Direct Market Access to Futures Worldwide
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via PathFinder Trader™ since January 1 2011.†
- Aggressive Low Commissions
We offer a clear and transparent pricing inclusive of all fees and costs. Learn More.
- Low Day Trading Margins
Reduced day-trading margins on our most popular electronic contracts, including E-Mini Indices (ES,NQ,YM) and Eurex.
- No Platform Fees or Data Fees!
Trade futures using PathFinder Trader™ our flagship product, with no platform fees. Our trading software comes with Live and historical tick-by-tick data on all electronic contracts Learn More.
- Level 2 View
By trading on fully regulated and centralized exchanges, you will be able to access and display advanced trading information including full depth of market for all futures contracts.
|EUR/USD||E-Mini S&P 500||mi-NY Crude Oil||30 year T-Bond||Gold||Corn||Bund|
|GBP/USD||E-Mini NASDAQ||mi-NY Natural Gas||10 year T-Note||Silver||Soybeans||DAX|
|JPY/USD||E-Mini Dow||mi-NY RBOB Gasoline||5 year T-Note||Copper||Wheat||DJEurostoxx 50|
Trade the World's Most Active Exchanges
Why Trade Futures at FastBrokers
- Low Commissions
- Reduced Day-Trading margins
- Free Level 2 real-time quotes
- No platform fees
- Low account minimum
- Direct Market Access
Frequently Asked Questions
You can open a futures trading account with a minimum of $2,500 (or the equivalent in Euros or British Pounds).
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We have created a web page where we explain some Futures basics for traders like you. Please visit our Getting started page.
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Here is a link to our full commission schedule. Please note that all commissions are per trade (contract) per side and inclusive of all costs and fees, in other words there are no other hidden fees:
Commissions & Day Margins.
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There are no maintenance costs associated with your futures account using PathFinder Trader™. We have a clear and transparent No-hidden-fees policy. Unlike our competitors we don’t charge any opening, closing or maintenance fees. So, you’ll only pay a commission for each executed contract traded. You can see a complete schedule of cost and fees here.
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Our PathFinder Trader™ platform is free and it includes real-time and historical data at no charge. You get access to real-time and historical up to tick by tick data on more than 400 Electronic contracts on 6 exchanges at no additional cost by maintaining an active futures account with us.
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Yes, funds deposited into your Futures trading account are held in a segregated account. So, in the unlikely event of failure of the FCM, your funds will not be considered part of the company's assets and they will have priority over any other creditor's claim according to US laws.
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We offer more than 400 Electronic contracts on 6 Futures Exchanges worldwide. Please visit our Contract specifications page to learn more about our Futures products.
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We and the FCM regularly monitor your account for margin requirements and issue a position liquidation if your balance is close or is about to approach a negative balance, usually if it falls below $500. For positions held overnight on a margin call, depending on several factors (including market conditions and history of margin calls), we generally allow you some time for you to wire additional funds in order to maintain the position open. In fact, you should contact us as soon as you send the funds and provide us with a bank receipt. However, please note that although we are allowed to liquidate your account, we are not required to do so. It's primarily your duty and responsibility to monitor your account and close positions in order to avoid a margin calls or debits. Please note that if the liquidation will be performed by the FCM you may incur into a liquidation fee, please refer to the general conditions for details.
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The day trading margin is the minimum balance you need to have available in your trading account in order to open and maintain a new position during the regular (day) trading session. The day trading margin applies to the window of time the contract is open for trading. For example normally the E-mini S&P 500 trading hours go from 3:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. (next day) Chicago time, during these hours the day trading margin applies if you open a new position. If you decide to keep your position open beyond the current trading session through multiple trading sessions (for example for a couple of days), you will have to make sure you have sufficient margin funds in your account in order to cover the Initial or Overnight margin requirement for each contract you keep open, or you will incur into a margin call and you will be required to deposit additional funds to cover such margin requirements. Failure to meet the margin requirements may result in liquidation of positions and suspension of trading priviledges. Please note that the day trading margin applies only to positions you open and close within the same trading session and it's not applicable to positions opened during a previous session. For a complete list of margins please visit this page.
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The Initial or Overnight Margin is the minimum account balance you need to maintain in your trading account in order to carry an open position for longer than one trading session. The required amount is usually higher than the Day Trading margin to help protect all market partecipants from debits and other risks caused by possible market gaps occurring while the market is closed. If you decide to keep your position open beyond the current trading session through multiple trading sessions (for example for a couple of days), you will have to make sure you have sufficient funds in your account in order to cover the Initial or Overnight margin requirement for each contract you keep open, or you will incur into a margin call and you will be required to deposit additional funds to cover such margin requirements. Failure to meet the margin requirements may result in liquidation of positions and suspension of trading privileges. For a complete list of margins please visit this page.
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