How to Learn the Ins and Outs of Futures Trading

Good afternoon, Daily Direction readers!

It’s Wednesday… The mid-point of the trading week! This is the day when we discuss the fundamentals of futures trading. We’ll talk about futures contracts and how to trade them.

As many of you know by now, trading has the potential to be extremely profitable. 

Billions of dollars move through the futures market every single day, and you have the opportunity to capture some of that wealth. 

However, in order to be a successful futures trader, you must learn the ins and outs of the craft and avoid making the mistakes that have caused many people to lose money.

Read on to learn more about how to build a solid income stream with futures trading…

What Are Futures?

A futures contract is a contract that two entities agree upon to be executed at a future time. 

Many things can happen before the transaction is completed, even if the contract continues to run at a constant pace until the execution date.

However, between the execution and settlement of the contract, traders are free to trade these futures contracts. How does that happen?

Well, traders buy and sell contracts through a broker. These brokers have online platforms that allow you to place trades and view price charts of the futures contract. 

You have the option to buy or sell futures contracts with a simple press of a button, and the platforms make it as easy as possible to navigate and monitor your trades.

So You Want to be a Futures Trader

How to Get Started with Futures Trading

There are a lot of things you need to learn about before diving into futures trading…

First, recognizing market trading patterns is one of the most important things you need to understand before you can master futures trading. 

If you can’t spot high-reward opportunities in the market, you risk losing a lot of money.

But before you start looking for patterns, you’ll need to learn how to use timeframe charts to plot your entry into a market.

This is crucial to making money with futures trading. These are just a handful of the things I can teach you if you take the time to follow my strategy!

The Bottom Line

Futures trading can certainly be intimidating when you’re just starting out. I’ve been there! And many of my students started out the same way.

But there are ways to approach the market that allow us to make trading less complicated.

Of course, my strategy will only work if you use it! It’s won a lot of trades over the years. 

Luckily, you can now leverage the market knowledge I’ve gained over all my years in the market to your advantage. 

Be sure to check out my free resources to learn more. What are you waiting for?!

Keep On Trading,

Stay tuned for my next edition of Josh’s Daily Direction.

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Josh Martinez

Josh Martinez

Josh Martinez is an elite Analyst who’s been actively trading the financial markets since 2011. He’s known as one the leading innovative traders in this industry due to his his cutting-edge strategies.

Josh first burst into the scene when he took an initial deposit investment of $500 and turned into over $39,000 in just under 2 years.
Josh’s trading articles have been featured in Your Trading Edge, The FX Street, Trader Planet, Forex Crunch, Trading Pub, and

In addition to trading, Joshua has also trained thousands of traders worldwide. His strategies and systems have helped others find success in the market

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