Learn about securities futures and commodities futures through Interactive Brokers’ and CME Group’s vast selection of educational courses, including defining what these financial products are, as well as how to trade and invest in them. These courses explore introductory concepts such as ‘contango’ and ‘backwardation’, futures margin, mechanics of the futures market, as well as futures pricing. Also available are courses that focus on futures fundamental analyses for a variety of futures-related products such as interest rate futures, energy futures, agricultural futures, and metal futures. More specialized courses center on CME Micro WTI Crude Oil Futures, South American soybean futures, as well as an introduction to grains and oilseeds.

Introduction to Futures

Level: Beginner

Introduction to Futures

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.

Understanding South American Soybean Futures

Level: Beginner

Understanding South American Soybean 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.

Introduction to Grains and Oilseeds

Level: Beginner

Introduction to Grains and Oilseeds

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.