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Optimus Futures

Innovative tools, personalized guidance, and instant market access

Complete your application in 10 minutes and get access to industry leading platforms, low day trading margins & deep discount commissions, all backed by dedicated personalized support.


NOTE: You will be taken to our clearing firm’s secure website at to complete your application.

Please Select a Clearing Firm to Start Your Online Application.

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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Clearing Firm Highlights Margins Account Minimum Start Trading
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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Why Choose Optimus?

Low Commissions and Margins

As low as $0.25/trade

Trade Futures with Advanced Tools

Tools for every trading level

Support from Licensed Specialists

Chat, Phone and Email

Answers to common 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
  • 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.

Need More Help?

Want to open an account but still have questions? Let’s talk. Contact Us Toll Free at 1-800-771-6748 and / or email us at

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