Zaner’s Perspective:
An Endless Array of Trading Possibilities…

On behalf of the Zaner Group, I am delighted to talk with you about Futures and Forex!

Futures and Forex add to your arsenal of profitable tactics and strategies. For example, we have crude oil and gold, in addition to equity futures.

For many of you the markets of ES, EUR/USD and USD/JPY loom with much attraction. Why? Due to such reasons as their profit-potential mixture of liquidity, volatility, history and market significance (i.e., relationship with US, European and Japanese economies). You can access those futures and Forex markets via the Zaner 360 platform and others we offer. We’re delighted to explain the array of trading platforms available to you, in addition to the Zaner 360 platform. Do we offer the NinjaTrader platform? Yep.

The CME just changed the trading hours for the ES. If you have any questions or are confused about when the trading day ends and then starts again, let me know.

I’d bet you’d like to know the kinds of orders our platforms can take. Market orders, limits, stops, OCOs, etc. How about this one: “if-then” orders that allow you to say, “If I get filled on my ES order, then place my NQ (mini-NASDAQ) order.” We can also take time orders, such as: place my ES order at 8:30:00 am CST and then at 8:30:01 am CST cancel that order if not filled.

Confused by what you’ve heard about “margin?” For the ES futures contract we offer day-trading margin of $500 per contract. You have to determine for yourself the best combination of trade size and use of margin that best fits your trading style and risk. With such low day trading margin you can trade at your own speed. If you have questions about margin for the ES or other markets just give us a call.

The array of markets we offer is staggering. How about Hurricane futures and options? Hail yes. Snowfall futures! Can you dig it? But please do check on liquidity before you trade. We’d be glad to help.

If you’re looking for more traditional markets, we offer stock indices such as the Dow, NASDAQ and Russell; and outside the equity world we have grains, coffee, sugar, cocoa, natural gas, heating oil, bonds, silver and much more.

If you want to trade major currency pairs involving the euro, yen or pound with us, go ahead. Interested in the profit potential of “non-majors” and emerging markets of Brazilian real, Israeli shekel, Korean won, Chinese Renminbi? Let me know.

We’d be pleased to be your personal broker. Our services do indeed include more than just “back-up.” We provide one-on-one personalized service. You can reach a human when you have a question or problem. Our Zaner support desk can help you open an account, understand the platform and assist with order entry/placing your first trades. We provide on-going support for the life of the account. The services of Zaner Group, combined with our clearing partners, provide 24/6 trade-desk support.

I can be reached at 312-277-0103 and to discuss the possibilities.

Lee Snyder


Lee Snyder, Vice President of the Zaner Group; is a series 3 registered futures and forex broker; was previously Vice President/Manager of the Global Services Division of LFG, overseeing the foreign exchange desk and a 30-person global futures execution desk; has taught options classes inhouse at Citibank, LIT Holdings, & additional FCMs; holds a M.B.A. in economics from DePaul University of Chicago, and holds Eurex certification.

Trading commodity futures and options involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge, and financial resources. Opinions are subject to change at any time, and are not a solicitation or recommendation to buy or sell commodity futures or commodity options. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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