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

“Futures class taught by a very knowledgeable instructor in a way that very easy to understand and comprehend. Don Dawson is truly an awesome instructor.”

, June 2018

“I found the class to be jamb packed with detailed information on how to trade Futures. Just wish I had started the training many years ago. Ken”

, June 2018

“It has really helped me to understand the futures market as an overall picture. This is really helping me to be able to look at more odds enhancers to minimize my risk, and being stopped out.”

, June 2018

“Becoming a Futures trader has truly been a pleasure and a wonderful experience. OTA is a gift that I am so glad I gave myself.”

, June 2018

“I have taken the Futures class as a re-take to further enhance my skills and knowledge with Futures. The course is well-paced with a good mix of lecture and actual hands-on experience with the computer. The instructor is superb, extremely knowledgeable in Futures presenting a good mix of theory, principles, hands-on with the computer programs. the trading platform and working with charts to enhance your learning curve. This is a must course if you want to take control of your financial life and growth.”

, June 2018

“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

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