Futures education for beginners

by Jermaine M.
(Chicago, USA)

Futures education for beginners

Futures education for beginners

Are you new to futures trading? Futures trading could be the opportunity you had been waiting for to boost your income if you play your cards right. Before you jump into the exciting world of futures trading, take the time to read this article and follow this useful advice.

You should not invest big sums of money with trading futures before you feel more at ease and can develop good strategies. Start by creating a demo account: most platforms let you open a demo account at a small fee and do not require you to deposit high sums of money to be able to trade. You should also avoid using leverage rates at first. You could do your first transactions through a trading simulator or invest only a few hundred dollars at a time. When you start making a profit every time you invest and understand how the market functions, you should be ready to start trading with higher sums of money.

Learn as much as you can from other traders. Even if you decide not to use all the techniques other traders will tell you about, you will always learn something from a discussion with them. Join message boards dedicated to futures trading and ask your friends and coworkers if they use futures trading or know someone who does. Ask specific questions about things you are not sure you understand well or listen to what other traders have to say. Remember to stay humble and open-minded. You could learn from anyone, even a trader with less experience than you.

Take enough time for your trading education. Select carefully the material you read: the internet is full of websites advertising E-books and webinars that guarantee you instant success. There is no easy way to make money with futures trading, except for studying and practicing. The websites advertising miracle methods are scams. You should be able to get a lot of material for free, and if you consider buying an E-book, read serious reviews about it before you do. Start by reading material designed for beginners and read more advanced publications as you start practicing with your demo account.

Do you know what a tick is? Have you ever heard about Fibonacci? The world of futures trading has its own jargon, and you should learn it. If you select an E-book or a webinar designed for beginners, you will be gradually introduced to new concepts. If you encounter a term you do not recognize, look it up. Do not worry if you have difficulties remembering everything at first: you will soon master this jargon as practice your trading.

Trading futures requires commitment from you: you will have to spend time and money and reflect carefully before you make decisions. Follow the advice given in this article to get you started.

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Good Article!
by: Frank L.

Have 15-years trading myself, 5 as a CTA. One very important point I have learned over the years when it comes down to any important trade you are looking to enter as a top or bottom of a move, being that those massive institutional fund are looking to liquidate everyone else of their $.

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