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Trading & Analysis


Building a Trade Plan

Get an overview of why a trade plan is important to thrive in futures trading and how to build one to support your success.

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Trading and Analysis

Once you have developed a trading plan, you are ready to determine how to make buy and sell decisions. Learn how to judge those decisions here.

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Trade and Risk Management

Get an introduction to trading and risk management, including the key information you need to know about risk management.

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Technical Analysis

In this course, you will learn about the various patterns, indicators, and analysis techniques traders use when studying the price of a commodity.

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Fundamental Analysis

Understand how Fundamental Analysis is utilized across various asset classes.

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Futures


Introduction to Futures

Learn about futures contracts, the role of a futures exchange, who participates in this market and how a futures trade works.

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Benefits of Futures

Discover 8 reasons why futures should be part of your portfolio in this easy-to-finish, multi-part online course. Learn how futures can help you reach trading objectives with greater ease and effectiveness, and potentially lower costs.

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Micro E-Mini Futures

Learn about the Micro E-Mini futures contracts, including an example of how you can hedge your position more precisely by using the contract.

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Understanding Futures Spreads

Savvy investors will utilize futures spread trades to reduce risk and maximize capital efficiencies.

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Futures vs ETFs

Savvy investors will utilize futures spread trades to reduce risk and maximize capital efficiencies.

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Options


Introduction to Options

Learn how options work, how they are constructed, what key option terms mean and which features make options on futures unique.

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Option Greeks

Learn about the basic sensitivities and metrics for options known as “the Greeks”.

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Option Strategies

Learn common option trading strategies that are used for specific market risks.

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Options on Futures

Options on futures provide a way to diversify your trading using strategies you already use in futures trading. Learn more.

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Trading Pyschology

Get an introduction to trading psychology, including how to deal with losing as a part of trading and adjusting your psyche accordingly.

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Metals


Introduction to Precious Metals

Build your understanding of the precious metals futures and options markets. Learn about gold and silver, how they're produced and used, as well as introductory trading strategies using these contracts.

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Introduction to Ferrous Metals

Build your understanding of the ferrous metals futures and options markets. Learn about the iron and steel market, its fundamentals and some hedging strategies using these contracts.

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Introduction to Base Metals

Gain greater understanding of the base metals futures and options markets. Learn about non-ferrous industrial metals including copper, aluminum, lead, nickel, tin and zinc. See who uses and trades these commodities.

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Hedging price risk with Steel futures contracts

Learn about the different steel futures contracts available and how buyers and sellers of steel utilize futures to hedge their positions in order to manage price risk.

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Get to know Aluminum futures

Increase your understanding of Aluminum futures at CME Group. Learn about the product specifications, the warrant and delivery process, and the Aluminum Auction.

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Interest Rates


Introduction to Treasuries

Learn about the foundations of the U.S. Treasury futures market.

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Introduction to SONIA

Learn more about the Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA), and the details of CME Group’s two SONIA-based futures contracts – the Quarterly IMM SONIA and the MPC SONIA including the interest rate interval for each contract.

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Introduction to SOFR

Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) is an alternative USD interest rate benchmark. Learn about the features and mechanics of SOFR, how they compare to other short term interest rates, and how SOFR futures compare to Eurodollar and Fed Fund futures.

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Introduction to Eurodollars

Learn about Eurodollars, including what they are, how they are used around the world, and the benefits of trading the market using Eurodollar futures.

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Understanding STIR Futures

Learn about Short-Term Interest Rate (STIR) futures contracts, including pricing mechanics and product information.

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Equities


Introduction to Equity Index Products

Get started with futures on equity index products. This course covers the basics of the equities market.

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Learn About E-mini Russell 2000 Futures

Get an introduction to E-mini Russell 2000® Index futures, including product details, spreading opportunities and comparing E-mini Russell futures to the equivalent ETFs.

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Introduction to TOPIX

Learn about the Tokyo Stock Price Index and the TOPIX Futures contract.

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Learn About VolQ Futures

Learn how VolQ futures work and why they are an effective way to trade volatility.

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Agriculture


Introduction to Agriculture

Get a basic yet critical overview of agricultural futures and options markets. Learn who uses these contracts, how they work, and how participants use them.

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Introduction to Grains and Oilseeds

Get a basic yet critical overview of the agricultural grains market. Learn who uses these contracts, how they work, and how various market participants use them.

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Introduction to Livestock

Gain an understanding of key concepts of the livestock market. Learn about the different products, how various market participants use them, and factors that impact the markets.

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Understanding South American Soybean futures

Learn how South American Soybean futures work and how they can be used to trade the spread with our North American Soybean futures.

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Introduction to Dairy

Gain an understanding of Dairy Futures and Options and their role in the Dairy Industry

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Hedging with Livestock Futures and Options

Learn about hedging using Livestock futures and options to manage risk.

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Hedging with Grain and Oilseed Futures and Options

Gain an understanding of hedging in the grain and oilseed market. Learn about the strategies, how various market participants use them, and the how the basis affects prices.

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Energy


Introduction to Energy

Explore key concepts of the crude oil, natural gas, power and refined markets and learn some basic principles of how traders around the globe use these contracts for risk management.

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Introduction to Natural Gas

Explore key concepts of the natural gas markets and learn some basic principles of how traders around the globe use these contracts for risk management.

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Introduction to Crude Oil

Explore key concepts of the crude oil energy markets and learn some basic principles of how traders around the globe use these contracts for risk management.

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Introduction to Power

Learn about hedging using Explore key concepts of the power (electricity) energy markets and learn some basic principles of how traders around the globe use these contracts for risk management.

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FX


Introduction to FX

The foreign exchange (FX) market covers the buying, selling and exchanging of currencies. With over $5 trillion traded a day, it’s the world’s largest market in cash value terms. Learn the basics of FX, including where FX futures fit within this ecosystem.

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Crypto


Introduction to Bitcoin

Learn about bitcoin and its relation to the futures marketplace with modules that discuss bitcoin, the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate and Bitcoin futures.

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Introduction to Ether

Learn about the Ether, Ethereum and its relation to the futures marketplace with modules that discuss bitcoin, the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate and Bitcoin futures.

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