Futures Trading

What is Futures trading?

A Future is a contractual agreement to buy or sell a particular commodity or financial instrument at a pre-determined price on a specific date in the future.

Futures contracts can derive from a variety of assets, from traditional commodities like corn, wheat, and orange juice to different asset classes, like government bonds, interest rates, energies and stock indices.

Futures contracts detail the quality and the quantity of the underlying asset; they are standardised to facilitate trading on a Futures exchange.

Trading Futures can carry a high degree of risk to your capital. Losses can quickly and substantially exceed your initial investment. You may need to make further margin payments. Futures trading are not suitable for all investors. You should fully understand the risks and seek independent advice if necessary.

To trade Futures you will need to open a Derivatives Trading Account.


  • Benefit from excellent market liquidity on all major contracts, as well as tight spreads

  • Trade agricultural products, oil and energies, base metals, precious metals, bonds, currencies, short-term interest rates, meats, softs and stock indices

  • Trade well over 450 instruments on live market prices from over 15 exchanges around the world

  • Use Limits, Stop-Limit, Stops and Trailing Stops, which can be placed through the trade module, order module or account summary modules

  • Create a varied online investment portfolio on one single account – choose from a broad range of Futures, Forex and CFDs and create an ideal investment portfolio

  • Futures are a leveraged instrument and as such carry a high level of risk to your capital.

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