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 find I love Futures, so any knowledge and insight into trading them is only going to help in creating wealth. This class did more than that for me. It taught me new trading opportunities and where and when to look for them. I cannot thank Chris Manson enough for doing that.”

, November 2017

“Through OTA I have learned the proper way of looking at my futures trading.”

, November 2017

“The Futures course at OTA helped give better understanding on how to trade futures contracts, what characteristics to look for and what traps to avoid. Very helpful in formulating my trade strategy!”

, November 2017

“The futures information, trading experience and advice were excellent. Our instructor had many real life experiences and examples to illustrate points he taught us.”

, October 2017

“Professional Futures Trader provided not only the essential tools and strategies needed to successfully trade futures, the instructor's practical trading insights were the frosting on the cake that will help me minimize the many pitfalls while maximizing opportunities. Thank-you!”

, October 2017

“This class gives one the knowledge and practical hands on experience for making money in the futures market on a short term basis for daily income. The program as presented, allows one to make money in up markets, down markets, sideways markets and non trending markets. The methodology is practiced and repeated until it becomes second nature to the student.”

, October 2017

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