About Us - Pricing & Commissions

New Lower Pricing$4.95 trades + $0.65 per option contract†

Why optionsXpress

  • Streaming quotes
  • No platform fees
  • No broker assistance fees

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Options Rates
Per Trade $4.95 base + $0.65 per contract
Penny Options Buy-to-Close Rate
1-10 Contracts $4.95 Flat
10 + Contracts $0.50 / contract
Reduced rate to buy-to-close options priced less than $0.05
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%

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Stocks Rates
Per Trade $4.95
Futures5 Rates
Per Contract $3.50
Options onFutures5 Rates
Per Contract $3.50
Bonds Rates
Unlimited $5.00 / Bond - $14.95 Minimum
Mutual Funds Rates
Unlimited $9.95 + Load Fee

The information in this document forms part of the Product Disclosure Statement for the optionsXpress, Inc. Margin Lending Facility, dated 1 January 2011

Standard Brokerage Fees

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 $4.95 Each
Low Balance Account
Maintenance Assessment
(effective July 2017) **
** Applies to all accounts with a balance on the effective date of $50 or less and which do not hold any securities or futures positions. Account will not be charged more than the cash balance in the account. Accountholders with a brokerage account at our affiliate, Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., are not subject to this assessment.
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 $21.80 charged for every $1,000,000.00 in sales. This fee is listed on your official trade confirmation if applicable.

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