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Financial Strategies That Thrive On Musical Mastery



I have always had an interest in learning more about the financial markets. After being furloughed from my job at the Chicago Lyric Opera due to the Covid pandemic, I enrolled in as many trading courses as I could and discovered a true passion for market analysis, market profile software, and developing and backtesting profitable trading strategies in the S and P 500 and Nasdaq  futures markets.

My Story

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My name is Dionne Jackson and I am a Juilliard trained musician, a Fulbright Scholar, and a First Prize recipient from the Paris Conservatory of Music. In 2020, after 20 years as a professional flutist with the Chicago Lyric Opera, the opera shut down and suddenly we were furloughed without pay due to the Covid pandemic.  I soon realized that if I didn't find a new income stream, my family would lose our home and I would no longer be able to keep two of my four children in college. 


Needing to use my time off wisely, I began studying the financial markets intensely.  I completed all the online courses with famed futures expert Mr. Jim Dalton.  After hearing my story about single parenting four children and the cancellation of the 2020 Lyric Opera season, he made a very generous offer to coach me at no cost.  Mr. Dalton already had a successful former musician named Peter Reznicek obtain huge success as a trader.  We soon discovered that being a professional musician and reading charts in the financial markets have many similarities.  Because of my lifelong musical training, I can quickly recognize patterns as they develop and create substantial profits from them.  As it requires a significant amount of capital to trade, I am fortunate that some of my closest friends and family members were willing to invest capital so I could open my own brokerage account.  My long term goals for my fund include two philanthropic initiatives:  offering scholarships to musicians and artists, and offering financial assistance to single moms in need.  These initiatives are close to my heart.  It was only through scholarships and grants that I was able to attend The Juilliard School, The Paris Conservatory, and world renowned music festivals such as the Tanglewood Music Center.  Without these scholarship opportunities, I could have never succeeded in my musical career.


My long terms goals for Harmonic Trading LLC include paying it forward by sharing a portion of profits from trading while educating the younger generation about the importance of investing early and consistently to create future financial security.

How Harmonic Trading Gives Back

Harmonic Trading is proud to pay it forward by sharing a portion of our fund's profits to support and encourage  young, promising, and talented musicians, artists, and other creators. We welcome our first Harmonic Trading scholar below.

is proud to introduce Matt Hoerster,

a fine arts major at the University of Wisconsin

as our first scholarship recipient. For more info about Matt and to request a commission please click the button below to view his bio.


Trading Strategies

Indicators used to confirm trades: Ichimoku Cloud, Relative Strength Index, and Volume Profile

Software: Market Profile Software by Windotrader

Counter Auction to Overnight Inventory

Stocks and Trading Screen

Strategy #1

Analyze the overnight market activity and confirm if ONI (Overnight Inventory) is long or short compared to the settle of the previous days close. If it is determined that ONI is 100% long or 100% short, there is a 70% probability for a counter auction at the market open to rebalance overnight inventory. Trade in the direction to rebalance inventory and place your protective stop at the nearest major support or resistance level as seen on the Market Profile.

Flag/Consolidation Breakouts

Trading Floor

Strategy #2

Watch for consolidation on a 10 or 15 minute chart. Draw a trendline around the consolidation area and

check IR (Informational Relationships) to see if the market bias is long or short and confirm with the MGI (Market Generated Information). Only take trades that are in confluence with the IR.  Place a protective stop loss stop at the other end of the consolidation area and buy the break out by placing a buy limit just above or below the flag consoldation pattern.

(aka ABC Trades)

Stock Market Graph

Strategy #3

Watch for the market to put in an extreme at the high or the low of the day. Watch a 15 minute chart and wait for 4-6 bars on the 15 minute chart to close and confirm a retest of the extreme on the Market Profile.  If the retest candle closes red or green (depending on if it's a test of the high or the low), put your stop above the extreme and trade in the direction of the retest/failure also known as the ABC trade.

Harmonic Trading LLC invests in and educates around derivatives products and futures equity indices that trade on margin. Futures trading is not for everyone and involves risk. Please consider carefully whether futures are appropriate for your financial situation.

Trading Education

Jim Dalton Trading Spring Live Intensive


Jim Dalton Trading Summer Live Intensive


Jim Dalton Spring Live Trading Intensive 


Jim Dalton Foundation and Application of the Market Profile E-Course


Jim Dalton Market Profile Primer Course


Jim Dalton Market Profile Primer Course


*Learned to read and interpret the two-way market auction process via the Market Profile *Learned to understand the importance of top down analysis to improve trading results *Recognize the difference between slow and fast trading opportunities *How to think in terms of odds and probabilities *Recognize when markets are getting too long or too short *Monitoring trades for continuation *Interperting when what should happen doesn't in the market *Recognizing the importance of tempo for advanced traders *Identify important day types: rotational vs. trend, inside vs outside, and double distribution days *Recognize important structural reference points within the Market Profile distribution curve: halfback, POC, value area, buying/selling tails, initial balance period, and monitoring the two-way auction process in three dimensions: time, price and volume  *Linear education on basic Market Profile concepts  *Learned about gap rules, spike rules, day types, distribution types, excess vs. balance, overnight inventory, settlement and opening price significance *Learned to use structural reference points to enter and exit trades *Backtested trading strategies for my personality type *Created a trading methodology with rules and ATM strategies *Learned proper risk to reward management ratios for my account size

Securities Industry Essentials Exam Study Course by Kaplan


*The SIE exam tests knowledge on four financial industry categories: Knowledge of Capital Markets, Understanding Products and their Risks, Understanding Trading, Customer Accounts, and Prohibited Activities, Overview of Regulatory Framework

Contact me to find
your way to financial success while supporting others on their path to greatness

2045 W. Grand Ave., Suite B #428289 Chicago, IL 60612

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