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General FAQ

Landshark Capital was created in 2013 by Investor Daniel X. Bustamante and is operated from San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

We provide institutional grade trading courses & mentoring that was designed and created by actual Professional Traders with proven track-records of creating exceptional independent traders. If you are a retail trader and want to learn to trade the markets like most Professional portfolio managers and traders do at top equity hedge funds and Tier 1 prop desks, then this is one of the only resources globally you can find. 

The education here is advanced. It uses frameworks designed specifically for those who: 

  • With accounts of $15K up to $2M 
  • Interested in more than just support/resistance day trading concepts 
  • Who want to understand and apply a Top-Down, systematic trading approach that allows you to trade any asset class in the world across any time horizon
  • Want to learn to how real Professional Trading is approached 

Please be sure to read the FAQs and if anything needs clarification email us so we can ensure your expectations of what it is we provide align.

If you are new to trading, using less than $10K or looking for simpler trading frameworks please visit our sister site RealPropTrading.com – the education there uses a framework for beginners learning and those with smaller accounts. 

We occasionally hold Trader Mentorship education at remote locations globally. 

The rest of the education is completed with online video lectures and/or 1-on-1 Mentoring via Zoom depending on what you select. 

On-Demand Webinar Lectures

  • Escaping the Retail Trading Narrative
  • Short Selling Tactics Lecture 
  • The 3 Bucket Portfolio Approach 

Equities/Options Programs: 

  • Foundations of Professional Trading 
  • Professional Options Trading 
  • DeltaOne Group Mentoring 

1-on-1 Mentoring: 

  • Active Trader Program
  • Portfolio Management Program

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No. Your certificate is the P&L and skills that you will now posses to do this.

We do not offer Forex training. The only futures training offered at Landshark is at our sister website Real Prop Trading.

The suite of education are all Professional grade education that are broken down in ways that are understandable. All training is designed based around a blend of macro, fundamental, technical approach with our blend and beliefs adding into each. 

  • Webinars/Lectures – The webinars and lectures are designed to be the equivalent of an in-person seminar that discusses one topic specifically so the viewer can gain knowledge. They are not intended to be a stand-alone training to learn one strategy or one ‘simple setup’. The recordings are HD with notes and some PDF guides, depending on which recording, that you can access on-demand through the Landshark portal.
  • Foundations of Professional Trading – This is our main program focusing on a systematic process for Professional Trading in the US stock market. The training begins with discussing and explaining the core differences from how retail to Professional traders not only think about the markets but how they process information to build a systematic approach. The FPT then covers a top-down approach to market analysis with a specific focus on US equities and the application of day trading those equities (Technical & Macro). The FPT is 30% fundamentals with a 70% technical analysis and price action overlay using a model that is specific to Landshark beliefs. While many have learned technical analysis or price action concepts they lack a repeatable approach that allows for a top-down analysis method to price-charts combined with a fundamental (30%) approach to steer traders in the right direction before randomly performing technical analysis on any asset. We then dial this in to discuss 4 playbook trades using case-studies to teach and expand into sizing, management and trade execution. 

This training is the perfect educational training for Retail Traders wanting to learn a Professional approach to trading the markets using a systematic, repeatable approach that allows them to analyze any asset class or situation. This can be tailored into day-trading (which we discuss in the training) or swing-trading (also discussed) across equities or equity options. 

 

DeltaOne Program FAQ

DeltaOne is NOT a drop-in day trading chat room for degenerate retail traders or for “stock picks.” There are plenty of retail trade services to support degenerate gambling habits, this is not one of them. 

You should already have some experience in trading meaning you’ve made money, lost money, tested strategies, taken some education etc. 

DeltaOne puts all of it together. We show you how to think, analyze and approach managing your portfolio using a Top-Down systematic approach to trading across stocks, options and some futures. 

If you do not have at least $10K or are just “testing trading out” this is NOT for you.  

You should have the desire and expectations to make over +$100,000 a year doing this which is possible with our approach and frameworks as we trade cross-asset and through multiple time-horizons:

We trade the following time horizons: 

  • Intraday
  • 1-5 Day
  • 1-60 day 

Spend 90 days in our world doing it the way we do, and you’ll come out of this with an entirely new level of confidence and approach to trading.  Join us.

The Monday & Wednesday morning calls are at 9:10am and last anywhere from 30-45 minutes depending the current market environment and issues for the week. 

The calls go over ideas for the day-ahead, cover any portfolio changes and key levels and triggers for the day ahead so that there is an actionable plan for members to execute on.

The purpose is to have an open discussion on the trades from the week to review when everyone can focus off-market hours. This is an open Q&A session through Zoom with open mic access so that questions can be answered and explained thoroughly. These sessions are designed to be 60-90 minutes in time but can be more or less depending on the week, amount of questions and discussions that transpire in them. 

Topics can expand from trade reviews from the week to risk management, trader mentality and anything that assists in the development of members as traders. 

We also review any current swing trades or upcoming swing trades as well using The LongVol Report Swing Trade Monitor as the guide. 

The Momentum Monitor tracks a rotating list of high-beta US stocks that we use on rotation as part of our day-trading strategies in DeltaOne.

High beta means when a stock has a beta above 1.0 that it will have more volatility than the S&P500, hence the term “high beta equities/stocks”. We track these with fundamental and technical research and use them because their volatility profile is so high that it allows for optimal day trading strategies. 

So, where most novice day traders are constantly scanning nightly for volume breakouts, news articles or other scans we produce a list in The LongVol Report over the weekend. This makes us more prepared to understand the potential trades ahead of time and gives us a systematic approach to our day trading strategies.

You can learn more about beta and how it works here.

Inside The LongVol Report we have a section for Event-Driven & Special Situations trading.

Event-driven trading are strategies used by many hedge funds as a way to generate investment ideas. We include certain event-driven stocks in the weekly LongVol Report as a way to bring new day-trading and swing-trading issues ideas to the table for the week ahead. 

Event driven can be thing such as: 

  • Share buybacks
  • Spin-offs
  • Mergers
  • CEO stepping down 
  • Corporate policy changes
  • Earnings 

In addition to the Momentum Monitor we include event-driven trading situations so that we are not aimlessly scanning for stock breakouts, volume scans, or spending hours at night looking at ideas. We do this work in the report so when the week starts we have a list of ideas that are already researched fundamentally and technically so that we are prepared when the trigger to enter happens. 

You can learn more about event-driven trading here.

Top 25 event-driven hedge funds list here.

Futures trading is 10% of what we do and if you are solely a futures trader this is not an ideal program unless you are wanting to expand your knowledge into US equity and equity options trading for both day, and swing trading strategy. 

The majority of what we focus on is day-trading and swing trading US stocks and US stock options with some futures options trading mixed in as well. 

Yes, the DeltaOne community is available 24/7 but is most active during US market hours. There are individual rooms/chats you can use to focus on different asset classes as well as off-topic lounges to chat with others about other business and non market-related items. 

You can upgrade from DeltaOne 90 to DeltaOne Yearly anytime within the first 30 days and we will credit the fees you paid for the 90 Day Program to the yearly fee. This means you receive one month free or a value of $500. To do this simply use the chat or email us support@landsharkcapital.com

Foundations of Professional Trading (FPT)

The Foundations of Professional Trading focuses on teaching a fully comprehensive Professional Trading approach for stock trading. This training is unlike any training on the market because it is taught from a true Professional trader and money manager where you learn a systematic approach called long/short portfolio management which is an approach used by Professionals and many long/short equity hedge funds. 

The entire thing aims to teach you what you have not learned from other generic trading education because you are getting the perspective of doing this as if you were running a portfolio as a hedge fund trader – as such, you should have the capital that allows you to do that meaning a minimum of $15,000. 

The approach means learning a top-down systematic approach that combines macro, fundamentals and technical to generate continuous trading ideas. Those trading ideas are then placed into the account using a long/short portfolio management framework combined with light day trading as needed with the goal of producing what are called risk-adjusted returns. 

The FPT is the perfect educational course for retail traders who:

  • Do not have a systematic process
  • Cannot generate long/short ideas across sectors/asset classes
  • Want to build a robust playbook to trade long/short across financial markets 
  • Want to combine light day trading with 1-20 day holds 
  • Learn the framework for Professional trading in long/short portfolio management
  • Want to do more than just hold 1 or 2 stocks but learn to generate active P&L 

If your definition of trading is “just making $200 a day”, learning 1 simple setup or trading “for just 15 minutes a day” then this will be too complex and will be of no benefit to you.

However, if you are someone who wants to learn to use a legitimate Professional Top-Down approach to trading cross-asset class while learning to manage an active portfolio to drive outsized returns then this is going to be a fit.   

You will also find value if you have taken education and have not been able to put it all together to find consistent results. Many past students at Landshark are ex Online Trading Academy who have spent years and tens of thousands trying to learn but have found success here. So, that is you, or similar, you will find that this is a massive benefit to helping you to actually build a playbook that fits YOU and YOUR goals. 

If you are a retail trader who has taken the typical day trading education that regurgitates basic technical analysis and generic risk management concepts the Professional top-down framework alone will provide you with the ability to really understand how financial markets work. It will allow you to generate ideas so that you know where to even begin looking v. having to scan for stocks or use news to impulsively buy and sell. 

If you are someone that does not know how to construct a portfolio outside of stock-picking with buy and hold, alerts or basic technical analysis then the long/short portfolio management framework will help to show you how to construct a portfolio of trades that are in the 1–20-day time horizon. 

In addition, the top-down framework that you learn will allow you to mold trade ideas to fit your playbook, account size and goals so that you are not dependent only on day trading a rule based set up or worry only about having to day trade to generate P&L.

Yes. You at a very minimum need to understand what candlesticks are and how to place orders. If you are still learning that and figuring out what path is “best” then you can attend our free webinars, or start with our beginner education over at RealPropTrading.com.

If you understand the basics, really want to learn and have basic common sense the education here will be of massive benefit. 

They are anywhere from 20-90 minutes in length each and are designed as if you were in a classroom lecture learning. Many of you may be used to generic Retail Trading education that are filled with 5-10 min “quick clips” that lack substance in order to make it “fast and easy” the FPT is no that

These are in-depth lectures so you can truly understand the framework and nuances that very few discuss. Some of the video lectures are accompanied by PDFs and external links for references to educational topics discussed. 

You will 100% be able to begin applying, at a minimum, 4 Playbook trading strategies: either day trading or swing trading. Further, you will genuinely come out of this training with an entirely new perspective about how to look at the markets whilst being able to develop trade ideas and understand why market moves occur.

So, you can and should be able to perform just fine by customizing what you learn in there to fit you with additional concepts or execution strategy. 

For example, we do not discuss value investing in the FPT but you can take the framework and apply it to a stock to run analysis on it. The framework will allow you to do so as long as you have your own checklist for determining what a value stock is. 

Another example. We do not discuss call/put spreads, diagonals or other options strategies, however, you can take the framework from the FTP and learn those to mesh them together should you want too. 

If you want to progress (and while it is not required) you may do so into The Mentorships to learn additional setups and execution strategies specific to the framework that you have just completed in the FPT.

This is focused on the US stock market.

This is important to understand this as a Retail Trader – having a Professional Trading Framework is what this is. That framework allows you to trade equity/stock or options across any sector you want – the choice is ultimately yours based on your personal goals, account and execution preferences. 

We discuss risk management and an Options Mandate within the training to provide you with a model for trading the shares and options as replacement. So, if you have never traded options the Options Mandate lecture will clearly lay out the two strategies, we use for share replacement so that you never have to guess what strikes or expirations again. This creates a systematic, repeatable framework which is part of the overall Professional Trading Framework. 

You can choose to add on the Professional Options Trading (POT) if you want to learn about applicable options strategy.

You may use any regulated broker or charting software available. The video lectures (when on the charts/case studies lectures) are taught on Think or Swim. You do not need to purchase any additional software or tools for this training as you are provided with all of the resources, lectures and PDFs that are required to operate this framework. 

The 30-day education option is to allow this to be as economically accessible as possible for those who want to learn but who may not yet have the capital to really pursue it fully just yet. You should be able to complete all of the video lectures within 30 days’ time and you will lose access after the 30-day period. 

This is defined as the day you access the first module, not as the day of purchase. 

When you log in and access the video lectures it will show a progress bar and we can see where you are in the 30-day time allotment. 

You can upgrade to the 12-month option and we will apply the fee you paid as a credit toward that as well. 

Once you complete the training there is a short exam (emailed in Google forms) for you to complete. There is a section for you to articulate the framework as well as a section for you to present 3 trade ideas that you either took or will consider taking. The exam and the sections are reviewed directly by Dan and you are provided with feedback and insights to tighten up and clarify any items so that you have a concrete understanding of the framework. 

From there, you can continue as a member in DeltaOne, trade on your own or get into a Mentoring program

Your account

After you purchase the training program you’ll receive an email instantly with log in details to your account. If you do not see this email please check your SPAM or or junk folder.

To access the training program, go to login and the dashboard is there for you. 

Here you will see all of your training materials and applicable downloads.

No. The videos are available only for online-viewing and we hold a strict copyright and distribution clause for recording the materials. 

The only downable materials are relevant PDF and training materials included within select trainings. 

There is a link that is sent to you once you enroll that gives you access to the community. If you cannot get in for whatever reason pleas email support@landsharkcapital.com  

The Zoom links to the morning meetings AND Thursday Trader Development sessions are only located in the chat room. 

There are specific rooms labeled with the links, you can find them there. If you cannot find them just ask while in chat and someone will direct you to them. 

You need to go to TheLongVolReport.com and select “Free” – do not select the paid version if you are in DeltaOne 90 or DeltaOne Yearly. 

Once you select free please email us and/or use the chat to give us which email you used. We need to then permission your access so you can see the paid version. 

These are sent nightly by 8pm EST. 

If you are in DeltaOne 90 or DeltaOne Yearly the report is posted each Sunday by 6pm EST in the chat community under the “reports/links” chat channel. You can download the report from there for the week ahead.

If you would like to update/change a payment method please email us support@landsharkcapital.com and we will send you a secure link to do so. We do not have the ability to manually change it on our end.

If you subscribed to the AST Alerts and Portfolio (or are a DeltaOne Yearly Member) then you will receive an email showing you how to do so. There is also a short-video explaining how to best use the alerts and expectations with them as a user. 

When you go to the Substack to subscribe you need to select “Free” and then we will permission the account to view the paid version.