Futures

Powerful tools, specialized service, and great value
  • Among the lowest futures commissions available today
  • Best-in-class futures trading tools and resources
  • Support from licensed futures specialists
$1.50

price per contract,2
on futures and options on futures

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Get up to $600 plus 60 days of commission-free stocks and options trades for deposits of $10k or more.1 How it works
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Get up to $600 plus 60 days of commission-free stocks and options trades for deposits of $10k or more.1 How it works

Platform features

Explore some of the features of the futures trading platform.

Integrated Trading

Integrated Trading

Trade equities, ETFs, options, futures, and option on futures all on the same platform without having to move funds between accounts

Futures Ladder

Futures Ladder

Get quick access to real-time contract prices and depth of market, and then trade, cancel, or modify orders with a click

Advanced Charting

Advanced Charting

Formulate potentially winning trading strategies with 100+ technical studies
and many drawing tools

Major Exchanges

Major Exchanges

Trade across the leading futures exchanges, including the CME Group,
ICE Futures U.S., and CFE

Trade the global markets around the clock

Speculate on some of the world’s largest and most liquid markets. Diversify into metals, energies, interest rates, or currencies. Or hedge your portfolio using equity indexes, such as the E-mini S&P 500 or E-mini Nasdaq 100.

24-hour trading

Trade 24 hours a day, six days a week. This video shows you how.

Leverage

Control a large contract value with a small amount of capital. We show you how in this video.

Ease of going short

No short sale restrictions or hard-to-borrow availability concerns. Watch the video to learn more.
Disclaimer

The information in the market commentaries have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but CME Group does not guarantee its accuracy and expressly disclaim all liability. Neither the information nor any opinions expressed therein constitutes a solicitation of the purchase or sale of any futures or options contracts. The information on this site compiled by CME Group is for general purposes only. All information and data herein is provided as-is. CME Group assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions. CME Group, its affiliates and any third party information and content providers expressly disclaim all liability with respect to the information and data contained herein including without limitation, any liability with respect to the accuracy or completeness of any data. You use the data herein solely at your own risk. All data and information provided herein is not intended for trading purposes or for trading advice.

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Follow the futures markets

Learn the benefits of futures trading and get the latest quotes, charts, and trading insights at E*TRADE’s Futures Research Center powered by the CME Group—one of the world’s largest futures exchanges.

Support for futures traders

Whether you have platform questions or want to discuss complex trading strategies, our licensed futures specialists are here to help throughout the 24/6 futures market.

Contact our futures support team 1-877-553-8887 or email us at futures.support@etrade.com

Contract specifications

Intraday margining is set to 50% of initial margin requirements.

Last updated: 08/17/2017

Symbol Product Tick Size Tick Value Margin Req Trading Hours (ET)
/ES E-Mini S&P 500 0.25 $12.50 $4,620.00 6 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
/NQ E-Mini Nasdaq 100 0.25 $5.00 $4,290.00 6 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
/YM Mini Dow 1 $5.00 $3,905.00 6 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.)
/RTY Russel 2000 0.1 $5.00 $2,750.00 6 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
/EMD E-Mini S&P Midcap 0.1 $10.00 $6,600.00 6 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
/VX CBOE S&P 500 VIX 0.05 $50.00 $6,215.00 9:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m. (EXT 3 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.)
/NKD Nikkei 225 5 $25.00 $4,290.00 6 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
Symbol Product Tick Size Tick Value Margin Req Trading Hours (ET)
/CL Crude Oil WTI 0.01 $10.00 $2,640.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/NG Natural Gas 0.001 $10.00 $1,760.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/HO Heating Oil 0.0001 $4.20 $3,080.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/BZ Brent Crude Oil 0.01 $10.00 $2,695.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/RB Gasoline RBOB 0.0001 $4.20 $3,080.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/QG E-mini Natual Gas 0.005 $12.50 $440.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/QM E-mini Crude Oil 0.025 $12.50 $1,320.00 6 p.m.–5:15 p.m. (Sun–Fri)
Symbol Product Tick Size Tick Value Margin Req Trading Hours (ET)
/GE Eurodollar 0.005 $12.50 $198.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (Sun–Fri)
/ZN 10-Year T-note 0’005 $15.63 $1,265.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (Sun–Fri)
/ZF 5-year T-note 0’002 $7.81 $770.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (Sun–Fri)
/ZT 2-year T-note 0’002 $15.63 $462.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (Sun–Fri)
/ZB 30-year T-bond 0’01 $31.25 $3,300.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (Sun–Fri)
/UB Ultra T-bond 0’01 $31.25 $4,070.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (Sun–Fri)
/ZQ 30-day Fed Funds 0.005 $20.84 $253.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (Sun–Fri)
Symbol Product Tick Size Tick Value Margin Req Trading Hours (ET)
/GC Gold 0.1 $10.00 $4,675.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/HG Copper 0.05 $12.50 $3,025.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/SI Silver 0.005 $25.00 $5,940.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/PA Palladium 0.05 $5.00 $17,622.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/PL Platinum 0.1 $5.00 $1,760.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/QO Mini- Gold 0.1 $3.32 $3,300.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/SIL Mini- Silver 0.001 $1.00 $1,100.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
Symbol Product Tick Size Tick Value Margin Req Trading Hours (ET)
/ZC Corn 0.25 $12.50 $935.00 Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
/ZS Soybeans 0.25 $12.50 $2,310.00 Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
/ZW Wheat 0.25 $12.50 $1,540.00 Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
/KE Kansas City Wheat 0.25 $12.50 $1,430.00 Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
/ZL Soybean Oil 0.01 $6.00 $935.00 Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
/ZM Soybean Meal 0.1 $10.00 $1,980.00 Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
/ZO Oats 0.25 $12.50 $1,045.00 Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
/XC Mini Corn 0.125 $1.25 $187.00 Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
/XK Mini Soybeans 0.125 $1.25 $462.00 Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
/XW Mini Wheat 0.125 $1.25 $308.00 Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Symbol Product Tick Size Tick Value Margin Req Trading Hours (ET)
/CC-M Cocoa 0.1 $10.00 $1,595.00 4:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
/KC-M Coffee 0.05 $18.75 $2,970.00 4:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
/CT-M Cotton 0.1 $5.00 $2,200.00 9 p.m.–2:20 p.m.
/OJ-M Orange Juice 0.05 $7.50 $1,761.00 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
/SB-M Sugar 0.01 $11.20 $1,232.00 3:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Symbol Product Tick Size Tick Value Margin Req Trading Hours (ET)
/LE Live Cattle 0.025 $10.00 $1,925.00 9:30 a.m.–2:05 p.m. Mon-Fri
/GF Feeder Cattle 0.025 $12.50 $3,520.00 9:30 a.m.–2:05 p.m. Mon-Fri
/HE Lean Hog 0.025 $10.00 $1,320.00 9:30 a.m.–2:05 p.m. Mon-Fri
Symbol Product Tick Size Tick Value Margin Req Trading Hours (ET)
/6E Euro 0.0001 $12.50 $2,310.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/6J Japanese Yen 0.0000005 $6.25 $2,750.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/6A Australian Dollar 0.0001 $10.00 $1,595.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/6B British Pound 0.0001 $6.25 $2,310.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/6C Canadian Dollar 0.0001 $10.00 $1,045.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/6S Swiss Franc 0.0001 $12.50 $2,970.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/6M Mexican Peso 0.0001 $5.00 $1,485.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/6N New Zealand Dollar 0.0001 $10.00 $1,430.00 6 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)
/DX-M U.S. Dollar 0.005 $5.00 $1,980.00 8 p.m.–5 p.m. (6 p.m. start on Sunday)

Frequently asked questions

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What are the requirements to open a futures account?

To trade futures, you must open (or already have) a margin-enabled E*TRADE brokerage account.

Why do I need a margin-enabled brokerage account to trade futures?

E*TRADE takes the protection of your assets very seriously. In order to ensure we are providing you with the safeguards available to facilitate your futures trading, we will only keep assets in the futures account that are needed to satisfy the margin requirements of an existing futures position. All other assets will be held within your brokerage account, where those funds enjoy SIPC and FDIC protection.

How do funding and global buying power work in my futures account?

If your margin-enabled brokerage account already has sufficient funds, there is no need to make an additional transfer to separately fund futures trading. The minimum margin requirement for futures positions held overnight will automatically be transferred by E*TRADE to your futures account, including commissions and fees, and any deficiency funds required to satisfy margin calls. Conversely, any excess margin and available cash will be automatically transferred back to your brokerage account where SIPC and FDIC protection is available.

Are there any fees to receive live quotes for futures?

E*TRADE absorbs all CME Group quote fees for clients. ICE U.S. and CFE fees are pass through.