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Prepare To Place Your First Futures Trade

There are two order actions in futures trading: a buy order and a sell order. Before placing your first trade, let’s take a look at some of the core fundamentals of how to trade futures including order types, contract specifications, and the use of margin.

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Learn To Trade Futures With Confidence

Get started on your path to learn how to trade futures

This free multi-video trading course introduces futures trading basics for new futures traders. It also provides a roadmap for all the key learning points along your journey. Topics include:

  • What does it mean to be a trader?
  • Types of traders in futures
  • Futures trading basics to get started
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Build your futures trading foundation using technical analysis

This free multi-video trading course introduces the foundational concepts of technical analysis. Learn how you can visually analyze and anticipate market movements using market prices, volume data and more. Topics include:

  • What is technical analysis?
  • The basics of chart types
  • Tool sets available to determine key chart patterns
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Learn how to use NinjaTrader's tools and features to target market opportunity

Our video library highlights steps to get started with the platform basics along with quick tips to customize your NinjaTrader platform to fit your trading style. Topics include how to:

  • Create your first chart and use Chart Trader
  • Open and use the Super DOM & understand the ladder display
  • Save and load personalized workspaces
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See why day traders are adding futures to their trading portfolios

Futures trading offers a robust combination of benefits including a marketplace that provides a level playing fields and a variety of diverse markets to trade. See how futures vary from other asset classes including:

  • Futures vs stocks
  • Futures vs forex and CFDs
  • Futures vs cryptocurrencies
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Global Futures Markets At Your Fingertips

Futures products span the globe across index futures, currency futures and leading commodities. Explore the various futures contracts available to trade nearly around the clock, including:

  • E-mini S&P 500
  • Nasdaq
  • Crude Oil
  • Bitcoin
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Learn how to trade futures with industry pros

Join our free livestreams as we prepare, analyze and target live futures trade setups in real-time.

Watch our industry pros trade the futures market open every weekday at 9:15 am ET and the market close at 3:00pm ET using NinjaTrader’s award-wining charting and analysis tools.

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Get Unlimited Simulated Trading

Once you open your account, you can sharpen your trading skills in our FREE futures trading simulation. Equipped with professional market data, our trading simulator will empower you to join the live futures market with confidence.

  • No minimum funding requirement to open your account
  • FREE platform included - no platform fees
  • Sim trade risk free until you're ready for live trading
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