Ask Colin

Can you recommend a course that includes derivatives trading, say on LME, COMEX or Chicago?

I suggest that you look at Dr Alexander Elder's Traders Camps I have worked with him and have a very high regard for his ability to teach people to trade effectively. Go to and click on Traders Camps. His emphasis has been on stocks in recent years, because that has been where the action has been. However, he has had extensive experience in futures and his methods were developed in those markets.

Dan Gramza is also a Chicago-based derivatives trader/hedge fund manager and teaches his candlestick methods. He comes to Australia from time to time and this is the only place he teaches private traders. I usually give notice of his visits in my newsletters.