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Discover everything you need for futures trading right here.

Discover everything you need for futures trading right here

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Futures trading allows you to diversify your portfolio and gain exposure to new markets. Qualified investors can trade over 60 futures products virtually 24 hours a day, 6 days a week through TD Ameritrade Futures and Forex, LLC. Get access to powerful platforms, technical studies, immersive education, futures trading support, and paperMoney® to practice your strategy at no extra charge. Whether you're new to futures or a seasoned pro, we offer the tools and resources you need to feel confident trading futures.

Five reasons to trade futures with TD Ameritrade

1. Comprehensive education

Explore articles, videos, webcasts, and in-person events on a range of futures topics to make you a more informed trader.

2. Superior service

Our futures specialists have over 100 years of combined trading experience. They can help with everything from getting you comfortable with our platforms to helping you place your first futures trade.

3. Innovative platforms

Our cutting-edge online trading platforms offer an integrated futures trading experience that allows you to manage your trades better.

4. No hidden fees

Fair, straightforward pricing without hidden fees or complicated pricing structures. 

 

5. Extensive product access

Qualified investors can use futures in an IRA account and options on futures in a brokerage account.

Your futures trading questions answered

Futures trading doesn't have to be complicated. Our futures specialists are available day or night to answer your toughest questions at 866-839-1100.

Integrated platforms to elevate your futures trading

With our elite trading platform thinkorswim, and its mobile companion the TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader app, you can trade futures where and how you like with seamless integration between your devices.

thinkorswim

The Active Trader tab on thinkorswim is designed especially for futures traders. With its easy-to-use bid/ask price ladder, one-click order entry, fully customizable charting and advanced order types that helps you identify trends, exit and entry points, it's the next step to advance your futures trading.

TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader

TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader is the must-have mobile app for futures traders. Place trades, access technical studies and drawings on charts, explore education, and contact support, all from the palm of your hand with the leader in mobile trading**.

Futures products

Interest Rates Metals Currency Grains Stock Index Energy Softs Forest Live Stock

Interest Rates

Product Symbol Trading Hours CT Tradable Options
2yr Note /ZT 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. Yes
5yr Note /ZF 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. Yes
10yr Note /ZN 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. Yes
Ultra 10yr Note /TN 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
30yr Bond /ZB 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. Yes
Eurodollar /GE 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
Fed Funds /ZQ 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
1 Month Eurodollar /GLB 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
Ultra Bond /UB 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.

Metals

Product Symbol Trading Hours CT Tradable Options
1,000-oz. Silver (CME) /SIL 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
Gold /GC 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. Yes
Silver /SI 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
Copper /HG 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
E-Micro Gold /MGC 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
Mini Gold (ICE)* /YG 7 p.m. - 5 p.m.3 No
Mini Silver (ICE)* /YI 7 p.m. - 5 p.m.3 No
Platinum /PL 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
Palladium /PA 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.

3 Open on Sunday night at 5:00pm CT/6:00pm ET.

*ICE products subject to monthly ICE Futures US data fee. See Market Data Fees for details.

Currency

Product Symbol Trading Hours CT Tradable Options
Australian Dollar /6A 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
British Pound /6B 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. Yes
Canadian Dollar /6C 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
E-Micro AUD/USD /M6A 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
E-Micro GBP/USD /M6B 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
E-Micro EUR/USD /M6E 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
E-Mini Japanese Yen /J7 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
Euro FX /6E 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. Yes
Japanese Yen /6J 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
Mexican Peso /6M 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
E-Mini Euro FX /E7 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
New Zealand Dollar /6N 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
Swiss Franc /6S 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
US Dollar Index (ICE)* /DX 7 p.m. - 4 p.m.3 No

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.

3 Open on Sunday night at 5:00pm CT/6:00pm ET.

*ICE products subject to monthly ICE Futures US data fee. See Market Data Fees for details

Grains

Product Symbol Trading Hours CT Tradable Options
Corn /ZC 7pm-7:45am & 8:30am-1:20pm Yes
E-Mini Corn Futures /XC 7pm-7:45am & 8:30am-1:45pm No
E-Mini Wheat Futures /XW 7pm-7:45am & 8:30am-1:45pm No
E-Mini Soybean Futures /XK 7pm-7:45am & 8:30am-1:45pm No
KC Hard Red Winter Wheat /KE 7pm-7:45am & 8:30am-1:20pm No
Oats /ZO 7pm-7:45am & 8:30am-1:20pm No
Soybeans /ZS 7pm-7:45am & 8:30am-1:20pm Yes
Soybean Meal /ZM 7pm-7:45am & 8:30am-1:20pm No
Soybean Oil /ZL 7pm-7:45am & 8:30am-1:20pm No
Wheat /ZW 7pm-7:45am & 8:30am-1:20pm Yes

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.

Stock Index

Product Symbol Trading Hours CT Tradable Options
E-Mini NASDAQ 100 /NQ 5 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. Yes
E-Mini Russell 2000 /RTY 5 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. Yes
E-Mini S&P 500 /ES 5 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. Yes
E-Mini S&P MidCap 400 /EMD 5 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. No
E-Mini DOW /YM 5 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. No
Nikkei 225 /NKD 5 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. No
CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) /VX 5 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. No
CBOE Bitcoin** /XBT 5 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. No
MSCI Emerging Markets Index (ICE)* /MME 7 p.m.- 5 p.m.3 No

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.

3 Open on Sunday night at 5:00pm CT/6:00pm ET.

*ICE products subject to monthly ICE Futures US data fee. See Market Data Fees for details.

**To learn more, visit our Bitcoin Futures FAQ page.

Energy

Product Symbol Trading Hours CT Tradable Options
Brent Crude Oil /BZ 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
E-Mini Natural Gas /QG 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
RBOB Gasoline /RB 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
Heating Oil /HO 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No
Light Sweet Crude Oil /CL 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. Yes
Natural Gas /NG 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. Yes
E-mini Crude Oil /QM 5 p.m. - 4 p.m. No

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.

Softs

Product Symbol Trading Hours CT Tradable Options
Cocoa (ICE)* /CC 3:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.1 No
Coffee (ICE)* /KC 3:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.1 No
Cotton (ICE)* /CT 8 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. No
Orange Juice (ICE)* /OJ 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.1 No
Sugar (ICE)* /SB 2:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.1 No

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.

1 Begins trading Monday morning

*ICE products subject to monthly ICE Futures US data fee. See Market Data Fees for details.

Forest

Product Symbol Trading Hours CT Tradable Options
Random Length Lumber /LBS Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. & Friday: 9:00 a.m.-1:55 p.m. No

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.

Live Stock

Product Symbol Trading Hours CT Tradable Options
Feeder Cattle /GF 8:30 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.1 No
Lean Hogs /HE 8:30 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.1 No
Live Cattle /LE 8:30 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. No

Unless otherwise noted, all of the above futures products trade during the specified times beginning Sunday night for the Monday trade date and ending on Friday afternoon.

1 Begins trading Monday morning

Stay current with the latest futures news on the TD Ameritrade Network

Our media affiliate, the TD Ameritrade Network hosts several live daily TV programs to provide you with real-time education, market trends, key insights, and trading ideas. On Futures with Ben Lichtenstein, he examines the latest developments in the futures markets using technical and fundamental analysis to identify trends.

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Get started with a futures trading account

Whether you have an existing TD Ameritrade Account or would like to open a new account, certain qualifications and permissions are required for trading futures. Before you can apply for futures trading, your account must be enabled for margin, Options Level 2 and Advanced Features. After your account is open, follow these instructions to get started. If you’d like more information about requirements or to ensure you have the required settings or permissions on your account, contact us at 866-839-1100.

CFTC public disclosures

View TD Ameritrade Futures & Forex LLC public disclosures required under CFTC rule 1.55.

European Union key information documents

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