6 Reasons to Start Trading Futures Today

Expand your trading opportunities through some of the world's most diversified and liquid markets.

With new trading opportunities come new advantages.

Futures offer the active trader many advantages over other markets. Although it’s not for everyone, those who have carefully considered the risks can potentially benefit from this market’s access, efficiencies and opportunities.

Six top benefits of trading futures include:
  1. Around-the-clock trading – 24 hours a day, six days a week.
  2. No day trading violations – no short selling restrictions, either.
  3. Diversification – trade in energies, metals, currencies, interest rates, equities, and more.
  4. High liquidity, tight bid/ask spreads – efficient pricing with fast execution.
  5. Capital efficiencies leverage allows you to make the most of your capital.
  6. 60/40 tax treatment – on long-term capital gains, for qualified individuals.*

*Not all individuals will qualify for 60/40 tax treatment on capital gains. Please consult with a qualified tax professional.

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OptionsHouse trading platform

Act Fast to Seize On Current Low Rates

Even with the benefits of our new FCM status, we’re freezing our low commission rates for OptionsHouse customers that add futures trading to their account now. New futures traders will receive our current low rate of only $1.50 per contract1.

So add futures trading to your account today, and begin taking advantage of this high-opportunity market, and this current low commission.