Educational Resources for Traders

Learn to Trade Futures / Commodities

The following educational resources are provided to help both new and experienced traders gain greater insight into futures / commodity trading. Resources include a short introductory course, a more in-depth course on advanced trading topics, and a glossary of trading terminology.

Short Course - A twelve part short course to get you started
  1. A Brief History of Futures Trading
  2. What Is Traded in Futures Markets?
  3. Futures Exchanges - A look inside
  4. The Futures Contract
  5. Market Pressures - Why futures prices change
  6. Who Trades Futures and Why
  7. The Clearing House
  8. Market News and Analysis
  9. Taking A Position
  10. Taking Delivery
  11. Options on Futures
  12. A Safety Net (of sorts)

Learning Center:
Fundamental Analysis
  1. Introduction to Fundamental Analysis
  2. Law of Demand
  3. Law of Supply
  4. How Supply and Demand Determine Market Price
  5. Stocks to Use

Technical Analysis
  1. Why is Chart Analysis So Important?
  2. What is Technical Theory?
  3. How to Construct a Bar Chart
  4. Trend Analysis - Support & Resistance
  5. Understanding Volume & Open Interest
  6. Chart Patterns
  7. Commodity Spreads
  8. Technical Indicators

Lt Crude 71.92
Nat Gas 3.308
Corn 376 4/8
Cotton #2 78.85
Gold 1229.6
Copper 2.7840
Euro 1.16375
USD Index 94.785
SP500 E-mini 2757.75
DJIA E-mini 25261