Master all of the intricacies of futures that distinguish them from other trading instruments and make them valuable in your portfolio. You will be able to sharpen your understanding of margin, contract information and what makes futures unique.
What are the benefits of trading futures? Find out! Discover some of the nuanced differences between futures and other tradable products.
Notional Value, Tick Size, Expiration, and Contract Multipliers! We explain how these terms contribute to the makeup of each futures product.
Get a grasp on what makes each futures market tick! Check out our comprehensive list of what to keep in mind as you begin to trade futures.
Products and Markets Introduction
Margin and Buying Power
Trading Strategies and Mechanics
1.1 Introduction to Futures
1.2 What Makes up a Futures Contract?
1.3 Contract Size, Notional & Tick Values
1.4 Expiration: Understanding the Mechanics
1.5 Symbols and Products
1.6 Recap on Contract Mechanics
QUIZ: Futures Contracts
2.1 Introduction to Products and Markets
2.2 Trading Hours
2.3 Who is trading Futures? Market Participants
2.4 Market Sectors Overview
2.5 Market Products
2.6 Recap: Five Key Concepts
QUIZ: Futures Mechanics
3.1 Introduction to Futures Margin
3.2 Initial and Maintenance Margin
3.3 Margin Calls
QUIZ: Futures Margin
4.1 Order Entry Mechanics
4.2 Assessing Risk
4.3 Liquidity and Volume
4.4 Binary Events
4.5 Open Interest and The "COT" Report
QUIZ: Futures Insight
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