Practical Trading on Financial Futures & Options Markets
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Practical Trading on Financial Futures & Options Markets

2nd Edition Course - Interactive learning on financial markets!
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Last updated 4/2017
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You'll understand how to plan and calculate profit / loss on futures and options markets
  • Have a basic understanding on basic vertical spreads using options on futures markets
  • Will have experienced paper trading "Live" market data executing trades
  • Understand how to monitor trades on desktop or mobile phone
  • Be ready to look at more sophisticated trade structures with a theoretical edge
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Requirements
  • Basic math skills, no prior knowledge of markets required but helpful
Description

This is our revised 2nd edition course with significant improvements as a step by step guide on how professionals trade the markets. 

Experience practical interactive learning beyond classroom & theory!  While going through our course, you'll execute trades on a trading platform as we walk you through set ups each week! You'll learn debit / credit spreads using Crude Oil, Gold and conventions across different futures markets. We'll cover how to plan & monitor vertical spreads to start.

Oahu Capital is a registered CTA (commodity trade advisor) and member of the National Futures Association (NFA). NFA ID: #0427607.

Google: "Oahu Capital" or "Oahu Education" for both our websites

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who have some trading knowledge willing to engage in active training
  • Wants an interactive course that integrates paper trading environment with active learning
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
03:56:52
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Practical Futures & Options Training - Overview
1 Lecture 03:55
We'll go through a quick overview of our resources in this video so you know how to navigate and find what you're looking for both inside our course and on suggested reference sites.
Preview 03:55
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Basic Profit & Loss Calculations on Futures Markets
5 Lectures 01:06:11

We'll cover basic calculations you'll need to know on trading crude oil futures starting from the Long side. You'll see how this looks on a trading platform

Crude Oil Futures - Part 1
13:41

We'll cover basic calculations you'll need to know on trading crude oil futures starting from the Short side. You'll see how this looks on a trading platform

Crude Oil Futures - Part 2
08:31

We'll cover basic calculations you'll need to know on trading EuroFX and other currency futures. You'll see how this looks on a trading platform

Currency Markets
09:23

We'll cover basic calculations you'll need to know on trading corn and other U.S. agricultural futures. You'll see how this looks on a trading platform

Agricultural Markets (Corn)
15:23

We'll cover basic calculations you'll need to know on trading U.S. Treasury 30 yr bond futures. You'll see how this looks on a trading platform

U.S. Treasury Bonds (30 yr)
19:13
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Quote Conventions
3 Lectures 22:25

Review on quote conventions for Crude Oil and Gold futures along with a look at calculating option premiums for those markets. If you don't have options software, learn where to find end of day pricing on option premiums from CME Group's website.

Quote Convention on Crude Oil & Gold
15:51

A step by step primer on quote conventions for futures markets covered in our "Live" classes and the rest of this course.
Quote Conventions Across Futures & Options Markets
03:36

Quote Conventions - An Example on FX
02:58
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MarketPlus Over-Under
3 Lectures 13:26

Our Over-Under program will help you learn how to execute vertical spreads on futures options we've discussed. You'll download a trading platform where you'll be able to practice executing trades on futures options vertical spreads.

Preview 07:14

Watch to get an idea on what to expect from MarketPlus Over-Under before going through tutorials

Introduction to MarketPlus Exercise
05:15

Please read these instructions to get started.

MarketPlus Over-Under Instructions & Sign Up
00:57
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Basic Knowedge on Futures Options
3 Lectures 25:45

One of the most intimidating areas of options for some are the words "debit" and "credit".  In this video, we make it easy to understand the convention with options on futures markets. Learn enough of the basics on futures options pricing so you can start entering and monitoring your trades.

How a Basic Spread Works Debits & Credits
09:22

We'll cover illustrations comparing futures, outright options and spreads. You'll see how an analytical software can be used to model various positions to create adjustable strategies.  If you'd like a trial along with some tips and help, please visit the Resource section of our website at www.OahuEducation.com

The free trading platform we provided in our MarketPlus Over-Under exercise also has a basic risk navigator tool that can help you construct and manage some of the vertical structures we'll cover in our second course.


Option Basics - Using an Option Analytics Software
09:56

We'll show an example from planning a trade on Crude Oil using technical analysis to modeling a strategy using an option analytic software to executing the trade on a brokerage platform.
Step by Step Trade Plan to Execution
06:27
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Basic Spread Structures
8 Lectures 01:20:11
You'll learn how to use the "Greek" variables with visual graphic representations of your options positions.  In this video, we show how you'll use these in planning your trades and how to benefit by modeling.
The Greeks - Delta, Gamma, Theta, Vega
12:36

Discussion on implied and statistical volatility. Watch an example of a volatility trade.

Using Volatility
17:57

In this video we'll cover the 4 types of basic spreads being Bull Call, Bull Put, Bear Call, Bear Put.  You'll see how these are constructed on an option platform

Bull Calls, Bull Puts, Bear Calls, Bear Puts
09:11

We'll discuss strike selection using delta

Vertical Spread Characteristics
06:42

We get into more detail here on factors you should consider in constructing vertical spreads

Verticals ... continued
14:26

See how you can use the Encyclopedia of Options to help construct strategies. We'll look at The ACEProgram which covers different option strategies on the S&P500.  These can be used across all financial futures and commodity markets.

ACE Program
04:32

Assignments can be a tricky discussion. Here, we quickly cover what happens on slides then move to an easy visual format so you can easily internalize what could happen to your position if you were to hold till
expiration or be assigned a futures contract.

Option Assignments
10:35

Get some suggestions on where to from here if you want to learn how to use an Option analytic software and start creating strategies for yourself.

Next Steps - Where to go from here
04:12
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Supplementary Materials
2 Lectures 00:00

This is provides an introduction to some of the more sophisticated structures we offer on our website at "Oahu Education".  One of the strategies used by professionals is called "delta neutral" or "directionless" trading strategies.  If you have questions from our article, please do contact us by email at:  info@oahucapital.com or call +1 808-838-7500 and leave us a message with any questions you have.

eBook - Myths on Options Trading & Sound Advice
24 pages

Futures symbols
Class Handout - Month Symbols for Futures
1 page
About the Instructor
Futures, Options Strategies Derek Ching
3.9 Average rating
4 Reviews
3,370 Students
2 Courses
Member of National Futures Association

Derek develops client strategies on financial futures and options markets. He uses both technical and fundamental approaches in spread trading.

He publishes weekly market commentary with Paul Forchione a former floor trader on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and prior market maker on the Board of Options Exchange (CBOE).  As managing director for Oahu Capital, his responsibilities include market analysis on U.S. and Asian futures markets.

Derek has received his BA in Finance from Marquette University.  He also maintains a Series 3 & 30 license with Oahu Capital as a member of the National Futures Association.  NFA ID#0427607