The advantages of Futures

Futures are easy to understand

All futures have the same parameters. The values of these parameters are dictated by the exchange. Once you understand the six most important parameters you can trade any future.

The six important parameters of a futures contract.

Futures trading is 100% transparent

Every future trades on one exchange only. Every order, from anywhere in the world, is routed to this exchange and executed in the order book. The open orders are shown in real-time in an order book with 20 lines. The executed orders are shown in the time & sales screen.

Futures exchanges provide tick-by-tick quotes. Read more about the extreme importance of tick-by-tick quotes below.

You are protected by the exchange

Futures trade on an exchange. They have an official market price. If a trader thinks his order is not executed correctly, he can refer to the official price. The exchange is your counter-party on every trade, this guarantees profits are received.

Futures trading is cheap

The order commissions are fix and low. The spreads are low.

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In futures trading you can avoid the spread. The bid-ask in the order book is 161,03-161,04. A buyer who places a buy limit at 161,03 can be executed, if a seller is willing to sell at this price. The bid-ask does not have to go down for this to happen! This buyer can even place a sell limit order at 161,04 after his buy. In the case of over-the-counter instruments (CFD, forex...) this is never possible without the spread moving down and up. To be able to buy at 161,03 the bid-ask must first go down to 161,02-161,03. In order to sell at 161,04, the bid-ask must first move up to 161,04-161,05.

The NanoTrader trading platform can automatically work your order so that it is always at the best bid or ask.

What to budget for futures trading.

 

Futures order execution is exceptional

All futures orders are executed at high speed if you have tick-by-tick quotes. The futures markets are 100% electronic. There is no human intervention.

Slippage is extremely rare!

Leverage is possible

It is possible to use leverage. The trader decides if he uses leverage and how much.

You are equal to a professional

Retail investors and professionals have identical market data, trading platforms and order execution.

 
 

THE BEST FUTURES BROKER IN EUROPE?

Count on reliability

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Our infrastructure is reliable. For the last 13 years systems availability has been in excess of 99%.

According to the Investment Trends market studies WH SelfInvest clients are the most satisfied clients. WH SelfInvest is consistently awarded a top spot in broker comparisons, including the prestigious best futures broker.

  • The excellent support and the speed of the order executions must be emphasized. – D.B.
  • You have excellent references and I have never read a complaint anywhere. – J.C.
  • What a fantastic tool your platform is. That makes the difference. – A.N.

Outstanding order execution

We provide access to all major technologies for high-speed order routing: CQG. Every client has direct market access (DMA) for every order.

Efficient order execution makes a difference. One point better executed, means € 5, € 10 or € 25 extra profit per future.

Get cheap quotes and lots of historic data

Real-time market data from the exchanges is provided at cost. There is no up-charge.

The historical futures charts cover many years. Although futures expire frequently, our technology is capable of seamlessly mapping one expired future chart after another. This allows real technical analysis and the back-testing of trading strategies. Most futures brokers provide historic charts which  are only one or three months long.

What to budget for futures trading.

Trade on an exceptional platform – NanoTrader

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Increase your profit

Tick-by-tick quotes are one of the key success factors in futures trading. Many brokers (including Interactive Brokers) save costs by providing 1/2 second snapshot quotes. With 1/2 second snapshot quotes a trader is blind. 75% of all price movements in the market are not visible. Due to this missing data technical analysis (charts and indicators) is only approximate. Important chart types such as tick charts, range bars and renko bars are either not available or totally unreliable. The order book is missing key information. Limit and stop orders may not be executed. And, orders are executed at a slower speed, often at inferior prices.

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This example compares a 25-second period.

On the left, 1/2 second snapshot quotes. You only see 23 data points. In the tick-by-tick quotes on the right, you see 100 data points over the same period.

The difference is also visible in the yellow order execution histograms. The top one, based on 1/2 second snapshot quotes, is basically unusable. Most trades are not visible.

Tick-by-tick quotes have many advantages versus 1/2 second snapshot quotes:

  All charts and technical analysis indicators are correct.

  Tick charts, range bars and renko bars are available.

  All the orders are visible in the order book.

  All the executions are visible in the time&sales.

  Limit orders and stop orders are executed at the right moment.

  Orders are executed faster, often at better prices.

Pay low commissions

Our commissions are extremely low and well below the industry norm. Volume discounts are available.

What to budget for futures trading.

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Be in safe hands

WH SelfInvest has been a broker since 1998 and has offices in six European countries. Our futures depository bank is a global bank with an A-1 rating. The futures accounts are covered by a European protection scheme. Support is available in your language from 8h00 to 22h00.

Enjoy our legendary service

Our support desk is quick, professional and reliable.

Contrary to most other futures brokers we do not charge more for telephone orders or liquidation orders. Modifying or cancelling orders is FREE.

Clients frequently express their satisfaction.

  • Service at a level which has become rare this day and age. – M.R.
  • Extremely focused on client needs. Really outstanding. Top broker. – M.R.
  • Constant quality service since the beginning." – A.L.

WH SelfInvest has received numerous awards and is in good standing with all regulators.

 
 
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A SAFE AND RELIABLE ACCOUNT

Essential information

WH SelfInvest is a highly regulated futures broker licensed in major European countries.

Enjoy safety and reliability due to...

  Secure transfer procedures.

  Segregated client assets held in dedicated "client assets" accounts.

  Client assets accounted for on a per client basis.

  Client assets held locally in major partner banks.

  Official asset protection schemes.

  No currency conversion commissions.

  Open an account in France, Belgian, Luxembourg or Germany.

The peace of mind and safety of your assets provided by WH SelfInvest is well above the industry average.

One account for all futures

All futures can be traded on the same account.

A small minimum to start

The minimum required to open a futures account is small: € 5 000 or the equivalent in GBP, USD or CHF. The account is allowed to go below this minimum when operational. There is no maximum. Trading accounts do not receive an interest. If trading accounts are charged an interest or similar costs, the cost will be passed on to the client.

Funding the account can be done by money transfer to a 'client assets' account held at one of the depository banks listed below. The cost is € 5. Due to regulatory requirements WH SelfInvest will only accept transfers coming from the account holder. Transfers from third parties, including family members, cannot be accepted. The money will automatically be posted to your trading account.

Security is important

For client safety we only accept a transfer out instruction signed by the account holder(s). Transfer costs are € 5 for amounts < € 30.000 and 0,10% (maximum € 50) for amounts > € 30.000. Use this transfer form and fax or e-mail it to us.

You are not charged currency conversion costs

A profit or loss in another currency than the base currency of your account remains unconverted. At the end of the month all currency balances are converted FREE of charge and at institutional exchange rates, in your account's base currency.

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Client money is segregated

Client assets are accounted for on an individual basis and are segregated from our company’s assets.

Client money is deposited in quality banks

 

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Depending on which WH SelfInvest office you choose, WH SelfInvest has designated one of these banks to serve as depository bank. The assets received for futures at these banks will be send on to Macquarie Bank Ltd. for the additional provision of clearing and execution services for our futures clients accounts. Macquarie Bank Ltd. belongs to the Macquarie Group Ltd. which is quoted on the ASX exchange.

Licensed by demanding regulators

WH SelfInvest S.A., founded in 1998, has a broker license (nr. 42798), a commissionaire license (nr. 36399) and a portfolio manager license (nr. 1806) granted by the Luxemburg Ministry of Finance. The company is supervised by the "Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier" (CSSF). Based on its European passport, the company has a branch office in Belgium, which is also subjected to the supervision of the "Financial Services and Market Authority" (FSMA), a branch office in France, which is also subjected to the supervision of the "Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution" (ACPR) and the "Banque de France", and a branch office in Germany which is also subjected to the supervision of the "Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht" (BAFIN). In addition WH SelfInvest has a representative office in Switzerland, which is also subjected to the supervision of the "Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority" (FINMA), and a representative office in the Netherlands, which is also subjected to the supervision of the "Autoriteit Financiële Markten" (AFM).

 
 

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TRADING PLATFORMS

The NanoTrader trading platform

 

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NanoTrader is our award-winning trading platform for futures, CFD, forex and stock trading. The platform offers manual and (semi-)automated trading. Programming is not required. The platform contains many FREE trading tools and has phenomenal charts.

Every client gets a FREE permanent real-time demo to train on the platform and to test new trading ideas.

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  • I particularly appreciate the fact that NanoTrader never stops evolving. – V.F.
  • Your platform is outstanding. All positive reviews are more than justified! – R.R.

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FREE mobile trading platform for browser, tablet and smartphone are available.

Everything is kept simple. Users have one log in for both the NanoTrader and the mobile platforms.

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Other trading platforms

Other platforms such as Sierra Charts, Trade Navigator, J-Trader, NinjaTrader and Multicharts can also be connected. Ask for other platforms.

 
 
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Automated technical analysis

 

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These are the advantages of the TechScan:

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  • The number of instruments analysed is enormous.
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