Futures

Powerful tools, specialized service, and great value

  • Available in brokerage and eligible IRA accounts
  • Trade futures listed on CME, ICE US, and CFE
  • New Micro E-mini contracts now available
  • Support from licensed Futures Specialists

$1.50

price per contract,2on futures and options on futures, except for bitcoin futures

24/6

hour access to markets3

Why trade futures?

Trade some of the most liquid contracts, in some of the world's largest markets. Diversify into metals, energies, interest rates, or currencies.

Near around-the-clock trading

Trade 24 hours a day, six days a week3

No pattern day
trading rules

No minimum account value to trade multiple times per day

够了够了太多了已经满了小说,你我色Ease of going short

No short sale restrictions or hard-to-borrow availability concerns

Capital efficiencies

Control a large amount of notional value with relatively small amount of capital

Start the year with a cash bonus, plus commission-free trades.

Got $5,000? Get $50 or add even more and get up to $2,500 when you open and fund a new account.

Use code: WINTER21
Learn how1

Pro-level tools, online or on the go

You can now trade on your desktop or mobile device anytime during the 24/6 futures trading sessions with Power E*TRADE and Power E*TRADE mobile app.

  • Trade futures alongside equities, ETFs, and options on the same platform without moving funds between accounts
  • Use ladders on the web and mobile app to view real-time contract prices and directly trade, cancel, or modify orders
  • Formulate trading strategies with 100+ technical studies and full suite of drawing tools

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Feel the pulse of the markets

E*TRADE Futures Research Center is powered by the CME Group—one of the world’s largest futures exchanges.

  • Learn why many sophisticated traders rely on futures, including portfolio diversification, liquidity, leverage, and more
  • See what’s hot with a streaming real-time quotes heatmap
  • Get insights from seasoned professionals on indexes, energies, metals, FX, and interest rates

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Contract specifications

Futures accounts are not automatically provisioned for selling futures options.
To request permission to trade futures options, please call futures customer support at 877-553-8887.

SymbolProductTick SizeTick ValueTrading Hours (ET)Available
in IRA*
Futures OptionsMonths Traded
/ESE-Mini S&P 5000.25$12.506 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
(15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
YYH,M,U,Z
/MESMicro E-mini S&P 5000.25$1.256 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
(15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
YYH,M,U,Z
/NQE-Mini Nasdaq 1000.25$5.006 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
(15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
YYH,M,U,Z
/MNQMicro E-mini Nasdaq 1000.25$0.506 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
(15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
YYH,M,U,Z
/YMMini Dow1$5.006 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
(15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.)
YYH,M,U,Z
/MYMMicro E-mini Dow1$0.506 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
(15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.)
Y H,M,U,Z
/RTYE-Mini Russell0.1$5.006 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
(15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
YYH,M,U,Z
/M2KMicro E-mini Russell 20000.10$0.506 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
(15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
Y H,M,U,Z
/EMDE-Mini S&P Midcap0.1$10.006 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
(15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
YYH,M,U,Z
/VXCBOE S&P 500 VIX0.05$50.006 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
(15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
  ALL
/VXMMini Cboe Volatility Index 0.05$5.006 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
(15 min. trading halt 4:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m.)
  ALL
/NKDNikkei 2255$25.006 p.m.–5:15 p.m.  H,M,U,Z
*Futures trading available in Roth, Traditional, and Rollover IRA accounts
SymbolProductTick SizeTick ValueTrading Hours (ET)Months Traded
/CLCrude Oil WTI*0.01$10.006 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)ALL
/NGNatural Gas0.001$10.006 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)ALL
/HOHeating Oil0.0001$4.206 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)ALL
/BZBrent Crude Oil0.01$10.006 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)ALL
/RBGasoline RBOB0.0001$4.206 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)ALL
/QGE-mini Natual Gas0.005$12.506 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)ALL
/QME-mini Crude Oil0.025$12.506 p.m.–5:15 p.m. (Sun–Fri)ALL
*Customers trading in front month crude oil contracts may be subject to heightened margin requirements and possible liquidation
SymbolProductTick SizeTick ValueTrading Hours (ET)Available
in IRA*
Months Traded
/GEEurodollar0.005$12.506 p.m.–5 p.m. (Sun–Fri) H,M,U,Z
/ZN10-Year T-note0’005$15.636 p.m.–5 p.m. (Sun–Fri)YH,M,U,Z
/ZF5-year T-note0’002$7.816 p.m.–5 p.m. (Sun–Fri) H,M,U,Z
/ZT2-year T-note0’002$15.636 p.m.–5 p.m. (Sun–Fri) H,M,U,Z
/ZB30-year T-bond0’01$31.256 p.m.–5 p.m. (Sun–Fri)YH,M,U,Z
/UBUltra T-bond0’01$31.256 p.m.–5 p.m. (Sun–Fri) H,M,U,Z
/ZQ30-day Fed Funds0.005$20.846 p.m.–5 p.m. (Sun–Fri) ALL
*Futures trading available in Roth, Traditional, and Rollover IRA accounts
SymbolProduct够了够了太多了已经满了小说,你我色Tick SizeTick ValueTrading Hours (ET)Months Traded
/GCGold0.1$10.006 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)G,J,M,Q,V,Z
/HGCopper0.05$12.506 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)H,K,N,U,Z
/SISilver0.005$25.006 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)H,K,N,U,Z
/PAPalladium0.05$5.006 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)ALL
/PLPlatinum0.1$5.006 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)ALL
/QOMini- Gold0.1$3.326 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)G,J,M,Q,V,Z
/SILMini- Silver0.001$1.006 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)H,K,N,U,Z
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SymbolProductTick SizeTick ValueTrading Hours (ET)Months Traded
/ZCCorn0.25$12.50Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and
Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
H,K,N,U,Z
/ZSSoybeans0.25$12.50Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and
Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
F,H,K,N,Q,U,X
/ZWWheat0.25$12.50Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and
Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
H,K,N,U,Z
/KEKansas City Wheat0.25$12.50Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and
Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
H,K,N,U,Z
/ZLSoybean Oil0.01$6.00Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and
Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
F,H,K,N,Q,U,V,Z
/ZMSoybean Meal0.1$10.00Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and
Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
F,H,K,N,Q,U,V,Z
/ZOOats0.25$12.50Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and
Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
H,K,N,U,Z
/XCMini Corn0.125$1.25Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and
Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
H,K,N,U,Z
/XKMini Soybeans0.125$1.25Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and
Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
F,H,K,N,Q,U,X
/XWMini Wheat0.125$1.25Sun-Fri 8 p.m.–8:45 a.m. and
Mon-Fri, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
H,K,N,U,Z
SymbolProductTick SizeTick ValueTrading Hours (ET)Months Traded
/CC-MCocoa0.1$10.004:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m.H,K,N,U,Z
/KC-MCoffee0.05$18.754:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.H,K,N,U,Z
/CT-MCotton0.1$5.009 p.m.–2:20 p.m.H,K,N,U,Z
/OJ-MOrange Juice0.05$7.508 a.m.–2 p.m.F,H,K,N,U,X
/SB-MSugar0.01$11.203:30 a.m.–1 p.m.H,K,N,U,Z
SymbolProductTick SizeTick ValueTrading Hours (ET)Months Traded
/LELive Cattle0.025$10.009:30 a.m.–2:05 p.m. Mon-FriG,J,M,Q,V,Z
/GFFeeder Cattle0.025$12.509:30 a.m.–2:05 p.m. Mon-FriF,H,J,K,Q,U,V,X
/HELean Hog0.025$10.009:30 a.m.–2:05 p.m. Mon-FriG,J,M,Q,V,Z
SymbolProductTick SizeTick ValueTrading Hours (ET)Months Traded 
/6EEuro0.0001$12.506 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)H,M,U,Z 
/6JJapanese Yen0.0000005$6.256 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)H,M,U,Z 
/6AAustralian Dollar0.0001$10.006 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)H,M,U,Z 
/6BBritish Pound0.0001$6.256 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)H,M,U,Z 
/6CCanadian Dollar0.0001$10.006 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)H,M,U,Z 
/6SSwiss Franc0.0001$12.506 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)H,M,U,Z 
/6MMexican Peso0.0001$5.006 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)H,M,U,Z 
/6NNew Zealand Dollar0.0001$10.006 p.m.–5 p.m. (60 min. trading halt 5 p.m.)H,M,U,Z 
/DX-MU.S. Dollar0.005$5.008 p.m.–5 p.m. (6 p.m. start on Sunday)H,M,U,Z 
SymbolProductTick SizeTick ValueTrading Hours (ET)
/BTCCME Bitcoin Futures (USD)5$25.006:00 p.m. (Sunday) to 5:00 p.m.
  • Your futures account must be prefunded to trade bitcoin futures
  • Sweep functionality and global buying power is disabled between futures and brokerage accounts
  • To begin activation, please contact our Futures Specialists at (877) 553-8887

BITCOIN FUTURES INVOLVE A HIGH LEVEL OF RISK AND MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL INVESTORS. BEFORE TRADING A BITCOIN FUTURES PRODUCT, YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER YOUR RISK TOLERANCE AND YOUR WILLINGNESS AND FINANCIAL ABILITY TO SUSTAIN LOSSES.  PLEASE VISIT NFAANDCFTC FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE RISKS RELATING TO THESE PRODUCTS.

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Licensed Futures Specialists

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Frequently asked questions

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What are the requirements to open a futures account?

To trade futures, you must have a margin-enabled brokerage account or eligible IRA account. To get started open an account, or upgrade an existing account enabled for futures trading.

How does funding an Automated Money Movement work in my futures account?

If your linked margin brokerage account already has sufficient funds, there is no need to make additional transfers to separately fund futures trading. The minimum margin requirement for futures positions held overnight will be automatically transferred to your E*TRADE futures account, including commission and fees, and any deficiency funds required to satisfy margin calls. Conversely, any excess margin and available cash will be automatically transferred back to your margin brokerage account where SIPC protection is available.

Please note: The above applies only tolinked margin brokerage accounts at E*TRADE. For unlinked E*TRADE accounts, there is no automatic transfer of minimum margin requirements or deficiency funding. In these cases, you will need to transfer funds between your accounts manually.

Are there any fees to receive live quotes for futures?

E*TRADE currently absorbs all CME Group and CFE quote fees for non-professional clients.  ICE U.S market data fees are passed through to clients.

What are the margin requirements to trade futures?

If a futures position is held overnight, customers must margin their futures account with 100% of exchange minimum margin requirements. Futures account intraday margining for all products except Bitcoin is 50% of initial margin requirements. These requirements can be increased at any time.

Eligible futures IRAs are set to 200% of initial requirements, and minimum equity is $25k at all times.5