Why trade futures through Schwab?

  • Extensive education, research, and analysis
  • Specialized futures tools on thinkorswim® platforms
  • Futures specialists available 24/5

Futures and futures options trading is provided by Charles Schwab Futures and Forex LLC.

Trade futures and futures options across a variety of markets for $2.251 per contract:

Stock indices

E-mini S&P 500, E-mini Nasdaq 100, E-mini Russell 2000, E-mini DOW



Micro E-mini S&P, Micro Nasdaq, Micro Gold, Micro Crude Oil


Cryptocurrencies, currencies, and interest rates

Bitcoin, Ether, Euro, Canadian Dollar, 30-Year. Bond, U.S. 10-Year Note


Metals, energies, and agriculture

Gold, silver, crude oil, natural gas, corn, soybean


Develop your futures trading skills with education and insights.

New to futures? Our educational resources—from articles and learning paths to videos and live webcasts—can help you understand the basics as well as strategies you might consider as you explore the world of futures trading.

Seasoned futures trader? Our daily analysis and perspectives from Schwab futures specialists and third-party resources can help you identify and evaluate potential opportunities that align with your goals.

Learn about the basics of trading futures and the role they can play in a portfolio with our educational course.

Schwab clients can log in to access our in-depth course Fundamentals of Futures Trading.

Power your futures trading with a suite of thinkorswim trading platforms.

thinkorswim trading platforms offer a wide range of tools and solutions designed with futures traders in mind. With an easy-to-use bid/ask price ladder, one-click order entry, fully customizable charting, advanced order types, and precise exit and entry points, you can implement your futures trading strategy with confidence.

Sharpen your futures trading skills risk-free.

Explore the paperMoney® simulated trading experience within thinkorswim that allows you to practice your trading at any time—without putting your money on the line.

Our futures specialists are here to help answer your questions.

  • Tap into the advanced futures knowledge of our Trade Desk team.
  • Get help understanding how to use the thinkorswim platforms.
  • Talk through your trade idea and potential risks.

Need help with your futures trade? Call us 24/5 at 877-656-8748 anytime between Sunday, 5:30 p.m., and Friday, 5:00 p.m. ET.

Supercharge your futures trading.

Introducing Schwab Trading Powered by Ameritrade—a trading experience you can't get anywhere else, featuring the award-winning thinkorswim platforms, tailored education, and specialized support.

Schwab Network: Real-time insights, every trading day.

Get analysis and interpretation of the market—livestreaming or on-demand—with Schwab Network, brought to you by our media affiliate.

Schwab Network is brought to you by Charles Schwab Media Productions Company ("CSMPC"). CSMPC and Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. are separate but affiliated subsidiaries of The Charles Schwab Corporation. CSMPC is not a financial advisor, registered investment advisor, broker-dealer, or futures commissions merchant.

Have questions about futures? We're here to help.