Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 73% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with Tickmill UK Ltd. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs or our other products work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
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FUTURES

Trade Real Futures on Stock Indices, FX, Metals, Energies and more, across 5 Global Exchanges.

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Why TRADE FUTURES
with Tickmill?

Our no-frills futures trading gives our clients access to 5 globally regulated Futures exchanges: CBOT, CME, COMEX, NYMEX and EUREX.

  • Fast reliable execution via robust centralised trading exchanges.
  • Competitive commissions.
  • Low deposit requirement of $1,000 (or equivalent in another currency).
  • Industry leading trading platforms & Free mobile app (multi-language).
  • Tailored solutions for high volume traders.

531,000+ Registered Accounts*
531,000+
Registered Accounts*
Since its inception in 2014, the Tickmill Group has provided its sensational services to clients across the globe.

17 Awards
17
Awards
We’ve earnt global recognition for our stellar service developments over the last 5 years.

200+ Employees Globally
200+
Employees Globally
As we continually improve and enhance our services our amazing team grows too.

5 Recognised Regulators
5
Recognised Regulators
We put our traders first with top-notch regulatory oversight by the FCA, CySEC, FSB, Labuan FSA and FSA.
*Tickmill Group figures.
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Our Competitive
Commissions

Standard Contract

$1.30

Micro Contract

$0.85

Here’s a glimpse of our top 5 futures. Check out all of the futures contracts that you can trade by clicking here.
Exchange Code Product Currency Contract Size Tick Size Tick Value Trading Hours Exchange
CL Crude Oil USD 1,000 barrels 0.01 $10 18:00 - 17:00 ET
ES E-Mini S&P 500 USD 50 x Index 0.25 $12.50 18:00 - 16:15 16:30 - 17:00 ET
GE Eurodollar USD 2,500$ x IMM Index 0.0025 $6.25 17:00 - 16:00 CT
GC Gold 100 oz USD 100 ounces 0.1 $10 17:00 - 16:00 CT
ZN US 10-Yr Note USD 100,000 USD 1/64 point $15,625 17:00 - 16:00 CT
**Source data: this content has been derived from CME, COMEX, CBOT, NYMEX and EUREX exchanges as at 16/12/2020. These details are updated by the various Exchanges so for up to date information please check on Exchange websites. Tickmill UK Ltd will not accept any liability for contract specific information, this table will be updated on a periodic basis.

At Tickmill we know that having a transparent commission structure with no hidden costs is key. So, we’ve not only cultivated a straightforward, no-frills trading environment; we’ve also created custom-built trading dashboards to give you a seamless entry into futures trading.

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Futures

Looking for something specific?

Speak to our dedicated professional client services team for assistance with Futures and Options markets.

Start Trading Futures
with Tickmill

1

REGISTER

Complete your registration and upload the required documents.

Register
2

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Once approved, login to your client area.

Create An Account
3

MAKE A DEPOSIT

Fund your account via Bank transfer and choose your subscriptions.

Make A Deposit
4

TRADE

Login to your trading platform and start trading.

Trade
What are Futures?
Futures contracts are financial instruments that allow market participants to offset risk (hedge) or to assume the risk (speculate) of a price change of an asset over time.

A Futures contract is a legally binding agreement to trade a standardised asset on a specific date or during a specific period, using a product which is identical in terms of quality and quantity. Therefore, the only variable is the price.

The Futures exchanges guarantee every Futures contract so all trades that take place on the exchange will be honoured; thus, eliminating counterparty risk. Exchange traded Futures are cleared centrally which means the exchange becomes the buyer of every sold contract and the seller of every bought Futures. In turn, this greatly reduces the credit risk associated with defaults.
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What Are Futures?
Although the futures market allows the exchange of products, there are other types of investors who also trade futures. Investors are actually speculating on the price of a product in the future and will profit based on the changes in price rather than taking delivery of the underlying product.

Although there are many examples of futures contracts solely focused on commodities, there are a huge range of futures contracts available; from stocks and shares to bonds and bitcoin!

As there is such a range of different investors, traders, hedgers etc, the futures market is relatively liquid with significant market movement.
How to Trade Futures
Unlike many traders and companies who seek to trade the asset itself, you’re able to speculate on the changes in price instead. If the price of the concerned asset rises, the futures contract will become more valuable. Should the price of the asset fall, then the futures contract will become less valuable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Futures are financial contracts obligating the buyer to buy an asset or, the seller to sell an asset. This obligation comes with a predetermined date and price in the future.

Futures are traded on margin. Tickmill offers exchange traded derivatives (ETDs) which enable you to leverage a small margin deposit for much greater market exposure.

When you trade Futures with Tickmill you have access to 5 Global Exchanges providing access to products from asset classes including Agriculture, Energy, FX, Indices, Metals and Interest Rates. With exceptional depth of liquidity available you can access further details for each instrument by clicking here.

ETD stands for 'Exchange-Traded Derivative'.
ETD contracts are traded on a regulated recognised Investment exchange e.g. CME, EUREX etc. Products that are listed on Recognized Investment Exhanges have standardised products and therefore will be of a certain quality and volume. For example, WTI (West Texas Intermediate) will always be 1,000 Barrels per lot.
ETD contracts also require payment of an initial margin and a mainatance margin which can change daily, depending on market conditions.

Futures are generally traded on Recognised Investment Exchanges whilst CFDs are more commonly traded Over the Counter (OTC). The main differences lie in the liquidity and financing of both instruments.
CFDs tend to have lower entry barriers than Futures trading. Both are derivatives and have the same leverage benefits that are common to derivatives in general.
A financial derivative name comes from the fact that its value is based on an underlying asset, so it is derived from that underlying asset. Futures commonly have a quarterly expiry so positions would need to be closed or rolled to the next expiry month.