Series 3 License Course Training

Futures and Commodities


Series 3 Exam Training

Pass The Series 3 Online FAST!.

The course training is delivered in an online virtual format that will teach you all of the course topics to pass the Series 3 test online. Begin web based study prep from anywhere in the world. Course is easy to use, assumes no prior Knowledge and guides you through each exam section step by step.


Our Futures and Commodities License course is created for self study, and carries the highest success pass rate. The Series 3 course starts from the beginning and goes topic by topic in order, so there is no prior experience required. The prep training material includes accurate practice test questions following each section. American Investment Training provides a data bank of hundreds of practice Series 3 Test questions with detailed answers that you learn from.

Practice Final Exams

Our Practice Final Tests are included with the study course prep material. Our computerized Series 3 program offers chapter and final exams. The Book and Software combination course or the online course will prepare you fully to pass the Futures and Commodities Exam.  

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The Series 3 is a National Futures Association (NFA) Exam. This licensing test is graded based on 120 multiple choice questions. Individuals have two and 1/2 hours to finish the exam. 70% is the passing score.

Main Areas that are tested: Options and Contracts - Futures Theory and Strategies - Hedging Positions - Margin and Accounts 

Specific Breakdown Topics Include:

  • Futures Trading Theory - Development of futures markets, Structure of Futures Markets and Futures Terminology, including understanding option contract terms

  • Contract Specifics and Margin - Fundamentals of Margin Accounts including Initial and maintenance requirements. Contract specifics - Offsetting Contracts, Settlements, Delivery and Options Exercise, Assignment, and Settlement process

  • Types of Orders and Customer Accounts - Types of orders (Market, Stop. Stop-limit), Technical Price Analysis, including market charts, trends and support/resistance levels and Interest rates/yield curve analysis

  • Futures Hedging - Short and Long Hedging concepts, strategies and risks, hedging calculations including Net price received upon purchase or sale and the effect on price of commodity actually delivered or bought

  • Futures Speculation - Gross profit on speculative trades: single or multiple contract positions, the effect of commissions on gross profits and Recommend appropriate speculative trades given certain economic or technical situations

  • Options Spreads and Speculation - Bull and Bear spread trading concepts and strategies, Long put as alternative to short a futures hedge and Long call as a substitute for long futures

  • Rules and Regulations - CFTC registrations and NFA member firm procedures, risk disclosure documents and promotional - sales Material along with futures account opening requirements and knowing your customer

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