Welcome to the RJO Futures trading terms glossary. Within this glossary, you will find an expansive list of trading terms covering commodity, option, and futures trading terminology. Bookmark this section as a quick reference for definitions of trading terms as you browse the Internet and our site for more information on futures and options trading within the financial and commodities markets.
Open Trade Equity is the total gain or loss on all open futures positions. What OTE does is measure the difference between the fill price of all open contracts against the last traded price of all open contracts. OTE is especially valuable to those who consider themselves margin investors because the fluctuations in price directly affect the total value of their account. This is a good tool to use to measure how successful your trades are and what moves you may need to make in the futures.