barchart Trader Futures Trading order entry platform


*This is a Mac-compatible futures trading platform.

Barchart Trader is a premier market data and trading platform built with professional features and data, as well as ease-of-use for traders. Barchart Trader ensures flexibility with its customization features, multiple monitor support, choice of themes, and wide range of features. With Trader's integrated futures trading you can route orders directly through your FCM and use features like DOM, Chart Trader, or Trading from the Quote Board.

Commodity charting and trading software with DOM panel and spreads

Market Data

With direct connectivity to dozens of exchanges, you have access to ultra-low-latency real-time streaming market data across stocks, futures/commodities, indices, funds, and forex.


With an interactive charting tool that offers advanced features, you can easily switch between different chart types, change time periods, and add from over 70 technical studies with a dozen drawing tools.

DOM Trader

The DOM trader gives you the ability to trade directly from the order book. You can place market orders, limit orders, and stops while monitoring for volume traded at various price levels.

Chart Trader

Chart Trader gives you the ability to directly trade futures from your charts. You can monitor positions and P&L as the market updates in real-time, as well as place market, limit, and stop orders.

Barchart Trader Features

  • Instant installation: You will be up and running in just seconds.
  • Mobile Apps: Trade on your Android or iOS phone or tablet with ease.
  • Multiple Monitor Support: View Quotes, Charts, and News from 2 or more screens.
  • Chart Trader: Place orders and monitor P&L direct from your charts.
  • Overlay Charts: Compare other symbols by price or percent change.
  • Market Data: Tick, minute, or end-of-day data whenever you need it.
  • Workspace Templates: Access dozens of pre-configured templates.
  • Customize Workspaces: Easily design your own workspaces for a custom experience.
  • Spreads: Both Exchange Traded Spreads and a theoretical Spread Matrix are provided. Filter by type such as Calendar or Butterflies and scan for developing spread patterns.
  • Options: Includes filters to monitor all strikes or limit to those at and near the money.
  • Trade commodity options and futures on a Mac computer with this commodity platform

Futures and Options Trading Booksby Carley Garner

What People are Saying about Our Commodity Trading Books

Choosing a Futures Broker and Brokerage Service

Full-Service or Online Trading?

The decision to trade online or through a full-service commodity broker will undoubtedly make a large impact on your bottom line.

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A Fair Commission Rate vs. Low Commission

To look at commission rates objectively, we must understand the background of the futures industry and how brokerages accept risk for fees.

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Choosing a Commodity Brokerage Firm

Deciding on a commodity brokerage firm is a significant decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Not all traders and brokers are compatible.

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Choosing a Futures and Options Broker

Most traders in search of a futures broker are concerned primarily with trading platforms, commission, and quality guidance.

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The Truth about Futures Commission

The goal of futures trading should be to MAKE money, not SAVE it! Discount commodity brokers cut corners that cost their clients time & money.

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Commodities via Futures or ETFs?

A key difference to trading commodity futures over ETFs is leverage, but there is more to discuss, such as taxes, market hours, and efficiency.

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