Day Trading Futures and Commodities

In conjunction with the growth in electronic markets and advancements in technology, there has also been an 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, risk-aware day traders across a broad range of futures and options on futures markets.

Why day trade through RCM Futures?

RCM provides the platform, pricing, execution, data and general support services that day traders require to execute their trading strategies.



Platform

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

Pricing

Due to volume, we are able to offer many day traders competitive pricing.

Execution

We offer low latency for rapid execution of electronic orders, and our experienced inhouse execution desk is able to handle a broad range of complicated execution strategies.

Data

Our primary day trading platforms provide clients with real-time market data (streaming Level 1 and Level 2 data) on a non-throttled basis.

Support

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

Day Trading Securities vs. Day Trading Futures

RCM is well positioned to support the day trading activities of our customers in the futures and futures on options markets. Because this type of trading involves substantial  risk, we offer education and advice relating to effective risk management.


Trading futures and options on futures often involves greater leverage than securities trading. Increased leverage amounts to increased risk. The minimum margin amount required for each account depends, among other factors, upon the type and number of contracts traded. A client’s intraday leverage on a position is restricted on a per contract basis. Overnight futures margins are set by the exchanges; intraday levels are often lower than overnight limits as they are negotiated anew for each customer with the FCM depending on the client's ability to bear risk, among other considerations.

Futures are marked-to-market each day and there must be sifficient funds in the account to cover the margin requirements when trades are placed, 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 about margin requirements, account funding and risk management. 





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

 

You should fully understand the risks associated with trading futures, options and retail off-exchange foreign currency transactions (“Forex”) before making any trades. Trading futures, options, and Forex involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge, and financial resources. You may lose all or more than your initial investment. Opinions, market data, and recommendations are subject to change without notice. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) rules require delivery of a disclosure document at or prior to the time an advisory or subscription agreement is delivered. The disclosure document includes the principal risk factors and costs of participating in a particular CTA or CPO program including the potential impact of fees and expenses, the “break-even point” expressed both as a dollar amount and as a percentage return necessary to recover one’s initial investment, if applicable. The CFTC has not passed upon the merits of participating in any one particular investment or on the adequacy or accuracy of any one disclosure document. RCM Futures is a DBA of Reliance Capital Markets II, LLC.