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 had no idea the futures markets were so amazing. I have dug through stocks, stock options and other financial assets for years now searching for a better way. Futures is definitely what I have been missing for short-term income. My instructor at OTA opened my eyes to better possibilities that had been there all along - I now have a real shot at reaching my goals and the life I want. Can't say thank you enough.”

, March 2018

“Gained great insight into the futures asset class. The curtain was pulled back. Gave me strategies to work on and took the time to answer all questions.”

, March 2018

“If you are interested in trading futures then you need to take the OTA futures class. The class has a ton of great information that prepares you to trade futures. The information is reinforced every day and trading in class is very helpful. ”

, March 2018

“After this week's class, I am certain that futures is my nitch! The way Jerry taught the material and focused on the hands on approach, it enabled me to retain MORE information in this session than any other class. I have never been so excited about trading and my future in futures!”

, February 2018

“The program was really hands on while the Instructor, Brandon Wendell guided you through trades step by step. The material covered during the program is directly applicable to my objectives with trading and investing.”

, February 2018

“Every Futures trader should take this class at least once. It gives you a brand new perspective of trading the Futures while combining everything that you have learned in previous classes with additional strategies. This class with Michele is really an advanced Futures trading class.”

, February 2018

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