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10 Things You Need to Know to Trade Futures

When the closing bell rings at 4 p.m. and the stock market calls it a day, some investors are still making money — in futures.

But trading in futures can be tricky. So CNBC has recruited Rich Ilczyszyn, CEO and founder of iiTRADER.com, and Anthony Grisanti, founder and president at GRZ Energy, to reveal 10 things you need to know to trade futures.

It's part of a new CNBC initiative, "Futures Now," a multi-platform media experience devoted to futures trading. In a 15 minute live program available only on CNBC.com on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. ET, two prominent futures traders will gather for a fast-paced roundtable discussion that will focus on how to trade the news of the day using futures. From gold to gas to the S&P 500 index, the "Futures Now" traders will teach you how to turn today's events into tomorrow's profits.

So watch for "Futures Now." To prep, read on for the top traders' tips.

By CNBC.com
Published 1 Oct. 2012

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