About the Course
This course is about market knowledge. We are not going to talk trading strategies as such, but having broad market knowledge can help you formulate an opinion, approach or strategy in certain conditions. It also gives you options in terms of widening the markets you trade as you develop.
This topic will not cover every tradable futures market, just a few key ones, but there is more than enough information here to give you a good idea of how the futures work.
We will cover indices, metals, energies, grains, meats and soft commodities (we are leaving interest rates for another course entirely as that in itself is a large area). Most of these markets trade out of the US. We’ll stick to these since more information on them is readily available. There are dozens of other futures markets that we will not cover. That’s a research project for you to undertake on your own.
No matter what you trade, you need to know about other markets – what can move them and how they can move other markets. The details we will cover here are a starting point. We’ll talk about contract specifications and the way these markets can move. That’s the starting point for any analysis.
About the Author
Guy Bower has more than 20 years experience in the market as a money manager for a CTA, a private trader, a professional trader, trading coach, analyst and broker. He is the author of multiple books, eBooks, training material and courses relating to futures and options trading. Among other books, he is the author of Options: A Complete Guide published by John Wiley.