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OptionsXpress Fees Schedule, IRA Accounts Rates, Margin Interest Rates, Cash Sweep, Stock Trading Costs, ACAT Fee in 2015

OptionsXpress Fees, Trading Commission Structure, and Investment Products

Stocks and ETFs$8.95
Options$14.95 for up to 10 contracts, $1.50 per contract for over 10 contracts
Options Active Traders$12.95 for up to 10 contracts, $1.25 per contract for over 10 contracts
Mutual funds $9.95
Bonds$5 per bond, $9.95 minimum
Futures$3.50 per contract
Forex No commissions. optionsXpress receives compensation through the bid/ask spread.
Options on Futures $3.50 per contract
Spreads, Straddles & Combos2-10 contracts - $12.95 flat (active traders) $14.95 flat (non-active traders); 10 + contracts - $1.25 per contract (active traders); $1.50 per contract (non-active traders)

Investments stocks, options, mutual funds, bonds, futures, options on futures, covered calls, forex, ETFs
OptionXpress minimum deposit to open account $0 for cash account, $2,000 for margin account

OptionsXpress Margin Rates

Debit Balance Margin Rate
$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- $999,9999 6.50%
above $1,000,000 6.00%

OptionsXpress 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
Bounced ACH $20.00
Wire - Outbound Domestic $15.00
Wire - Outbound International $30.00
Full Outgoing Account Transfers $60.00

Other OptionsXpress Fees

Exercise or Assignment $8.95 Each
Physical Stock Certificates $500.00
IRA Account Termination $50.00
DRS Statement Registration $50.00
CBOE Options Regulatory Fee* $0.0105 / Contract

OptionsXpress 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, OptionsXpress pass on regulatory levies on the sales of equity transactions at a current rate of $25.70 charged for every $1,000,000.00 in sales. This fee is listed on your official trade confirmation if applicable.

OptionsXpress Incentive, Review and Website Link

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OptionsXpress incentive: None

OptionsXpress fees are as of 2015 and are subject to change. For the most recent information go to their website:

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This article was updated on 7/23/2015.

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