How to Trade Futures

At OTA Futures Traders learn the best strategies for how to trade futures.

Futures trading adds the dimension of time to investing. Whether your chosen instrument is traditional commodities or E-mini index funds, online futures trading allows you to speculate about what an asset will be worth at a specific point in the future—thus increasing the scenarios in which a trained trader can reap dramatic profits.

Add the potential for highly leveraged trading and the flexibility and convenience of round-the-clock electronic transactions, and you can see why this traditional marketplace is appealing to today's most sophisticated traders.

Learn how to trade futures online or in-person with our comprehensive courses.

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Additional Student Benefits:

Pay For Your Education Through Tuition Rebates

Our broker/dealer partners offer tuition rebates in the form of reduced commissions when you trade through them. For active traders and investors, the eventual cost of your stock market courses could be $0.

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Get a Lifetime of Learning with Unlimited Retakes

We don’t expect you to learn it all the first time around. That’s why each Online Trading Academy on-location class comes with unlimited retakes for life.

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  1. Aspiring Futures Traders, Find a Free Class Near You

    The introductory class required for all incoming students, where, in a few short hours, you’ll learn trading strategies that can be applied to any timeframe or trading plan.

    To enroll in courses, you must first take a FREE Power Trading Workshop.

  2. Professional Futures Trader

    Enjoy instant diversification as you invest and trade futures based on predicted price levels of index funds tied to the S&P 500, Dow 30 and more. This is a 5-Day Course.

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  3. Commodity Futures

    Apply modern strategy and electronic trading to the timeless practice of commodities trades that capitalize on or hedge against world developments. This is a 2-Day Course.

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  4. XLT - Futures Trading

    Learn how to leverage the unique benefit of true non-correlated markets in which there’s always an opportunity somewhere, and your goal is to find it and profit. This is an Online Education Course.

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  5. Mastermind Community

    The ultimate elite level for accomplished traders, restricted to those who have completed three previous XLT courses and enrolled in the exclusive XLT – All Asset Mastery.

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