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.

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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

“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

“I wouldn't call this class enjoyable - it was more than challenging and frustrating. But it clearly established the seriousness and consequences (good and bad) of trading. I was exposed to a lot of information and I immediately signed up for a retake in the next month. Clearly this class will establish the foundation for my trading success.”

, September 2016

“This is exactly the type of education that I was looking for. John Rowland's knowledge of the futures markets and his expertise in trading far exceeded my expectations. This type of education will not be found in any book. The trading techniques that the traders share with us have completely changed my results.”

, September 2016

“The Futures course with Online Trading Academy will leave you humbled. The amount of information received in one week's time and the ease by which it is absorbed cannot be found anywhere else. Instructors like John Rowland who hold decades of experience trading on the floor run through topics that could have been confusing you for years and make them seem like basic geometry. I highly recommend this course and teacher to anyone looking to get into the markets.”

, September 2016

“The professional futures trader class with Jerry Baldwin was truly an enlightening experience. He was very to the point on how he trades on a daily basis and made it very easy to understand by going through countless examples with the class. I applied these techniques when I got home and they worked out exactly the way they did in class. This whole week has really motivated me to keep learning and hopefully become a full time futures trader one day!”

, August 2016
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