OptionsHouse Becomes Futures Commission Merchant


Since the beginning, we’ve been dedicated to helping active traders succeed in trading stocks, options, and ETF’s. As part of that mission, we’ve always strived to provide the best trading experience in not just options, but the whole gamut of trading and investing. Of course, we recognize the importance of futures trading for our customers too. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that OptionsHouse is now a non-clearing Futures Commission Merchant (FCM)!

What does this mean for you? As an FCM, we can now truly elevate the futures trading experience for you. From opening a new account fast and easy, to new cash management tools, to the addition of trading strategies, it means just about everything about future trading at OptionsHouse will be better.

For instance, you’ll be able to trade electronically and access licensed OptionsHouse professionals at a full-service desk, 24 hours a day, six days a week. You’ll have access to the U.S. exchanges of the CME Group (CME) and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), in addition to the VIX futures, and other products listed at the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE).

If you’ve never traded futures before, there some great advantages to this opportunity-rich market. For example, there’s no day trading violations or short-selling restrictions. It’s a nearly 24-hour market with high liquidity and tight bid/ask spreads. And it features low commissions and margin requirements* – great for high-volume day traders!

Whether you’re new to futures or an experienced veteran, OptionsHouse now provides a seamless trading experience, continuous customer support, and free educational resources, like webinars, that can help you add futures to your portfolio. Bottom line, you now have access to tools that expand your trading opportunities, and get you exposure and diversification into global markets such as energies, metals, currencies, interest rates, and equity indices.

Of course, as with any investment, you should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you in light of your experience, objectives, and financial resources.

If you do decide that future trading is right for you, we have a special limited-time offer to celebrate our new FCM status. Add futures trading to your account now, and you’ll get a low introductory commission rate of $1.50 per contract (plus exchange fees) now through September 30th 2016!

* The high degree of leverage that is often obtainable in futures trading because of the small margin requirements can work against you as well as for you.

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