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Optimus Futures is an Independent Brokerage, giving us the flexibility to clear our customers’ trades at multiple clearing firms (FCM’s). FCM’s handle confirmation, delivery, and settlement of trading transactions and we maintain the day-to-day relationship with our clients. This arrangement allows us to give you the personal attention you deserve while giving you access to a wider range of platforms, datafeeds, markets and exchanges.

Please note that commissions, margins, and other terms displayed on the site apply only to Optimus Futures accounts cleared by IronBeam. Please consult your broker to confirm the rates and terms that apply to other FCM’s.

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Ironbeam No Monthly Inactivity Fees / No Monthly Volume Requirements
Accepts Non-Solicited Canadian futures accounts
As low as $40 day trading margins for Micro E-Mini S&P and $400 for E-Mini S&P 500 $500 GET STARTED
ADM Investor Services Universal Access to all trading platforms that route over Rithmic and CQG Datafeeds 50% Day Trading Margins on most futures contracts $10,000 GET STARTED
Gain Capital Free Access to Proprietary GAIN Trader Platform, MetaTrader 5 & iBroker Mobile App. $500 day trading margins for E-Mini S&P, E-Mini NASDAQ and Mini ($5) Dow Jones $5,000 GET STARTED
TradeStation Free Access to the Award-winning TradeStation Platforms 25% Day Trading Margins on most futures contracts $5,000 GET STARTED
Wedbush Robust infrastructure for CTS T4 and Trading Technologies (TT) 50% Day Trading Margins on most futures contracts $5,000 GET STARTED
Phillip Capital Trade on Rithmic, CQG, TT and CTS platforms. Accepts Non-Solicited Canadian futures accounts Low Day Trading Margins for Day & Night Sessions $5,000 GET STARTED

Not sure which FCM is right for you?

Please request a Free Consultation - We will take the time to understand your trading requirements and match you with the right combination of technology (platforms and datafeed) and costs (commissions and margins) and recommend an FCM tailored to your personal trading style.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum initial deposit required to open an account?

The minimum amount required to open an account is $500. The minimum account balance needed to place a trade is $100 for Nanos, $500 for Micros and $2000 for E-Minis.

What type of account can I open with Optimus Futures?

You can open the following account types:Individual, Joint, IRA, Superannuation, Corporate, LLC, Partnership and Trust.

Do you allow Canadians to open accounts?

Yes - We accept all Non-Solicited Self-Directed Canadian futures traders when you Open an Optimus Futures account with select FCM’s.

Is Optimus Futures regulated?

Yes. Optimus Futures is a Member of the NFA and registered with the CFTC. Click Here to check our broker background.

Are my funds segregated?

Yes - In order to comply with CFTC 1.25 (which is a Federal regulation), our FCM’s (clearing firms) must ensure proper segregation of customer funds.

What is an FCM?

Futures Clearing Merchant (FCM’s) work with the exchanges to handle confirmation, delivery, and settlement of transactions. In addition, they hold customer funds and supply statements to clients, acting as the exchange liaisons for brokers.

Can I take my money out at any time?

Yes – As long as there are no open positions, clients are free to withdraw 100% of their funds at any time.

Why Traders Choose Optimus

We’re invested in the success of every customer trading with us. When you join Optimus Futures, our team members act like your personal consultants.

Low Commissions & Margins

Pay as little as $0.25 / side on Micros no matter how much you trade and as low as $40 day trading margins for Micro E-Mini S&P and $400 for E-Mini S&P 500.

All Premium Tools Included

No Monthly Software Fees Or Add-ons. EVER. Experience the power of trading futures on our cutting-edge platform, built for seamless technical analysis and fast order execution.

Licensed Support Team

Our dedicated support team of brokers, developers and technical support specialists combine for years of futures trading experience to help you execute your trades with speed and precision.

Micro Futures

Trade the futures markets with less capital and enjoy the same capital efficiency, flexibility and diversification potential as standard futures.

Free Educational Library

Explore articles, self-help guides, videos, podcasts and community topics. All created in-house to make you a more informed self-directed trader.

Global Market Access

Get direct market access to every U.S futures exchange, plus Eurex, ICE and Coinbase Derivatives. Experience a low latency trading infrastructure that delivers fast execution and data that delivers all the ticks from the exchanges.