Trade Futures in an IRA

No Additional Margin Restrictions

Trade the futures markets while enjoying the tax benefits of an IRA. An IRA (Individual Retirement Account) is a trust or custodial account set up in the United States for the exclusive benefit of you or your beneficiaries. All IRA’s are held for investors by custodians or trustees.

Optimus Futures recommends the following Custodians

  • Advanta IRA
  • Midland IRA
  • Millennium Trust Company
  • More Available

Once you select a custodian, simply Open an Account with us with the clearing firm of your choice and we will work with the custodian to complete all the necessary paper work to establish your new IRA

If you need help determining the right custodian and clearing firm, please contact us and one of our licensed brokers will help you choose the combination best suited to your goals.

Benefits of Trading Futures in an IRA with Optimus Futures

Futures Trading Platforms: Get access to a wide selection of free trading platforms with exclusive pricing, routing and clearing arrangements not available anywhere else. VIEW TRADING PLATFORMS

Commissions: Pay $.50/side in commissions on your Futures IRA. View our transparent pricing structure to match your trading frequency, technology and platform. VIEW COMMISSIONS

Low Day Trading Margins: Optimus offers low day-trading margins to accommodate traders that require high leverage to day-trade futures in an IRA. VIEW MARGINS

Advanced Technology: Our platforms are integrated with Multiple Data Providers to deliver streaming real time quotes and historical market data direct from the exchanges. VIEW DATA FEEDS

Multiple Clearing Options: We have established relationships with some of the largest clearing houses that the Futures industry has to offer, giving us greater flexibility to match you with your trading needs based on your retirement horizon, level of funding, margin and platform requirements. VIEW CLEARING FIRMS

Broker Assisted Programs: You can also choose to work with one of our licensed brokers to help you make sense of the markets. Let a professional equip you with all the necessary research, knowledge and market direction to make sound trading decisions. LEARN MORE

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email us at 1-800-771-6748 / Local 561-367-8686 / Email: We can help you find a trading program for your IRA that matches your risk capital, time horizon, and/or any other variable that is important to you.

Click Here to Open a Futures and Options IRA

There is a substantial risk of loss in futures trading. Past performance is not indicative of futures results.


What kind of Futures IRA Account can I open with Optimus Futures?

You can open the following IRA Accounts with Optimus Futures:

  • Traditional IRA
  • Roth IRA
  • Rollover IRA
  • Simple IRA

Can I trade futures in my IRA Account?

Yes, you can day trade futures in your IRA account.

Will Optimus Futures help me set-up my Futures IRA account?

Yes. We will guide you over the phone and via email with all the necessary steps to establish your IRA Account. First, we will help find the right custodian, and then select the right clearing firm for your trading.

Which custodians do you use?

We work with Advanta IRA, Millennium Trust, Sterling Trust Company and others. Please contact us for a full list.

Can I switch my current IRA account to Optimus Futures?

Yes, we can help you switch from your current IRA custodian to one of ours based on your preferences. Please fill out the form on this page to get started.

Does Optimus Futures work with any Free IRA custodians?

Most free custodians are typically Broker-Dealers. Optimus Futures only works with pure custodians, and they only charge a one-time annual fee.

Can I trade Foreign Futures in my USA Futures Account?

Yes, you can. You can trade Foreign and USA based Futures, but they must be with a USA based clearing house.