This course provides content to suit investors with different levels of knowledge about the futures market. Investors new to the world of futures trading can use this introductory course to learn key industry concepts and how to find information using the trading tools within TWS.
Fundamental analysis is the process of determining the model price of a futures contract, now and in the future, using factors like micro economic data, macro-economic data, and industry financial conditions.
Lesson: #1 What is Fundamental Analysis?
Lesson: #2 Fundamental Analysis vs Technical Analysis
Lesson: #3 Fundamental Analysis – Futures Supply and Demand
Lesson: #4 Fundamentals and Equity Index Futures
Lesson: #5 Fundamentals and Energy Futures
Financially settled South American Soybean futures will offer a more precise tool to manage exposure to the Brazilian soybean market. Brazil plays a key role in the global soybean market as the largest producer and exporter of soybeans, driving the need for a regional benchmark for price discovery. Learn how South American Soybean futures work and how the spread trade works with our existing North American Soybean futures to easily manage pricing differences between regionally grown soybeans.
Today’s agriculture markets are highly complex. Agricultural grain futures and options provide the tools the industry needs to manage risk and help put food on the table for a growing global population. Gain an understanding of the fundamentals that affect supply and demand in the grain and oilseed markets. Find out how futures and options provide critical price discovery and risk management roles for a variety of market participants, from farmers, ranchers, processors, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, traders and more. Discover the ways these contracts can fit into your portfolio.
Lesson: #1 Learn About Agricultural Markets
Lesson: #2 Get to know Agricultural Options on Futures
Lesson: #3 Grain and Oilseed Overview
Lesson: #4 Learn about Corn Production, Use, and Transportation
Lesson: #5 Soybean Production, Use, and Transportation
Lesson: #6 Wheat Production, Use, and Transportation
Lesson: #7 Understanding Grains Volatility and Supply and Demand
Lesson: #8 Understanding Seasonality in Grains
Lesson: #9 Learn about Basis: Grains
Lesson: #10 Learn about Grain Convergence
Lesson: #11 How to Hedge Grain Risk
Lesson: #12 Understanding Grain Storage and Spreads
Lesson: #13 Overview of Grain Intercommodity Spreads
Lesson: #14 Understanding the Soybean Crush
Lesson: #15 Understanding the Grain Delivery Process
Gain an understanding of how buyers and sellers of grains and oilseeds utilize futures and options to hedge their position to manage price risk. This course will enhance the hedger’s understanding of the different strategies available as well as how the basis affects prices.