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Intro to Futures

New to futures or looking for a refresher? Perfect… 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.


Intro to Equity Index

Think beyond individual stocks! Explore the world of equity index futures and options for a smarter approach to trading the U.S. stock market. Learn how these contracts offer streamlined exposure and versatile strategies to manage risk and seize opportunities.


Understanding STIR Futures

Short-Term Interest Rate (STIR) futures offer one of the deepest pools of centralized liquidity in the markets, giving traders a cost-effective way to trade or hedge short-term fluctuations in money market interest rates. In this course, we will review pricing mechanics and product information of CME Group’s benchmark STIRs products: Eurodollar and Fed Fund futures, along with recently launched Alternative Reference Rate products: SOFR and SONIA futures.


Micro e-Mini Futures

These lessons will provide insight into the Micro E-mini futures, including a size comparison to classic E-mini contracts, a look at enhanced exposure and the benefits Micro E-mini futures can offer you. More precisely hedge index exposure and manage your positions with more versatility, since Micro E-mini futures are fungible with classic E-mini contracts. Even get examples of how to hedge more precisely with Micro E-mini futures.


Understanding Futures Spreads

These lessons cover the definition of futures spread trades and why you may want to add spreads to your trading strategy.  We will discuss the benefits of spread trading which include potential less risk and cost efficiencies.   These lessons will introduce the different types of spreads used with various products.