Currently, an individual, entity (S-Corp, C-Corp, LLC, Partnership, or Trust), and international accounts may use our online application to apply for futures trading. The account must have our highest margin level, "The Works," to be eligible for futures trading. If you have a margin account that has "The Works," then please follow the instructions below.

Domestic and international joint accounts must use a paper application to apply for futures trading. To receive a paper application for futures trading, then please write to our support team at

When your trading account is enabled for futures, then no further action is needed to trade options on futures. To see a table of available futures contracts, then please click here.

*Please Note: Trading futures trading requires a margin account and our highest trading level, “The Works.” To learn about the account types and trading levels that tastyworks offers then, please click here. If you already have a margin account but do not have “The Works” then click here to learn how to upgrade your trading level. Your account needs to satisfy the initial margin requirements (overnight requirement) to trade futures.

Enabling futures starts with signing into your account at then follow the instructions below:

  1. Once you log into the landing page, you will see a green “Enable” button  located immediately to the left of each eligible account. Click on the “Enable” button to proceed to the futures application.

    *If you do not see this button then your browser may be caching old page data. To force refresh and clear your cache the keyboard shortcuts below will refresh your page.
    PC: CTRL + Shift + R
    Mac: Cmd (⌘) + Shift + R

  2. The futures application comprises of four parts: Futures Trading Experience, Additional Futures Questions, Important Documents, and an Agreements. Select your experience level (Limited, Good, or Extensive), answer the Additional Futures Questions by clicking “Yes” or “No,” download/view the Important Documents for your reference, and Agree to the Agreements below (outlined in red). The "Enable Futures Trading" button will illuminate green once the Future Application is properly filled out.

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