Futures Trading

FUTURES TRADING

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Trade CME Group Micro E-Mini Futures

These contracts provide the benefits of trading futures for a fraction of the upfront financial commitment and with the active individual trader in mind.

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Trade futures with TradeStation Global.

TradeStation Global brings futures traders Interactive Brokers world-class execution and coverage of all major futures exchanges - with the benefits of renowned TradeStation technology at your fingertips.

Trade Futures with a single Universal Account

Trade a range of futures across multiple market centers, at commission rates that are among the lowest in the online brokerage industry.

24-Hour Access

Trade nearly 24 hours/6 days a week when other markets are closed.

Deep Liquidity

More participation in a market means tighter pricing, lower costs and tremendously efficient trading.

Leverage

Control a large contract value with a relatively small margin, giving more power to your capital.

Transparency

Futures traders get the best price, and the same price, as all others trading the same product at the same time.

24-Hour Access

If an opportunity arises when the stock market is closed, you cannot take advantage of it. Trading Futures allows you to make a move anytime. Many futures markets trade 24 hours a day six days a week. This is a unique opportunity for Futures traders, who can react as specific economic events unfold. Futures market gives you the ability to express your opinion and manage risks around the clock.

Deep Liquidity

Futures are very actively traded, and more participation in a market means tighter and transparent pricing, lower costs and more efficient trading in general. Trades can be executed without wild price fluctuations.

Leverage

Futures are traded on margin which allows you to control a large dollar value of a commodity or stock index for a fraction of its value. Experienced Futures traders know how they can harness the power of leverage for greater capital efficiency and increased exposure.

Transparency

When trading Futures you can be sure that that you are getting the best price, and the same price, as all others trading the same product at the same time. In the world of Futures, instant dissemination of information ensures that prices are available to all participants and are instantly updated across the globe.

Ease of Going Short

Have you ever missed a trading opportunity due to short selling restrictions? Futures traders can express their opinion long or short multiple times a day or week without worrying about day trading restrictions applicable to equities, or the ability to take a short position in the market.

The importance of diversification

One of the most important characteristics of any investment portfolio is its diversity. In times of market volatility, adding futures contracts can greatly benefit a portfolio. Whether adjusting for economic announcements or protecting against unexpected macro events, futures can play a crucial role in mitigating risk and carefully calibrating market exposure.

Portfolio Diversification

Futures are a great way to diversify your portfolio.

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One of the most important characteristics of any investment portfolio is its diversification. In times of market volatility, adding futures contracts can greatly benefit a portfolio.

Whether adjusting for economic announcements or protecting against unexpected macro events, futures can play a crucial role in mitigating risk and carefully calibrating market exposure.

Hedge a position or speculate on price movements in more than 30 financial markets in North America, Europe and Asia, using the following futures contracts:

  • Agricultural
  • Currency
  • Soft commodity
  • Energy
  • Equity index
  • Fixed income
  • Interest rate
  • Metals
  • Narrow-based indices
  • Single stock
  • Volatility index futures
  • And more...

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Key advantages for Futures traders with TradeStation Global

The TradeStation platform gives you the ability to leverage a vast range of resources from a single screen and single account. You can trade futures as a single asset or integrated within a wider multi-asset portfolio hedging strategy.

Key platform tools for Futures traders include Advanced Chart Trading, Customised Analysis, One-Click Control and EasyLanguage® Tools.

Advanced Chart Trading
Placing an order has never been easier

Serious traders choose TradeStation for its award*-winning charting tools, depth of features and flexibility that helps traders adapt their analysis to ever-changing markets.

RadarScreen®
Customised Analysis

Using RadarScreen® you can track and rank symbols in real time based on 180+ indicators in combinations you can customise to suit your strategy. We’ve won numerous awards* for our technology, but the real prize is yours.

The Matrix
One-Click Control

The Matrix is our order-entry screen that gives you market depth and trade activity, along with lightning fast execution and one-click trading capability.

EasyLanguage®
Professional-Grade Tools

For the pro-level trader, EasyLanguage®, TradeStation’s own programming language, enables you to formulate, write and back-test your strategies without complex coding knowledge.

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Competitive Pricing

Our transparent pricing for Futures includes low commission, plus exchange, regulatory and overnight position fees.

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US Futures and FOPs
USD 1.75 per contract

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Euro Denominated Futures
EUR 1.35 per contract

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GBP Denominated Futures
GBP 0.95 per contract

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Steps to get started

It's easy to start trading

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Open a New Account or request to link an existing Interactive Brokers account.

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Wait for your account approval and fund or link your account.

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