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General futures courses 

New to futures or looking for a refresher?  This course is designed for you. Dive into the basics of futures contracts, how contracts trade on a futures exchange, the different ways customers use these instruments and the benefits that futures provide. Gain a stronger understanding of how futures work and why more market participants are using derivatives in their trading strategies today.

Equity index courses

You may think of trading shares of companies like Apple.  But what if there was another way to express your views and gain. One alternative is equity index futures and options. Investors can use these index-based contracts to manage risk or seek profits. Learn the basics of these contracts, including what they are, how they’re built and how many ways you can use them.

Trading and analysis courses

"He who fails to plan is planning to fail" -Winston Churchill


Traders who win consistently treat trading as a business. While there is no guarantee that you will make money, developing a trading plan is crucial if you want to become consistently successful and thrive in the trading game. Every trader—no matter your experience—needs a plan.


Futures and options on crude oil, refined products, natural gas, power, biofuels and coal help everyday investors manage risk of this rapidly changing arena.  Explore the key concepts and structure of today’s energy markets,the factors that affect supply and demand and move prices.  Learn how to use these instruments to hedge exposure.  

General options courses

Discover how options on futures can help you mitigate downside risk and diversify your portfolio across major asset classes such as interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agriculture and metals. Get acquainted with the basic fundamentals, strategy and vocabulary, providing a solid base of knowledge that will prepare you to tackle these opportunities.

Market regulation courses

Market Regulation works to protect market integrity, to enforce rules that protect all market participants,  to mitigate risks to prevent damage to the marketplace.  Market participants need to understand and comply with Exchange Rules. This course can assist market participants by providing information and resources necessary to meet their compliance needs.


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CME Institute offers a variety of courses, helping you learn about futures and options, all our asset classes, trading strategies, and more.

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