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Get the tools and support you need to trade futures.

  • $2.25 per contract1 + Satisfaction Guarantee2
  • Pay the same commission online or through a broker1
  • Specialized futures tools and platforms 
  • Extensive research and analysis

Choose from a variety of futures products across a variety of categories:

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    Stock Indexes, Currencies, Interest Rates

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    Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Electricity

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    Gold, Silver, Steel 

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    Corn, Wheat, Sugar

Trade index futures with a lower capital cost with Micro E-minis.

A CME Group Micro E-mini futures contract provides exposure to major market indices, but at 1/10th the size and a lower margin dollar requirement compared to classic E-mini futures.

Gain new insights with extensive research tools and professional commentary.

  • Rely on Schwab's Futures Research Center for the latest research, news, and commentary. 
  • Review “Looking to the Futures,” Schwab’s daily analysis and perspective on the futures market.
  • Access industry-leading independent analysis with the Hightower Report and the Wyckoff Report.
  • Watch daily videos featuring trade ideas from futures experts like Dan Gramza. 
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Fuel your futures trading with our advanced desktop and mobile platforms.

  • Get a futures trading experience that blends sophisticated technology and an easy-to-use design.
  • Plan, analyze, and execute trades quickly. 
  • Customize your platform layout and tools to fit a variety of strategies.
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Act on opportunities and stay in control with powerful tools.

Find and research trade ideas, then place trades and manage your positions with these advanced tools.

  • Streaming Charts & Quotes

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    Visualize potential trade opportunities using a wide range of technical chart studies and indicators with streaming updates.

  • Trade Calculator

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    Check the margin requirement on an options, futures or futures option trade.

  • All-in-One Trade Ticket®

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    Trade futures, options, and stocks in a single window using advanced order features to help lock in gains or protect against losses. 

Our futures specialists can review and even place your orders.

  • No additional trading fees for broker-assisted orders.1 
  • Get help evaluating a potential trade or reviewing your strategy.
  • Need help with your first (or next) futures order? Call us 24/5.
  • Tap into the advanced futures knowledge of our dedicated teams.
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Trade futures and futures options for just $2.25 per contract.

  • Pay the same commission online or through a broker¹

    Get help reviewing and placing your trades 24/5 with our futures specialists.

  • Daily automated cash sweeps

    Excess futures account balances are swept back to your brokerage account daily. 

  • Low margin rates

    Our competitive margin rates can help reduce your capital costs.

  • Satisfaction Guarantee

    If you're not completely satisfied, we'll refund your eligible fee or commission and work with you to make things right.2

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