Frequently Asked Questions

What is Straight-Up Profits?

Straight-Up Profits is a simple way to trade the real story for big, fast money. When you train yourself to look past the mainstream market narrative, you discover and trade the truth…and quite frequently, make your fortune. D.R. Barton calls this powerful idea the “Reality Gap.”

D.R. consistently exploits “Reality Gaps” – paired with powerful technical trading indicators — to help his readers generate double- and triple-digit gains. Over the past 25 years, D.R. has used these techniques to create more wealth than he ever thought possible as a hedge fund manager, highly successful day-trader, and investment entrepreneur.

And now he is sharing this knowledge with you here for free, twice a week, with the mission of helping investors reach millionaire status regardless of age, trading experience, or net worth.

How does the system work?

Each week, D.R. will walk you through four simple steps to big, fast money.

  • Look past the false narrative: The News Media, Wall Street Heavyweights, Madison Avenue, and Big Government (which we call the “Big Four”) don’t care about you or your well-being. All they want is your vote, your voice, and your money. The Big Four are driven by pure self-interest. They work separately and together to create storylines that distract and mislead you – all so they can hang onto power, prestige and a lion’s share of the profits. Each week, D.R. will alert you to these false narratives — and show you where to focus instead
  • Understand the real story: The biggest, fastest money is found in the gap between perception and reality….in the “Reality Gap.” If you know the real game that’s being played, you can see through the Big Four’s misdirection…and find the underlying ways to make money that, like the majority of an iceberg, lie beneath the surface. D.R.’s mission here at Straight-Up Profits is to cut through the hype and show you that hidden story – the one that leads to big, fast gains.
  • Use pro trading techniques made simple: Once you know the real story, you need the right arsenal of trading techniques to profit. D.R. will open up his trading toolbox for you and show you how to leverage these powerful stories for extraordinary profits. Click here to learn more.
  • Make big, fast money: Since 2014, D.R. has been helping readers here at Money Map Press trade the real story and generate triple-digit gains over and over again. Right now, he’s showing a small group of beta testers a brand-new way to profit off a completely off-limits section of the market, and they’ve been reporting triple-digit gains every week.

Q: Why do I need to get Straight-Up Profits?

A: Think about your current biggest income source. Maybe it’s your paycheck or Social Security benefit, or it could be a pension or 401(k).

Now think about how much easier your life would be if you could double or triple that income every month.

You would have the extra money to buy whatever you want, spend more time with your family, and go on vacations whenever you please.

That’s called financial freedom. And that’s exactly what Straight-Up Profits offers.

D.R. Barton has spent 25 years perfecting his own pathway to financial freedom, and the single most powerful secret he discovered is the Reality Gap.

Simply put, it means that the biggest, fastest money is always found in the gap between perception and reality. When you train yourself to look past the mainstream market narrative, you discover and trade the truth…and quite frequently, make your fortune.

You could even become a self-made millionaire, like D.R.

Here at Straight-Up Profits, D.R.’s mission is to help you find and successfully trade multiple “Reality Gaps” – and create more new wealth than you’ve ever thought possible.

Q: How often will I get Straight-Up Profits?

A: It will hit your email inbox twice a week.

To get each issue of Straight-Up Profits as soon as we publish it – absolutely free – just click here and enter your email address. We’ll email the latest from D.R. Barton directly to your inbox as soon as he publishes it. You’ll also get special reports that we periodically send out to our most loyal readers as well as direct access to all of D.R.’s media appearances. You can access past issues and special reports at our website (

Should you ever wish to discontinue your subscription, just click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email we send you. You’ll be removed from Straight-Up Profits immediately.

Q: How can such great information be free?

A: Straight-Up Profits is published by Money Map Press, a leading financial publisher with over a million readers worldwide. Money Map Press and Straight-Up Profits are both 100% independent of outside influence. We never affiliate, nor do we ever receive compensation from, any company we write about. We do not take outside advertising. Our sole source of income is through our subscriber investment newsletters and trading services. Thanks to these paid services, we are able to provide additional content free of charge. Straight-Up Profits is absolutely free.

Q: Who is D.R. Barton, Jr.?

A: D.R. Barton, Jr. is a world-renowned authority on technical trading with 25 years’ experience.

He spent the first part of his career as a chemical engineer with DuPont. During this time, he discovered the investment secrets that would lead to him ultimately founding Straight-Up Profits. Thanks to the wealth he was able to create for himself and his followers, D.R. retired early to pursue his passion for investing and showing fellow investors how to build financial freedom.

Today he’s a financial author, lecturer, and coach. He has helped hundreds of thousands master powerful trading techniques. D.R. is also the co-founder and COO of the Directional Research and Trading Hedge Fund Group and holds the national spotlight as a leading expert on system designs for risk reduction.

D.R. co-authored the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom, a comprehensive guide for aggressively shedding risk without derailing profits. He is a regular analyst on FOX Business, CNBC, Bloomberg Radio, and has been featured on China Central Television America, BNN, MarketWatch, Financial Advisor magazine, SmartMoney, and the Van Tharp Institute.

Q: What is Money Morning?

A: Money Morning is the flagship publication of Money Map Press. Founded in 2006, this daily financial newsletter is dedicated to making your investing profitable. You’ll get the analysis of dozens of brilliant contributors (including D.R.) and special content sent directly to your inbox every morning – absolutely free. More than a million investors and traders around the world are members of Money Morning.


Q: I want more information!

A: A customer service representative can help with any questions you have about Straight-Up Profits or any of D.R.’s premium services. You can reach us by phone at 888-384-8339; international callers can telephone us at 443-353-4519. Or email us at

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