Futures trading is complex, risky and incompatible/not suitable to all. You shall firstly stipulate or acknowledge the amount of potential loss you may suffer and you shall honestly assess yourself whether you are “ready” to suffer such loss, related with your financial source and the objective of your investment. Communicate this with your Broker. If you have concluded that you have enough financial source and strong consideration to conduct investment in futures trading, you shall also stipulate the amount of fund you shall plan to be invested based on your Broker’s advice, compared to your own calculation. Furthermore, you shall assess and compare its calculation method before you select one of them which result is near your plan/objective according your opinion. You shall also stipulate the time limit of your investment and the amount of loss you have prepared. As the other financial markets, futures market is also cyclical. The most important thing to remember is the natural characteristic of futures market, namely the leverage, because the amount of loss you may suffer may exceed the amount of your initial deposit.