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This category includes educational content provided by the CME Group in relation to Futures contracts and commodities contracts, such as the E-mini contracts for equity indexes, and others.

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    Technical Analysis 

    There are two types of analysis used by traders to inform their trading decisions. Technical analysis and fundamental analysis. In this course, you will learn about the various patterns, indicators, and analysis techniques traders use when studying the price of a commodity. We will start at the beginning by learning how to read price charts. …
    Technical Analysis
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    Option Strategies 

    Option Strategies are an integral part of a trader’s routine.  Learn about common option strategies utilized by traders that express their view of market direction and expected volatility. Some option strategies are designed to mitigate risk while others are designed to profit by accepting risk.  Whether you are hedging a position or speculating on market …
    Option Strategies
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    Options on Futures for Equity Traders 

    This course is geared towards traders familiar with trading equity options and will show you how a little knowledge around futures can help you transition from equity options to options on futures, using many of the strategies you already deploy. You will learn how options on futures are priced, how options can help you diversify …
    Options on Futures for Equity Traders
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    Gold Product Overview 

    Gold futures, ticker symbol GC, are among the most widely traded futures products worldwide. Although Gold futures are contracts for physically-deliverable commodities, these products are also critical tools for diversifying portfolios and mitigating risk. Traditionally, gold has been seen as a “safe haven” in times of global economic or political uncertainty, and as such, prices …
    Gold Product Overview
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    Micro E-mini Equity Index futures products overview 

    CME Group is launching Micro E-mini futures contracts – a new smaller-sized suite of futures contracts for four major indices: S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Russell 2000, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. These contracts allow market participants an efficient and cost-effective way to gain exposure to four key indices. All four of the Micro E-mini futures …
    Micro E-mini Equity Index futures products overview
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    Micro Cryptocurrency futures and options fundamentals 

    Micro Cryptocurrency futures and options from CME Group provide an efficient, cost-effective way to fine-tune cryptocurrency exposure.  It’s important to understand the fundamentals and mechanics of how these products work.  In this course, you’ll learn more about the cryptocurrency products, underlying reference rates, contracts, and ways to manage your exposure to the top cryptocurrency markets.
    Micro Cryptocurrency futures and options fundamentals
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    Micro Bitcoin basics 

    Micro Bitcoin futures (MBT) provide an efficient, cost-effective new way to fine-tune bitcoin exposure and enhance your trading strategies. Offering multiple benefits for traders, it’s important to understand the contract mechanics. This course will cover the basics of Micro Bitcoin futures, the fundamentals behind the contract, and different ways to use it.
    Micro Bitcoin basics
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    Understanding Futures Spreads 

    This course covers the definition of futures spread trades and why you may want to add spreads to your trading strategy.  We will discuss the benefits of spread trading which include potential less risk and cost efficiencies.   This course will introduce the different types of spreads used with various products. 
    Understanding Futures Spreads
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    Futures vs. ETFs 

    Both Futures and Exchange Traded Funds are popular products for a variety of investors. Many traders use ETFs as a way to diversify their portfolios. What you might not have known is just one futures contract, the E-mini S&P 500, trades more average daily dollar volume than all 6,800 ETFs around the globe. In this …
    Futures vs. ETFs
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    Understanding the Benefits of Futures 

    Curious about what futures can bring to your portfolio? Discover 8 advantages you can enjoy from day one when you insert futures into your trading strategy in this easy-to-complete, multi-part online course.Learn how to instantly enhance your diversification opportunities and access with more hours to trade, in deeply liquid markets with fewer day trading restrictions …
    Understanding the Benefits of Futures
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