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 Power Trading Workshop.

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: Professional Trader Course, Part 1 and 2.

View Course Curriculum View Course Schedule

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

“The Futures class was very interesting and exciting. Every day was something I really looked forward to. I have a much better understanding than before, not just in the Futures but also for some of the other topics I was not clear on.”

, November 2016

“I feel very confident after completing my futures class, and am ready to begin simulated trading next week on my own. A very complicated topic was taught methodically, step by step, with plenty of simulated trades to gain confidence. I recommend OTA to anyone interested in working for themselves. ”

, November 2016

“Valuable tools were taught that are different than most of the trading groups I've experienced to date. There is a much higher probability of trade success based on what I've picked up through the class. Technically, there is a lot more that I need to reinforce, and will use the tools and methods provided to help me work out those details.”

, November 2016

“Great class! Great reinforcement of importance of OTA's core strategy and sound understanding of Futures. Really improved my confidence to trade.”

, November 2016

“One of the best classes ever. Jerry Baldwin taught us day trading techniques which work even in a market that is in congestion and really not tradable for swing or position trading. This futures class taught me how to become a day trader and take the techniques and also apply them to higher time frame trading.”

, October 2016

“Highly recommend Jody's class if you are truly committed to learn to make money in the Forex market. You learn the fundamentals from the time you sit down and start practicing to trade from day 1! Relax, open your mind, be teachable and ask to be in the "Hot Seat"! ; you'll have fun, make money with managed risk.”

, September 2016
Free Class
Online Trading Academy logo