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

“I have traded for some time with varying degrees of success. My picks were typically good but my timing was not, and I really had no idea what were good entry and exit points. Having learned these lessons and much more, I wish I had taken the course years ago!”

, June 2017

“I have been a Futures trader for eight years...after this class completion, my world has been forever altered in terms of my futures market understanding!”

, June 2017

“The futures class is another great way to learn how to use the Core principles of OTA training to begin earning income in a systematic, professional and successful method. Thank you for providing this education and opportunity!”

, May 2017

“The Futures Trading class was given in a very thoughtful and methodical way to make us understand the strategies and alerts to look for in our trading. Jeff Manson was excellent in making us feel that we "were getting the picture", always answering our questions and expanding on the knowledge until we were satisfied.”

, May 2017

“A very interesting and valuable class. I learned a lot and it gave me a good grounding in the Futures basics. I found the course interesting, challenging, and rewarding. Thank you, Michelle, I have enjoyed these class.”

, May 2017

“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

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