Webinar Week

Focus on Futures

For experienced traders, futures can offer the opportunity to diversify, hedge, or speculate in some of the world’s largest and most liquid markets. Join us the week of July 29 as E*TRADE and CME Group present a series of exclusive webinars designed to help get you up and running with futures.

Monday, July 29
Focus on Futures Webinar Week
Jeff Kilburg

12 p.m.–1 p.m. ET

Join Jeff as he introduces this special E*TRADE event. Throughout the week you’ll learn about futures, understand various ways you can use them in your trading and investing, and test your abilities by competing in the live markets CME Group Trading Challenge. To help with the Trading Challenge, Jeff will also do a macro review of the futures markets and highlight what’s in store for the week.

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Tuesday, July 30
Introduction to Futures: Speculating and Hedging
Todd Rich

12 p.m.–1 p.m. ET

Futures markets give traders many ways to express a market view, while using leverage. Join us to learn what futures are and why you may want to consider trading futures. Todd will also show you how to get started trading futures and how futures can be used to hedge a stock portfolio.

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Tuesday, July 30
Diversifying with Futures
Jeff Kilburg

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. ET

Diversifying your portfolio with different types of assets can potentially help reduce your overall risk. Futures can play an important role in diversification by providing access to a variety of assets you can’t get exposure to anywhere else. Join Jeff to learn what “pure market exposure” is and understand the differences between the various futures contracts.

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Wednesday, July 31
Using Technical Analysis to Trade Futures
Jeff Kilburg & Todd Rich

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. ET

Many futures traders use technical analysis indicators to drive their futures trading strategies. Join Jeff as he defines and demonstrates how useful various technical indicators can be when trading futures. Todd will also show you the various technical analysis tools that are available at E*TRADE.

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Thursday, August 1
Futures for Stock Traders: The New CME Micro E-minis
David Lerman

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. ET

Index-based ETFs like SPY or QQQ are some of the most popular trading vehicles for stock traders today. Micro E-mini futures, a new product from the CME, can help supplement your trading in these benchmark indexes, but with some additional benefits like no management fees, extended market access, and capital efficiencies.

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Speakers

Todd Rich
Senior Strategist, Investor Education, E*TRADE Securities LLC

Todd Rich is a Senior Strategist of Investor Education with E*TRADE Securities. Todd joined E*TRADE with the acquisition of OptionsHouse, where he was President of OptionMonster, an education and media entity. He’s had an extensive career in the financial industry, having been a market maker on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and then migrating into working directly for the exchanges with stints at Eurex, BOX Options, and the New York Stock Exchange. He is well-versed in options trading as well as market structure. He has both a BA and MBA from UCLA, and he holds the FINRA Series 7 license and the NFA Series 3 license. Although having grown up in California, he now lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.

Jeff Kilburg
Founder & CEO, KKM Financial

Jeff Kilburg has over 20 years of investment experience and is the CEO of KKM Financial, a boutique asset management firm based in Chicago. KKM provides portfolio management and hedging solutions to family offices, wealth advisory firms, and institutions. KKM utilizes dynamic stock selection, ETF model portfolios, hedging, and option-overlay strategies that seek to control risk to a variety of investors.

David Lerman
Director of Education, CME Group

David Lerman is the Director of Education at CME Group. In his role, David has traveled around the globe giving seminars and workshops to retail and institutional audiences on risk management and trading using equity index futures and options. He is also the author of Exchange Traded Funds and E-Mini Stock Index Futures (published by John Wiley & Sons).

Prior to joining the CME in 1988, David was a member at the Chicago Board of Trade, where he traded futures and options on US Treasury Bonds. He was also Senior Portfolio Manager at Zavanelli Portfolio Research, an investment management firm. David taught investment management at Harper College and has lectured at the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He received his BA in molecular biology from the University of Chicago.