Course Overview

New to futures or looking for a refresher?  This course is designed for you. Dive into the basics of futures contracts, how contracts trade on a futures exchange, the different ways customers use these instruments and the benefits that futures provide. Gain a stronger understanding of how futures work and why more market participants are using derivatives in their trading strategies today.

This course covers:

  • Contract Specifications
  • Contract Trading Codes
  • Expiration and Settlement Processes
  • Tick movements
  • Futures Price Limits
  • Notional Value
  • Futures Market Transparency
  • Margin
  • Roles of Speculators and Hedgers

ACCREDITED COURSE

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.

CME Group is the world’s leading derivatives marketplace. The company is comprised of four Designated Contract Markets (DCMs). 
Further information on each exchange's rules and product listings can be found by clicking on the links to CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX.

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