Course Overview

Both Futures and Exchange Traded Funds are popular products for a variety of investors. Many traders use ETFs as a way to diversify their portfolios. What you might not have known is just one futures contract, the E-mini S&P 500, trades more average daily dollar volume than all 6,800 ETFs around the globe. In this course we’ll explain the similarities and differences between futures and ETFs. You’ll also learn about the benefits of futures that include margin and capital efficiency, tax considerations, and market liquidity.


Did you know that CME Institute classes can fulfill CFA and GARP continuing education requirements? Every CME Institute course can be self-reported in your CFA online CE tracker and select classes can be used for GARP credits. See which of our classes qualify for GARP credits here.