Welcome to futures.

Whether you’re looking for new trading opportunities or a capital efficient way to manage portfolio risk, futures and options on futures offer a wide array of products to accomplish either objective.

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PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES BELOW.

Important Note: Futures and options transactions are intended for sophisticated investors and are complex, carry a high degree of risk, and are not suitable for all investors. For more information, please read the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options and the Risk Disclosure Statement for Futures and Options prior to applying for an account. You can also view the E*TRADE Futures LLC Financial Information and Disclosure Documents.

1. E*TRADE credits and offers may be subject to U.S. withholding taxes and reporting at retail value. Taxes related to these offers are the customer's responsibility.

2. Each futures trade is $1.50 (per side, per contract, plus exchange fees). In addition to the $1.50 per contract per side commission, futures customers will be assessed certain fees, including applicable futures exchange and NFA fees, as well as floor brokerage charges for execution of non-electronically traded futures and futures options contracts. These fees are not established by E*TRADE Futures LLC and will vary by exchange.

3. Access the futures markets through the E*TRADE platform nearly 24 hours a day, six days a week (Sunday 5 p.m. CT to Friday 4 p.m. CT). For more information on futures contract trade specifications, including, tick size, tick value, margin requirements, and trading hours, visit etrade.com/futures.

4. Transactions in futures carry a high degree of risk. The amount of initial margin is small relative to the underlying notional value of a futures contract. A relatively small market movement will have a proportionately larger impact on the funds you have deposited or will have to deposit, which may work against you as well as for you. You may sustain a total loss of initial margin funds and any additional funds deposited with E*TRADE Futures LLC (collectively with its affiliates “E*TRADE”) to maintain your position. If the market moves against your positions or margin levels are increased, you may be called upon by E*TRADE to pay substantial additional funds on short notice to maintain your position. If you fail to comply with a request for additional funds immediately, regardless of the requested due date, your position may be liquidated at a loss by E*TRADE and you will be liable for any resulting deficit.

5. Subject to certain qualifications and eligibility requirements. With respect to futures trading in self-directed individual retirement accounts (“IRAs”), you should understand that trading futures contracts is speculative in nature and subject to risks that may be greater than those of other investment vehicles in which retirement funds may be invested. You must determine whether trading futures contracts in your IRA is advisable based on your specific financial circumstances, your risk tolerance, the number of years until your retirement, and other factors. You should consult a professional advisor to determine if futures trading, even on a limited basis, in your IRA is consistent with your financial goals.


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