Speed Trader

In Depth of Market, Platforms, Trader Performance by Guy Bower

About the Course

If you’re going to be a scalper, you have to build your speed. That’s not to say every scalping trade requires Sebastian Vettel’s reflexes. However, some trading opportunities require you to be faster than the next guy.

Think of it this way: good scalping relies an incredible amount on getting the right price. Given there is not an infinite amount of volume at any one price, getting the price you want is a competition (with all the other scalpers).

You’re never going to beat the ‘flash boys’ (the algos), but that’s not the game we are playing. The game the scalper plays however will very often be taking advantage of a price that is there for a split second.

So we build this course with that in mind. Think of it as part of your development as a DOM trader.

This course has a set of ’rounds’ that will increase your speed and comprehension in a busy market. It will also work to build your DOM trading skills. They are not about making money to taking advantage of a view or opportunity.

We run these drills in US Treasuries. You could do these drills in any group of related markets (corn, soy and wheat for example).

About the Author

Guy Bower has more than 20 years experience in the market as a money manager for a CTA, a private trader, a professional trader, trading coach, analyst and broker. He is the author of multiple books, eBooks, training material and courses relating to futures and options trading.


A minimum of several days on a demo platform.

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Text and video