Insignia Futures & Options’ FAQs

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions below for information regarding our futures trading services.
If you don’t find the information you are looking for, please visit our Support page to contact us.

Why Choose Insignia Futures & Options as My Futures Broker?

Industry knowledge and expertise. Our staff has years of futures industry experience to best serve our clients.
Multiple Trading Platforms to choose from. We understand your needs as a futures trader and offer a variety of tools to meet those demanding needs.
Safety and Security. We are fully compliant with all industry and regulatory agencies in the handling of your funds. Additionally, we utilize the highest level of security in our technologies for your privacy and protection.
Extremely Competitive Commission Rates. We offer some of the lowest commission rates in the industry to enable you to keep your trading costs to a minimum.
Very Low Intra-Day Margins. We accommodate active futures traders by offering very low day trade margin requirements so you can best utilize your trading funds.

How Do I Open My Own Futures Trading Account?

The fastest and most simple way to open an individual account is to complete our on-line, electronic account application. You may also download our account forms to your computer for printing or request our New Futures Account package via Priority Mail. Once we receive your new account application and initial account deposit, your account will be processed and activated. Accounts can be ready to trade within 24 hours of receipt of your account funds when sent via bank wire transfer. ACH transfers, personal checks and bank checks are also acceptable forms of funding your account and are subject to normal clearing time. Please visit our Open an Account page for complete details.

What Types of Futures Trading Accounts Can I Open?

You may open an Individual, Joint, IRA, Corporate, Partnership, Trust, Foreign, or Hedge account. The quickest way to open your account is electronically via our on-line, electronic application system. Please visit our New Accounts web page to open your futures trading account today.

What are the Computer System Requirements to Trade Futures Online?

Microsoft Windows – minimum requirements
Intel Pentium III or better
Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, and Windows
2000. All versions (32-bit, 64-bit, Home, Professional, Server) of these operating systems are supported.
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
100MB of available hard-disk space
High speed internet connection is recommended but not required
1024×768 minimum screen resolution; higher recommended

 Apple Mac – minimum requirements
Intel 64-Bit Processor
Mac OS X v10.5.4 or higher with the latest System/Java installed
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
50MB of available hard-disk space
High speed internet connection is recommended but not required

What Commodity Futures Markets Can I Trade?

All of the major futures and futures options markets are available for trading. If there is a particular market you are interested in trading, please feel free to contact us for more details.

What is the Minimum Deposit to Open a Futures Trading Account?

Our minimum opening account deposit is only $500 (USD). Please review our current Margin Requirements page to confirm the amount of funds needed to trade the contracts you are interested in.

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