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Futures

TD Ameritrade offers a broad array of futures trading tools and resources. Trade over 60 futures products virtually 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, on the advanced thinkorswim trading platform and on the TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader application. You’ll get access to free technical studies, interactive education, 24/6 trading specialist support, and paperMoney® at no extra charge.

Three reasons to trade futures with TD Ameritrade

1. The Futures Trading Technology

Trade through thinkorswim, a premier derivatives trading platform for serious futures traders, or through our mobile trader application.

2. 24/7 Support and Free Education

Get live help for traders from traders with hundreds of years of combined experience or look at our Education resources. 

3. No Hidden Fees

Fair, straightforward pricing. No hidden fees or complicated pricing structures. Visit our pricing page for more information.

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 /YG 7 p.m. - 5 p.m.3 No
Mini Silver /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.

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 /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.

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 /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.

*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 /CC 3:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.1 No
Coffee /KC 3:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.1 No
Cotton /CT 8 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. No
Orange Juice /OJ 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.1 No
Sugar /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

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

Platforms that help you trade futures 24/6

Trade using the elite tools in thinkorswim on your desktop or get access to one of the few mobile apps, TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader, that allows you to trade futures from your mobile devices.

One seriously integrated platform

You want advanced and serious trading technology to give you a decided edge in the complex and fast-moving futures market. But you don’t want to deal with multiple platforms. With thinkorswim you get a completely integrated platform that features what you need, sophisticated functionality and elite tools, in one place.

Mobile futures trading

The leader in mobile trading**, with apps like Mobile Trader, you can trade futures right from your mobile device. You can also paper trade with paperMoney, download customized charts, and get live market news from CNBC. It’s the must-have, mobile app for the on-the-go futures trader.

Get started with trading futures

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

View key information documents ("KIDs") required under European Union regulation No. 1286/2014.

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