Having access to a wide variety of online trading and investment choices, powerful trading platforms, and research and education can help you build a portfolio suited to your needs. At AMID Financial Center, Accessing a trading specialist is always free and our low commission per online trades applies no matter your account balance or trading frequency.
Trade on over 100 market centers in 24 countries.
Direct market access to stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds, ETFs and CFDsfrom a single AMID Universal Account.
Access market data 24 hours a day and six days a week to stay connected to all global markets.Convert currencies at market determined rates as low as 1/10 of a basis point, or create a position collateralized by a non-native currency.
Fund your account in multiple currencies. Trade assets denominated in multiple currencies from a single account.
Opening an account with AMID will provide online stock traders with access to a variety of account features, including:
A Variety of Leading Trading Platforms
Choose the cutting edge online stock trading software that suits your unique requirements. Our stock market trading software ranges from web based software to the professional level trading software.
AMID Financial Center Competitive Commissions Rates
AMID offers 2 commission plans for online stock trading, Per Trade (plan A) and Per Share (plan B). Select the commission schedule that will save you the most money.
Live Customer Service
Need assistance placing a trade or have questions about your account? Connect with a live representative in pre and post market hours. No automated answering service like the competition. We pride ourselves in providing fast and reliable live help to all traders.
Free Market Newsletter
Receive our free market newsletter. A weekly newsletter emailed once per week giving insight on stock market conditions and what to expect in the week ahead.
Stock, Bonds, Options and Futures Trading From One Account
No need to open more than one account for trading different instruments. Trade Stocks, Bonds, Options and Futures from a single account.
In Depth Account Details
Research details about your account. Check your trade activity, equity, balances and more from our dynamic back office software.
Pre and Post Market Trading
Trade the markets from 7:00am - 8:00pm EST. (Dependent on platform and exchange)
AMID Financial Center management has its roots in options trading going back 21 years.
Manage your options strategy with a leader in options trading
Whether you’re an equity trader new to options trading or a seasoned veteran, AMID Financial center can help you pursue options trading strategies with powerful trading platforms, idea generation resources, and the education and support you need.
Options Trading Provides Many Advantages, Options trading gives the active trader a variety of powerful and useful advantages:
Unlock opportunities & hedge against risk
Options can play a role in virtually every investor’s portfolio. They can be used to hedge against risk, generate income, and even speculate on market moves. AMID has an array of tools and specialized guidance for options traders of all levels.
Hedging Your Risk:
Protect the value of your portfolio and stocks you already own.
Hedge your position with potential to lock in a profit in the underlying security, or to help minimize potential downside risk.
Opportunity to speculate using the power of leverage. This allows for strong potential returns, but can also result in significant losses.
Generate income with covered call or Level I, risk-limited options techniques
Use basic to aggressive approaches to capitalize on market moves.
The advantages of trading options at AMID:
Innovative Tools – Intuitive trading tools and ideas for both new and experienced options investors.
Smart Technology – Best-in-class, and a multi-legged trade ticket that let you combine up to 4 options or 3 options plus stock in a single order.
Mobile Trading – Analyze your choices and place options trades from anywhere.
Exceptional Value – Low, flat commission pricing.
Our sophisticated trading technology is built by professionals for professionals, and offers significant benefits to options traders who are serious about their results.
AMID Pro, which provides streaming option chains, quick-click order transmission and the Greeks; which lets you easily create combo orders and spreads from among 18 predefined strategies, or create your own leg-by-leg positions; Write Options tool, which lets you efficiently write calls or puts against your existing long or short stock positions; and Trade large or complex orders with the help of an experienced broker at our Stocks and Options Trade Desk. Each broker on our trade desk has over 10 years trading experience, and will strive to get the best AMID Financial Center execution for your trades.
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AMID Financial Center offers personalized help, product selection, and low pricing for you to pursue your fixed income investing goals, whether you are looking to generate income or diversify your portfolio.
AMID searches more than 200 dealers to help find the right bond for you at the best price available to us, with access to over 36,000 securities.
AMID offers electronic access as well as a Bonds Trade Desk to US and European corporate bonds, US government securities,US Municipal bonds, non-US Sovereign bonds in Asia and Europe, fixed income futures and fixed income options,all from a single account.
A bond is a debt obligation issued by a corporation or government entity. They are commonly referred to as fixed-income securities.
Bonds & Fixed Income can achieve a source of stability, diversification & income.
Bonds and fixed income investments offer a wide range of benefits for investors of all types. They can be used to generate steady income to meet living expenses. They can help reduce risk by spreading your money among different asset types. And certain bonds offer valuable tax advantages to help you keep more of what you earn.
Bonds may offer less volatility than other investments and add diversification to a portfolio. They are frequently used for income generation.
|Corporate Bonds||Issued by corporations to help fund their business operations||Relatively high yields|
|Municipal Bonds||Issued by state or local governments to help finance public projects||Interest exempt from federal and sometimes state income taxes|
|Treasury Bonds||Sold by the U.S. Treasury to support the needs of the federal government||Considered among the world’s safest securities|
|Agency Bonds||Issued by U.S. government-sponsored agencies, such as Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac||Backed by the U.S. government|
|Brokered CDs||Bank-issued CDs that can be sold to other investors any time||FDIC insured up to $250,000 per account owner, per issuer|
|Bond Mutual Funds||Actively managed portfolios of fixed income securities||Diversification across hundreds of securities|
|Bond ETFs||Fixed income portfolios that track specific indexes||Can be bought and sold like stocks|
Pay special attention to credit quality.This reflects the issuer’s ability to make scheduled interest and principal payments.
Bond values move inversely with interest rates.When interest rates rise, bond values typically fall, and vice versa.
Fixed Income assets are not niche investments.They should be an essential part of every balanced portfolio, for investors of all ages.
Add fixed income investments for a diversified portfolio
Today's fixed income investments can help diversify your portfolio. With AMID Financial Center wide selection of free tools, you can find the right bonds and CDs to help you generate income, protect your portfolio from interest rate increases, and more.
Discover the Potential Advantages of Fixed Income Investing:
If you are looking to diversify your portfolio, or if you seek a predictable income stream, fixed income investments may be right for you. Some features and benefits include:
Regular income - If you're looking to supplement your income or help fund retirement, fixed income investment may provide a steady stream of income monthly or quarterly.
Diversification - Low volatility and low correlation to stocks can help balance your portfolio, helping to reduce portfolio volatility in uncertain markets.
Capital Preservation - Fixed income prices may fluctuate, but you can rely on receiving the full-face amount when your fixed income investment matures. If safety of your principal is your primary concern, and you're willing to accept a comparatively low yet dependable return, Treasury securities (Treasuries) can be an attractive choice.
- Treasury bills (T-bills)—short-term bonds with maturities of no more than one year
- Treasury notes—intermediate—to long-term investments, typically issued in maturities of two, five, and ten years
- Treasury bonds—maturities range from 10 to 30 years
- STRIPS2 (Treasury Zeros coupon bonds)—are popular with investors who want to receive a known payment on a specific future date.
Issued by either a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) or a government-owned corporation, and are debt obligations solely of the issuing agency. Agency bonds are generally liquid investments featuring high credit quality.Corporate BondsIf you're searching for a potentially higher yield than government bonds, corporate bonds may offer a more aggressive fixed income choice for you. However, corporate bonds can be riskier than other bonds, as returns depend on company profits and financial management and other factors that impact the ability of the issuer to repay its debts.Mortgage-backed SecuritiesMortgage-backed securities (MBS) are one of the few fixed income securities that pay both interest and a portion of principal on a monthly basis, which may make them an attractive investment for investors seeking regular income.Draw on Valuable ResourcesDedicated Bond Specialists can review your portfolio and help you implement changes designed to help meet your investment objectives.
Bond Education Center will help you invest wisely and learn new strategies.
AMID Financial Center is a leading brokerage focused on implementing advanced technology, service, and support to a wide range of traders. We strive to lead the industry with a focus on speed, reliability and service.
Unparalleled choice of software
World-class online trading platforms, no hidden fees, broker assistance on trades and low commission rates. Not all traders have the same needs. Not all platforms fit all traders, and AMID Financial Center has one of the WIDEST selections of platforms.
High-definition charting, support for 20+ data feeds, dynamic portfolio-level strategy back testing. Choose the optimal data vendors and executing “FCM”. Build robust trading strategies, accurate market data with fast execution and low transaction fees.
Free commodity trading tools
Build Your Trading Skills. Whether you're new to futures trading or an experienced future brokers or veteran, we have education and resources that can help you improve your trading. We provide everything from education webinars to
Daily Support and Resistance Levels.
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Free Trading Tools
Trade futures, commodities and futures options on 35 market centers worldwide at AMID Financial Center:
Take advantage of multiple trading platforms; real-time technical, fundamental and price/risk analysis tools.
Use Trader advanced trading tools, including; combo orders and spreads from among 18 predefined strategies, or create your own leg-by-leg positions.
Create unique combination orders manually leg by leg, or create complex combination orders using named strategy templates; and See futures with more clarity
AMID Financial Centre makes it easy to trade futures products, providing you with innovative technology, advanced trading tools, and flat, low commissions—all backed by an experienced futures support team.
Futures are a smart move for...
|Hedging Price Changes||Employing Leverage||Speculating on the Market||Trading in Different Asset Classes|
|Lock in a price now on a future purchase||Pay only a small portion of the contract value||Take a position on either side of an anticipated market shift||Diversify your trading with direct access to new markets|
Flat, low trading commission for all products
No-fee trading platform
Live order status from order placement through confirmation
Experienced Futures Support Team available for assistance
Discover everything you need to trade futures right here
AMID Financial Center offers a broad array of futures trading tools and resources. multiple advanced trading platform, free technical studies, AMID education, 24/7 trading specialist support, paper Money, and live futures pit audio are just some of the benefits you get.
Experienced derivatives traders enjoy the advantages of futures trading, such as diversification, leverage, and a nearly 24/6 market. pairs trading integration, free trading platform support, and AMID education, such as weekly webcasts, online courses, and live workshops. Explore new approaches to your range of option alternatives by trading options on futures.
Whether you are a high volume trader or a low volume trader, we will meet your needs with the high quality of service, dependable platforms at competitive price.
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Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)
Take advantage of short-term fluctuations in the market by trading ETFs just like stocks.
Invest in a wide range of equity and bond indices on 28 exchanges in 14 countries, including short ETFs and leveraged ETFs.
Enjoy greater liquidity through hands-on trading like a stock.
Use advanced technology, including multi-product spreadsheet interface, real-time streaming quotes, and wide variety of order types and specialized trading and analysis tools.
ETFs are supported in options trading and short selling. Greater financial transparency through daily reporting of the ETF's holdings.
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a simple, cost-effective way to diversify your portfolio by combining characteristics of mutual funds and individual stocks. Like mutual funds, ETFs are made up of a basket of securities. Like stocks, ETFs are traded on exchanges, with fluctuating value throughout the day. ETFs generally seek to track a benchmark index such as the S&P 500, with funds available for every major asset class.
Visit our helpful ETF Knowledge Center to learn about the basics or find information on more in-depth topics. And enjoy access to advanced trading platforms, powerful tools, educational resources, and the help of our trading specialists. Everything you need to trade ETFs–all in one place.
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If you’ve stayed away from ETFs because they sound complicated, now is the time to see how we make ETF trading easier.
ETFs vs Mutual Funds
|Active fund management||No||Yes|
|Lower expense ratios||Yes||No|
|Hands-on intraday trading||Yes||No|
|Financial transparency||Portfolio Holding Reported Daily||Portfolio Holding Reported Semiannually or Quarterly|
|Dividends reinvested automatically||No||Yes|