Get more investing power for your dollar
- Diversify your portfolio to help protect it from market swings
- Find new opportunities by speculating on future market moves
- Designed for experienced traders
futures products available
cost per futures contract2
Why trade futures?
There are many reasons: You can control a large contract with a relatively small amount of capital. You can typically buy and sell them quickly and easily, on an exchange that’s open nearly 24 hours a day.
Futures let you diversify your portfolio, which can help protect your assets if the markets change3
Invest for less
Lock in a price now for a future purchase
You have the ability to control a large contract value with a relatively small amount of capital
Speculate on the market
Take a position on either side of an anticipated market shift
Why trade futures with E*TRADE?
We offer trading tools and expertise specially designed for futures traders.
- Access more than 200 futures products
- Help from our dedicated futures support team
- Track live order status from order placement through confirmation
- During the trading day, qualified customers can reduce their margin requirements per futures contract by 50%4
Have at it
We have what is needed to start futures trading right now.
- Do your research in our Knowledge section
- Get professional insights: consult our objective analysis
- Monitor the market with quotes, charts, and other real-time data
- Buy and sell with our easy-to-use trading tools
Learn more about futures
Our knowledge section has info to get you up to speed and keep you there.5