optionsXpress Holdings has introduced 24-hour trading for a wide range of electronically traded futures contracts, including many popular financial, interest rate, currency, metals, energy and housing futures.
In addition to allowing investors to place trades at any time these markets are open, optionsXpress also offers 24-hour live support from licensed futures professionals via instant messaging, email and telephone.
David Kalt, CEO of optionsXpress, said that the move is meant to better serve the growing number of individual investors who have begun trading futures, particularly as the markets have become more electronic and as exchanges have introduced innovative, retail investor-friendly products.
With optionsXpress, futures traders can trade securities and futures side-by-side through a single brokerage account. Other benefits for traders include easy-to-use trade tickets with advanced order capability and a suite of futures-oriented tools and services, such as virtual trading and webinars.
Over 40 different futures contracts, traded at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade and the New York Mercantile Exchange, are available through optionsXpress.