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USO 
$81.54  0.01%  
FXA 
$63.76  0.32%  
FXB 
$119.69  0.01%  
FXC 
$70.91  0.14%  
FXE 
$98.09  0.14%  
FXF 
$97.48  0.12%  
FXY 
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UUP 
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CORN 
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Top 5 Commodity Broker Features

Several factors must be considered when choosing a commodity broker to ensure they meet your needs and provide the best service possible. Here are Paradigm Futures’ Top five Features to look for in a Commodity Broker.

1. Regulation and Reputation:

Ensure that the broker is appropriately regulated by a reputable authority such as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the United States. A good reputation within the industry, backed by positive reviews and testimonials, is also essential. All Paradigm Futures brokers are series 3 licensed. Paradigm Futures is also a Guaranteed Introducing Brokerage through Rj O’Brien. Knowing that we have a strong reputation as a GIB adds another layer of credibility to your brokerage firm.

2. Trading Platform and Technology:

Evaluate the broker’s trading platform for its usability, reliability, and features. Look for platforms that offer real-time market data, advanced charting tools, order types, and seamless execution. Mobile accessibility and compatibility with your devices should also be considered. Paradigm Futures utilizes major trading platforms. The most common platform is the Rj O’Brien platform WEBOE. This is free to use along with the mobile application. There are live quote capabilities with the computer platform and the mobile trading app to trade anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection.

screenshots from the RJO Mobile Trader App
RJO-Mobile-Trader

3. Commissions and Fees:

Compare the commission rates and fees of different brokers. While low fees are attractive, ensure you understand the complete fee structure, including hidden costs such as account maintenance, inactivity, or platform fees. Sometimes, brokers with slightly higher fees may offer better overall value through superior service or platform features. Paradigm Futures prides itself on exceptional service. Our brokers have a firm grasp of the commodity markets, and we like to align our costs with the level of service we provide. We believe it should be a mutually beneficial relationship between broker and client, and we should be excited to work with each other throughout the futures transaction.

4. Range of Products and Markets:

Assess the variety of commodities and markets the broker offers. You may require access to specific commodities, futures contracts, options, or forex trading, depending on your trading preferences. A broker that provides a diverse range of products allows you to diversify your trading strategies and capitalize on various market opportunities. Paradigm Futures offers subscription products that allow a trader to add different trading styles to their toolbox. We work with CTAs and systems trading that can spread the risk into different trading approaches.

5. Customer Support and Education:

Consider the broker’s quality of customer support and educational resources. Responsive and knowledgeable customer support can be invaluable, especially during volatile market conditions or technical issues. Our Commodity Brokers are Paradigm Futures and strongly understand the futures and options markets. This, coupled with a sense of physical markets, can help a client of Paradigm Futures.


Commodity Broker
Jamie Gieseke Series 3 Commodity Broker
Commodity Broker
Kent Beadle Series 3 Commodity Broker

By carefully evaluating these factors, you can select a commodity broker that aligns with your trading objectives, risk tolerance, and preferences. It’s also advisable to start with a demo account or a small initial investment to test the broker’s services before committing significant funds.

This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Paradigm Futures and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Paradigm Futures. By accepting this communication, you agree that you are an experienced user of the futures markets, capable of making independent trading decisions, and agree that you are not, and will not, rely solely on this communication in making trading decisions.

DISTRIBUTION IN SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY BE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTIONS. TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY AND SOLICITATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN YOUR JURISDICTION WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THE MARKET COMMENTARY IN THIS COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION.

The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that Paradigm Futures believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgment at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades.

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