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Futures For Rookies

Pete and Katie walk through everything you need to know to start trading futures in this short series!

Futures For Rookies: Wrap Up
May 16, 2018
Pete & Katie examine everything they've covered in previous segments and offer some helpful tips for what to do next! Plus, download their Master Futures Guide!
Futures For Rookies: Pairs Trading Checklist
May 10, 2018
Using Euro-Sterling as an example, Pete and Katie build a checklist for how to identify, execute and close a pairs trade.
Futures For Rookies: Pairs Trading Objectives
May 2, 2018
Pete and Katie give a basic overview of pairs trades, the benefits of using them, and which pairs trades to look at.
Futures For Rookies: Futures Options Defense & Exit
Apr 26, 2018
Pete and Katie join forces to explain futures options defensive tactics and profit targets for trade exit.
Futures For Rookies: Futures Options Strategies & Entry
Apr 25, 2018
Pete and Katie walk through their top futures options trading strategies and the pros and cons associated with each.
Futures For Rookies: Futures Options & Behavior
Apr 18, 2018
Pete & Katie explain futures options, how they differ from underlying equity options, and how they benefit the retail trader when managing a portfolio.
Futures For Rookies: Calendar Spreads
Apr 12, 2018
Pete & Katie walk through futures calendar spreads, what products to use them in, and how to set up and manage this strategy.
Futures For Rookies: Term Structure
Apr 11, 2018
Pete and Katie define and explain "term structure" and why these price relationships matter when it comes to opportunity in certain products.
Futures For Rookies: The "How" of Binary Events
Apr 5, 2018
Pete & Katie walk through how they set up and manage a futures trade when binary events are occurring.
Futures For Rookies: The "What, Why, Where" of Binary Events
Apr 4, 2018
Pete & Katie cover binary events, why they matter, and what to keep in mind about them when entering and managing futures trades.
Futures For Rookies: Rolling & Outright Plays in Larger Products
Mar 29, 2018
tastytrade explains how to execute a directional futures trade in a product with sizable expected ranges.
Futures For Rookies: Price Increments & Outright Trade Entry
Mar 28, 2018
Pete & Katie define and explain tick size, tick value and how they play into trade entry, building assumptions and expected movement.
Futures For Rookies: Watchlists & Liquidity Per Product
Mar 22, 2018
Pete and Katie highlight futures liquidity in the overnight (non-US) hours and explain settlement and limits in each product's market.
Futures For Rookies: Defining "Tradable" Products
Mar 21, 2018
As futures traders, one of our biggest concerns should be with how quickly and efficiently we can get in and out of our trades. Tune in as Pete and Katie walk through their parameters for how to gauge liquidity.
What Makes Futures Different
Mar 9, 2018
In this "setup" piece for a new series, Pete and Katie break down the similarities and differences between options & futures.
Trading Futures For Rookies: Preface
Mar 2, 2018
Katie and Pete tease a short, upcoming series about the process of learning futures!
Futures in Your IRA: European Opportunities
Jan 27, 2018
Pete and James revisit this mornings discussion from Closing the Gap with Tom and Tony. They look to downsize the Euro-Pound trade by combining Futures and ETFs!
Financials and the Market
Jan 20, 2018
James joins Pete to discuss a dynamic pairs trade in XLF (the financial sector) and the S&P 500.
Metal Notionals: Spreadsheet
Dec 9, 2017
James joins Pete to provide a powerful downloadable spreadsheet for anyone looking to trade metals futures or ETFs.
Where's a Safe Place for “Newbies” in futures?
Dec 8, 2017
Pete & James discuss the importance of product selection for new futures traders.
Futures in Your IRA: Metal Notionals
Dec 2, 2017
James and Pete walk through common metal futures and their respective ETFs and notional values. Find out how to incorporate this info into your portfolio!
Portfolio Management: Pairs Trading Objectives
Dec 1, 2017
Pete and Mike (Dr Data) talk about managing pairs trades -- how much should you take out of them? This is a discussion you won't want to miss.
Futures in Your IRA: Gold & Gold Miners
Nov 18, 2017
Pete and James look at trades getting long the gold miners with a short gold hedge.

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