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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. Offering multiple FCM’s and custodians gives us a lot of flexibility to match you with your trading needs.

You can also supplement an active self-directed IRA side by side with one of our “passive” investments below in order to diversify your portfolio risk.

Automated Trading Systems: Automation enforces discipline, where every trade, regardless of consecutive losing and / or winning streaks, will continue to trade a pre-defined methodology, bypassing the emotional capital that accompanies self-directed accounts. LEARN MORE

Managed Futures: Handled by professional commodity trading advisors (CTA’s), Managed Futures growth has become exponential in the last few decades. This growth is a reflection of the flexibility to benefit from rising and falling markets, liquidity, and the variety of markets that a CTA can tap into. (There is a substantial risk of loss in futures trading. Past performance is not indicative of future results) LEARN MORE

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.