ideas + research + technology + experience = consistent results

Trading Research Group takes a process-driven approach to the development of consistent trade setups. Our members-only community connects our founders and like-minded, serious traders.
Members interact continuously through:

  • multiple scheduled weekly educational meetings
  • opportunistic ad-hoc live meetings based on market events
  • peer-to-peer mentoring
  • a private Slack workspace
Our continuously growing library of courses, recorded events, and trade setups integrates the state of the art in trading analytical technology, platforms and automation.

Monthly Membership

$ 99 each month

Quarterly Membership

$ 267 each quarter
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Annual Membership

$ 949 each year
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Starts: 10 August
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Zen and the Art of
Order Flow Trading

Learn how professional traders approach the first hour using simply price action and market structure

A 4-week, 12 class, online Bootcamp.

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Our Ethos

What we don't do…

call trades or price levels
this is not a FURU's live trading room and we do not sell any magic black box indicators

use price-based indicators
conventional Technical Analysis levels are simply too easy to exploit in today's algo-rich environment

propose that consistently profitable trading is easy
most new business ventures fail - the trading business is no exception

Click here to read our Members' Agreement

What we do…

meet live online regularly for ongoing trader development

utilize a process-driven approach to developing trading setups

enable 24x7 interaction with like-minded traders

research and implement the state of the art in platform optimisation

conduct live events to add to our continuously growing members' education library

The Trading Research Group is a different type of trading group. We embrace the concept of Gestalt – looking to perceive entire patterns or configurations, not merely the individual components.

This aligns perfectly to trading where process discipline and structure is crucial, and the ability to absorb, interpret and act upon what is happening now (rather than what we preconceive or hope will happen) keeps us in tune with the markets we seek to trade.

Being part of a group of like-minded individuals with the same learning aspirations and approach allows for greater learning – the whole is greater than the sum of its parts!

We believe in progress, not perfection. As a trader, one has never finished learning or optimising.

The Group's Founders

Lee Harris - @emojitrading

Lee has traded futures & options since the early 1990s, turning full-time in 2014.

He launched emoji trading in 2015 to provide high quality order flow analysis visualization software for popular trading platforms.

Lee has a strong focus on market profile and market microstructure as the basis for defining intraday swing trade setups.

Jeff Mayem - @SurfingTheMrkts

Jeff has traded 47 years; options since 1973, and futures since 1985. His focus is on the development of discretionary trading processes for low risk scalp and intraday structural trades.

In addition to over 25 years of professional training experience at IBM, Microsoft, and several colleges, Jeff has also coached and mentored hundreds of traders--he is notorious for his exuberant energy level and “tough love” approach.

In the words of our members…

This is truly an amazing group to be part of. It is like an online university group for persons learning to day trade Futures in a serious way. It fills in the gaps of just watching youtube videos/webinars or belonging to a trading room. The learning occurs through structured lectures/videos that are archived, along with a group Slack that allows for "on- the-fly" informal interaction and learning. Very unique and valuable are live trading experiences with senior/veteran traders - "how i do it ... this is what i am thinikng". I am extremely happy i enjoyed the group and hope i can continue to grow as a trader going forward. Always appreciate the time and effort the group leaders put in. They are teachers by nature.
Before joining the group, I felt I was just coming into my own as a trader and frankly, wasn't sure joining would be the best thing to do at that time. I was on a very consistent weekly win streak and thought "why change that?" However, I didn't have any scalping skills to speak of and I used no volume analysis at all. I knew that acquiring those skills would help me stay relevant in the trading world. The ultimate deciding factor, however, was that at the very least, I could directly interact with a professional trader who had been trading as a business for over 46 years. So if nothing else came out of it, I would at least have a template of how to conduct myself as a professional trader.

After over 6 months, I realize now what a missed opportunity it would've been not to join. There is a philosophy within the group that emphasizes that the sum is more than the individual parts. Every contribution from its members, whether in the form of questions or shared experiences, helps elevate everyone's game. It's not only given me the opportunity to learn from real professional traders, but also to contribute from my own learning and that continuous loop has improved my trading more than I could have imagined.

There's no doubt that it's a lot of hard work to succeed in trading. But my own hard work is starting to pay off. I have a funded account now trading OPM (other people's money) and doing well but more importantly, I have a confidence and a skillset that is designed to continually assess itself and adapt, improvise and overcome any situation that gets thrown at it. There's still a long road ahead but I have my best asset - myself, and I have the tremendous depth of the group to draw upon to help me along the journey.
I've been through a lot of different trading education in 20 years participating in the markets. From high-ticket live events, to super-cheap online slideshow courses. I've usually managed to extract something from all of them, but generally they were never taught well and I was left to figure a lot out on my own. Even in those rare instances where the instructor(s) actually came from a truly professional trading background over many years, they tended to not know how to teach. Either you learned the way they were teaching, or you didn't end up learning.

TRG is the first trading education I've participated in that is not only taught by true expert traders, but they also know how to develop a curriculum and teach it effectively. Jeff has even been a literal college professor, and that's exactly how he runs his sessions every week - like a graduate college class. He expects, even demands, participation from you because if you aren't going to participate, you wont have any chance of success and he does everything he can to help his students find their personal path to success in trading (whatever success means to each individual!).

Jeff and Lee are very different types of people, and they even mostly trade very different styles (extreme scalping vs. intraday swing trading). But their approaches are both rooted in the identical fundamentals, so learning from both of them results in the most well-rounded understanding of order flow trading that I could imagine receiving. And these gentlemen don't just talk about it, they trade real money right in front of us quite regularly, letting us see the hits, the misses, and everything in between.

The amount of effort and energy they put into their presentations is obvious. This is not "sit and watch slides for an hour" teaching. In fact there are rarely any slides at all! It's 100% real-world, applied trading, that couldn't have been captured during a better time (watching the COVID-19 pandemic unfold live over several months while Jeff trades through it all, is an absolutely priceless experience that was all captured in the first set of workshop videos).

These guys are serious about filling a real need in the world of trading education, and I can't think of anyone better suited to tackle it. Without question, TRG is simply a phenomenal value and I'm so honored to have stumbled into it.
At the many transition points in my trading journey, I felt I was reducing [again] the distance to “understanding” by half. Nonetheless, I still wasn’t consistent! TRG in several short months has brought refinement and precision to the ideas and processes I’d been working on for years. This was the structure, grammar, and punctuation my vocabulary was missing.

I am invigorated with new ideas, practical solutions, community interaction, and so many bright voices. Still, TRG is not nonchalant education. Foremost, I’m constantly challenged by the material presented to address my abilities, ideas, and performance. And, almost immediately I saw a huge increase in consistency! Dare I say, at times the wins come so easily it feels like I’m cheating!
Dear Jeff & Lee. I believe you are very honest traders and have highly contributed to my learning curve although I had to reset my brain with the DOM & Volume Profile.

I definitely knew you were not just randomly putting ordesr on your DOM when you were trading LIVE (at low volume nodes/edges of high volume nodes and considering all of the volume profile nuances). Definately trade location is so important.

I'm humbled because I made over $10k today (10 Aug 2020) and I testify that you have highly contributed to my trading success just because I watched all of your recordings and all and basically spent weeks and months in front of a screen to unlearn everything I previously knew and learned to just trade using volume profile and the DOM.

I would love you to add this as a note somewhere on TRG website. I give you permission to share and show this to anyone if you wish.
Montreal, Canada

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Zen and the Art of Order Flow Trading