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Futures Trading

Get exposure to indices, forex, interest rates, and commodities through futures
trading from as little as $0.25 commission per contract.1 Step into the future with us, the best online broker in America.2
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Why trade futures with us?


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Trade with America's best online broker, with offerings designed to empower self-directed investors2

Low Commissions

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Open a futures position from $0.25 and enjoy the freedom of making your capital go further


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Experience cutting-edge technology that changes the game through anticipating next generation needs

Broad Range Of

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Explore our futures product range and take a pick - you can access the right opportunities for you from one account

Go Long or Short

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Put your strategies to use on ever-changing market movements with the freedom to speculate on both rising and falling prices

Flexible IRAs

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Potential versatility to manage your IRA as you see fit with futures, futures options, and micro futures

Start trading futures with low commissions

Start trading futures from as little as $0.25.1

We give you excellent value for your money. Here are our futures commission rates per contract:

NameOpening CommissionClosing Commission
Micro futures$0.85$0.85
Small futures$0.25$0.25
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What futures products can you trade

Our futures product range has been curated to include some of the most liquid futures and futures options, which can help in reducing entry and exit slippage. Explore our offering here:

SMFE Futures

The Small Exchange offers products that are small, standard, and simple so more people can participate in futures markets.

The Smalls

  • Small Stocks 75 (/SM75)
  • Small Technology 60 (/STIX)
  • Small Precious Metals (/SPRE)
  • Small U.S. Dollar (/SFX)
  • Small US Crude Oil (/SMO)
  • Small 2 Year U.S. Treasury Yield (/S2Y)
  • Small 10 Year U.S. Treasury Yield (/S10Y)
  • Small Cannabis (/S420)
  • Small Cryptocurrency Equity Index (/SCCX)

CME Futures

The CME offers some of the most familiar futures products you can trade.

Equity Index Futures

  • E-mini S&P 500 (/ES)
  • Micro E-mini S&P 500 (/MES)
  • E-mini Nasdaq 100 (/NQ)
  • Micro E-mini NASDAQ 100 (/MNQ)
  • E-mini Dow 30 (/YM)
  • Micro E-mini DOW (/MYM)
  • E-mini Russell 2000 (/RTY)
  • Micro E-mini Russell 2000 (/M2K)

Interest Rate Futures

  • 2 Year T-Note (/ZT)
  • 5 Year T-Note (/ZF)
  • 10 Year T-Note (/ZN)
  • 30 Year T-Bond (/ZB)
  • 90 Day Eurodollar (/GE)
  • Micro 2-Year Yield (/2YY)
  • Micro 5-Year Yield (/5YY)
  • Micro 10-Year Yield (/10Y)
  • Micro 30-Year Yield (/30Y)
  • Ultra U.S. Treasury Bonds (/UB)

Foreign Currency Futures

  • Euro FX (/6E)
  • Micro Euro (/M6E)
  • Japanese Yen (/6J)
  • Micro Japanese Yen (/MJY)
  • British Pound (/6B)
  • Micro British Pound (/M6B)
  • Canadian Dollar (/6C)
  • Micro Canadian Dollar (/MCD)
  • Australian Dollar (/6A)
  • Micro Australian Dollar (/M6A)

Energy Futures

  • Crude Oil (/CL)
  • Micro Crude Oil (/MCL)
  • E-mini Crude Oil (/QM)
  • Henry Hub Natural Gas (/NG)
  • E-mini Natural Gas (/QG)

Metals Futures

  • Gold (/GC)
  • Micro Gold (/MGC)
  • Copper (/HG)
  • Silver (/SI)
  • Micro Silver (/SIL)

Agricultural Futures

  • Corn Futures (/ZC)
  • Mini Corn (/XC)
  • Soybean (/ZS)
  • Mini Soybean (/XK)
  • Chicago SRW Wheat (/ZW)
  • Mini Chicago SRW Wheat (/XW)


  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) Futures (/VX)
  • CBOE Mini Volatility Index (VIX) Futures (/VXM)


  • Bitcoin (/BTC)
  • Micro Bitcoin (/MBT)

What are Futures?

Futures are financial contracts that define an agreement between two parties - a buyer and a seller - to trade an underlying asset at a specified price on or before a certain expiry date.
If the trade isn't made before the expiry date, it'll happen automatically upon expiration at the agreed-upon price as both parties are obligated to make the exchange.

How to Trade Futures

  1. Do your research to get an understanding of how futures trading works
  2. Create an account or log in
  3. Choose your preferred market and asset
  4. Create a trading plan and manage your risk
  5. Open your futures position and monitor it
  6. Close your position if you want to do so before contract expires

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    Stay ahead of the pack by trying out new features that are intuitive, engaging and built for next generation trading

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1Commission on smalls futures is $0.25 per contract. Some additional applicable Commissions are capped at $10 per leg on equity option trades and $10 per opening and closing cryptocurrency trades. Our full list of commission fees
2Named the Best Online Broker by Investor's Business Daily (IBD) in its ninth annual survey

Futures and futures options trading involves substantial risk and is not suitable for all investors. Please read all applicable Futures Risk Disclosures prior to trading futures products.