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Whether you have been trading for years or are just getting started, Fidelity offers the resources and education you need to trade options. Our advanced analytics, custom screeners, and expert commentary let you trade confidently for a low, transparent price.

$7.95 per online trade, plus $0.75 per contract

Powerful online platform

Online trading
Use our intelligent order router or choose an exchange to direct your equity, ETF, and index options trades.

View our Options Summary page to see unrealized gain/loss and margin requirements grouped by strategy, expiration, or underlying instrument.

Research and analysis

Options research
Navigate between the Strategy Evaluator, probability charts, and interactive profit and loss models.

Generate trading ideas with our prebuilt and custom screeners, and Standard and Poor's market commentary.

Education and support

Learn about options
Watch videos, attend webinars, and read articles in the Fidelity Learning Center.

Call our experienced trading representatives when questions come up and get the support to help you trade confidently.

Why trade options with Fidelity?

  • Commission-free online Buy-to-Close orders executed at $0.10 or less NEW
  • $7.95 plus $0.75 per contract online commission—lower than Schwab, TD Ameritrade, and E*Trade1, 2
  • Experienced investment and trading specialists available 24/7
  • Wide range of educational resources available online and in person at branch seminars


Option trading just became more cost-effective NEW

All online Buy-To-Close orders executed at $0.10 or less are now commission-free.

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Apply for options approval on your eligible accounts.

Other ways to trade

1. $7.95 commission plus $.75 per options contract applies to online U.S. equity trades for Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC retail clients; other conditions may apply. See the brokerage commission and fee schedule (PDF) for details.
2. Based upon published website commission schedules, as of 03/15/2012, for E*Trade, Schwab, and TD Ameritrade for all online U.S. equity and options trades. Other pricing may be available based on a specific asset level or a combination of trading and asset levels.

Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Before trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options, and call 800-343-3548 to be approved for options trading. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.

There is an Options Regulatory Fee (of between $0.04 to $0.06 per contract) that applies to both option buy and sell transactions. Fee is subject to change.
Research is provided for informational purposes only, does not constitute advice or guidance, nor is it an endorsement or recommendation for any particular security or trading strategy. Research is provided by independent companies not affiliated with Fidelity. Please determine which security, product, or service is right for you based on your investment objectives, risk tolerance, and financial situation. Be sure to review your decisions periodically to make sure they are still consistent with your goals.

System availability and response times may be subject to market conditions.