There are numerous benefits to learn how to prudently trade futures. Below is a list of many of these benefits:

  • It is leveraged by default (only need 3%-10% of capital)
  • It helps create portfolio diversification
  • It allows you to make a pure commodities play
  • Futures are easy to short
  • 24-hour access, 6 days a week
  • Great liquidity
  • No PDT rule
  • Lower entry costs than many other trading strategies
  • It is simple to file taxes, since you do not need to submit your full trade history

Learn more about trading futures by following futures trader Steve over at WE Trade Desk! Questions about futures trading? Email Steve's support team at

Still have questions? Please reach out to our Support Team, and we'd be happy to help.