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 class is designed to help students understand the complexities of trading in the Futures markets. With great facilities and staff, good course materials, and a world-class instructor, it does exactly that. Well done!”

, October 2017

“The focus on practical application of the theoretical lessons learned in Core Strategy to futures trading was immensely beneficial for me. I feel 10 times more competent walking out than I did when I started the course. I also appreciated Gabe's no-nonsense, real world approach.”

, September 2017

“I thoroughly enjoyed the OTA Core and Futures classes. The information presented simply is not available to retail investors anywhere else. ”

, September 2017

“The Futures class, as with all OTA classes, and the privilege of retakes until you "get it" is a wonderful program to becoming a Professional Trader.”

, September 2017

“There was so much that finally came together for me; ie... daily routine, core strategy rules & additional odds enhancers; helping identify what kind of quality trade I am looking for and therefore what kind of trader I want to be. This really influenced my Trade Plan tremendously.”

, September 2017

“The futures class has a lot to offer! This was my second time taking the course and I walked away with so much more from even the first time. Excellent course, Excellent Teacher (John Rowland) and of course Excellent learning environment center.”

, September 2017

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