Learn Futures Trading for Beginners | How to Do Futures

Sep 22, 2021

By Frank Kaberna


Futures can offer reduced trading costs and direct access to equity indexes, commodities, and much more, but they often look confusing. Join Frank Kaberna - Strategist from the Small Futures Exchange - as he guides you through a tour of futures trading for beginners that will include a full description of what futures are, how you can access them, and even a live trading session using multiple platforms. Get your Beginner’s Guide to futures trading from the Small Exchange!


0:00 How to Do Futures

1:10 What's on the Agenda?

1:55 Textbook Definition of Futures

3:05 The Agreement

4:15 The Asset

5:25 The Quantity

6:50 The Date

8:50 So, What are Futures?

10:40 Essential Terms Behind Trading Futures

12:25 Exchange-Traded Funds versus Futures

15:30 Futures Analogies and Examples

21:20 Trading Futures Examples

26:05 How to Get Started Trading Futures

28:45 The Small Exchange Community

30:40 tastyworks Trading Demo

41:30 Interactive Brokers Trading Demo

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