Start Trading Futures with Optimus Today

  • Quick and easy setup in less than 5 minutes
  • Free Desktop Platform
  • Free Real-Time Market Data Feed
  • Low Trading Margins
  • 24-hour Trade Desk Access
Open Account

This form will take you to our clearing firm's application on To select from other FCMs, click here.

Funding Your Account

Getting started with Optimus Futures can take as little as 24 hours from sign up to live trading in most cases, depending on your funding method. Follow along in the process on your account status page, and know that our client success team is right beside you throughout the process.

  1. Complete Application Create your new account in only a few minutes
  2. Choose Funding Source Optimus allows for ACH and bank wires to fund all accounts.
  3. Start Trading Choose your platform, market data and futures contracts and start trading live.

Create your account in less than 10 minutes

Support from Licensed Specialists

Chat, Phone and Email

The Optimus customer success team will be right beside you throughout your signup process and beyond.


Learn and interact with like-minded traders on our dedicated futures trading community and get up to speed on how other traders are finding success with Optimus.

Help Center

The optimus Help Center provides documentation and video tutorials to help you learn how to use the platform to your advantage.


Frequently Asked Questions

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

The minimum amount required to open an account with Optimus Futures is $500 to trade Micros and $2,000 to trade E-minis or standard contracts.

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.

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Optimus futures is truly great. From the speed of opening an account, to the fact that my funds were received on the same day, and Jake from the customer service was really amazing when I had troubles, his answer was always quick helpful and friendly.


By far best broker I've ever had for future trading. Never had any issues, best customer support, super fast response and Jake is outstanding. All in all a true 5 star broker.

Dirk V

Best experience with a broker so far! From the initiation of my application to open a trading account with Optimus Futures, I've been both amazed and delighted by the care they take of their prospective customers.

Mehdi F

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