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

“My futures class left no stone unturned. Excellent real life application far beyond the Power Point presentation. Real and useful information. Sorry I don't have a video tape of these 5 days.”

, January 2019

“Trading futures has become my passion and Bob Dunn's futures class here in Irvine has given me the ability to trade successfully making larger amounts of money on higher time frames rather than focused on the lower time frames. He reminded me over and over again of the value of risk management applying the principles taught at Online Trading Academy. His teaching style, solidified through his own personal experiences, makes him a wonderful instructor with a sense of humor, so that I never got bored throughout the class.”

, January 2019

“Futures with Don Dawson was awesome! I learned so much and am much more confident now! The information was easy to understand and made complete sense. I would highly recommend!”

, January 2019

“Futures is a difficult thing to understand. The teachers here are amazing at presenting the information and making it understandable and fun. Looking forward to the next class I'm taking!”

, January 2019

“OTA Professional Futures Trading class is a valuable essential look into trading in leverage futures among all the various markets, from bonds to equity groups to energy to crops. And the futures class maintains the use of the valuable patented OTA trading/investing methodology to successfully trade using a proven process. ”

, December 2018

“The OTA Futures class will give any trader the necessary background and strong foundation for a clear understanding of the futures world. Very informative and practical. Our instructor was fantastic!”

, December 2018

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