Ever wanted to try out futures trading, but the thought of opening an account and depositing thousands of dollars doesn’t appeal to you? There’s always the various trader evaluation companies as well, but that involves a financial commitment as well of a few hundred dollars, more than maybe you want to spend to just try things out.
Luckily there’s a few ways to try out futures trading online completely free using 14 day trials with Rithmic through the various trader evaluation companies.
What Is Rithmic?
Rithmic is a popular data feed used by both trader evaluation companies such as Topstep, Earn2Trade, LeeLoo Trading, OneUp Trader and UProfit Trader (all companies I’ve gone through their evaluations). As well Rithmic is used by actual brokerages. Think of Rithmic as the pipeline of data between your online account and your trading platform.
What is R Trader Pro?
Rithmic is the data feed itself. R Trader Pro is the free software you can use which Rithmic offers. Simple as that. It’s not the best trading software, it’s not really as dynamic as something like a Ninja Trader, but if you are just trying out trading, it will work great.
How To Try Out Trading
Rithmic offers a 14 day free trial. But even better, most of the trader evaluation companies offer a 14 day trial, which is essentially with Rithmic. The benefit to signing up through one of the companies listed below is each will set up your account with a unique Rithmic ID. So you could in theory do 14 days through OneUp Trader, then 14 days through LeeLoo Trading, and then 14 free additional days through Topstep.
Topstep 14 Day Free Trial
Topstep also offers a 14 day trial. It is also right after they list the various paid trader evaluation combines.
Tradovate 14 Day Trial
Aside from the various Rithmic trials, you can also sign up for a 14 day trial with Tradovate. You’ll have full access to Tradovates web based platform, or download their standalone program. Tradovate is a great brokerage as well. I know they are only available to US residents, I’m not 100% sure if the trial will work from other countries or not, but I suspect it will.
Don’t be shy about giving it a try. No one is watching your trading, you can familiarize yourself with the platform, try out trading in different products, try strategies and more. As well if you do have access to other trading software such as Ninja Trader, you can connect it to your Rithmic 14 day account and give it a try also.
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