Intro To Futures Copy

In this video we’ll go over all of the basics needed to introduce you to the Futures Markets. We’ll cover a wide range of topics from terminology, to position sizing and also to brokerages. Just to name a few. 

Key points from this lesson.

  • MES offers a much safer and more flexible option to trading S&P 500 contracts than ES
  • (04:48) ES/MES tick & point values
  • (07:02) CL tick & point values
  • (07:41) U.S Trading sessions for the Futures Markets
  • ES RTH: 9:30am – 4:15pm Mon-Fri
  • CL RTH: 9am – 2:30pm Mon-Fri
  • (10:21) U.S Trading Holidays / Economic Events
  • (10:26) Trading Brokerages
  • (14:51) Candlestick Basics
  • (15:39) Signal Candles. You’ll hear me say this term a lot throughout this course. Signal candles give us confirmation for an entry. 
  • Try and take trades that offer at least a 2:1 Risk reward ratio