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E*TRADE makes it easy to trade more than 200 futures products, providing you with innovative technology, advanced trading tools, and flat, low commissions—all backed by an experienced futures support team.

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Understanding Futures Markets

Futures are a smart move for...

Hedging Price

Lock in a price now
on a future


Pay only a small portion
of the contract value

Speculating on the

Take a position on either
side of an anticipated
market shift

Trading in Different
Asset Classes

Diversify your trading with
direct access to new


The advantages of trading futures at E*TRADE:

Access to more than 200 futures products is just the beginning. Your E*TRADE brokerage account also provides:

  • Flat, low trading commission for all products
  • No-fee trading platform
  • Live order status from order placement through confirmation
  • Experienced Futures Support Team available for assistance
  • 50% day trading margin for indexes, currencies, and treasuries

Sophisticated futures traders will feel at home here.

E*TRADE delivers for experienced futures traders, providing better access, timelier data, and more intuitive technology, so you can identify emerging opportunities faster, with greater precision. Tools include:

Futures Research Center
Stay in touch with the market with quotes, charts, and market news, brought to you by CME Group. See Now.

Streaming Market Depth
Conveniently view real-time bids & asks, along with market depth from a single, intuitive screen.

Live Order Status
Track all of your orders in real time with greater ease and clarity.

Competitive Margin Rates
Enjoy greater value with 50% day trading margins for index markets on qualified accounts.

Dynamic Intraday & Historical Charts
Stay informed with fully-customizable technical studies, analytics & indicators.

Free Daily Market Analysis
Daily market set-ups in your choice of CME Group futures markets.

$1.49 Futures Contracts for 90 Days $2.99 thereafter1

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