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

“The Pro Futures class was excellent. Being hands on and learning how the futures markets really work for very short term trading was excellent. Chris Manson made it very easy to understand.”

, November 2018

“Got a background on what the futures markets are and how they work before learning how to trade in them. This is important as futures are not simple.”

, November 2018

“The OTA Futures course certainly has shown me that I can become successful trading futures. It is a remarkable market that can generate income very quickly with a lot less risk than you would ever imagine before taking this course.”

, November 2018

“This is the best experience I have ever had in learning how to make money with Futures. Hands down.”

, November 2018

“This class really expanded my knowledge of trading futures and provided a repeatable process that I am positive will increase my success rates. Learning from experienced, active traders is definitely the way to go.”

, November 2018

“The class format reduced the fear of trading by emphasizing how to minimize risk with every aspect of the trades. The class format also provided lots of time to practice trading the various future assets to determine what one fits your personality.”

, November 2018

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