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Plus500 Futures Review 2024

Franklin Silva| Updated February 5th, 2024

Hello, fellow investor! We will review Plus500 Futures to help you determine whether it is the right investment platform for you!

We recommend Plus500 Futures for people looking to invest in Futures contracts with a low fee structure. On the downside, it is only available to US residents. We also have a review on the Plus 500 CFD/Invest platform.

Want to know more about Plus500 Futures? Here’s what we’ll cover:

Plus500 Futures Review

1. Overview

Plus500 Futures markets platform is 100% focused on Futures trading. The range of available products is wide, so you quickly access several asset classes.

To get used to the platform, you can open a demo account with $50,000 as play money. It is an excellent way to get used to the platform since it mimics what you would experience in a real-life scenario (with real money). The prices are the same, and even the trading fees are applied when you place an order, as you can see in our simulated trading on the Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100:

When you feel comfortable and decide to open a real money account, you will realise that you only need $100 since it is the minimum deposit required.

Besides, you can access a Futures Trading Academy, which gives you educational videos (everything about Futures Trading, including trading strategies) and articles. We have enjoyed the videos in particular since they are engaging and explain the concepts in straightforward terms.

As a side note, it also offers institutional and IBs Financial Solutions (just in case a representative of a financial institution reads this review)

Plus500 Futures Review

2. Pros and Cons


  • Demo Account
  • No market data fees
  • Minimum deposit of $100
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Education articles and videos (Futures Academy)


  • The funds you deposit are not protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)
  • Only available in the US
  • Auto-liquidation fee per contract of $10 (in case you do not close your contract prior to contract expiration)

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4. Trading Platform

You will use WebTrader, Plus500’s proprietary platform focused on Futures Contracts. You will not miss any essential features since you will encounter an intuitive and customisable dashboard, watchlists, alerts, and technical analysis tools. 

You can easily search your instruments or use the left bar “by sector”:

Search your instruments

When you double-click any instruments, a pop-up window will appear on the right side:

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From here, you clearly see the bid-ask spread (the difference between the “Buy” and “Sell” prices). By scrolling down, you will notice the commission for “margin levels,” “charges,” “availability,” and “additional info”:


Within the “Trade” tab, you can also notice three different types of orders: “Market”, “Limit”, and “Stop”. In addition to it, you may select “Take Profit” and “Stop Loss”:


The Plus500 Futures Platform allows you to generate a monetary history report and daily and monthly statements by following these steps: “Menu” then “Tools,” “Reports,” and clicking “Show Report/Sent by email.”


Finally, in the bottom-left corner, you can access a “Live Chat” available 24/7.

Live Chat

Plus500 Futures Review

5. Products & Markets

Plus500 futures gives you exposure to seven different asset classes:

  • Crypto: Micro Bitcoin and Ethereum;
  • Agriculture: Soybean Meal, Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Live Cattle, Soybean Oil, and Feeder Cattle;
  • Metals: Gold, Silver, Copper, and Platinum; 
  • Forex: Australian Dollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Mexican Peso, Swiss Franc, New Zealand Dollar, Euro FX, and Japanese Yen;
  • Interest Rates: Micro 10-year yield and 30-Day FedFund;
  • Energy: WTI and Brent Crude Oil, Heating Oil, Natural Gas, and RBOB Gasoline;
  • Equity Index: S&P MidCap 400, Russell 2000, S&P 500, Nasdaq 100, Russell 2000, Dow Jones, and Nikkei.

Most asset classes will have “mini” and “micro” contracts. For example, a “Micro Bitcoin” is like investing at 1/10 the size of one bitcoin.

Products & Markets

Moreover, Futures markets are open virtually 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. Still, opening and closing times may vary depending on the type of Futures contract and the underlying instrument. For more information on US Futures, for example, you can check the “Hours and Holidays” on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) website.

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6. Fees snapshot

The fee structure is quite clear:

  • Standard contract commission: $0.89 (per trade);
  • Micro contract commission: $0.49 (per trade);
  • Auto-liquidation fee per contract: $10 (this fee will only apply If a trader has not offset or rolled his position before contract expiration. In that case, Plus500 must liquidate automatically as it does not support the delivery of the underlying assets);
  • Withdrawal wire transfer: $0;
  • No inactivity fee, data fee, platform fee, routing fee;
  • Plus500Futures charges variable commissions (Including Exchange Fee & NFA).

Exchange fees can be checked on the CME group exchange website.

Franklin Silva
Co-Founder & Fintech Analyst

Franklin is a CFA Level III Candidate with 3 years of experience in Wealth Management as a Fund Research Analyst and the Host of the "Edge Over Hedge" YouTube Channel.