Self-Directed Online Futures Trading Services | Cannon Trading

Self-Directed Online Traders

Low, competitive commission rates. Choice of trading platforms. Direct access to series 3 broker: immediate response via - Phone - Chat - Email. Fast Order Routing. Quotes, Charts,News, research


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Online, Self-Directed Trading With Cannon Trading

For traders that understand the futures market and need efficient market access, we recommend our self-directed trading. Our self-directed trading services exist entirely online or via our trade desk, giving our traders access to the high-quality results they need.

Cannon Trading is one of the first futures brokerages to offer online trading. We opened our online services in 1998, and they have been live ever since. Since we've been in the business for so long, we understand the needs of our clients.

We also understand that self-directed future traders need an independent, comprehensive trading experience for all of their transactions.

Over the years, we have researched many different trading platforms, carefully selecting the most effective trading engines we could find. Now, we have access to state-of-the-art, cutting-edge trading engines that help our clients trade more efficiently.

Our self-directed traders can expect:

  • High-quality results and resources
  • Expert customer service
  • Secure transactions
  • Self-directed trading
  • Choice of Trading platforms and order routing
  • Mobile access to futures markets

We understand that the world of futures and commodities trading moves quickly, which is why we prioritize stellar customer service and quality trading platforms at Cannon Trading. Our platforms make it easy for online, self-directed traders to make transactions independently, giving them the tools they need to compete in the market.

Day Traders

Day traders do most of their transactions within one business day, meaning they buy and sell futures nearby. We know that day trading can be hectic, requiring a trader to access the tools necessary to make transactions.

Thankfully, our team specializes in working with day traders, providing them a myriad of trading engines for improved trading performance.

If a trader usually participates in day trading, our team recommends demoing the TransactAT platform. This powerful, robust engine is our most aggressive day-trading platform, offering users competitive margins and advanced order entry.

Sierra Charts. Is a leading charting and graphic software for futures traders that was created especially for day traders, giving them access to various tools and resources.

Sierra Charts offers:

  • Technical indicators
  • Market profile
  • Third-party indicators
  • Volume bars
  • Range bars
  • Ticks charts
  • Renko charts

By signing up for a demo of TransactAT, our day-traders get access to two state-of-the-art programs immediately. Our traders can try full-featured Sierra Charts by signing up for the TransactAT demo today.

Diversified Traders

We also provide our services to diversified traders, allowing many different types of traders to reap the benefits of our expert-tier platforms. Diversified traders trade both futures and options while also swing and day trading.

Due to the unpredictable nature of this type of trading, we understand that our diversified traders need access to high-quality platforms and programs that meet their trading needs.

For our diversified traders, we offer our E-Futures International Software. This leading trading platform is free for Cannon Trading clients.

E-Futures International provides our clients with:

  • Live charts
  • News
  • Advanced order entry
  • Time-released orders
  • Options chains
  • Strategy creator
  • Time released orders
  • And more

Our clients can access a 14-day free trial today, which allows them to demo the program before using it for their everyday trading. We understand that our diversified traders are usually extremely busy, which is why we are proud to offer one of our leading trading platforms for their immediate usage.

Mobile Trading

Nowadays, with the advent of modern technology, mobile trading is now possible for our clients. Over the years, we have overseen the development of numerous mobile-friendly trading platforms, which drastically simplify the trading process.

Trading on the go is essential nowadays, with many people traveling between work and school throughout their daily routine. We recommend our broker platform for the busy futures trader, which allows clients to take their trading needs on the go.

We understand that it's essential to have a fast and flexible mobile trading platform in the busy, modern world. We are proud to offer iBroker to our clients, which gives them access to the resources they need to trade while away from home effectively.

Mac Users

Mac users also have access to plenty of trading software from Cannon Trading. We understand that our users interact with a broad range of technology, so we have developed comprehensive platforms that meet all of our clients' needs.

For Mac users, we offer our FireTip software, which is compatible with both Windows and macOS.

FireTip also comes with a free demo. This demo only offers a preview of the software, which traders can use to determine how it will meet their needs. This demo does not reflect the same results as a live market action, which traders should consider before purchasing it.

Options Specialists

Options specialists can also benefit from using our trading platforms. Having a quality platform can help options specialists with all of their trading needs. Thankfully, Cannon Trading can provide comprehensive options software to our options specialist clients.

We recommend our CQG Trader platform for options specialists that deal primarily with:

  • Options
  • Option Spreads
  • Options calculators
  • Advanced Options features
  • And more

Call-In Orders

Prefer to call in orders? No worries! Our experienced brokers are here to help traders who prefer to make their orders over the phone. We have both a customer service broker line and a 24-hour service desk, both of which can meet various needs.

We would be happy to accommodate all of our traders, so we make it easy to trade over the phone. To get started, fill out the Trader's Profile, and one of our series three commodity specialists will call within a business day.

The Cannon Trading Advantage

Our self-directed traders have access to the lowest commission rates we offer. We understand that self-directed traders call the shots, but we still provide quality quotes, charts, news, and research for all of our clients.

We understand that these materials can help individuals formulate their trading decisions, which is why our team works hard to maintain current market knowledge. Cannon Trading also provides access to a host of quality futures trading materials, such as our trading platforms and software. We understand that traders need access to high-quality software to participate in the market, which is why our brokers are committed to providing excellent software for our clients.

We also offer live customer support, which helps traders access the information and answers they need. We understand that our self-directed traders are independent, but we still believe they should access our effective, efficient customer service.

Multiple Languages

At Cannon Trading, we are committed to providing excellent service to our clients. To make trading easy for traders of all backgrounds, we offer multilingual services to our clients. Our brokers speak multiple languages, which can help traders in their futures transactions.

Our brokers speak:

  • German
  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Hebrew
  • And more

If a trader prefers to speak to a broker in a language other than English, don't worry! Feel free to contact us to find out more about our multilingual services and other resources for traders.

Cannon Trading makes it easy for traders of all backgrounds to access the resources and transaction information they need. We are committed to helping all of our customers enter the trading market as best as possible.


The trading results on the demo accounts do not include commissions, exchange fees, and N.F.Fees that you are going to get charged on your real account.

It would be best to consider that certain fills you would get on a "demo" account might not reflect the same result on live market action.

Accounts use hypothetical money and don't have the emotional impacts of real money. This demo can introduce people to the platform; it cannot mimic trading results in a live trading environment.

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