Futures Trading Basics - Learn to Trade Futures (Step-by-Step Course)
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- Basic knowledge of stocks and financial markets
- Passion to learn and make money by trading
This course is structured to introduce those interested in understanding the basics of futures trading. Here's what you will learn in this course:
- What is Futures Trading?
- Why trade futures and the benefits it offers
- The forward vs futures market
- Terminologies and key concepts involved in futures trading
- What are Margins and why they are required?
- Hedging Basics
- Index Futures and trading futures with Index
Part 1: What is the Forward Contracts: In the first lesson of the futures trading basics course, you’ll learn the elementary and most important concept of forward contracts. Here, you’ll understand what forward contracts are, real-life examples of forward contracts, risks associated with forward contracts.
Part 2: What is a Futures contract: In the second lesson of this course, you’ll be introduced to what are Futures contracts or Agreements. Here, you’ll understand the futures contract with the help of a simple example and key characteristics of futures contracts.
Part 3: Why trade Futures? In this lesson, you’ll learn the benefits of futures trading and how you can be a part of the bigger game with a small capital by trading in futures.
Part 4: Margins while trading Futures: In the fourth lesson of this course on Futures Trading Basics, you’ll learn why margins are charged, how are they helpful and the concept of Mark to Market (M2M).
Part 5: Futures as Hedging Instrument: In this lesson, you’ll learn what exactly is hedging, futures hedging, how to hedge a portfolio with a single stock, the concept of beta and how can one hedge the portfolio of multiple stocks.
Part 6: Index Futures: In the final lesson of the futures trading basics course, we discussed how to trade index futures. Here, we covered Nifty Index Futures, Bank Nifty Futures, and Nifty Financial Services futures trading.
By the end of this short course, you'll have a clear understanding of how futures trading works and how exactly you can make money by trading in futures.
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PreviewPart 1- What is the Forwards Contract? (10:41)
PreviewPart 2 - What is a Futures Contract? (7:00)
StartPart 3: Why trade Futures? (7:24)
StartPart 4: Margins while trading Futures (11:44)
StartPart 5: Futures As Hedging Instrument (10:58)
StartPart 6: Index Futures (11:34)
StartBonus - Futures Trading Demo (3:13)
Hitesh Singhi, Head of Research at Trade Brains, is an active derivative trader with over +10 years of experience of trading in Futures and Options in Indian Equity market and International energy products like Brent Crude, WTI Crude, RBOB, Gasoline etc. He has traded on BSE, NSE, ICE Exchange & NYMEX Exchange. By qualification, Hitesh has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Christ University, Bangalore and MBA in Finance from Bangalore University.
Hitesh specializes in Options trading strategies. Before working full-time as independent trader, he started his trading career by working at a proprietary trading firm for seven years where he sharpened his skills in trading derivatives products. Hitesh has learned all the options and futures strategy from his personal experience by trial and error and uses those strategies for both hedging and Speculative purposes.
Hitesh is of the view that to be a successful trader, it's okay to make mistakes during initial phase while trading, but make sure that one learns something out of those mistakes. He also shares his fundamental and technical aspects of markets through his articles published at Trade Brains.