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

“Russ is a great professional teacher, very precise. I would love to continue learning at OTA and take all the classes they have available. Erica is also great with the student support. We love our counselor, Crystal. Also, our leader, Mark. The family atmosphere here is out of this world. I joined with my kids not knowing what to expect; it has truly been a phenomenal experience. Thank you, OTA, from the bottom of our hearts. The Takapu family.”

, April 2017

“You learn so much in class to prepare you for trading, but it doesn't end at the classroom. OTA has great resources and staff to mentor you after the classroom sessions.”

, April 2017

“The training is top notch. From the very beginning of the class I was impressed with how quickly we got into real trading strategies and we saw the fruits of our labor. Jeff Manson taught my course and it was very helpful in creating a well defined work flow and strategy for high probability profit in the market place.”

, April 2017

“Great Class! After taking the Pro Trader class I started diving into learning all I could about futures prior to taking the class. While I did learn a lot through the XLT sessions and self studying, it wasn't until I came to this class that everything clicked and made sense. I am so excited about taking what I have learned and applying it to my trading.”

, April 2017

“The Futures program is the best! Very detailed and is instructed with a realistic approach. The instructor, Jeff Manson, is very experienced and an excellent instructor.”

, April 2017

“This futures retake class with Todd David has been an exceptional experience. True to their word, I took this retake at no charge and yet I received so much from it. The Denver center has been extraordinarily helpful both with the exceptional instructors they invite to teach here and their in house instructors and staff. I see nothing but women and men who have hearts for service and are ready to help. For me, an exceptional experience. Thank You.”

, April 2017

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