Take on the futures market and diversify your portfolio with confidence.

At optionsXpress by Charles Schwab, we offer specialized resources for futures traders:

Power your trading with intuitive tools built for futures traders.

Make the most of your futures trading with features that make it easy to:

Expand your futures knowledge, whether you're starting out or an expert.

Discover futures trading skills and insights with specialized resources including:

Get trading support whenever futures markets are open.

Our licensed futures and futures options specialists offer:


Take a break from paying commissions.

New clients can earn 50 commission-free online trades when they deposit $5,000 in an eligible account.
Get details below.

$3.50 per futures contract.
No broker assistance fees,
or platform fees
open an account

Why Trade Futures

24-hour Trading

React to market-moving news and events day or night, even when stocks are closed.


Get fast, accurate electronic executions in some of the world’s most liquid markets.

Low Margins

Futures offer greater leverage and a more efficient use of trading capital than stocks or ETFs.

Trade Long or Short

Take advantage of rising or falling markets—going short is as easy as going long.


Futures are a pure play on metals, energies, currencies, grains, interest rates, and more.

Discover the unique advantages of futures


optionsXpress, Inc. makes no investment recommendations and does not provide financial, tax or legal advice. Content and tools are provided for educational and informational purposes only. Any stock, options or futures symbols displayed are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to portray a recommendation to buy or sell a particular security. Products and services are intended for U.S. customers only and may not be available or offered in other jurisdictions.

Online trading has inherent risk. System response and access times may vary due to market conditions, system performance, volume and other factors. Options and futures involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options and Risk Disclosure Statement for Futures and Options on our website prior to applying for an account, also available by calling 888.280.8020 or 312.629.5455. An investor should understand these and additional risks before trading.

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50 Commission-Free Trades

Offer valid for new clients who do not have an optionsXpress account and who open an eligible account by completing the online account application at http://www.optionsxpress.com/tradefutures by June 27, 2017, and fund the account by September 30, 2017, with at least $5,000 cash or securities transferred from a firm other than optionsXpress or its affiliates. 50 trades with a maximum value of $750 will be credited to the account approximately 7 business days after funding and may be used toward stock, ETF, futures, futures options, and equity & index option trades executed by September 30, 2017. Maximum value rebated per trade is $14.95.

See www.optionsxpress.com/about_us/pricing_commissions.aspx for more details regarding commissions. For taxable accounts, the required deposit amount (less any market losses) must remain in the account for a minimum of 6 months, or any remaining credit may be surrendered.

Offer limited to one per account, with no more than one account enrolled per client. It does not apply to educational IRA, Keogh, PSP or MPP accounts. It is not transferable, salable or valid in conjunction with other offers and is available to U.S. residents only. Employees, contractors or persons similarly associated with optionsXpress or an affiliate; their spouses; and employees of any securities regulatory organization or exchange are not eligible. optionsXpress reserves the right to terminate, modify or suspend this offer at any time without notice. This is not an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where optionsXpress is not authorized to do business. Other restrictions may apply. Any taxes related to the offer are your responsibility.

Idea Hub

Idea Hub helps the self-directed investor explore new trading ideas that are based on preset screening criteria. Please note that Idea Hub does not consider open orders, existing positions or other factors, and is solely intended for educational and informational purposes. Examples within the Idea Hub are not intended as recommendations to buy or sell any particular security or implement any particular strategy, and users of the Idea Hub should not make investment decisions based solely upon ideas generated by it. You are solely responsible for your investment decisions, and should carefully evaluate the examples to determine whether they are right for you based on your personal situation. optionsXpress does not make investment recommendations, provide financial, tax or legal advice.