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Answers to frequently asked questions about Futures and everything you need to know to trade Futures with Plus500.

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Are there any fees?

The Trading fees that Plus500 Futures charges are a commission fee of $0.49 per Micro contract and $0.89 per Standard contract (per side). There is also an Auto-Liquidation fee of $10 per contract.

At what time does the Futures market open and close?

Broadly speaking, Futures contracts usually start trading on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET, and close on Friday between 4:30 and 5 p.m. ET. On a daily basis, Futures contracts typically start trading at 5 p.m. ET and close the next day at 4 p.m. ET.

How can I close a position?

Among the reasons for position closure we have the following:

How can I extract reports?

The Plus500 Futures Platform allows you to generate a monetary history report, daily and monthly statements by clicking on "Menu" then "Tools" -> "Reports" ->and clicking Show Report/Sent by e-mail.

How can I fund my account?

In order to deposit funds, please follow the instructions below:

1. Log in to your trading account’s “Real Money” mode.

2. Click Funds Management -> Deposit (on mobile device versions it is available through the Menu button).

3. Choose your preferred method among the available options.*

4. Fill in the fields and click the "Submit" button.

These are the supported methods and their details:

Debit cards - minimum sum per transaction - $100

Wire transfer - minimum sum per transaction - $200

Plus500 does not charge fees for deposits.

* Prepaid and credit cards are not accepted.

How can I withdraw?

To open a withdrawal request, click on “Funds Management” → “Withdrawal” → then select your preferred withdrawal method → fill in the required fields and click on the "Open a Withdrawal" button (on mobile devices, you can access the “Funds Management” screen from the menu button).

How do I verify my account?

Identification document - Driver's license, Photo ID, Firearm Owners ID (FOID), Tribal ID, U.S. Military ID, Passport or Passport Card is used to authenticate your identity. The stated document should show an identity picture, number, full name, date of birth, date of issue and expiry as well as governmental institutions.

How to trade E-mini Futures

On our platform, you can start trading e-mini Futures with as little as $100 as your first deposit, but it is important to remember that your account must contain enough funds to avoid auto-liquidation due to lack of margin resulting from day trading fluctuations.

How to trade Futures

When two parties, a buyer and seller, form an agreement for the purchase or sale of an asset at a previously determined time and price, the resulting agreement is known as Futures. Futures are commonly used to trade on a variety of different markets, from Crypto, traditional Indices, and Commodities, to interest rates and more.

What are the differences between stock trading and Futures trading?

Futures trading is different in nature from that of the traditional stock market. Shares represent fractional ownership of an index-listed company, whereas Futures contracts essentially give the trader exposure to an underlying asset, whether it be an agricultural commodity like corn or a Crypto coin like Ethereum.

What are ‘Funds in Transit’ and how might they affect my account equity?

When you deposit funds into your Plus500 Futures account, the settlement duration can take up to three business days. During that time, you are able to trade with these funds, but cannot yet withdraw them.

What are micro and e-mini Futures contracts?

When traditional Futures contracts began to grow expensive beyond the reach of the average traders, fractional contracts known as Micro contracts came into use.

What are the different types of Futures contracts?

Plus500 offers a range of diverse categories of Futures contracts, from agriculture, Forex, precious metals, stock Indices, and more. However, the trading mechanism behind all of these contracts is the same, whereby two parties agree to purchase or sell the underlying asset at a predetermined price and date.

What is a Futures contract?

A legal contract between two parties aiming to buy or sell, at an agreed-upon future price and date, a particular asset or security is known by the term ‘Futures.’

What is margin?

When trading Futures contracts, you must have a certain level of funds in your account in order for your position to remain open, known as margin.

Why trade Futures?

A range of unique factors make Futures contracts an enticing way to trade, from high liquidity to large trading volumes.

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