News Release

CME Group Launches the 'Futures Institute' to Help Develop Traders in the Futures Markets

Wed Jan 14 2015

CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the launch of the Futures Institute, an innovative new online platform for futures and options on futures education, trading simulation and market research.  The Futures Institute works with partners across the industry to distribute best-in-class education aimed at providing market participants with the knowledge and resources to trade futures.

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The Futures Institute offers a blend of live instruction, interactive training modules, market research and training. Through the interactive Web site, participants learn about the futures markets and are exposed to numerous trading strategies with the ability to test them out in our simulated trading environment. 

"Our goal with the Futures Institute is to provide a centralized place for traders to enhance their skills and education on futures and options on futures," said Bryan Durkin, CME Group's Chief Commercial Officer.  "We are pleased with this additional opportunity to actively engage with current and new traders of all types, providing them with the tools and resources needed to discover opportunities and enhance their trading of futures."

Participants also can enter a Futures Challenge with fellow traders.  The challenge provides them with the ability to trade 36 of the most liquid futures contracts across six asset classes – Equity Indexes, Energy, Metals, FX, Interest Rates and Agriculture.  While competing, traders will also be exposed to training modules that cover a variety of topics including building a trade plan, risk management, and technical & fundamental market analysis. 

A video overview of the Futures Challenge can be seen here:

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform, its trading facilities in New York and Chicago, and through its London-based CME Europe derivatives exchange.  CME Group also operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers through CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe, which offer clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and over-the-counter derivatives transactions.  These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk.

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