Open a Futures Account

Whether you are skilled in futures trading or have never traded before, it is easy to get started with online-trading at RJO Futures. You can open a futures account using our online system or download the documents to do the process offline--the choice is yours.

Open a futures trading account online by clicking the new applicants button below. This gives you the option to open an individual account, joint account or an account that allows you to appoint someone to trade on your behalf. The process to open a futures trading account is safe, secure and fast! If you've already begun the process and need to complete your application, please click the "returning applicants" button to continue where you left off.

Please note: Only those residing in the United States can use our online account creation. Non-US residents can use the offline open-account process by downloading account form.

Select which account you want to open and download the forms using the button above. After you have downloaded the forms and completed them in their entirety, you can print them and mail or fax them to RJO Futures.

Contact a Futures Broker by Email or call 800-441-1616 to speak with a RJO Futures Broker with questions about the new account process.

Whether you choose to apply online or off, you have the option to select:

Service Type

Full Service, Self-Directed, Managed Futures RJO Echo Trading or a combination of these accounts.

Account Type

Accounts can be opened as Individual, Joint, Partnership, LLC, Corporate, IRA, Trust or DBA.

Clearing Criteria Disclosure

R.J. O’Brien provides clearing services to various types of customers including corporations, agricultural firms and other hedgers, hedge funds and institutional asset managers and individuals. In determining whether to offer clearing services to prospective customers, R.J. O’Brien considers objective criteria including, without limitation, the customer’s investment profile, financial health, legal character, industry reputation and the relevant legal and commercial terms and, where required, the customer’s status as an Eligible Contract Participant (as such term is defined in the Commodity Exchange Act).

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The risk of trading futures and options can be substantial. Each investor must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that RJO Futures believes to be reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgement at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades.

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