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Introduction to Futures by RJO Futures Learning Center

Welcome to Our Futures Trading Guide

Welcome to the RJO Futures Introduction to Futures Trading guide! Here we will cover what futures trading is, who trades futures, trading strategies, and more.

You can count on RJO Futures to supply you with information you need about the markets, trading strategies and trading best practices all based on our decades of focusing on serving the futures trading community.

We encourage you to download any and all of our guides to gain the knowledge you need to become the best trader you can be. Click here to see them all! And, don’t hesitate to contact one of our RJO Futures brokers with any questions you might have. They’ll be happy to help you understand more about trading futures.

A Basic Understanding to Start Trading the Futures Markets

First, a disclaimer….

Futures trading involves the substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources which RJ O’Brien believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should be relied upon as such.

Getting Started with Trading Futures
Free Futures Trading Pack
Many of the savviest traders in the world trade futures. For starters, they appreciate the exposure to worldwide markets on regulated exchanges and regulated Counterparties.

They also like increasing the efficiency of their trading capital via the leverage available in futures. And, finally, they know they can count on the futures markets’ liquidity to help them execute their ever-changing strategies. You can be a savvy futures trader, too. This guide will start you down the path with a good explanation of the basics—from how prices are quoted to understanding margin to trading strategies. We hope it will inspire you to try your hand trading some of the most exciting markets in the world.

RJO Futures, the premier brokerage firm for futures traders, has specialized in serving futures traders for more than 100 years. Everyone on our team is devoted to providing the service you need to become a successful futures trader. A list of guides from RJO Futures covering more specific futures trading topics—as well as additional resources for learning the basics—is at the end of this document.

Please feel free to contact us to answer any questions you have about trading futures. Any of our experienced team can explain the principles and strategies in this guide, and help you understand if trading futures is right for you.

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