Futures Trading Basics - Learn to Trade Futures (Step-by-Step Course)

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Bored with trading simply Stocks? Here's a Step-by-Step course for beginners to Learn the Basics of the Futures to Level Up Your Trading. A must-have FREE futures trading course for beginners to enter into the exciting world of the futures market.

Basic Requirements to take this course
  • Basic knowledge of stocks and financial markets
  • Passion to learn and make money by trading
What you'll learn in this course

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

Course Overview

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.


Your Instructor


Hitesh Singhi
Hitesh Singhi

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.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Enroll now and take the online lessons whenever you're available.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How long is this course?
This is an elementary course for beginners. Though you can watch all the video lessons and read all the contents within 2 hours, it is highly recommended to give sufficient time to all the lessons. Take time and master the basic concepts to build a strong foundation for your futures trading journey.
Is this course FREE to enroll?
Yes, this course is absolutely FREE for all. Simply enroll in this course and you will get access to all the contents.
Will I get a certificate for this course?
Yes, a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION will be provided to the student if the course is successfully completed. You can use this certificate on your resume, Linkedin, or to display on any other professional documents.

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