Professional Futures Trader

E-mini Futures Course

Professional Futures Trader (5 Days):

Online Course also available in ten 3-hour sessions.


To enroll in courses, you must first take a FREE Half-Day Class.

This course lays a foundation for students who want to trade futures as their preferred asset class or as part of a multi-asset trading strategy. It provides an overview of the five major groups of futures markets—Equity Index Futures, Treasury Futures, Energy and Metal Futures, Commodity Futures, and Forex Futures—and the unique characteristics of each. The student will gain a strategic edge by combining powerful skill-building lessons and hands-on live market trading sessions. No heavy math or advanced economics is required.

Prerequisites: Core Strategy.

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What You Will Learn

  • Futures Fundamentals

    Understand the unique language and rules of futures trading and how to apply the core strategy for maximum advantage.

  • Controlling Risk

    Learn how to manage exposure through such factors as sizing, duration and frequency combined with daily mark-to-market accounting.

  • Tax Advantage

    Find out how to get high leverage potential plus favorable tax treatment under IRC 1256 (short-term gains taxed at long-term rates).

  • Technical Tools

    Use trendlines, charts and other tools to distinguish strength and weakness and choose the ideal entry and exit points.

Who You Will Learn From

Our staff of professional instructors is composed of the most dedicated people you will ever meet. They will teach you trading fundamentals and advanced techniques like no one else. Each has a unique personality that will keep you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the next "golden nugget" of trading information.

What Students Are Saying

“Very satisfied with the curriculum, and the knowledge and experience of the instructor. Would highly recommend it to anyone interested in complementary income or wealth income. Thanks OTA. Juan Zelaya”

, August 2017

“I have learned a lot about Futures in this class. Prior to this, I had no knowledge on how to trade Futures, not a bit. But, after this class I feel very confident. This was definitely a good learning experience and I have acquired a good sum of knowledge. Thanks to my instructor, Daniel Sugar.”

, August 2017

“I loved this class and the doors it has cracked open for my wife and me. I cannot see success without the XLTs to follow up the massive amount of information that we received this week, and I am very thankful for them.”

, July 2017

“I learned so much new information on trading futures thanks to OTA. I am happy to know this is just the beginning of my experiences moving forward with my trading. ”

, July 2017

“The Professional Futures Trader class is one of the best classes I have had in learning to trade the financial markets. So much so that this was my third time in the on-location class, and each time I have learnt something new or reinforced my previous understanding of the Course material. The instructor, Michelle Volmering, is highly effective at teaching the concepts in a way we could all understand. She always makes sure that we have a full grasp of "Core Strategy" before proceeding with new concepts and constantly encouraged us to reinforce our learning process with simulated trading. She willingly shared her experiences (good and bad), which will help us to approach our trading experience in a realistic way and hopefully avoid some of the pitfalls along the way. Online Trading Academy-Atlanta is truly a wonderful, enlightening learning environment. They are staffed with knowledgeable, willing and supportive instructors and student coaches. They consistently provide you with the tools to become a successful Trader in any or all of the Financial Trading products; however, it doesn't stop there. You are also taught Trading Psychology which helps you to realistically manage the risks involved in Trading, along with your expectations; you have access to online classes to reinforce what was taught in the on-location classes and various other meet-ups or focused sessions that you may participate in. You feel as if you belong to a great, big, loving and successful family. OTA is the place to be if you're serious about your Trading experience. It is an experience that will last a lifetime, literally.”

, July 2017

“Don't know how anyone could trade without this class. Made the learning curve much shorter and have a greater understanding of what is happening. I revived many years' experience in 1 week.”

, June 2017

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