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Futures Trading Commissions

The trading costs you incur depends on several factors, including the markets and products you trade, the trading platform and order routing (datafeed) connection you use, your margin requirements as well as how much you trade.

Click the tabs below to view the rates that apply to most retail traders and understand all the costs associated with trading futures.

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Request a Custom Commission Quote or let us Beat your Current Commission Rates and find out EXACTLY how much you pay to trade futures. We will provide you an all-inclusive rate with all possible fees factored into the total - Exchange, Clearing, NFA, Platform Routing Connectivity and Commissions. Watch this short demo to see how your personal trading style (markets traded, trading volume and trading platform) impacts your commissions.

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Our custom commission quote will show you:

  • How much you pay for the contracts you trade
  • The cost of platform, data and execution
  • Your current broker’s real rates to compare and see if you qualify for savings by switching to Optimus Futures
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Commission Rates above are quoted on a per-side basis for new self-directed accounts opened after March 1st, 2017, with a minimum account balance of $2,500. Commissions, Clearing, Exchange and NFA fees apply to all order types. Exchange fees and NFA fees are subject to change and can be confirmed on the exchange websites. Holding Overnight positions MAY subject you to higher rates. All commissions and fees are charged in the currency of the traded product. Please reference our Fee Schedule for additional fees that may apply to your account.

Non-Professional Subscriber Fees. Please CLICK HERE for Important CME Market Data Changes as of March 1, 2014.

The margin rates above was drawn from sources believed to be reliable. Although it is believed that information provided is accurate, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. For current margin rates, please visit the exchanges’ Websites listed on our Exchange Access Page. The margins listed on this page are for informational purposes only and are subject to change at any time without notice. Day Trading Margins may differ according to your clearing firm. Please consult your broker to confirm the current margins for your account.

Futures and options trading involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Clients may lose more than their initial investment. Past performance is not indicative of future results.