Commodity Futures Course

Online or in-person courses that  teach students how to trade commodity futures.

Commodity Futures (2 Days):


Commodity futures agreements, properly known as contracts, are a commitment between buyer and seller for delivery of a defined quantity of oil, copper, wheat or another commodity on a specified date. Instead of taking his chances in the open market, a farmer might “hedge” with commodities futures agreements to deliver his crops at a specified price because he believes the price will fall. According to the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Association, “Hedging helps the economy function by allowing commodities producers (such as farmers) and consumers (such as millers) to conduct their businesses with greater certainty over how much they can expect to earn from and pay for commodities.”

More recently, however, commodities have actually contributed to overall market volatility as rising or falling commodity prices have been linked to the health of the U.S. and global economy. For example, the drop in oil prices in 2014 had a chilling effect on the stock markets even though it was largely driven by excess supply.

In the Commodities Futures course, advanced commodities traders will learn how they can take advantage of these trends for potential profit. Increased volatility creates an opportunity for sector traders as well as a hedge for investors who want to offset the effect of unfavorable events in the global economy by investing in commodity futures. And by focusing on electronically traded commodities indexes, traders can make their futures trading both more powerful and more convenient.

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

Suggested prerequisites: Commodities Futures is designed for the student who has previously completed the 5-day Professional Futures Trader course. The student should be conversant with ticks and point values and other features of futures contracts.. Core Strategy is highly recommended but is not required.

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What You Will Learn

  • Commodities Spreads

    Learn techniques for trading intra (buying a contract one month and selling a contract in the same commodity for another month) and inter (buying and selling two related commodities) spreads.

  • Seasonal Patterns

    Learn about cyclical patterns in underlying markets that give you an edge in your trading — including financial futures and interest rates as well as more traditional hard and soft goods.

  • Commitment of Traders Report

    Learn how to analyze the weekly report of long and short interest in three trader categories (large speculator, commercial, small speculator) and how this information can help you make better trading decisions.

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.

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