tastytrade now offers a beginner futures trading course featuring videos, written content, and quizzes, all for free!



Curriculum Outline:


Futures Contracts

Introduction to Futures

What Makes up a Futures Contract?

Contract Size, Notional & Tick Values

Expiration: Understanding the Mechanics

Symbols and Products

Recap on Contract Mechanics


Products and Markets Introduction

Introduction to Products and Markets

Trading Hours

Who is Trading Futures? Market Participants

Market Sectors Overview

Market Products

Recap: Five Key Concepts


Margin and Buying Power

Introduction to Futures Margin

Initial and Maintenance Margin

Margin Calls


Trading Strategies and Mechanics

Order Entry Mechanics

Assessing Risk

Liquidity and Volume

Binary Events

Open Interest and the "COT" Report


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