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Free Trading Guide

The Beginner's Best Resource.

This 2015 Comprehensive Trading Guide, written by the President of Futures Trading Education and experienced trader, will give you a balanced overview of futures trading, options trading, forex trading and more. It is a proprietary, not-available elsewhere, 127-page Adobe Reader document (pdf format) with content reinforced by over 25 proprietary educational videos.

Futures Trading

Understand how they work.

Exchange-listed futures enable retail traders with only a modest amount of risk capital to financially gain from correctly anticipated movements in the price of commodities like crude oil and corn, as well as other financial assets like Treasury bonds and gold, all within a regulated environment.

Options on Futures

Trade while limiting risk.

Options are available on most of the active futures markets and provide for additional investment strategies. For those looking to limit risk, the most that can be lost with the purchase of an option on a futures contract is the premium paid plus commissions and transaction fees.

E-mini Futures

The day trader's contract of choice.

When the Emini made its debut in early September of 1997, it became the most successful contract ever launched. Daily trading volume rose quickly and it soon overtook the standard, and larger, S&P 500 futures contract. Today, the Emini is by far the most popular equity index contract traded at CME Group.

Types of Orders

What They Are and When to Use Them.

Orders to buy or sell, whether a futures or options contract, can be communicated by telephone or sent electronically over a trading platform. There are many types of orders, each being used during different occasions, but the more common ones are the limit, stop and stop-limit orders.

Binary Options

A New Way to Trade the Markets.

Binary options provide the opportunity to earn a high rate of return in a short space of time such as an hour or even just a few minutes, while risking a known and fixed amount. And binary options are accessible to the average person with a modest amount of risk capital. You can start by risking a very small amount on a trade, say $50 or even less, and then increase your investment amount once your experience grows.

Treasury Bond Futures

Liquidity and Opportunity.

Foreign governments, heavily-capitalized trading funds, government agencies, multinational corporations, retirement and pension funds and large institutions are only some of the players that make U.S. Treasury bond and notes futures an active and liquid marketplace for the retail and professional position trader or speculator.

Gold Futures

The Metal that Continues to Glitter.

Have you been watching gold? This precious metal has captured the attention of many traders, including the beginner contemplating their first step into a new market. To trade gold, you don't have to invest in the physical metal. Gold futures provide a more accessible avenue to this illustrious market.

Trading Psychology

The Necessity of Controlling Emotion.

The importance of psychology in areas such as professional sports has been well studied: a proper mindset often separates the winner from the losers. It is the same with trading.

Trading as a Business

Devoting Your Time and Energy.

You should expect to invest your time, energy and money into making your trading business succeed, just as you would with any business. There's no point in starting something if you're not committed.

Forex Trading

A New World for Individual Traders.

Forex trading is the simultaneous buying of one currency and selling of another. Once the domain of only large institutions and funds, the development of an on-line retail forex market now connects the individual trader to this vast and active marketplace.

Grain Hedging with Futures and Options

Managing the Price Risk of Grain Sales

The primary economic justification for the creation of a regulated futures and options market is to enable entities to hedge the price risk that arises from their normal business operations. For producers who are naturally long corn, wheat, oats or soybeans, CME Group agricultural futures and options contracts enable the construction of grain hedging strategies that reduce the uncertainty of the price received from grain sales.

Risk Disclosure

THE RISK OF LOSS IN TRADING COMMODITY CONTRACTS, OPTION CONTRACTS, FOREX AND LEVERAGED INVESTMENT VEHICLES IN GENERAL CAN BE SUBSTANTIAL. YOU SHOULD, THEREFORE, CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER SUCH TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR FINANCIAL CONDITION. TRADING IN FUTURES, OPTIONS AND/OR FOREX IS NOT SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE.

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Disclaimer

Information contained on this web site ("Site"), and this is understood to include all linked proprietary pages, is compiled for the convenience and education of site visitors and is not a solicitation for any futures order or futures trading account.

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Glossary

Definitions to the most prevalent terms used throughout the futures and general investment industry.

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