Futures

Which futures contracts can I trade at tastyworks? (available futures contracts)
Listed below are the available futures contracts (including micros!), that you can trade, the trading hours of each products, and the month codes. Trading i...
How do I apply for futures trading (for “The Works”)?
Currently, an individual, entity (S-Corp, C-Corp, LLC, Partnership, or Trust), and international accounts may use our online application to apply for future...
How do I apply for Intraday Futures Margin?
Are you a futures trader looking to scale into positions without the burden of posting the initial/overnight margin requirement? Then intraday margin may be...
Why is my equities account separated from my futures account?
Some things in life go great together, such as peanut butter and jelly, Donny and Marie, and even stocks & options. The same applies to your securities ...
What is a sweep account and how does it affect my account?
At tastyworks, we sweep excess funds from your futures account to your margin account on a daily basis.  This provides you with many benefits.  It allows an...
What are the holiday trading hours for futures?
The Next Holiday affecting futures trading hours is Memorial Day on Monday, May. 27. Equities, Bitcoin, Interest Rates, FX, Energy, Metals Friday, May 24 4...
How do I trade a back month futures contract?
The tastyworks platform defaults outright futures contracts to the active month. When you type in the futures contract symbol, such as /ES, then the platfor...
What is a Market Order with Protection? (futures)
Typically, when you route a market order, you usually expect the entire order to fill right away. However, that may not be the case when routing a multi-lo...
What is the minimum to trade futures?
There is no minimum account balance to trade futures. However, your account must satisfy the overnight requirement to trade outright futures contracts. On t...
Options on futures specifications (assignment, exercise, fees)
Unlike equity options, futures options are whole other animal. Below is a table of how assignments or exercises for options on futures are handled, as well ...