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Diversify your portfolio beyond stocks and bonds with futures trading. Access global markets 24 hours a day during the trading week even when the stock market is closed, plus get greater leverage and more efficient use of your trading capital. 

Looking to trade futures at Schwab?

Futures and futures options trading will soon be available at Charles Schwab Futures, Inc. Call 888-677-7001 for questions or updates.

Why trade futures?

More traders worldwide are coming to understand the benefits and advantages of futures, including:

  • Ability to trade energies, metals, currencies, grains, stock indexes, and more
  • Diversification of your portfolio
  • Access global markets 24 hours a day during the trading week—even when the stock market is closed
  • Greater leverage and more efficient use of your trading capital
  • Opportunities regardless of market direction—trade long or short
Futures Trading Education Videos