ITG is a real community of traders.

The Independent Traders Guild is a private community of options and futures traders. We are serious traders with a focus on the major US indices: SPX, SPY, QQQ, ES, & NQ. We are all students of the market, and come with a passion to learn. Our group has a wide array of experience and talent, ranging from scalping, swing trades, selling premium, long-term investing, and more. At ITG, we celebrate risk management as much as big wins.

Our main focus is education—learning how to "find your fit" as a trader, rather than simple callouts and blind following.

We don't want to just give you fish, we want to teach you to fish. 

If you're ready to learn how to trade like the professionals, then join a group dedicated to helping you grow as a trader.

Vet: "Why I started teaching again..."

Meet "Vet"— lead trader with 35 yrs of wisdom

  • "Vet" is one of our Owner-Partners and our Lead Market Contributor.
  • He is a West Point Graduate with a BS in Business Economics.
  • He is also a CFP® through the University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Business, and holds a Masters in Athletic Administration and Coaching.
  • He faithfully served our nation as an Attack Helicopter Pilot and Commander in the US Army for over 14 years, and was medically discharged in the early 2000s.
  • He taught his personal Day Trading systems from the late 1990s to early 2000s.
  • Shortly after the Tech crash in 2000, he became the Chief Investment Officer and Institutional Trader for one of the largest LPL Financial firms in the nation, managing over $650MM in AUM.
  • In 2005, his family relocated to Scottsdale, AZ and he opened an Options-based Hedge Fund that grew to over $110MM by 2012.
  • In early 2013, his proprietary software, trading systems, and business were acquired by a Hedge Fund and he retired.
  • Since the COVID shutdown, Vet has been training thousands of individual investors in the markets, and utilizing his proprietary Pure Value Index (PVI) systems.
  • He is an integral part of the Independent Traders Guild, and is here to assist you in achieving your trading & investing potential.