Course Overview

Trading Futures (and Options on Futures) differs in important ways from trading stocks, ETFs or CFDs. In this course, we’ll walk you through all of the steps involved in placing an order to trade. You will learn that trading futures requires an account with a broker or FCM, the steps involved with submitting your first order, the different order types a trader may use when expressing their opinion on the market, what happens to the order when it is sent to the exchange, and how you manage and close an open position. 


In case you didn’t know, the CFA Institute allows its members to self-determine and report continuing education credits earned from external sources. CFA Institute members are encouraged to self-document such credits in their online CE tracker. CME Institute offers a variety of courses, webinars, and white papers to support your professional education.