Getting Started With Trading


Managing Risk at CME Group
How It All Works

A great and yet simple introduction to the vital role CME Group plays in helping people manage risk on a daily basis.

Overview of Derivatives
Covers the mechanics of key financial derivatives and explains why they are used.

A Trader's Guide to Futures (print)
An introductory guide to trading futures explaining the what, who, why and how of futures trading.

Introduction to Options
Options on futures are versatile risk management products. See how they can be used to protect against adverse price moves.

CME Clearing

CME Clearing Overview
An overview of CME Clearing including the basics, mechanics behind the process, membership requirements and financial and collateral management.

CME Clearing Financial Safeguards
Risk management and financial surveillance are the two primary functions of CME Clearing's financial safeguard system.

Asset Classes

Understand your market by following our market specific commentary from industry experts.

Listen to Industry Podcasts
Tune in and listen to our industry expert podcasts to learn more about the Futures market, trading strategies, and product information.

Pick your products

Understanding Contract Specifications
Review a series of short videos of our most popular products. Each video quickly describes the product features, price quoting, and trading hours.


Fundamental Analysis
A detailed review of fundamental analysis. This presentation examines the basics of fundamental analysis, identifies factors that drive supply and demand, and lists specific reports traders can follow to understand market movements.

Developing Your Trading Strategy
Jeff Quinto explains the importance of a trading strategy and how you can systematically work towards capitalizing on your strategy.

Building Your Trading Plan
Jeff Quinto speaks about the importance of having a detailed trading plan set before getting involved in the markets.


Trade Chart Patterns Like the Pros
A introduction to basic technical analysis covering 16 different commonly utilized chart patterns.

Trading Tutorials

The Importance of Simulated Trading
Jeff Quinto gives his advice on how important simulated trading is to the beginner trader.

Trading Game
If you are not currently trading, but want to get a sense for how trading decisions, market moves and economic news come together, then play our simulated trading game and experience an 8 week condensed trading period in this quick 2 minute exercise.

Tools & Applications

Free Quotes and Charts

Trading Simulators


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