A Home for Professional Traders on the

Virtual Trading Floor®


Derrick Oldensmith created the "Pro Desk" for traders with a singular goal:

To earn a healthy full-time income from active trading.

This one-of-a-kind trading room is the digital equivalent to walking onto our New York City trading floor.  

Log in from anywhere in the world and get live trade ideas, pre-market prep, weekly coaching, and more through our real-time video, audio, and chat platform.

And yes, the Pro Desk works on your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Android mobile device.

Derrick Oldensmith created the "Pro Desk" for traders with a singular goal:

To earn a healthy full-time income from active trading.

This one-of-a-kind trading room is the digital equivalent to walking onto our New York City trading floor.  

Log in from anywhere in the world and get live trade ideas, pre-market prep, weekly coaching, and more through our real-time video, audio, and chat platform.

And yes, the Pro Desk works on your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Android mobile device.

Start Your Day Right

Every day at 9 a.m. ET, Derrick kicks off the Pro Desk Morning Meeting with a live video stream.

  • You’ll see what’s happening in Asian and European markets and what’s moving US futures.
  • Then you’ll get the Pro Desk big picture game plan so you know what to watch in the indices.
  • Will it be a trend day or Reversal day? Will volatility be high? Or low? 

Those are just a few of the things you need to know BEFORE the day unfolds. Then you’ll see our team’s best setups in individual stocks and ETFs.

Trade the Pro’s Way

After the open, Derrick is live in the chat, sharing how he’s attacking the market in real-time.

  • You’ll know what he’s trading, when he’s trading it and, most importantly, why.
  • This is a powerful real-time education in active trading -- something you can’t get from an amateur with no money at risk.
  • Plus, you’ll get real-time news analysis so you can react fast and options sweep callouts so you can see what the smart money’s doing.
  • And best of all, you can ask any question you want and get an answer back in real time, as the action’s breaking.

A Constantly Evolving Strategy

What sets pro traders apart?

Simple -- if they don’t make money, they don’t get paid.

So, what’s the ideal strategy? The one that’s working right now.

Derrick takes an "all-in" approach to pulling cash out of the markets. He mixes day trading and swing trading depending on which is more profitable at the current moment.

Sometimes the moneymaking process happens in seconds. Other times, it happens over a year.

It all comes from combining classic tape reading and charting with modern quantitative and fundamental analysis.

Trade the Right Names Only

What stocks does Derrick trade?

The short answer is… whatever’s making money now.

To be a little more specific, Derrick and his team focus on liquid equities and ETFs, which can range from large cap to small.

The important thing is 1) they are liquid and 2) they can move.

Liquidity ensures you get in and out at a good price. And potential for movement means potential for profit.

Join the Afternoon Meeting for 100% Accountability

Want to ensure you keep getting better?

Then join our afternoon meetings at 4:15 p.m. ET every day for a full review of the day’s action.

And Tuesday’s meeting doubles as a group coaching session, as we’ll discuss below.

Did things play out according to our plan or did we pivot to exploit the changing action?

Derrick also shows you the top individual stock setups from the day to ensure you keep learning. Because if you’re not learning from the daily action, you’re not growing. 

You’ll find yourself in a virtual cycle of trading and learning so your results get better and better over time.

A Welcoming Environment for Serious Traders

Both new and experienced pro traders are welcome on the Pro Desk.

Beginning traders will love being part of a team and the nonstop learning experience.

Experienced traders can lean on the Pro Desk’s idea flow and analysis to find additional moneymaking opportunities.

And before you ask, you do not have to be a proprietary trader to join the room -- though many room members are professional prop traders.

Be Part of a Powerful Community

While your P&L is your own, trading is a team sport. 

You’ll join a powerful, supportive community full of traders shooting for the same goal: maximizing profits.

These are people you can lean on when things are hard and with whom you can celebrate the big wins.

Plus, instead of feeling like you're facing the market all alone, you'll be part of a team sharing ideas, analysis, and insights.

Get Your First Trading Coach

Tuesday’s afternoon meeting doubles as a group coaching session.

This is where the team addresses trading challenges and identifies new areas for personal and professional growth.

Our research indicates that the vast majority of traders have never had a coach or mentor, and we believe they suffer as a result.

After all, if you want to be successful, you must learn from traders succeeding right now.

And if you can’t make a live session, don’t worry -- you’ll have full access to video replays.

Full Daily Schedule

9:00 am: Morning Meeting w/ video & audio

9:30 - 11 am: Derrick on air (audio only)

11 am - 3:30 pm: Live room chat

3:30 - 4 pm: Derrick on mic (audio only)

4:10 pm: Afternoon Meeting w/ video & audio

Summarizing What You Get

  • Daily access to the Pro Desk on the VTF® (9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET each day)
  • Trade ideas and analysis as the action breaks
  • Pre-market meetings at 9:00 a.m. ET each day for a look at the day ahead
  • Afternoon meetings at 4:15 p.m ET on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • Weekly coaching sessions on Tuesdays at 4:15 p.m. ET
  • Membership in a powerful community of supportive, profit-focused traders
  • Apple and Google Android mobile device access for interacting on the go

What You'll Walk Away With

Actionable trading ideas you can put to work

An improved understanding of yourself as a trader

Membership in a friendly, supportive community

2 Ways to Start Today

Monthly Membership

  • $500/Month
  • Low upfront cost
  • No commitments

Annual Membership

  • $5,000/Year
  • Save $1,000
  • Maximum Value


Q: Is the Pro Desk only for prop traders?

No. Many Pro Desk members are professional prop traders with T3 Trading Group, but it is not required. 

Q: Is the Pro Desk only for day traders?

The room is primarily oriented towards day traders, but swing trading opportunities are presented as well. 

Q: What do options traders get out of joining the room?

While Derrick does not call out options trades, the room’s stock/ETF ideas can form the basis for options ideas.

Plus, options sweeps are called out on a daily basis, allowing you to "piggyback" smart money in the options markets.

Q: Will Derrick answer my questions?

Yes. If you have questions, enter them in the chat box and Derrick will be happy to answer.

Our goal is to help you make money and build your skillset, so we encourage you to ask questions.

Q: Can I use the Pro Desk on my mobile device?

Yes. We have an iOS app

Derrick Oldensmith

Senior Trader and Managing Supervisor, T3 Trading Group
Vice President of Trading and Education, T3 Live

About Derrick

Derrick Oldensmith is a Senior Trader and Managing Supervisor for T3 Trading Group, LLC and VP of Trading and Education for T3 Live, LLC.

Derrick first started at T3 Trading Group as a proprietary equity trader in 2011 and has been running his own trading desk since 2013.

His approach integrates day trading, swing trading, and portfolio management with a unique, top-down perspective to the markets.

Derrick has developed and mentored 100s of T3’s entry level traders, and currently manages a group of over 50 pros.

Derrick is also a fifth-degree black belt in karate, and an active martial arts instructor.

He is a former two-time World Kickboxing Association champion, earning titles in two different weight classes.

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