Professional Futures Trader - Canada

E-mini Futures Course

Professional Futures Trader (5 Days):

Online Course also available in ten 3-hour sessions.


XLT - Futures Trading


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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

“A very comprehensive course which provides good general understanding of Futures markets, as well as very specific application techniques. Well worth the time invested.”

, November 2019

“This was a very valuable course. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it has launched me in the direction of making money trading futures a lot faster than I could have hoped. Thank you Ryan Watkins, and thank you OTA. ”

, May 2019

“The Futures Class was intimidating at first but because of the specific curriculum and great instructor, it became easy to understand and apply in the real world.”

, March 2019

“Futures is a whole different world. And I am glad that I came to OTA to embrace this whole new world. Awesome experience.”

, March 2019

“Learning the "boring" techniques is actually the best part since you just keep making money when using the tried and tested method.”

, January 2019

“Before this class I never knew anything about the futures market, but after the class I feel so much more confident trading in the futures market. I learned all the fundamentals that go into Futures trading.”

, December 2018

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