The Beginner's Guide to the Futures and Options Trading

Bored with Stocks? Learn All the Basics of the Futures and Options on Futures to Level Up Your Trading
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (667 ratings)
19,577 students
The Beginner's Guide to the Futures and Options Trading
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (667 ratings)
19,568 students
Learn the difference between stocks and futures
Learn all types of futures contracts: commodity futures and financial futures
Learn all the tickers of futures and options contracts
Learn the leverage and margin requirements
Learn the contract specifications of all futures and options

Requirements

  • Basic knowledge about financial markets is welcomed but not required
  • If you know about forex, stocks or stock options, this course will be easy to understand
  • You may open a demo account with any futures broker to practice your trading
  • If you wish to start real trading, you will need to have a trade capital
Description

Bored with stocks? Expand your trading activity to the new areas.

Learn All the Basics of the Futures and Options on Futures to Level Up Your Trading Knowledge and Skills.

  • Learn how to trade on financial markets almost around a clock.
  • Find out about leverage and low margin to increase your ROI significantly.
  • Make trades on bear markets the same way as on bull markets.

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Money Never Sleeps. And Your Money Should Not Sleep Either.

You may ask, why trade futures? What are the advantages of futures against the stocks? Stocks are trading on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) only six and a half hours per day, from 9:30 AM till 4 PM.

On the other hand, futures are trading on Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) almost around the clock, so you can make profits even during Asian or European session, when America sleeps.

Using the leverage of low margin requirements on futures contracts, you can double your investment in futures at the same time when stocks give you only 5% profit.

Besides futures, there are options on futures. They can give you much more profit much faster.

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Content and Overview

First part of this course is dedicated to the introduction to futures market. You'll learn what are futures, where are they traded. You'll know about two main categories of futures contracts: commodity futures and financial futures.

This course will show you the real-world example of using the futures by farmers to hedge their crops from price decline.

Each lecture has closed captions (subtitles) for international students.

This course will be updated regularly with new lectures.

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Warning: Options and futures involve the risk of substantial loss and are not suitable for everyone. An investor should understand these risks before trading. You should only invest with risk capital.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for students who are interested in trading on financial markets
  • This course is for stock and forex traders who want to expand their trading activity to the new areas
  • This course is NOT for you if you’re looking for "how to get rich quick"
Curriculum
5 sections • 21 lectures • 2h 46m total length
  • Welcome to the Amazing World of Futures and Options!
  • What Are Futures?
  • Introduction to Futures Markets
  • Where Are Futures Traded?
  • Who Are the Players in the Futures Market?
  • Real-World Example
  • Update: End of an Era at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Futures - Level 1 Quiz
  • Symbols of Futures Contracts
  • Contract Specifications
  • Leverage and Margin
  • Opening and Closing the Position
  • Volatility and Risk
  • Futures - Level 2 Quiz
  • Equity Index Futures
  • Interest Rate Futures
  • Currency Futures
  • Energy Futures
  • Metal Futures
  • Grain Futures
  • Livestock Futures
  • Food & Fiber Futures
  • Bonus Lecture: Bitcoin & Ripple Futures

Instructor
Futures & Options Trader
Dennis Chirkovsky
  • 4.0 Instructor Rating
  • 734 Reviews
  • 23,362 Students
  • 2 Courses

I'm trader since 2008. I trade stocks, futures, options on stocks (stock options) and options on futures (futures options). 

Since 2017 I trade futures on cryptocurrency: it allows to make a profit when bitcoin price is rising and when bitcoin price is dropping.

Also I am Equestrian Sports Judge at International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and a worldwide traveler visiting dozens of places from California to Japan.