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Futures

Discover everything you need to trade futures right here

We offer a broad array of futures trading tools and resources. The advanced thinkorswim® trading platform, free technical studies, interactive education, experienced trading support, paperMoney®, and live futures pit audio are just some of the benefits you get, at no charge.

Three reasons to trade futures at TD Ameritrade


  • Transparency

    Futures trading is conducted in a centralised open market where all participants can see trades, quotes, and rates.

  • Products

    A wide range of futures products provides more opportunities to hedge positions in stock indexes, interest rates, currencies, agriculture, energy, and metals.

  • Risk

    Unlike over-the-counter products, the futures that we offer are all exchange traded. Instead of dealing with multiple counterparties, every futures trade is cleared through the CME Group clearing house, one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers.

How to trade futures


  • New Clients

    If you are new to futures trading, we encourage you to read An Introduction to Futures and Options from the CME Group. Next, you'll need to register and complete the TD Ameritrade account application. Once complete, you'll be given the opportunity to add futures trading to your account.

  • Existing Clients

    Log in now to view your current accounts. You'll see a link, "Add Futures Trading to Eligible Accounts," at the bottom of the Account Services Centre. Simply click to begin the brief process of adding futures trading.

Available futures products

  • Interests
  • Metals
  • Currency
  • Grains
  • Stock Index
  • Energy
  • Softs
  • Forest
  • Livestock

Interests

Product Symbol Tradable Options Delta Minimum Fluctuation Settlement Trading Hours
1 Month Eurodollar /GLB... N/A $2,500 .0025 = $6.25 cash 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
2 Yr Note /ZT... Yes $2,000 '002 or 1/4 of 1/32 = $15.625 physical 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
5 Yr Note /ZF... Yes $1,000 '002 or 1/4 of 1/32 = $7.8125 physical 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
10 Yr Note /ZN... Yes $1,000 '005 or 1/2 of 1/32 = $15.625 physical 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
30 Yr Note /ZB... Yes $1,000 '01 or 1/32nd = $31.25 physical 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
Eurodollar /GE... No $2,500 .005 = $12.50 cash 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
Fed Funds /ZQ... No $4,167 .005 = $20.835 cash 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
Ultra Bond /UB... N/A $1,000 '01 or 1/32nd = $31.25 physical 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
Ultra 10yr Note /TN... No $1,000 '005 or 1/2 of 1/32 = $15.625 physical 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
Product 1 Month Eurodollar
Symbol /GLB...
Tradable Options N/A
Delta $2,500
Minimum Fluctuation .0025 = $6.25
Settlement cash
Trading Hours 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
Product 2 Yr Note
Symbol /ZT...
Tradable Options Yes
Delta $2,000
Minimum Fluctuation '002 or 1/4 of 1/32 = $15.625
Settlement physical
Trading Hours 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
Product 5yr Note
Symbol /ZF...
Tradable Options Yes
Delta $1,000
Minimum Fluctuation '002 or 1/4 of 1/32 = $7.8125
Settlement physical
Trading Hours 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
Product 10yr Note
Symbol /ZN...
Tradable Options Yes
Delta $1,000
Minimum Fluctuation '005 or 1/2 of 1/32 = $15.625
Settlement physical
Trading Hours 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
Product 30yr Note
Symbol /ZB...
Tradable Options Yes
Delta $1,000
Minimum Fluctuation '01 or 1/32nd = $31.25
Settlement physical
Trading Hours 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
Product Eurodollar
Symbol /GE...
Tradable Options No
Delta $2,500
Minimum Fluctuation .005 = $12.50
Settlement cash
Trading Hours 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
Product Fed Funds
Symbol /ZQ...
Tradable Options No
Delta $4,167
Minimum Fluctuation .005 = $20.835
Settlement cash
Trading Hours 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
Product Ultra Bond
Symbol /UB...
Tradable Options N/A
Delta $1,000
Minimum Fluctuation '01 or 1/32nd = $31.25
Settlement physical
Trading Hours 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT
Product Ultra 10yr Note
Symbol /TN...
Tradable Options No
Delta $1,000
Minimum Fluctuation 005 or 1/2 of 1/32 = $15.625
Settlement physical
Trading Hours 5 p.m.-4 p.m. US CT

Metals

Currency

Grains

Stock Index

Energy

Softs

Forest

Livestock

Platforms that help you trade futures nearly 24/6

With our elite trading platform thinkorswim, and its companions thinkorswim Web and the thinkorswim Mobile app, you can trade futures where and how you like with seamless integration between your devices.
  • Pairs Trader

    Can't decide between six of one and half a dozen of the other? Trade them both at once in the pairs trader. Pairs trading allows you to trade two correlated securities attempting to profit on a regression toward (or divergence from) their historical relationship.
  • Active Trader Ladder

    Allows you to gain more visibility around fast moving futures markets and move to execute with one click of the mouse.
  • Monkey Bars

    The Monkey Bars chart type displays price action over the time period at specified price levels. The sequence of colours used to distinguish the decades is shown in the upper left corner of the chart.
  • Live Squawk from S&P Futures Pit

    With our live, streaming audio feed right from the floor of the S&P Pit, you can gain insight into the action on the floor of the futures pit.

thinkorswim Web platform on desktop

Web-based futures trading

thinkorswim Web lets you trade futures on your browser, from anywhere you can access the internet—no software download necessary. Easy access means you can react more quickly to changes in the market and your portfolio—because when the world moves, futures move first.
mobile phone with thinkorswim app

Mobile futures trading

With thinkorswim Mobile, you can trade futures right from your mobile device. You can also paper trade with paperMoney®, access customised charts, and get live market news from CNBC. It's the must-have, mobile app for the on-the-go futures trader.

Trade on platforms that bring out your inner trader

Our platforms have the power and flexibility you're looking for, no matter your skill level.

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