September Live Trading Room Challenge, News, Events, Q & A and More information below will be of value to existing members, those asking about our services and new on-boarding members.

Good morning!

I responded to existing member questions and emailed a number of welcome letters to new members over the last 24 hours and as I’ve went along sending the email responses I’ve added and edited information.

To be sure you all have the information included in various emails to new trader members on-boarding to our services and various other questions, I have included a master new member on-boarding letter example below that you can review (it’s more efficient in these busy times at Compound Trading).

This letter also serves as important service updates to existing members to Compound Trading.

I will also publish this to our public facing blog and include a link to this document from our question and answer and home pages on our website (it has been some time since it has been updated).

Below is the new member on-boarding information example (actual new member email that was emailed – excluding private information): 

Welcome to Compound Trading Group! 


Your subscription for the main trading room (main trading room in this new member example) starts Sept __ and expires Oct __ – it does not automatically renew. If you wish to continue in future simply re-visit the shop page, you can cancel anytime.


Be sure to read our Disclosure and Terms and Conditions. There are a number of trading / alert platforms executed to and by our lead trader and/or trading team.


September Trading Challenge


Our lead trader (link to third-party Agilience Authority Index: “Curtis Melonopoly is rated Top 250 in world for stock exchanges, covering also Economy of the United States and Mathematical Finance“) will be in attendance to the main trading room the month of September, 2018 from Thurs Sept 6 pre-market through to Sept 31 recording his attempt for personal best. The video recordings of his September trading challenge will be available thereafter at our online trading academy link – many trading highlight / review videos and feature blog posts will also come from his attendance. You can find the Compound Trading You Tube channel here and our trading information blog is here (unlocked and member locked posts – many article posts are unlocked to public for study reasons over time also).


About Our Lead Trader / Trading Team at Compound Trading

Our lead trader is a thirty year veteran that services a wide swath of clients from beginning learning traders (in private trade coaching and trade boot camps) to significant institutional funds (conventional technical data services through to algorithmic structured data).

You will find the technical skill-set of our staff to be above average and at times perhaps even challenging. Keep in mind however, that we present trading set-ups in such a way that even the early learning trader to the world’s most sophisticated managed money firms have the data they need to execute trading plans.

We have many new traders that have on-boarded to our trading methodologies that have learned to trade from scratch that are now trading in the top 10% on the market (our minimum goal for our members).

Read the first post in the Freedom Traders series for an idea of where our lead trader started, his story that includes a painful learning process and how this may help you as a trader that needs to learn how to trade in the green.

When You Learn It You Are Free. My Personal Stock Trading Story. Part 1 of “Freedom Traders” Series.

In short, you will have access to very conventional charting through to advance structured algorithmic structured charting (including black box) – traders at all levels of growth find it advantageous.

The Trading Focus of Our Lead Trader / Trading Team

Our lead trader and/or trading team alerts trades in the following instrument categories; regular equity markets, futures and crypto currencies. His trading focus encompasses; the seven primary algorithm models in development at Compound Trading, day-trading momentum stocks (usually premarket and/or early in regular market hours) and swing trading conventional equities (as swing trades are triggering buy/sell areas of the charting models he will execute trade alerts at various levels). There are over one hundred equities that we are developing algorithm models for on our swing trading platform.

The financial instruments we trade and/or alert to our members include; regular equities and derivatives (day-trading and swing trading), commodity futures, commodity ETNs and ETFs, Crypto futures and swaps (mainly Bitcoin $BTC $XBT swaps). We also have an options platform add-on currently in development and is being used by our team now.

The seven Algorithmic Models and accompanied Newsletters are as follows; Crude Oil $WTI $CL_F $USO, Crypto $BTC $XBT, SP500 $SPY, Volatility $VIX, Gold $GLD $GC_F, Silver $SLV and the US Dollar $DXY. Each newsletter option provides (as available during development); announcements, video training, algorithm models, conventional charting, day-trade and swing-trade set-ups, buy-sell triggers, trade-alert & price-target re-caps, news and trading plans.

We also publish a morning pre-market report as time allows by our lead trader (subscription, but included with live trading room subscription) and after-market reports on occasion (free).

In summary, the algorithmic trading models developed at Compound Trading Group are conventional charts built out to include algorithmic charting (structured charting for deeper insight and knowledge of the instrument trade), through to coding for our near term digital trader platforms and machine trading).

You will witness in the trading room and on reports sent to members conventional charting on various time-frames to various forms of algorithmic charting models for the various trading instruments we trade in the markets. The structured algorithmic trade charting models are advantageous to traders learning, advanced traders, technical and fundamental traders, option traders and more.

September Trading Challenge

You may have seen this Tweet on the lead trader’s feed with respect to the September Live Trading Room Challenge;

Trading for my personal best for 1 month in September. Live in main trading room daily. Recording the whole month. 3 ways to watch live.

– Live Trading Room 999.00
– EPIC Oil Algorithm Bundle 399.00
– Trading Students 399.00
– Video set after 1499.00

There are a number of ways to become involved and learn from the September Trading Challenge, they are as follows:

Live Trading Room 999.00.

  • The link to subscribe to Main Trading Room is here.
  • Main Trading Room subscription includes Premarket Newsletter, Real Time Twitter Alerts, Main Trading Room with broadcast and charting, Private Discord Daytrading Chat Server) *Requires application to acceptance and non disclosure execution prior to attendance.

EPIC Crude Oil Algorithm Trading Room Bundle 399.00.

Trading Students 399.00.

  • Trading students can take advantage of the one month trading challenge for a special one time fee of 399.00. We want the new traders to learn and as such our existing students have been given a bit of a break here. Email Jen direct at for an invoice to be sent to you as there is no option for this special on our website store.

Videos: Learning to Trade Video Set (when Trading Challenge is complete) 1499.00.

  • Email us to get on the list or simply download the series from our online store at the trading academy section of our website when the video set is posted for sale. Current members will receive 30% off.
  • This video series will be advantageous for the beginning trader, intermediate and advanced.

Legacy Trading Membership 1499.00.

  • The legacy membership is for serious full-time traders that want access to all of our services (some exclusions below) and direct 24 hour video feed access (web cam) to our lead trader’s trading desk.
  • Includes all access to all Newsletters, Alerts, Trading Rooms, Algorithm Models, Online Coaching Events, Webinars and 24 hour live access to the Lead Traders personal trading desk (via webcam as available).
  • Some services are excluded (that have limited space for example), such as Trading BootCamp in person attendance (virtual attendance is included) and one-on-one trade coaching is not included but all virtual coaching class events are included. Commercial licensing is not included.
  • As more services are launched they are included. For example the machine trading platform (coding of algorithms) launching 2018 and all access to lead trader trading platform via webcam are included.
  • Follow this link to register as an All Access Legacy Member.

Attendance of Lead Trader in September in the Main Trading Room is structured as follows (the trading  in September will be open 24 hours a day):

Live Trading Room Schedule.

Sunday Futures Trading starting at 6 PM Eastern – Usually action does not start until later around 2 -3 AM Monday morning and in to premarket on regular markets. But he is typically in attendance at futures open Sunday around 6 PM. He usually alerts to his Twitter and/or in Discord when he is in session for futures.


He typically notifies clients in the premarket report and copied to his Twitter feed and / or Discord main channel lounge of his schedule for each trading day.


Premarket 9:15 – 9:30 (at times he does trade premarket also and will engage the room earlier than 9:15, he usually alerts members on email, Discord and or Twitter that he is in room in premarket trading when this occirs)


Market Open 9:30 – 11:30


Mid Day Review 12:00 – 12:30

Futures Markets 6:00 PM and through the night session.

Various other Attendance – he alerts to members as needed.


After the end of September he and the trading team will continue in the trading room, at intervals typically as noted above and perhaps not at as high of frequency at times (specific schedule pending travel and other professional obligations).


Trade Alerts

Trading set-ups / trades are alerted to various platforms (depending on the trade) as follows; regular reporting newsletters, special reports sent to members, various Twitter alert feeds, in the live trading room and to the trading chat rooms on Discord (there are private member servers and a public facing side of our Discord trading chat room channel). Click the link to attend to the public facing side of the channel and as / if you subscribe to specific services for specific instruments there are private side chat rooms and associated invite link(s) that will be made available to you (the private side servers are specific to the algorithmic models in development for oil, crypt etc and swing trading.

As a main day-trading room member your access is to the main trading room and public side Discord Server Chat Room (there is no private Discord server for the main trading room).

The Twitter alert feeds for the swing trading / day-trading are included in your membership for the main trading room (follow the Twitter account feed links below). The oil and crypto trade alerts are add-ons you may or may not wish to subscribe to in future.

As a member to the live trading room will provide you access to our team’s trades anyway but some members just find the alert feeds on Twitter to be additionally convenient. Many trades are discussed and/or alerted to main trading room that are not otherwise alerted to Twitter feeds.

Trade alert feeds are found here (please return an email to us so we know your Twitter feed and can open the trading alerts feed to you);

Day-trading Alerts

Swing Trading Alerts – Swing trade alerts are also now alerted by way of email to members (in addition to Twitter).

Crude Oil Trade Alerts

Crypto (Bitcoin, BTC, XBT) Trade Alerts

Newsletters Currently in Update (processing rotation flow).

We are updating our algorithmic and charting models on all of our services to be released to members prior to the September 14 -16 Cabarete Trade Coaching Event. The goal is to use the event as a time to have all services upgraded for members and bring our models another step forward.

At times you will find the newsletter rotations and / or lead trader attendance to the main trading room to be intermittent.

In other words, depending on our development mode in modeling and/or software coding and development, timing in markets, seasonality and various other factors the newsletters may be daily, weekly or more intermittent. This is an important consideration as a member. For example, recently during earnings we published five weeks of swing trading newsletters in a ten day period for our swing trading members. Normally there would be approximately one newsletter per week in that specific service. The swing trading newsletter regular rotation is recommencing this week, but that is an example.

Also note that at times we publish updates to models, charting, trade set-ups etc to members by direct email, in the private side discord channels specific to the instrument and subscription, to You Tube and in various other ways.

The bottom line to this topic is that all updates have to be out to members prior to the September 14, 2018 trade coaching event and following the event we expect to be on a fairly predictable rotation until the next surge in updates (usually every 3 months or so).

Main Services Menu and Locking in Member Fees

Follow this link to the main trader services pricing and features menu page for clarification and / or a simple one page menu board to our trading services structure as needed.

Our members fees for the most part steadily increase in price, this applies only to new registering members as long as you do not allow your existing subscription to expire. Most subscriptions are not automatically renewed and as such you need to revisit the online store and / or reach out to us at renewal or provide payment on time to invoices emailed to you.

The next price increases are expected mid September.

Contacting Us

As needed you can contact our lead trader direct on his personal Twitter feed, in Discord on private message or on email at You can contact myself at info@compoundtrading or in Discord.


The Main Trading Room

To log in to the main trading room follow this link (as of Thursday premarket – he will not be in attendance today, Wednesday);

The password is “_____” and you will be updated to password changes as they occur by way of email.

The trading room is not a chat room in the typical sense (as with less advanced trading rooms). Try and keep chat to private messages – you will find our clients to be serious (many are professional / institutional money managers, run commercial trading enterprises or are monitoring the trading room as they attend to their regular professions) – the need for trader chat is as such limited in the main trading room (unless of course you are wanting to share a trade set-up and thesis for the trade and/or trade alerts of some form).

The focus is on the broadcasts by our lead trader and or trading team specific to the schedule and instruments I’ve noted above.

Reach Out

Anything at anytime you need please reach out to us.

Welcome aboard and lets get you trading.

Warm regards,



Welcome to the fourth day’s review of our two-week trading challenge, where our lead trader’s aim is to double his large account. Our lead trader’s record for January 12 was 4 wins, 2 losses, and 2 holds.

Today’s focus shifted back to biopharma stocks, although markets have continued to be relatively flat as the week has progressed.The potential for intraday scalps was not as promising as Monday. No recap video was recorded for this day.

The first play of the morning was exiting long positions from the previous day in $URRE. This began at 9:34 AM, with half of the 9000 shares being scaled out for 3.82. Finally, all remaining shares were scaled out at 9:45 AM for 3.90.

There was one morning momentum play at 9:40 AM in $APOP, which leveraged a pop in a one minute time-frame. Our lead trader was long at 9:40 AM for 1000 shares at 5.54, and exited at 9:41 AM for 5.86. This was the second win of the day.

There was a small loss at 10:15 AM, going long in $TBIO for 5000 shares at 0.78. Exit was at 10:18 AM, for 0.73.

The next two wins were intraday scalps in $BVXV after 11:00 AM. The first trade was a long position entered at 11:15 AM, for 2000 shares at 5.02. These shares were sold off at 11:21 AM for 5.80. The second scalp was entered at 11:33 AM, going long for 6000 shares at 6.48. This position was exited at 11:38 AM, with all shares sold for 7.17.

The final loss of the day was in $TBIO near end-of-day. The lead trader entered a long position at 3:06 PM, 5000 shares at 1.217, and exited at 3:30 PM at 1.182 (all shares).

Welcome to the third day’s review of our two-week trading challenge, where our lead trader’s aim is to double his large account. Our lead trader’s record for January 11 was 2 wins, 2 losses, and 2 holds.

The first loss of the day was during a morning momentum play. Entry was a bit too late, going long at 3.16, 1000 shares on $BIOC (9:36 AM). Exit was four minutes later, at 2.95 for 1000 shares.

The first win of the day came from $URRE in the morning, going long for 1000 shares at 3.13 (9:56 AM), and adding another block at 10:19 AM at 3.05, 1000 more shares. This position was held for 22 minutes, and all 2000 shares were sold for 3.33 at 10:41 AM.

There was another set of block adds, the first at 10:57 AM for 3000 shares at 3.86, and then another 6000 for 3.38 at 12:10 PM. This set of 9000 shares entered an overnight hold position, given by the light blue arrow in the image below.

The second loss of the day was a volatility play in $TVIX. The lead trader entered in after lunch for 1000 shares at 7.07 (1:17 PM) and was out at 2:12 PM at 6.89.

The second win of today was a hold for 7000 shares in $FFH, where blocks of 1000 shares each were scaled in between 2:52 PM and 2:54 PM, with a final add for 5000 shares at 2:54 PM. By 3:10 PM, our lead trader scaled out the entire set of 7000 shares for 4.10.

There last overnight hold for today came right before end-of-day, with 1000 shares scaled in between 3:38 PM and 3:54 PM on $TCCO.

General market sentiment for January 11 was not as promising as the previous day, where many of our lead trader’s profits came from a series of intraday scalps. As such, no video recap was captured.

Welcome to the second day’s review of our two-week trading challenge, where our lead trader’s aim is to double his large account. My name’s Sartaj, a software engineer at Compound Trading. Following our original format, the first part of this series is a chart review. Our lead trader’s record for January 10 was 6 wins, 2 small losses, and 1 hold from a previous swing trade.

Overall, the general sentiment of the market has been relatively flat pending Donald Trump’s inauguration. Much of the chatter since Monday has indeed been about medical-related fields, and $ETRM showed itself to be a scalper’s paradise today. More on this later.

Hence, the focus was largely on biopharma stocks, with one hold in oil based on the results of our oil algorithm.

The first play was in $GNVC, which leveraged morning momentum one minute after the opening bell. Entry was at 9:31 am going long at 8.23, 1000 shares. Exit was one minute later. The original plan was to hold in the 8.70 area after the initial momo pike, but there was a pull back after price moved to 10. Price action came off a bit faster than it should have after the initial spike, in our lead trader’s estimation. This validated his concern with respect to pulling out very early.

This example also highlights the importance of seeing indicators line up. While the stochastic oscillator and Osmond
metrics were lining up well, there were not enough checkmarks to justify a hold.

Moving on, we see that $ETRM continued to be a scalper’s paradise, following Monday’s trends. We made one play at 10:22 am, with entry at 19.04, and exit 4 minutes later out 3000 shares at 19.59. As we can see, an extended hold until lunch time may have worked out in retrospect, but our lead trader worked off his plan and exited before the downdraft between 10:30 am and 10:40 am.


The next stock we looked at was $SGNL. This was technically interesting, as the volume has been low here for quite some time. Most of our wins were came from this stock, leveraging gap-ups. The orange arrows highlights a halt, which we had pinned down right to the minute. Note that there pops in price nearly every time a halt came in.

The first loss of the day came near end-of-day in $BIOC. While the entry was sound, leveraging a reversal at 2:42, there was not enough price action during the pop at 3:28.

Our second loss came from $XGTI, a technology company. Similar to the previous loss, there was an expectation of a pivot where the exit point was, building price action at a previous resistance level. However, after the reversal at 3:09 pm, the downdraft continued. A better play may have been to exit right before the reversal, although the price action here was quite dramatic.

Finally, our lead trader entered one hold. Further to these momentum and scalping plays, our flagship algorithm, EPIC, had the following observations: On January 9, price fell out of its lower resistance, which we represent as a “lower width” in terms of our algorithmic charting. It was posited around a 50% probability that price would reach 53.16.

Using $UWT as a primary trading instrument against $USOIL (where we represent our algorithm), our lead trader went long at 24.10, 1000 shares. There was slight lift over the support width, with evidence of a price action moving towards one of the primary algo targets in the afternoon.

Oil output being cut, a couple of trade and environmental agreements in the works. General sentiment is to wait until the US presidential inauguration. Not really anything impressive in terms of price actions, but algo targets are still on mark pending re-calculations.

Given these geo-indicators, our lead trader entered a hold.