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From stock indices and interest rates to energy products, metals and more, futures and futures options contracts can open the door to the exciting global commodities markets and give your investing greater diversification and leveraging possibilities.

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5 great reasons to trade futures.

  • 24-Hour Trading

    React to market-moving news and events day or night, even when stocks are closed.
  • Electronic Market

    Get fast, accurate, electronic executions in some of the world’s most liquid markets.
  • Low Margins

    Futures offer greater leverage and a more efficient use of trading capital than stocks.
  • Trade Long or Short

    Take advantage of rising or falling markets – going short is as easy as going long.
  • New Markets

    Futures are a pure play on metals, energies, currencies, grains, interest rates, and more.

Why trade futures at optionsXpress?

Global Market Access
Execute your ideas anywhere, with access to exchanges & products worldwide.
Your Choice of Platforms
Browser-based or mobile – it’s your call. All are powerful and easy to use.
Real-Time Quotes
Get real-time prices, personalized Watch Lists, futures options chains, even streaming quotes.
Free News & Research
Real-time Dow Jones news and daily research deliver a steady stream of valuable market insights.
Interactive Java Charts
Choose from dozens of technical studies to create fully customizable, streaming charts.
Advanced Orders
Automatically lock-in gains or help protect against losses with contingent orders, trailing stops, etc.
Free Futures Education
Newbies and experts alike will appreciate our free webinars, strategy papers, and newsletters.
24-Hour Support
Quick, knowledgeable, friendly futures veterans are here to help you, 24 hours per trading day.

Learn more about futures trading including how options on futures can take your investments to the next level.