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Futures Trading Commission Rates


Commission rates as low as $0.19 per side to high volume online futures traders requiring no broker assistance. See our commission and fees disclosure for further information. High volume traders can greatly reduce exchange fees by qualifying for an Exchange Membership. We can help you in obtaining an Exchange Membership and can answer any questions you may have. Exchange memberships can be bought or leased depending on your trading needs. We believe we offer some of the lowest commission rates available for trading futures online. The below rate table is for self directed online traders requiring no broker assistance. Accounts requiring broker assistance will be charged a higher rate.

High volume traders can reduce exchange fees by qualifying for an Exchange Membership.

Monthly Volume Commission Per Side
0 – 2,999 $0.49
3,000 – 4,999 $0.39
5,000 – 9,999 $0.35
10,000 – 19,999 $0.30
20,001 – 49,999 $0.25
50,000+ $0.19

View complete trade commission details below:

Stock Index

Contract Name Symbol Exchange NFA Commission Per Side
E-mini S&P 500 ES $1.18 $0.02 $0.49 $1.69
E-mini S&P 500
*with Exchange
Membership
ES $0.47 $0.00 $0.49 $0.96
E-mini NASDAQ 100 NQ $1.18 $0.02 $0.49 $1.69
E-mini Dow ($5) YM $1.16 $0.02 $0.49 $1.67
Mini Russell 2000 TF $0.65 $0.02 $0.49 $1.16
Nikkei 225 Index NKD $2.15 $0.02 $0.49 $2.66

Currencies

Contract Name Symbol Exchange NFA Commission Per Side
Euro Futures 6E $1.60 $0.02 $0.49 $2.11
Euro Futures
*with Exchange
Membership
6E $0.52 $0.00 $0.49 $1.01
E-mini Euro Futures E7 $0.85 $0.02 $0.49 $1.36
E-micro Euro Futures M6E $0.16 $0.02 $0.49 $0.67
Japanese Yen 6J $1.60 $0.02 $0.49 $2.11
E-mini Japanese Yen J7 $0.85 $0.02 $0.49 $1.36
E-micro Japanese Yen MJY $0.16 $0.02 $0.49 $0.67
Aussie Dollar 6A $1.60 $0.02 $0.49 $2.11
E-micro Aussie Dollar M6A $0.16 $0.02 $0.49 $0.67
British Pound 6B $1.60 $0.02 $0.49 $2.11
E-micro British Pound M6B $0.16 $0.02 $0.49 $0.67
Canadian Dollar 6C $1.60 $0.02 $0.49 $2.11
E-micro Canadian Dollar MCD $0.16 $0.02 $0.49 $0.67
Swiss Franc 6S $1.60 $0.02 $0.49 $2.11
E-micro Swiss Franc MSF $0.16 $0.02 $0.49 $0.67
Brazilian Real 6L $1.60 $0.02 $0.49 $2.11
Mexican Peso 6M $1.60 $0.02 $0.49 $2.11
New Zealand Dollar 6N $1.60 $0.02 $0.49 $2.11
Russian Ruble 6R $1.60 $0.02 $0.49 $2.11
South African Rand 6Z $1.60 $0.02 $0.49 $2.11
U.S. Dollar Index DX $1.41 $0.02 $0.49 $1.92

Interest Rates

Contract Name Symbol Exchange NFA Commission Per Side
U.S. Treasury Bonds ZB $0.80 $0.02 $0.49 $1.31
U.S. Treasury Bonds
*with Exchange
Membership
ZB $0.26 $0.00 $0.49 $0.75
Ultra U.S. Treasury Bonds UB $0.85 $0.02 $0.49 $1.36
Ultra 10 Year Notes TN $0.75 $0.02 $0.49 $1.26
10 Year Notes ZN $0.75 $0.02 $0.49 $1.26
5 Year Notes ZF $0.65 $0.02 $0.49 $1.16
2 Year Notes ZT $0.60 $0.02 $0.49 $1.11
30 Day Fed Funds ZQ $0.96 $0.02 $0.49 $1.47
Eurodollar GE $1.25 $0.02 $0.49 $1.76

Metals

Contract Name Symbol Exchange NFA Commission Per Side
Gold GC $1.50 $0.02 $0.49 $2.01
Gold Futures
*with Exchange
Membership
GC $0.70 $0.00 $0.49 $1.19
Emini Gold QO $0.75 $0.02 $0.49 $1.26
E-micro Gold MGC $0.20 $0.02 $0.49 $0.71
Silver SI $1.50 $0.02 $0.49 $2.01
Emini Silver QI $0.75 $0.02 $0.49 $1.26
Copper HG $1.50 $0.02 $0.49 $2.01
Emini Copper QC $0.75 $0.02 $0.49 $1.26
Palladium PA $1.50 $0.02 $0.49 $2.01
Platinum PL $1.50 $0.02 $0.49 $2.01

Energies

Contract Name Symbol Exchange NFA Commission Per Side
Crude Oil CL $1.50 $0.02 $0.49 $2.01
Crude Oil Futures
*with Exchange
Membership
CL $0.70 $0.00 $0.49 $1.25
E-mini Crude Oil QM $1.20 $0.02 $0.49 $1.71
Natural Gas NG $1.50 $0.02 $0.49 $2.01
E-mini Natural Gas QG $0.50 $0.02 $0.49 $1.01
ULSD HO $1.50 $0.02 $0.49 $2.01
E-mini ULSD QH $1.20 $0.02 $0.49 $1.71
RBOB Gasoline RB $1.50 $0.02 $0.49 $2.01
E-mini RBOB Gasoline QU $1.20 $0.02 $0.49 $1.71
Brent Crude Oil BRN $0.82 $0.02 $0.49 $1.33

Grains

Contract Name Symbol Exchange NFA Commission Per Side
Corn ZC $1.95 $0.02 $0.49 $2.45
Corn Futures
*with Exchange
Membership
ZC $0.31 $0.00 $0.49 $0.80
Mini Corn XC $1.03 $0.02 $0.49 $1.54
Soybeans ZS $1.95 $0.02 $0.49 $2.46
Mini Soybeans XK $1.03 $0.02 $0.49 $1.54
Soybean Oil ZL $1.95 $0.02 $0.49 $2.46
Soybean Meal ZM $1.95 $0.02 $0.49 $2.46
Wheat ZW $1.95 $0.02 $0.49 $2.46
Mini Wheat XW $1.03 $0.02 $0.49 $1.54
Hard Red Winter Wheat KE $1.95 $0.02 $0.49 $2.46
Oats ZO $1.95 $0.02 $0.49 $2.46
Rough Rice ZR $1.95 $0.02 $0.49 $2.46

Softs

Contract Name Symbol Exchange NFA Commission Per Side
Sugar #11 SB $2.10 $0.02 $0.49 $2.61
Cocoa CC $2.10 $0.02 $0.49 $2.61
Coffee KC $2.10 $0.02 $0.49 $2.61
Cotton CT $2.10 $0.02 $0.49 $2.61
Orange Juice OJ $2.10 $0.02 $0.49 $2.61

Meats

Contract Name Symbol Exchange NFA Commission Per Side
Feeder Cattle GF $2.03 $0.02 $0.49 $2.54
Live Cattle LE $2.03 $0.02 $0.49 $2.54
Lean Hogs HE $2.03 $0.02 $0.49 $2.54

Important Notice: Additional routing & execution fees apply depending on which routing (trading platform) technology selected:

  • Certigo: $0.05 - $0.25 per side (depending on trading platform)
  • CQG: $0.05 - $0.50 per side (depending on trading platform)
  • Rithmic: $0.25 - $0.50 per side (depending on trading platform)
  • TT: $0.30 - $0.55 per side (depending on trading platform)
  • CTS: $0.50 - $0.75 per side (depending on trading platform)

Important Notice: There are monthly data (quote) fees charged by the various exchanges. However, we offer a completely free trading platform that has no data fees and includes completely free live streaming quotes.


The table below details the monthly fees charged by the futures exchange to access market data for non-professional futures traders. These data fees are charged by the CME Group, not by Discount Trading.

CME Group Data CME CBOT NYMEX COMEX BUNDLE
Top Level 1 Live Quotes & Charts (No DOM) $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $3.00
Depth Level 2 Live Quotes & Charts & DOM $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $15.00

Disclaimer: Discount Trading assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information above. Exchange fees are set by the exchange; these fees may change without notice. Please refer directly to the exchange's website for up to date exchange fees and costs. The above was believed to be the latest fee schedule as of 05/13/2018.