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

“This is a great class for any trader looking to improve their futures trading. The instructor, Steve Bobbitt was excellent, entertaining and engaging. Fast paced and exciting and you really have to pay close attention, keep up and take lots of notes. I've had Steve for two classed now and he's great. I am new to Online Trading Academy and my experience level is good as I am an active options trader.”

, April 2019

“Not having a ton of knowledge about futures when I came into the course, I can say that I am very well educated now and have acquired some new tools to include in developing my trading plan as I continue down my path of becoming a professional trader! Don is very entertaining and keeps things moving, which helps keep me engaged in the information.”

, March 2019

“I truly enjoyed the class and will absolutely recommend this presenter especially to first-time takers of the Futures asset class.”

, March 2019

“Futures Trader course is a great introduction to get you started in trading. OTA offers extensive information at your fingertips to get you going.”

, March 2019

“This futures class is the best I have taken so far. The practical application of the techniques was extremely helpful. Craig identified several simple tools to assist me in feeling more confident in my abilities to place trades. My biggest take away message was to keep it simple and to stop "thinking".”

, March 2019

“The OTA futures program is an excellent start to develop the necessary skills to be a successful trader. The Support is ongoing and excellent.”

, March 2019

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