIMULATED RESULTS DO NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL TRADING. ALSO, SINCE THE TRADES HAVE NOT BEEN EXECUTED, THE RESULTS MAY HAVE UNDER-OR-OVER COMPENSATED FOR THE IMPACT, IF ANY, OF CERTAIN MARKET FACTORS, SUCH AS LACK OF LIQUIDITY. SIMULATED TRADING PROGRAMS IN GENERAL ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DESIGNED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFIT OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN.

"nobody was born a successful trader...But the best traders have figured out how to become one!"

 Oil Trading Group | Success Formula

Every trader is striving to be successful...

But how is trading success defined?

For some traders, it is simply to stop losing money...for others it is equity growth.

However, you define successful trading (and remember, in order to achieve a goal, it needs to be measurable).  The Oil Trading Group success formula can assist you in achieving the results you desire.

Remember, nobody was born a successful trader...but the best have figured out how to become one.


  Oil Trading Group Success Formula  

  Step #1:  Defining Your Trading Edge.

Our Trading Edge is Our Statistical Advantage.

"A trading edge is a technique, observation or approach that creates a cash advantage over other market players. It doesn’t have to be elaborate to fulfill its purpose; anything that adds a few points to the winning side of an equation builds an edge that lasts a lifetime."

-Alan Farley, Investopedia.com

Check out the results snapshot to the right...

A couple of things should immediately jump off the page for you.

  1. 34% win rate = 1,150 ticks of profit.
  2. Largest winning trade is 5 times greater than largest losing trade.
  3. Avg. winning trade is 2.2 times greater than largest losing trade.
  4. Winners are being held for 5 times longer than the losing trades.

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CFTC RULE 4.41 – HYPOTHETICAL OR SIMULATED PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS. UNLIKE AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RECORD, SIMULATED RESULTS DO NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL TRADING. ALSO, SINCE THE TRADES HAVE NOT BEEN EXECUTED, THE RESULTS MAY HAVE UNDER-OR-OVER COMPENSATED FOR THE IMPACT, IF ANY, OF CERTAIN MARKET FACTORS, SUCH AS LACK OF LIQUIDITY. SIMULATED TRADING PROGRAMS IN GENERAL ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DESIGNED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFIT OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN.


  Oil Trading Group Success Formula  

  Step #2:  Trading Strategy

Oil Trading Group Strategy for Success

The Oil Trading Group strategy to achieving our statistical edge is about leveraging our risk to reward ratio.

Simply put...

Our strategy is to "cut the losers short and let the winners run".

"it's not whether you're right or wrong that's important, but how much money you make when you're right and how much money you lose when you are wrong."  - George Soros

Remember, your number one job as a trader is not to win money.  Your number one job as a professional trader is to preserve capital!

Question:  Wouldn't you rather know that you can have a lot of small losing trades that are wiped out by a single winning trade?  Most retail traders are just the opposite:  They have several small winning trades that we completely wiped out by the one big losing trade.

Can You Spot the Difference 
in These 2 Trades?

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The point of the illustration is this...

Regardless of your back testing, forward testing and overall statistical calculations for an individual setup, the reality of trading is this:

The moment you pull the trigger on the trade, it is either going to work...or it isn't.  It's that simple.

So, given the 50/50 proposition on any individual trade, our strategy is really very simple.

If the trade IS NOT WORKING, we get out.

If the trade IS WORKING, we maximize the winner.

We are always looking for a minimum 2:1 reward to risk.


  Oil Trading Group Success Formula  

  Step #3:  Trading Tactics a.k.a Trade Setups

The TRUE Purpose of a Trade Setup

If the number one job of a professional trader is to preserve capital. Then the number one job of a trade setup is to offer a stop-loss location that limits your trading risk!

There are literally as many trade setups as there are people trading them.

The important thing to remember is that whether you are a fade trader, breakout trader or reversal trader...your number one job is to limit your losses.

We provide you with the tools and setups that are designed to minimize your trading risk while maximizing your trading reward.

Trade Setups - Something for all traders

Support and Resistance
Decision Points (Location)

Support and resistance represent key junctures (decision points) where the forces of supply and demand meet. In the financial markets, prices are driven by excessive supply (down) and demand (up). Supply is synonymous with bearish, bears and selling. Demand is synonymous with bullish, bulls and buying. These terms are used interchangeably throughout this and other articles. As demand increases, prices advance and as supply increases, prices decline. When supply and demand are equal, prices move sideways as bulls and bears slug it out for control.

This trading system was developed by a 30-year veteran floor-trader   for his personal use in the S&P trading pits. Several years ago, I was taught this trading system in its "raw" form. Over the years as the market has evolved, this trading system has evolved as well. We have adapted this trading system to be as effective in electronic trading as it was in the trading pits.

Why am I sharing these levels with you?  I am sharing these levels with you for the same reason they were shared with me; I want to help you succeed. In day trading, you need a statistical edge. We provide you with that edge by giving you an "insider's" point of view into how the market moves on a day to day basis. 

The OTG SnR levels are based upon time and price cycles that occur in the market. Specifically, as price moves through time, decision points are created based upon measurements and time cycles. These levels are referred to as our Market Maker Levels. 


Hybrid Renko Bar
Entry Confirmation System
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Once we have identified the proper location for trade entry it is now time to determine the best way to enter the trade  One way that we look at entering into a trading opportunity is by using a Hybrid Renko bar entry system.  The basic concept goes like this.  Once a decision point has been reached, we wait for a 3 bar confirmation pattern for entry.  There are several different approaches that can be used to filter you into (or in some cases filter out of) trade opportunities.  But once the rules for entry have been met...then it is time to pull the trigger.  Check out the chart examples below to see the system in action and make note of the small stops and large targets.

3-bar basic entry pattern - CL

3-bar basic entry pattern - ES

3-bar basic entry pattern - CL

Bolling Bands as Filter - ES

50 Period SMA Filter - CL

2nd Wave Entry - ES

Aggressive SMA Short - CL

50 Period SMA Filter - CL


Price Action Entries
Traditional Time Based Analysis

Price action is a trading technique that allows a trader to read the market and make trading decisions based on the actual price movement on the chart, rather than relying on lagging indicators. Most indicators are derived from the actual prices on the chart, so they are in fact, giving them information on past price movements.

This training will provide you with tools and information designed to understand how to spot price action trends to be used in conjunction with support and resistance levels to refine entry and exit points. 

Sample Price Action Triggers:

Fibonacci Patterns

Double Tops | Double Bottoms

Bar closes above | below 50% and 66% of bar length

Bearish | Bullish engulfing candles

Candlestick patterns and formations

wedges, Triangles, Head and Shoulders, Cup and Handle (chart to the left) and

many, many more.


"Those Traders that have found success.... are the ones who didn't quit!"

Check out what our customers are saying

** Testimonials appearing on this website may not be representative of other clients or customers and is not a guarantee of future performance or success.

Let me Show you EVERYTHING You'll Get When You Join the Oil Trading Group!

  • Training Programs - 22 Hours of Video Training and PDF's.
  • NT7 Indicators and (Coming Soon --->) NT8 Indicators .
  • Unlimited access to the day trading chat room.
  • Lifetime license to the Hybrid Renko Bar entry system.
  • Lifetime license to the Market Maker Level (decision points) entry system.
  • 20% discount off of 1st month of TopstepTrader Combine.
  • Much, much more...

Here are few of the most frequently asked questions we receive.

Q:  I trade Other Markets, Can I use Your Tools?

YES!  Our concepts and tools are designed to work in any futures markets you trade.  Also, the risk reward principles as well as the price action training can be used in ANY market that has a chart.  This includes; Stocks, futures, forex and cryptocurrencies.

Q:  Can I be Successful Using Your Tools?

YES!  But as is the case with any other training program, success depends on you.  There are NO GUARANTEES!  You need to study the materials and implement the tools in the trading simulator.  Remember, trading is a journey and developing the skills required takes some time.  With the training materials and the day trading chat room, we are confident that you will be able to maximize the tools needed to help you succeed.

Q:  What happens after I join?

Once you become a full-time member of the Oil Trading Group, you will receive exclusive access to the members only area of our website.  All of your training and indicators will be available to you for your use 24/7.

Q:  What if i have questions?

Questions are a necessary part of the process to understanding the tools and services.  Addressing questions is one of the reasons we go into so much detail here on the website.  The best way to get your questions answered is to reach out to us via our contact page.

The Oil Trading Group. (“OTG”) does not hold itself out as a Commodity Trading Advisor (“CTA”). Given this representation, all information and material provided by OTG is for educational purposes only and should not be considered specific investment advice.

CFTC RULE 4.41 – HYPOTHETICAL OR SIMULATED PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS. UNLIKE AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RECORD, SIMULATED RESULTS DO NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL TRADING. ALSO, SINCE THE TRADES HAVE NOT BEEN EXECUTED, THE RESULTS MAY HAVE UNDER-OR-OVER COMPENSATED FOR THE IMPACT, IF ANY, OF CERTAIN MARKET FACTORS, SUCH AS LACK OF LIQUIDITY. SIMULATED TRADING PROGRAMS IN GENERAL ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DESIGNED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFIT OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN.


Trading performance displayed herein is hypothetical. 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. 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 trading 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.

Risk Disclosure

Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones' financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not indicative of future results.


The Oil Trading Group. (“OTG”) does not hold itself out as a Commodity Trading Advisor (“CTA”). Given this representation, all information and material provided by OTG is for educational purposes only and should not be considered specific investment advice.

CFTC RULE 4.41 – HYPOTHETICAL OR SIMULATED PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS. UNLIKE AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RECORD, SIMULATED RESULTS DO NOT REPRESENT ACTUAL TRADING. ALSO, SINCE THE TRADES HAVE NOT BEEN EXECUTED, THE RESULTS MAY HAVE UNDER-OR-OVER COMPENSATED FOR THE IMPACT, IF ANY, OF CERTAIN MARKET FACTORS, SUCH AS LACK OF LIQUIDITY. SIMULATED TRADING PROGRAMS IN GENERAL ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DESIGNED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFIT OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN.


Trading performance displayed herein is hypothetical. 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. 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 trading 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.

Risk Disclosure

Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones' financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not indicative of future results.