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 futures course presents a lot of information to help a person understand the futures market and how to evaluate the charts of different products to trade. This helps a person to evaluate where the supply and demand for a particular product is out of balance and thus which direction it is more likely to move and how to use that information to be more likely to make a profitable trade.”

, May 2018

“Futures Trading appears to combine the best of all worlds; you get leverage, a market that is almost always open, no intra-day trading limitations, and favorable Tax treatment. ”

, May 2018

“I was intimidated to trade a leveraged asset such as futures. However, after taking the course I feel confident in my trading skills and abilities to be successful in trading this asset class. I learned practical risk management techniques and specialized techniques to develop my own trading plan.”

, May 2018

“Awesome class! Exploiting trend line breaks was an unexpected surprise considering the OTA prerequisites had no mention of it. It was incredibly valuable in finding opportunities. Trend line breaks is one of Dan Sugar's secret sauce to trading and goes really nicely with OTA zones. ”

, April 2018

“I learned so much. I loved the way it was built around actual live trading rather than reading directly from the book. I came in to this class really worried that I was not going to be able to keep up. I was worried for nothing. This ended up being my favorite class so far, and Futures are the most interesting asset class! I'm excited about my future with Futures!!!”

, April 2018

“Very enjoyable and informational course. Specific tools for success provided. Live demonstrations showing the successful application of the tools to make money from the Market.”

, April 2018

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