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Tuesday & Thursday | 12:15 – 12:30p CT

The Leap: From Options to Futures

Jermal knows the stock market like the back of his hand, but he's never traded futures. Join this options pro as he makes the leap into the world of futures with Pete and Frank by his side. Learn how to access the efficiency and novelty of futures through the perspective of a stocks and options trader.

Can You Trade and Invest?
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Aug 3, 2021

Worried about mixing trades and investments? Jermal and Pete go deep on trading and investing in the same account.

Using Probabilities to Trade Treasuries
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Jul 29, 2021

Jermal and Frank show you how to trade interest rates in a probabilistic, data-driven way.

What Moves Interest Rates?
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Jul 27, 2021

Join Pete and Jermal and find out how the Fed moves interest rates and how you can trade them with futures!

Managing Risk in a Market Crash
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Jul 22, 2021

Pete and Jermal walk through their views of what they consider a crash and their risk management techniques in those situations.

How Do You Trade a Crash?
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Jul 20, 2021

Frank and Jermal zero in on yesterday's outlier down move in energy prices, and give their takes on how to trade such a rare, large selloff.

How to Win by Taking Losses
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Jul 15, 2021

tastytrade dives into why some of the best traders are as mechanical with their losses as they are with profits.

When Should You Take Losses?
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Jul 13, 2021

Taking losses can sound scary, but sound mechanics make losses less painful--and even helpful!--for futures traders in the long term.

How to Hedge Stocks with Futures
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Jul 8, 2021

Jermal and Frank go from A to Z on hedging stocks with futures.

How Do You Hedge with Futures?
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Jul 6, 2021

Find out what hedging is and how easy it can be to deploy using cost-effective futures.

How Markets Mean Revert
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Jul 1, 2021

Find out how to trade derivatives on a neutral basis using today's conversation about mean reversion.

What is Mean Reversion?
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Jun 29, 2021

Find out how to trade mean reversion on today's The Leap! 

The Fed's Effect on Markets
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Jun 17, 2021

Find out how you might trade the Fed's effect on everything from Treasury yields to stocks, US dollars, and metals.

What is a Fed Meeting?
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Jun 15, 2021

Ever wonder what actually goes on at Fed, or FOMC, Meetings? Traders Pete and Jermal define it and show you how to trade it.

Day Trading Futures in Low Volatility
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Jun 10, 2021

Follow Jermal and Frank as they talk about volatility's effect on day trading.

How Do You Trade Low Volatility?
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Jun 8, 2021

Find out how to reduce size and scale to continue finding opportunities in slower markets.

What is Nonfarm Payrolls?
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Jun 1, 2021

Find out what all this job data means, and learn how active traders use is.

Taking the Opinion Out of Trading
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May 27, 2021

Jermal shows you how to trade futures without that opinion.

How Do I Trade with No Opinion?
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May 25, 2021

Jermal and Pete use price action to trade metals futures.

Day Trading Crude Oil
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May 20, 2021

Check out how these experienced day traders view opportunity in a volatile commodity like crude oil.

Why Trade Crude Oil?
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May 18, 2021

Crude oil is still the most consumed energy in the US! Pete and Jermal give you context on how it's used and how they trade it.

How to Trade Your Idea
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May 13, 2021

The guys take a simple idea concerning stocks, commodities, and cryptocurrencies, and they execute it for $182 in Small futures.

Where Do Trade Ideas Come From?
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May 11, 2021

Options guy Jermal walks you through the creative process for his first futures trade!

Three Uses for Futures
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May 6, 2021

tastytrade shows you how to hedge, invest, and speculate with futures!

Why Do People Trade Futures?
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May 4, 2021

Jermal and Pete walk through why people trade futures, and they give examples that range from producers who hedge corn to small traders who speculate on technology stocks.

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