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Thank you for selecting DIRECT TRADE as your futures brokerage - and congratulations on an excellent decision. You can count on us to work hard for you - to process your application quickly, then deliver the best possible execution and support for your trading strategies. We've streamlined our application process to help you start trading quickly. Just follow these easy steps:

  • Choose how you want to apply - online, by mail or with step-by-step guidance from a DIRECT TRADE specialist
  • Obtain and complete the application materials, then send them to DIRECT TRADE
  • Fund your account, using your choice from our flexible options

How to Open Your Account:

  1. Most new Clients apply online - just click "Start Now" above to launch our secure process. To use paper forms instead, you may download or ask us to send them - both from this page.
  2. However you apply, we'll need basic personal and financial information.
  3. If you're transferring assets from another brokerage, we'll need some basic information from that account, too.

Need help?

Check our Online Account creation FAQ for answers to most application questions we hear often.

Email more complex questions - or any attachments - to our Customer Service team.

Or call us at (800) 345-2270 any time during the trading week - our specialists will be happy to guide you through every stage of your application.

Your DIRECT TRADE online account delivers high-performance execution of your futures, commodities, and options trades on electronic and open-outcry markets markets worldwide.

Put your trading strategies in action with features designed for the performance-minded independent trader:

  • high-performance desktop trading station, with information and execution fully integrated for convenience and speed – or Web access from anywhere.
  • premium information resources including quick quotes, quote tracking and daily research reports worth hundreds per month if purchased separately
  • one-on-one instruction from a DIRECT TRADE specialist on your new trading resources, to get you started confidently and quickly
  • And to keep your resources focused on trading, there are no additional fees for any of it - just the lowest professional commissions consistent with the performance you can always expect from DIRECT TRADE.

Other Ways to Sign Up

Most new clients apply online - but if you prefer, we'll provide the forms for you to mail or fax:

Other Ways to Sign Up

Evaluate DIRECT TRADE's exclusive trading station online. Or test it LIVE by opening a demonstration account. There are a few limitations, but you can start right now.

  - Evaluate DIRECT TRADE's Firetip Trading Platform
  - Evaluate the web-based DT Online
  - Open a demonstration account

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**There is a substantial risk of loss in trading futures and options. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.