Futures trading at OptionsHouse is now better than ever

OptionsHouse is now a Futures Commission Merchant (FCM)

That means virtually everything about trading futures at OptionsHouse just got easier, faster and better. Adding futures trading to your account is now streamlined, plus you’ll gain access to useful cash management features, and a whole lot more. Explore the opportunities that futures trading can bring to your portfolio.

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.

Futures at OptionsHouse : The vertigo ladder view

The trading ladder

Quickly see futures contract prices real-time, depth of market, and working orders. Trade, cancel, or modify orders with one click. Get details like current position, current gain or loss, cost basis, and more on the futures ladder.

Top Reasons to trade futures


Ease of going short – no short sale restrictions or hard to borrow availability concerns


No Pattern Day Trading Rules – no minimum equity account value to trade multiple times a day or week


Near around-the-clock trading – 24 hours a day, six days a week


High liquidity, tight bid/ask spreads – efficient pricing with fast execution


Diversification – trade in energies, metals, currencies, interest rates, equities, and more


60/40 tax treatment – for qualified individuals2

Top Reasons to trade futures at OptionsHouse


Fast account activation – add futures trading quickly and easily to your current account


Low commissions – only $1.50 per contract1


Support – our full-service reps are here to help during futures trading hours


Trade on major exchanges – CME Group, ICE U.S., plus CFE listed products


Options strategies – trade options on futures with a leading equity options broker


Futures webinars – sessions cover both simple and complex strategies

Is futures trading right for you?

Futures trading is not for everyone, but for those who have carefully considered the risks and find futures trading suitable, it’s a market that gives you some unique advantages and plenty of opportunity. As with any investment, you should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you in light of your experience, objectives, and financial resources.

* The high degree of leverage that is often obtainable in futures trading because of the small margin requirements can work against you as well as for you.

OptionsHouse Futures Watchlist

Keep track of equities and futures in one WatchList. Track the symbols you need to monitor and create up to 100 WatchLists of up to 200 symbols each. Use shortcuts to trade or get more details with a click.

Contact Us

Futures Trade Desk: 866-795-0160.

Our full-service reps are here to help during futures trading hours.