Everything you need to
take on futures

When the world moves, futures move first. And with so many commodities, stock indexes, and financial instruments to choose from, sophisticated traders can move right along with them. TD Ameritrade provides the tools, resources, and education you need to analyze different markets and strike when potential opportunities exist.

Get started with futures trading

To trade futures with TD Ameritrade, you need to:

  • Have a qualified account with TD Ameritrade
  • Be approved for futures trading privileges with TD Ameritrade Futures & Forex, LLC

Existing clients

Apply for futures

New clients

Open an account

Need help?

The more you know, the more equipped you may be to enter the futures market. Check out the guide below to learn how to open a futures account. Plus, download this handy checklist to get familiar with everything we have to offer.

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Get support—any time you need it

Have questions along the way? We've got answers. Contact one of our futures specialists 24/7 for help.


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