Where to learn basics of futures trading

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by schulzey, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. schulzey


    Hi everyone,
    I've been trading stocks for a few years now and I've done very well. I'd like to make the move to futures (specifically s&p e-minis) but I'm not sure where to start. Stocks are quite simple to understand and to trade but futures intimidate me a little.

    What is the best charting program to use for real time futures? I currently use lightspeed and speedtrader, what's the best overall discount broker (cost is very important to me as I'm active)?

    I understand the basic idea of what futures are and how they are traded but that's about it. Any information or books that are as basic as possible without trying to sell me a trading program would be great (I already know how to trade)?
  2. Eugeny


    Hi! Is your concern to understand futures inside out or to learn how to trade on specific market?