NinjaTrader launches FCM for retail traders

Rick Steves

The news follows the acquisition of TransAct Futures, a non-clearing Futures Commission Merchant (FCM), and its IB, Infinity Futures, in January 2021.


NinjaTrader Group has launched a non-clearing Futures Commission Merchant that will deliver innovative Fintech services for retail traders who look for competitive pricing and a user friendly trading experience.

The provider of trading software and brokerage services is thus introducing NinjaTrader Clearing, LLC, to cater to self-directed traders and simplify access to global futures markets with its FCM.

Martin Franchi, Chief Executive Officer of NinjaTrader, said: “We are extremely excited to introduce a customer-centric experience unique to the futures industry through our FCM. The interest in retail futures trading is rapidly expanding and the opportunity to simplify the client experience will help us continue to deliver unmatched value for our traders.”

Supporting more than half a million active traders, NinjaTrader will leverage its high-performance trading software, discount brokerage and real-time support to keep its growth momentum in onboarding clients.

NinjaTrader Clearing has already started to accept new futures accounts, making the best of its features to take the trading industry one step further.

“Retail traders are attracted to the numerous benefits available through futures and our goal is to make these markets even more accessible for both investors and active traders. Through an innovative user experience and cost-efficient services, NinjaTrader will continue to lower the barrier of entry to participate in the futures markets using our institutional grade trading tools”, Martin Franchi added.

The firm was founded in 2003 as a provider of trading software for foreign exchange traders. NinjaTrader has since evolved into an industry leader offering brokerage services and supporting over 500,000 traders around the globe with its proprietary software and discount commissions.

The news follows the acquisition of TransAct Futures, a non-clearing Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Infinity Futures, an Independent Introducing Broker, in January 2021.

“Futures clearing is ripe for modernization and simplifying the user experience serves as the next logical step in the growth of our organization. As the preferred destination for retail futures traders, the opportunity to revolutionize clearing operations will help us deliver unmatched value for our customers through a premium experience not currently available in the marketplace”, said CEO Franchi at the time.

Featuring a fully regionalized trading platform and brokerage services supporting 7 languages. In 2014, NinjaTrader introduced low-cost brokerage services to further revolutionize the industry and acquiring clearing operations was the natural next step in the continuation of their vision of redefining the user experience and access to futures trading.

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