why dti?

People like you … are people like us.

Together we focus on successful trading using a reliable and repeatable method… and we have a great time doing it.

We’ve educated people just like you on how to develop a winning process and make money using simple strategies since 1996. We deliver this on-demand, in live settings and online, depending on your schedule and your needs.

We focus on teaching a global perspective to the markets, so you understand why the markets behave the way they do. The end result is a meaningful impact to your knowledge of the markets and a clear path to your trading goals. Here’s what people like you have to say about people like us.

Learn to Trade at YOUR Speed and Convenience

In the digital world that we now live in, it would be easy to only offer trading education online. However, we firmly believe in the benefits of learning with face-to-face interaction.

We offer BOTH live on-site and online classes held multiple times throughout the year so you can learn when, where and at the pace that suits you best.

Diversified Trading Institute

Diversified Trading Institute (“DTI”), was founded in 1996 by Tom Busby, a professional securities trader and broker since the late 1970’s. Over the years, Tom came to realize the crucial importance of understanding the 24-hour global market. He reasoned that in order to be a successful trader over the course of a lifetime, one must develop a method to identify the trend in the market. Tom developed his proprietary DTI Method upon that foundation comprised of 2 key components:

  • Time
  • Key Numbers

The DTI Method can be utilized to analyze or trade any market, whether you’re interested in learning stocks, options or futures. By joining the DTI family of students, we believe you will receive a truly diversified trading education. We’ve taught thousands of people just like you over the years and can put together a personalized education plan to help you reach your trading goals.

The market is most volatile at the open, due to increased volume caused by traders placing their orders for the day, anticipating where the market will go. This applies to every market, not just the U.S. cash market, and momentum trends form on these increases in volume. That insight is the foundation of the DTI Method and our unique Reference Bar approach. At its roots, the DTI Method focuses on two main components:


Timing is everything when trading the markets. Buying and selling the stock of even the most fundamentally strong company at the wrong time can be a costly mistake. We also understand that patience is sometimes vital to a trader’s success. Herein is the dual meaning of the word time. Both are equally as important to the short-term and swing trader. That is why Time is the first component of the DTI Method. We teach students intraday trading by recognizing the best Times of Day to trade the 24-hour global market and we teach students how to recognize the “big picture” trend in the markets so they can formulate their long-term strategy accordingly. 

Key Numbers

Understanding Key Numbers such as Opens, Pivots, Support and Resistance holds great importance in identifying where a market has been and where it may go next. Many traders are familiar with market generated support and resistance levels that develop due to everyday buying and selling taking place in the market. But did you know there are historical support and resistance levels as well? Over his 40 years of trading the markets, Tom Busby has identified other important support and resistance levels that tend to hold importance. At DTI, we call these “historical” key numbers.