screenshot

About Us - Pricing & Commissions

No Hidden Fees No Broker Assistance Fees. Compare

Why optionsXpress

  • Barron's 4+ stars
    2002-20121
  • Rated Best for Costs by
    Kiplinger's2
  • Streaming quotes10
  • No platform fees
  • No account minimums
  • No broker assistance fees
  • FDIC coverage up to $2.5 million8

Ask us about account transfers. Live Chat

*optionsXpress is compensated through the Forex bid/ask spread.

Options4 Active Trader Rate Standard Rate
1-10 Contracts $12.95 Flat $14.95 Flat
10 + Contracts $1.25 / contract $1.50 / contract
Spreads, Straddles & Combos6 Active Trader Rate Standard Rate
2-10 Contracts $12.95 Flat $14.95 Flat
10 + Contracts $1.25 / contract $1.50 / contract
Margin7 Rates
$0 - $49,999 8.25%
$50,000 - $99,999 7.25%
$100,000 - $249,999 7.00%
$250,000 - $499,999 6.75%
$500,000- $999,999 6.50%
$1,000,000 + 6.00%

View Standard Fees  |  View All Disclosures

Stocks9 Rates
Per Trade $8.95 Flat
Futures5 Rates
Per Contract $3.50
Options onFutures5 Rates
Per Contract $3.50
Forex Rates
  • No commissions
  • No transaction fees
  • No dealing desk
optionsXpress receives compensation through the bid/ask spread.
Bonds Rates
Unlimited $5.00 / Bond - $9.95 Minimum
Mutual Funds Rates
Unlimited $9.95 + Load Fee

Barron's Easiest to Use

Open an account and get a $150 Amazon gift card.

Standard Brokerage Fees

Close
Cashiering Fees
Overnight Check Delivery - Domestic Fedex $15.00
Saturday delivery $40.00
Overnight International $30.00
Stop Payments $15.00
Bounced Checks $20.00
Returned Wires n/a
Bounced ACH $20.00
Wire - Outbound Domestic $15.00
Wire - Outbound International $30.00
Full Outgoing Account Transfers $60.00
Other Fees
Exercise or Assignment $8.95 Each
Partial Fills n/a
Physical Stock Certificates $500.00
IRA Account Termination1 $50.00
DRS Statement Registration $50.00
CBOE Options Regulatory Fee* $0.0105 / Contract
* Pertains to retail executed options trades
for all exchanges ($0.01 minimum)

We may pass-through, or request fees for manual, complex or risk-involved services like foreign securities custody, Rule 144 sales, special investment products, free stock transfers, COD transactions, and other institutional or non-automated services. Cashiering services such as overnight delivery, returned checks, returned ACH transactions, and stop payments may also incur fees.

Additionally, we pass on regulatory levies on the sales of equity and option transactions at a current rate of $22.10 charged for every $1,000,000.00 in sales. This fee is listed on your official trade confirmation if applicable.

View Disclosures