Day Trading Futures and Commodities


In conjunction with the growth in electronic markets and advancements in technology, there has been a corresponding increase in the number of people who engage in day trading the various financial markets (stocks, options and futures). RCM Futures is well positioned to cater to the needs of serious day traders across all of these asset classes.

Why day trade through RCM Futures?

RCM provides the platforms, pricing, execution, data and support that day traders need to attempt the successful implementation of their respective day-trading strategies.


Platform

The platforms we provide to day traders provide access to major U.S. futures markets. Click here for more information about the specific trading platforms available through our affiliated FCMs.

Pricing

For clients who actively day trade through RCM, we are able to provide very competitive pricing.

Execution

We offer very low latency for rapid execution of electronic orders, and we support various types of orders including some unique order types that provide for potential price improvement.

Data

Our primary day trading platforms provide clients with free real-time market data (streaming Level 1 and Level 2 data) on a non-throttled basis regardless of whether the client is deemed a professional or non-professional user of market data.

Support

Since RCM's inception, we have been and remain completely focused on providing the highest possible level of customer service to our valued clients.

Day Trading Securities vs. Day Trading Futures

RCM is well positioned to support day trading activities for the futures markets, but there is important information that traders should be aware of.


Futures provide greater leverage than securities and can be 10-1 or greater. The minimum amount required for each account depends upon the type and number of contracts that are traded. A client’s intraday leverage on a position will be restricted on a per contract basis. Overnight futures margins are set by the exchanges, but intraday levels can often be significantly lower than overnight limits and are negotiated by each futures commission merchant.

Futures are marked-to-market each day and there must be enough funds in the account to cover the margin requirement when you place the trade, vs. T+3 settlement for stock trades or T+1 for stock options. Pricing for futures day trading is determined based on factors including the account balance (i.e. intended funding value), trading intraday versus overnight (position) trading, options on futures vs. futures contracts, trading volume and other factors. Click here to contact RCM to learn more and to obtain a quote.




THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH TRADING FUTURES AND OPTIONS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT THAN THOSE OF STOCK INVESTING AND INVESTORS MAY LOSE MORE THAN THEIR INITIAL INVESTMENT.
DAY TRADING FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS.

  • You can lose more funds than you deposit in a margin account.
  • You are not entitled to choose which securities or other assets in your account(s) are liquidated or sold to meet a margin call.
  • The firm can increase its "house" maintenance margin requirements at any time and is not required to provide you advance written notice.
  • You are not entitled to an extension of time on a margin call.

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RCM Futures
621 S Plymouth Ct, Fl 1
Chicago, IL 60605 


TEL 1-312-870-1500
EMAIL info@rcmassetmanagement.com


Futures trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing one's financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

RCM Futures is a DBA of Reliance Capital Markets II, LLC