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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Watch to get an idea on what to expect from MarketPlus Over-Under before going through tutorials
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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.
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.
Discussion on implied and statistical volatility. Watch an example of a volatility trade.
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
We'll discuss strike selection using delta
We get into more detail here on factors you should consider in constructing vertical spreads
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 808-838-7500 and leave us a message with any questions you have.
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