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Get started with a two week demo of the Firetip X trading platform with live data.
30 days of commission-free Micro E-Mini trading for new accounts!

Please note that the demo does not account for commissions and fees that would be charged in a live account.

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Ironbeam Brokerage Account Features

  • Commission-Free Micro E-Mini Trading for New Accounts (30 Days)
  • Free Trading Platform Firetip X for new accounts through 2020
  • 24/6 Trade Desk
  • No Account Minimums
  • No Inactivity Fees
  • Reduced Day Trade Margins
  • Micro E-Mini Day Trade Margins
  • ES Day Trade Margins
  • Exclusive Trading Platform: Firetip X
  • Option & Spread Trading Support
  • Learn to Trade With A Demo Account
  • Access to Licensed Brokers for Strategy Analysis & Support
  • One-On-One Trading Software & Order Entry Tutorials
  • Educational Videos & Guides
  • Automated Trading Systems
  • Mobile, Web, Desktop Applications

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Free Trading Platform & Data

Firetip X goes beyond the evolution of the typical trading platform. Firetip X has its own dedicated data feed with servers colocated at the CME data centers in Aurora. Your orders and strategies are held server-side and execute right at the data center. Firetip also features iOS and Android applications for mobile and tablet trading. Firetip X is free. No monthly or transactional platform fees.*

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Firetip X Trading Platform Overview

The all-new Firetip X is a full featured professional-grade trading platform. Designed for traders that demand reliability and high performance, Firetip X incorporates the features & speed to better facilitate your trading. Firetip X is designed to be an intuitive, easy-to-learn trading platform, but with all the features you need & expect to make your futures and options trading a success.

Firetip X is compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, and more.

Firetip X uses the same executable code across all platforms. You can build a workspace on your Windows desktop, and open the same exact workspace on your iPhone.

Free Demo Platform

We offer a complimentary two week demo of Firetip X with live market data so that you can familiarize yourself with the functionality of the software. During your demo, we recommend reading up on our Firetip X guides in the Ironbeam community. We offer comprehensive one-on-one walk-throughs of Firetip X for all new live trading accounts.

Trading Matrix

The Trading Matrix is your personal quote board. Select futures, options, or spreads and track various live data points like Change, Bid/Ask, OHLC, Volume, Open Interest, Option Greeks, and much more. Apply your custom formulas as indicators or trade signals to the Trading Matrix. Long gone are the days of having to look at a chart to get your trade signals or to see what price a certain moving average is at. The Trading Matrix also supplies you with real time margins and contract specifications like tick size, value, and expirations.

Advanced Trader

Monitor depth-of-market (DOM) direct from the exchange, with unfiltered market data. Place, modify and cancel orders with ease. Deploy custom order strategies, and put your custom order types to the test. The Advanced Trader was designed to be a completely customizable DOM. You can now plot indicators and custom formulas as their own column within the ladder. With “one-click-trading” enabled, you can place orders and strategies with one click, and drag orders to modify. The new Advanced Trader also sports displays to show your position, P/L, and average entry price.

Advanced Charting

Firetip X comes with a brand new charting engine. Aside from all of the industry standard features, Firetip X’s charting allows you to create and monitor custom formulas and indicators in real time across multiple markets. Instead of only having indicators that rely on your candles or bars, you can create formulas that ignore the past and only focus on current market conditions. You can also put as many charts as you’d like into one charting window. Firetip X charting also supports Options & Spread charting.

Formulas & Xapiscript

Firetip X completely formula based. Any user can use xapiscript right on the front end trading platform. Create custom formulas and apply them as:

  • Trade signals
  • Custom Indicators
  • Order Types
  • Order Strategies
Custom Order Types & Strategies

Firetip X’s order entry enables you to create and save custom order strategies. Aside from many built-in order types, the strategy builders lets you use custom formulas to create your own trading strategies and order types. Put your strategies to the test and make adjustments for better performance. All working orders placed on Firetip X are held server-side. You can place an order on your computer, and modify or cancel it on your phone. Built-in Order Types include:

  • Single Order
  • Trailing Stop
  • Multiple
  • Multiple Competing
  • Open and Close
  • Order Cancels Others (OCO)
  • Order Triggers Bracket
  • Bracket Order
  • Order Triggers Multiple
  • Order Triggers Next
  • Order Triggers OCO
Order Book

View details for any order history in your account. Monitor, modify, or cancel working and pending orders for continuous management of your futures trading portfolio.


Keep track of your filled orders, as well as your P/L on the day. View your combined fills, or sort by contract or time. If you are trading multiple accounts you can view fills for each separate account within the same window.

Account Detail

Monitor your live account details. View your margins, positions, and balances in real time. Use the Actions menu to quickly add or offset positions, check individual margin requirements, or open depth-of-market (ladder) for any of your open positions.

Time & Sales

Time and sales allows you to follow every trade in a specified contract. With your quote speed set to the highest, the market data is unfiltered and trades will come in with ultra-low latency. The time and sales tool also lets you sort by trade size to help you see where the big fills are happening.

Adjustable Quote Speed & Ultra-Low Latency

Firetip X distributes unfiltered tick data. Firetip’s proprietary data aggregation algorithm allows remote users to subscribe to hundreds or thousands of instruments and formulas without bogging down a standard internet connection or PC. All of the indicator, formula & data calculations are done on Firetip servers, so your computer or mobile device can breathe.

Alerts & Notifications

Firetip X has a feature-rich Alerts & Notifications system and can alert you of specific market conditions via text, pop-up,  email, or within the trading platform.

*The Firetip X trading platform is offered for free to new accounts only through 2020. Platform fees are subject to change.

*Customers must maintain a minimum account balance of $500 to qualify for day trading margins. Other requirements may apply.

*Reduced day trading margins are not offered during the 30 day commission-free period.

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