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Are you interested in trading futures but not sure how to get started?

Many our clients were new to futures trading when they first opened their futures trading account with Insignia Futures & Options.


Many of these clients had experience in trading stocks and/or mutual funds and were interested in trading stock index futures such as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones; markets they were familiar with.

The CME Group (Chicago Mercantile Exchange), the world’s largest futures exchange, offers a complete – introductory, online course on trading equity index futures and options.

If you were asked to picture trading the U.S. stock market, what comes to mind? You may think of trading shares of companies like Apple, ExxonMobil or Disney.  But what if there was another way to express your views and gain broad-based exposure to U.S. equities – without trading each individual stock? One alternative is equity index futures and options. With a single transaction, investors can use these index-based contracts to manage risk or seek profits based on whether they think the stock market will rise or fall.  Learn the basics of these contracts, including what they are, how they’re built and how many ways you can use them.

…CME Group

The course is outlined in easy to understand sections including…

  • What is an Index Future?
  • Discover Equity Index Value & Price
  • Understanding Equity Index Daily & Final Settlement
  • The Importance of Trading Volume
  • Who Trades Equity Index Futures & Options?
  • What is Equity Index Basis?
  • How to Roll and Equity Futures Position Forward
  • Hedging and Risk Management for Equity Index Futures
  • Trading Opportunities in Equity Index Futures & Options
  • Understanding Equity Spreads
  • How to Trade Select Market Sectors


Insignia Futures & Options specializes in assisting investors new to futures trading. If you have any questions or to further discuss futures & options trading strategies, please feel free to contact me directly.

To get started trading futures & options, please visit our New Accounts web page to open your own trading account.


Best Wishes,


Joe Fallico
Principal Futures Broker
Series 3 & Series 30 Registered

Toll Free: 1-866-892-2030 – ext. 101
Phone: 1-847-379-5000

Insignia Futures & Options, Inc.