Course Description

Can you predict which direction corn prices will go? Are you the type of person who enjoys taking risks?  Do you want to be a part of an often fast-paced, emotional environment? A career in futures trading can lead to a great income and a large bank account. You can trade with your own account or manage a portfolio for a group of clients. When trades go the right way, it can be one of the most exciting industries to be a part of. But it's not for everyone. There are significant financial risks, and trading without a firm knowledge of the marketplace can lead to a rapid loss of money. Not sure how it works? Well, if you're looking for a general understanding of the commodity and futures market, this course is for you.

This course on Investing 201: Commodity Markets and Futures Trading is a comprehensive class that takes you through the history and regulations of the marketplace, how trading works, exchanges and trading participants, and trading strategies and systems. You'll learn the lingo and how to read a chart. When you complete the course, you'll have the knowledge to take the next steps in becoming a futures trader.

If you think you have the patience to hold on while the market moves against you; if you can stomach a disappointing loss and move ahead with your trading strategy; if you have money to risk while you learn the ropes, then you may have the qualities to become a futures trader. Start by learning the basics with this informative course.
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize history of commodities markets.
  • Describe futures markets.
  • Describe the options market: creating the contract.
  • Define contract types.
  • Summarize making a trade.
  • Describe trading on margin.
  • Summarize regulatory environment.
  • Describe how the markets work.
  • Describe the options market.
  • Summarize trading strategies.
  • Summarize trading systems.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 Assignment 2 points
Quiz for Lesson 1 - History of Commodities Markets 9 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 2 points
Quiz for Lesson 2 - Futures Markets 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 3 - The Contract 9 points
Quiz for Lesson 4 - Contract Types 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 5 - Making a Trade 9 points
Quiz for Lesson 6 -Trading on Margin 8 points
Quiz for Lesson 7 - Regulatory Environment 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 8 - How the Markets Work 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 9 - Options 8 points
Quiz for Lesson 10 - Trading Strategies 9 points
Quiz for Lesson 11 - Charts 9 points
Quiz for Lesson 12 - Trading Systems 10 points
Quiz for Lesson 13 - Careers in Futures Trading 10 points
The Final Exam 580 points
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