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Futures Basics

CME Group

Get Started With Futures

Learn how to trade futures with 30-year futures industry expert Dan Gramza, President of Gramza Capital Management and DMG Advisors. In this series of futures education videos, Dan explains how to trade futures in simple, easy-to-understand language. This primer on how to trade commodities and other types of futures contracts such as financial instruments provides valuable information for both novice and experienced futures traders.

Why Trade Futures?

Dan Gramza provides an overview of futures trading and explains what makes trading futures markets with TradeStation so attractive to traders.

Running time: 3:50

The Basics of Futures Markets

Dan Gramza covers futures contracts, risk management tools and trading terms in a straightforward and easy-to-digest manner.

Running time: 6:54

Futures Traders

Dan Gramza covers the different kinds of futures traders, what they do, and how they do it.

Running time: 5:46

Electronic + Pit Futures Trading

Dan Gramza explains electronic and pit trading, and covers what you’ll need to know if you plan on trading futures.

Running time: 1:40

Futures Trading Terms

Dan Gramza provides an in-depth look at the terminology of futures markets.

Running time: 4:05

Futures Contract Maturities

Dan Gramza explains what happens when a futures contract reaches maturity.

Running time: 6:35

Futures Markets + Trading

Dan Gramza discusses futures margins, leveraging and pricing concepts in his signature easy-to-understand style.

Running time: 5:53

Placing + Tracking a Futures Trade with TradeStation

Dan Gramza shows you how to place and track a futures trade with TradeStation.

Running time: 6:14

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