Futures and Futures Options Trading

Interactive Brokers, 64% lower than our competitors.



US Commission Rates Comparison 2 - 1 E-Mini S&P 500 Future
Interactive Brokers
$0.85
E-Trade
$1.50
Fidelity
N/A
Scottrade
N/A
Schwab
$3.50
TD Ameritrade
$2.25
Vanguard
N/A

Interactive Brokers has lower commission rates for larger volumes and comparable rates worldwide.



Barron's Top Futures Trading Brokers

2017 Awards

Rated as a Top Online Broker
Best for Options Traders
Best for Frequent Traders
Lowest Cost Broker Rating
Low Cost for 16th Year in a Row 3

Interactive Brokers offers two simple, low cost pricing plans for US Futures and Futures Options.


Fixed Rate Pricing
  • US Markets - Charges a fixed rate low commission plus exchange, regulatory and clearing fees.
  • Non-US Markets - Single flat rate per contract or percent of trade value, including all commissions, exchange, regulatory, clearing and carrying fees.

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Transparent Volume-Tiered Pricing
  • Our low broker commission, which decreases depending on volume, plus exchange, regulatory and carrying fees.
  • If you trade in large volumes or tend to add liquidity, generally you will benefit from our Tiered structure. 1
  • Same for both US and non-US markets.

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Futures, Commodities & Future Options Offered on over 35 Market Centers Worldwide


  • Agriculture, Currency, Energy, Equity Index, Fixed Income, Metals, and Volatility Futures from a single platform.
  • Trade futures and future options in combination with stocks, ETFs, and options worldwide from a single screen.
  • Gain insights into the markets with our daily Futures Arbitrage and Interest Rates Tables.
  • Visit the Traders' University to listen to one of our futures product webinars.
  • Our trading application offers specialized futures trading tools and a US Futures market scanner.


North America


Futures


USA Futures TradingUnited States
  • CBOT
  • CBOE Futures Exchange
  • CME (Electronic-Globex)
  • ICE Futures US (ICEUS)
  • NASDAQ Futures Exchange (NFX)
  • New York Board of Trade
  • New York Mercantile Exchange
  • NYSE Liffe
  • OneChicago (ONE)

Canada Futures TradingCanada
  • Montreal Exchange

Mexico Futures TradingMexico
  • Mexican Derivatives Exchange

Futures Options


USA: IB online futures brokersUnited States
  • CBOE Futures Exchange
  • CBOT
  • CME (Electronic-Globex)
  • New York Board of Trade
  • New York Mercantile Exchange
  • NYSE Liffe

Mexico Futures TradingMexico
  • Mexican Derivatives Exchange

Stock Futures


USA Futures TradingUnited States
  • OneChicago

Mexico Futures TradingMexico
  • Mexican Derivatives Exchange





Europe


Futures


Belgium Futures TradingBelgium
  • Euronext Brussels

France Futures TradingFrance
  • Euronext France (Matif)
  • Euronext France (Monep)

Germany Futures TradingGermany
  • EUREX (DTB)

Italy Futures TradingItaly
  • Borsa Italiana

Netherlands Futures TradingNetherlands
  • Euronext NL

Norway Futures TradingNorway
  • Norway EDXNO

Spain Futures TradingSpain
  • Mercado Espanol de Futuros Financial Futures & Options Exchange

Sweden Futures TradingSweden
  • Stockholm Derivatives Exchange

Switzerland Futures TradingSwitzerland
  • EUREX (Soffex)

UK Futures TradingUnited Kingdom
  • Intercontinental Exchange
  • London International Futures & Options Exchange
  • London International Futures & Options Exchange (LIFFE Commodities)
  • London International Futures & Options Exchange Single Stock Futures

Futures Options


Germany Futures TradingGermany
  • EUREX (DTB)

United Kingdom Futures TradingUnited Kingdom
  • London International Futures & Options Exchange
  • London International Futures & Options Exchange (LIFFE Commodities)

Stock Futures


Germany Futures TradingGermany
  • EUREX (DTB)

Spain Futures TradingSpain
  • Mercado Espanol de Futuros Financial Futures & Options Exchange

Switzerland Futures TradingSwitzerland
  • EUREX (Soffex)

UK Futures TradingUnited Kingdom
  • London International Futures & Options Exchange
  • London International Futures & Options Exchange Universal Stock Futures





Asia Pacific


FUTURES


Australia Futures TradingAustralia
  • Sydney Futures Exchange

Hong Kong Futures TradingHong Kong
  • Hong Kong Futures Exchange (HKFE)

India Futures TradingIndia
  • National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)

Japan Futures TradingJapan
  • Osaka Securities Exchange
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange

Singapore Futures TradingSingapore
  • Singapore Exchange

South Korea Futures TradingSouth Korea
  • Korea Stock Exchange

Futures Options


Australia Futures TradingAustralia
  • Sydney Futures Exchange

Japan Futures TradingJapan
  • Osaka Securities Exchange
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange

Singapore Futures TradingSingapore
  • Singapore Exchange

Single Stock Futures


Hong Kong Futures TradingHong Kong
  • Hong Kong Futures Exchange
Disclosures
  1. IB's Tiered commission models are not guaranteed to be a direct pass-through of exchange and third-party fees and rebates. Costs passed on to clients in IB's Tiered commission schedule may be greater than the costs paid by IB to the relevant exchange, regulator, clearinghouse or third party. For example, IB may receive volume discounts that are not passed on to clients. Likewise, rebates passed on to clients by IB may be less than the rebates IB receives from the relevant market.
  2. Rates were obtained on March 4, 2019 from each firm's website, and are subject to change without notice. The IB equity and futures commission rates shown are the average of the client commissions for trades executed in February 2019 and are subject to minimums and maximums as shown on the IB website. Some of the firms listed may have additional fees and some firms may reduce or waive commissions or fees, depending on account activity or total account value. Services vary by firm.
  3. Low Cost Rated by Barron's 18 Years Straight - Low cost broker 2002 through 2019 according to Barron's online broker review. 2002 - 5 Stars, 2003 - 4.9 Stars, 2004 - 5 Stars, 2005 - 5 Stars, 2006 - 5 Stars, 2007 - 4.8 Stars, 2008 - 4.5 Stars, 2009 - 4.5 Stars, 2010 - 4.2 stars, 2011 - 4.5 stars, 2012 - 4.3 stars, 2013 - 4.5 stars, 2014 - 4.5 stars, 2015 - 4.5 stars, 2016 - 4.5 stars, 2017 - 4.5 stars, 2018 - 4.5 stars, 2019 - "Interactive Brokers continues to lead as well in terms of pricing". Interactive Brokers earned a 4.5 star ranking in the February 25, 2019 Barron's Annual Best Online Brokers - “Best Online Brokers of 2019”. Criteria included Trade Experience and Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service, Education and Security, and Costs. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Co. Inc.