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Get the tools and support you need to trade futures.

  • $1.50 per contract + Satisfaction Guarantee1
  • Specialized futures tools and platforms 
  • Extensive research and analysis
  • No fees for broker-assisted futures trades
     

Choose from over 100 futures products across a variety of categories:

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    Financials

    Stock Indexes, Currencies, Interest Rates

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    Energies

    Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Electricity

  • Metals icon

    Metals

    Gold, Silver, Steel 

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    Agriculture

    Corn, Wheat, Sugar

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Trade index futures at a fraction of the cost with Micro E-minis.

A CME Group Micro E-mini futures contract provides exposure to major market indices, but at 1/10th the size and a lower margin dollar requirement compared to classic E-mini futures.

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Gain new insights with extensive research tools and expert commentary.

  • Rely on Schwab's Futures Research Center for the latest research, news, and commentary. 
  • Review “Looking to the Futures,” Schwab’s daily analysis and perspective on the futures market.
  • Access industry-leading independent analysis with the Hightower Report and the Wyckoff Report.
  • Watch daily videos featuring trade ideas from futures experts like Dan Gramza. 
     

Fuel your futures trading with our advanced desktop and mobile platforms.

  • Get a futures trading experience that blends sophisticated technology and an easy-to-use design.
  • Plan, analyze, and execute trades quickly. 
  • Customize your platform layout and tools to fit a variety of strategies.
     
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Act on opportunities and stay in control with powerful tools.

Find and research trade ideas, then execute trades and manage your positions with these advanced tools.

  • Streaming Charts & Quotes

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    Visualize trade opportunities using a wide range of technical chart studies and indicators with streaming updates.

  • Trade & Probability Calculator

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    Gauge a trade’s risk and reward potential before you make it, and see possible profit and loss outcomes. 

  • All-in-One Trade Ticket®

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    Trade futures, options, and stocks in a single window using advanced order features to help lock in gains or protect against losses. 

Our futures specialists can review and even place your orders.

  • No additional trading fees for broker-assisted orders. 
  • Get help evaluating a potential trade or reviewing your strategy.
  • Need help with your first (or next) futures order? Call us 24/5.
  • Tap into the advanced futures knowledge of our dedicated teams.
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Trade futures and futures options for just $1.50 per contract.

  • $0 broker-assisted trade fees

    Get help reviewing and placing your trades without paying extra. 

  • Daily automated cash sweeps

    Excess futures account balances are swept back to your brokerage account daily. 

  • Low margin rates

    Our competitive margin rates can help reduce your capital costs.

  • Satisfaction Guarantee

    If you're not completely satisfied, we’ll refund your eligible fee or commission and work with you to make things right.1 

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